France win inaugural FIFA eNations Cup

More Sports Apr 15, 2019

France win inaugural FIFA eNations Cup

France showed they were champions in virtual soccer as well as the real game on Sunday when they beat Argentina to win the inaugural FIFA eNations Cup and a $40,000 prize. Twenty countries from six confederations were entered in the esports event, with World Cup ...

FIFA bans Chelsea from signing players for a year over violations

Soccer Feb 23, 2019

FIFA bans Chelsea from signing players for a year over violations

Just hours after Chelsea win in the Europa league earned its under-fire ex-banker coach Maurizio Sarri some breathing space, the club owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich was handed another blow: A ban on signing new players. The English team will not be allowed to ...

Japan men's soccer team climbs to No. 27 in world rankings

Soccer Feb 7, 2019

Japan men's soccer team climbs to No. 27 in world rankings

Japan jumped 23 spots to No. 27 in the FIFA world rankings announced Thursday following its runner-up finish in the just-concluded Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates. The Samurai Blue placed in the top 30 for the first time since 2013. They ranked No. ...

Spanish soccer chief, son arrested during anti-corruption raids

Soccer Jul 18, 2017

Spanish soccer chief, son arrested during anti-corruption raids

Police arrested the head of Spain's soccer federation, throwing the leadership of the sport in the World Cup-winning nation into disarray a year before the next round of the elite championship takes place in Russia. Federation president Angel Maria Villar, 67, as well as three ...

Soccer Feb 16, 2017

FIFA chief Infantino supports co-hosting for 2026 World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday he intends to encourage co-hosting for the 2026 World Cup that could divide the tournament up between as many as four countries. "We will encourage co-hosting for the World Cup because we need FIFA to show we are ...

FIFA approves 48-team World Cup for 2026

Soccer Jan 10, 2017

FIFA approves 48-team World Cup for 2026

FIFA has voted to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from its current 32, brushing aside concerns that the expansion would lower the overall standard of the tournament, and make it too long and unwieldy. Soccer's governing body said on its Twitter feed that ...

FIFA boss backs bigger World Cup

Soccer Dec 17, 2016

FIFA boss backs bigger World Cup

by Andrew McKirdy

FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Saturday claimed there are "no down sides" to expanding the World Cup to 48 teams and "no taboos" in discussing changes to soccer's flagship competition. Infantino has proposed increasing the number of teams at the World Cup from the current ...

Kashima proves worth as FIFA praises replay system

Soccer Dec 15, 2016

Kashima proves worth as FIFA praises replay system

The Kashima Antlers have always found a way to get the job done, which is why they have 18 pieces of silverware stocked in their trophy case and on Wednesday, the eight-time J. League champions added another accolade by becoming the first Asian side ...