The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champion is France, which won its second title at the 2018 tournament in Russia.
Even with Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the Portugal side for the first time since last year's World Cup, the European champions could only begin their title defense with a 0-0 home draw against.. USATODAY.com - Published
The players of the US Women's National Team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against U.S. soccer. What's next here for the lawsuit and what are the chances there could be a settlement before the..
Wales head coach Warren Gatland tells a cheering crowd of rugby fans their team can win the World Cup later this year, after the Welsh national side powered home to a Six Nations Grand Slam victory on..
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(CNN)US ski star Mikaela Shiffrin became the first person to claim 15 World Cup wins in a single season with a slalom victory on Saturday. The American shared the previous record with Vreni Schneider..
(CNN)Without skiing through a gate in anger, Mikaela Shiffrin was crowned overall World Cup champion for the third straight year as the scheduled weekend events in Sochi fell victim to the weather. The..
Gordon Banks, one of the world's most famous goalkeepers, passed away Tuesday at the age of 81. Banks was part of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup and was credited with making the "Save of..
Extreme weather conditions forced the closure of the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup competition scheduled for the southern German town on Sunday. (CNN)Marcel Hirscher's quest for his eighth straight World..
The pressure is on in Asia as attention turns to qualification for the 2022 World Cup, but the continent's biggest star Son Heung-min has called for patience from South Korean fans
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Former Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez says Fifa should abandon a proposal to increase the number of teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 from 32. The World Cup will feature 48 teams for the 2026.. WorldNews - Published
SOLDEU, Andorra (AP) — Citius, altius, 40th. Embodying the Olympic motto in a World Cup slalom Saturday, Mikaela Shiffrin went faster in her second slalom run and higher in the World Cup all-time.. WorldNews - Published
The U.S. Soccer Federation defended on Friday its treatment of the World Cup-winning national women's team and said it was surprised at a recent lawsuit (USWNT) alleging gender discrimination. Reuters - Published
(CNN)A decision on whether to increase the size of the 2022 World Cup from 32 to 48 teams will be made in June, the head of football's world governing body FIFA has said. The FIFA... WorldNews - Published
MIAMI (AP) — The FIFA Council on Friday approved working with Qatar to explore expanding the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams by adding at least one more country in the Persian Gulf to host matches. FIFA.. WorldNews - Published
FIFA President Gianni Infantino will ask his ruling council to agree that the 2022 World Cup should be expanded to 48 teams if at least one of Qatar's neighbors can stage matches
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