FIFA must let Morocco World Cup bid reach vote to avoid impropriety – official – ESPN

EXCLUSIVE: Infantino hopeful 2018 & 2022 World Cups change perception of hosts (1:43) FIFA president Gianni Infantino tells Gab Marcotti about his hopes that the 2018 and 2022 World Cups change negative perceptions of Russia and Qatar. (1:43) 9:40 AM ET ESPN staff Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup must be allowed to reach the final vote without being disqualified in order to avoid...

SC offers over QR700mn to local firms for 2022 involvement – Gulf Times

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the organisation responsible for delivering the infrastructure required to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, has pledged more than QR700mn exclusively for local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to enable them to be involved in the country’s tournament preparations, staging and legacy plans. The announcement was made at the ongoing third edition...

Morocco’s 2026 World Cup bid to undergo more FIFA scrutiny – ESPN

Stillitano confident of U.S.-led bid’s superiority (1:37) ICC organizer Charlie Stillitano suggests Morocco’s late 2026 World Cup bid is no match for the North American joint bid. (1:37) 4:22 PM ET Associated Press Morocco’s World Cup bid is facing fresh scrutiny this week with the arrival of another delegation from FIFA after an initial task force found deficiencies in the proposals...

“Qatar May Use Iran’s Kish Island for 2022 FIFA World Cup” – IFP News

In a meeting with his Qatari counterpart Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali in Azerbaijan’s capital of Baku on Thursday, Soltanifar said Qatar’s hosting of the football world cup is good news for the region and Iran hopes Qatar will be a good host. “Iran is ready to provide Qatar with any kind of assistance to help the country better organise the tournament, which is watched by billions of people,” he...

“Qatar May Use Iran’s Kish Island for 2022 FIFA World Cup” – IFP News

In a meeting with his Qatari counterpart Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali in Azerbaijan’s capital of Baku on Thursday, Soltanifar said Qatar’s hosting of the football world cup is good news for the region and Iran hopes Qatar will be a good host. “Iran is ready to provide Qatar with any kind of assistance to help the country better organise the tournament, which is watched by billions of people,” he...

“Qatar May Use Iran’s Kish Island for 2022 FIFA World Cup” – IFP News

In a meeting with his Qatari counterpart Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali in Azerbaijan’s capital of Baku on Thursday, Soltanifar said Qatar’s hosting of the football world cup is good news for the region and Iran hopes Qatar will be a good host. “Iran is ready to provide Qatar with any kind of assistance to help the country better organise the tournament, which is watched by billions of people,” he...

FIFA questions Morocco stadium quality after surprise inspection of infrastructure – ESPN

EXCLUSIVE: Infantino hopeful 2018 & 2022 World Cups change perception of hosts (1:43) FIFA president Gianni Infantino tells Gab Marcotti about his hopes that the 2018 and 2022 World Cups change negative perceptions of Russia and Qatar. (1:43) 4:45 PM ET Associated Press CASABLANCA, Morocco — FIFA’s inspection of Morocco’s 2026 World Cup plans ended with questions about the quality...

Bruce Arena: No regrets about United States not qualifying for World Cup – MLSsoccer.com

USA Today Sports April 20, 20184:43PM EDT No regrets. Those are Bruce Arena’s thoughts when asked by a TMZ cameraman about the US men’s national team’s failed bid to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. “I don’t have any regrets. I’m disappointed, but I don’t have any regrets,” Arena said when tracked down at a Los Angeles-area airport. “I, my staff and the players gave everything...

Bruce Arena: No regrets about United States not qualifying for World Cup – MLSsoccer.com

USA Today Sports April 20, 20184:43PM EDT No regrets. Those are Bruce Arena’s thoughts when asked by a TMZ cameraman about the US men’s national team’s failed bid to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. “I don’t have any regrets. I’m disappointed, but I don’t have any regrets,” Arena said when tracked down at a Los Angeles-area airport. “I, my staff and the players gave everything...

Xavi: Talent is the next evolution of football – FIFA.com

Former Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez believes that enhancing the level of talent in football is the game’s future evolution. In a letter published by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (the body tasked with the delivery of infrastructure required for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™), the 38-year-old stated that further emphasis on the technical and tactical aspects of...