North American countries' hopes of hosting the 2026 World Cup were dealt a blow on Saturday after FIFA decided to allow confederations to host the event eight years after the World Cup is played in their continent.
Last week, FIFA were debating whether to extend that limit to one World Cup per confederation every 12 years, which would have prevented European countries from hosting in 2026 after Russia hosts in 2018.
Asian countries will not be allowed to bid for the 2026 World Cup after Qatar hosts...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- The United States won their first match at the Under-20 World Cup since 2009, rallying to beat Myanmar 2-1 on Saturday on goals by Maki Tall and Emerson Hyndman.
Making their debut in the tournament, Myanmar went ahead in the ninth minute at Whangarei when American goalkeeper Zack Steffen failed to control a corner kick, and Yank Naing Oo tapped in the ball at the near post.
The U.S. evened the score in the 17th minute when Tottenham's Cameron Carter-Vickers redirected...
England's Football Association chairman Greg Dyke says he would be "very surprised" if Sepp Blatter was still FIFA president in two years.
Blatter saw off the challenge from Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan after a week which saw seven FIFA officials arrested and 18 people connected to football indicted on corruption charges by the US justice department.
The Swiss won the first round by 133 votes to 73 and, after Prince Ali decided to withdraw ahead of the second round, the 79-year-old was installed...
The United States will vote for Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein for FIFA president on Friday and not for the embattled Sepp Blatter, despite the potential for reprisals in future World Cup bids if the incumbent is re-elected.
U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati believes that Prince Ali can unseat Blatter when the organization votes for its leader in Zurich.
Gulati, speaking on a conference call with reporters a day after 14 current and former FIFA executives and associates were indicted on an array...
Gedion Zelalem comes across as a highly confident young man, but the 18-year-old Arsenal and U.S. national team prospect admits that a few weeks ago he was starting to wonder if he would ever get the chance to play for the United States.
"I was supposed to get the FIFA approval much earlier," Zelalem told ESPN FC in a phone interview Wednesday night. "When there was a week left, I didn't think it would happen because I had been waiting four of five months. It was rough."