FIFA World Cup 2018: Former captain Gary Lineker feels England don’t have real chance of winning title – Firstpost

London: Former captain Gary Lineker says England should write off the World Cup and use it as a chance to blood youngsters, predicting the side can become a “serious force” in world football. England head to Russia next month hoping to improve on a dismal 2014 campaign in Brazil and an embarrassing performance at Euro 2016. The likes of Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson have...

FIFA considers expanding 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams – SkySports

By PA Sport Last Updated: 15/05/18 4:41pm FIFA president Gianni Infantino is open to the idea of expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar FIFA has confirmed it will formally discuss expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from 32 to 48 teams at its pre-Russia 2018 congress on June 13 in Moscow. FIFA’s council unanimously approved a plan to add 16 more teams to the World Cup from 2026 onwards in January...

Joachim Löw signs new Germany deal until 2022 – Bundesliga – official website

Germany coach Joachim Löw and his technical staff have signed contract extensions that will take them through to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Löw, who named his provisional squad for the 2018 tournament in Russia on Tuesday, has inked a new deal with the German Football Association (DFB) as has his assistant, Thomas Schneider, and goalkeeping coach Andreas Köpke. The deals of Olivier Bierhoff,...

Qatar officials visit W.Va. after security partnership – WSAZ-TV

By WSAZ News Staff, The Associated Press, WV MetroNews |  Posted: Mon 12:32 PM, May 14, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ, WV MetroNews & AP) — Governor Jim Justice, along with the West Virginia National Guard welcomed a military contingent from Qatar Monday at the State Capitol as part of a security and economic partnership. The visit is part of the National Guard’s State Partnership...

Skyline Automotive names winner of trip to Russia for FIFA World Cup – Gulf Times

Skyline Automotive, the official distributor for the Hyundai Motor Company in Qatar, has announced Norman Palmenco as the winner of its Fortune Drive to Russiacampaign.The raffle draw took place at the company’s B-Ring Road showroom, with the winner announced on Skyline Automotive’s official Hyundai Instagram page (@hyundaimotorqatar).Skyline Automotive had invited the people of Qatar to take part...

2018 FIFA World Cup: Brazil’s Dani Alves vows to come back stronger; doesn’t rule himself out of 2022 edition – Firstpost

Sao Paulo: A day after he was ruled out the World Cup with a knee injury, Brazil’s Dani Alves sent an inspiring double message to his fans: Don’t Cry for Me, and I’ll be Back. Alves, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain, limped off near the end of Tuesday’s French Cup Final win over Les Herbiers and doctors said he could be out for as long as six months with an injury to his right...

FIFA urged to intervene for journalist who exposed doping – WPXI Pittsburgh

0 FIFA urged to intervene for journalist who exposed doping BERLIN (AP) – German officials called on the global soccer federation FIFA to intervene Saturday after a journalist who exposed systematic doping in Russian athletics was denied entry to Russia to report on the upcoming World Cup. German lawmaker Dagmar Freitag, who chairs the sports committee in parliament, said the cancellation of...

FIFA has hectic month of football politics before World Cup – Yahoo Sports

GENEVA (AP) Before the World Cup kicks off in Russia, expect a hectic month of football politics that could transform the face of the game.FIFA President Gianni Infantino is driving his agenda of adding new and bigger competitions, even as FIFA prepares a June 13 vote in Moscow to pick a 2026 World Cup host: Morocco or the United States-led North American bid.[ MORE: Championship Sunday TV, stream...

FIFA has hectic month of football politics before World Cup – Yahoo Sports

GENEVA (AP) Before the World Cup kicks off in Russia, expect a hectic month of football politics that could transform the face of the game.FIFA President Gianni Infantino is driving his agenda of adding new and bigger competitions, even as FIFA prepares a June 13 vote in Moscow to pick a 2026 World Cup host: Morocco or the United States-led North American bid.[ MORE: Championship Sunday TV, stream...

FIFA has hectic month of football politics before World Cup – Yahoo Sports

GENEVA (AP) Before the World Cup kicks off in Russia, expect a hectic month of football politics that could transform the face of the game.FIFA President Gianni Infantino is driving his agenda of adding new and bigger competitions, even as FIFA prepares a June 13 vote in Moscow to pick a 2026 World Cup host: Morocco or the United States-led North American bid.[ MORE: Championship Sunday TV, stream...