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Womens Football
What does the USWNT's 13-0 rout of Thailand say about the Women's World Cup?
10:00 Wednesday 12th June 2019

I was thinking about writing an opinion on the benefits of a smaller tournament, comparing the women’s World Cup to the men’s. With just 24 nations, surely the competition would be tighter, more intense. Wouldn’t it? Then…

World Cup
Can Qatar follow Russia's World Cup act?
09:30 Monday 16th July 2018

With the Iron Curtain of football complete, we can only wonder what will happen in four years’ time in Qatar?  This World Cup has been wondrous. A marvel for football, a triumph which has excited us all, especially when we're…

Youth Scout
FIFA Announce Regional Allocations for 48-Nation World Cup in 2026
11:00 Friday 31st March 2017

The BBC's Richard Conway broke the news on Thursday. FIFA and the six continental federations have agreed on regional allocations for the expanded forty-eight nation World Cup in 2026. Here is a breakdown for each continent's allotment with thoughts…

World Cup
A 48 team World Cup is a natural progression, not a cheap, money spinning gimmick
15:58 Wednesday 8th February 2017

In some circles it was derided as nothing more than yet another FIFA gimmick designed to increase revenue after the fallout from the corruption scandal, whilst others saw it as a natural progression, allowing more teams the chance to compete.…

European Football
48 team World Cup expansion to go ahead but not for footballing reasons.
16:00 Wednesday 11th January 2017

FIFA has sacrificed footballs ultimate prize in a political move to placate the pockets lesser nations.

Football in the 2016 Garden of Good and Evil
13:00 Saturday 7th January 2017

Reviewing how six big-name arrivals and departures in 2016 English European football meant the opposite for others. There's an interesting scene early in Luc Besson's cheeky little science fiction satire, The Fifth Element. You may have skipped…

Thoughts on 48 from the Lower 48
12:53 Tuesday 18th October 2016

New FIFA boss Gianni Infantino was unwilling to go so far as to officially confirm a North American country  or countries, would host the 2026 World Cup during a press briefing late last week, but did announce any interested European and Asian…

The Champions League Draw Was Made Last Night - See How The Internet Reacted
12:24 Friday 28th August 2015

Twitter once again proved to be a popular place during the UEFA Champions League Draw Football fans around the world tuned into the UEFA website and BT Sports (not Sky Sports, they were busy) to watch UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino…