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FIFA president: World Cup could expand to 48 teams in 2022, ahead of schedule

4 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

FIFA remains open to expanding the number of teams in the World Cup by 50 percent in 2022, four years earlier than planned, the president of soccer's international governing body said Friday. The organization will continue discussing the matter with the host country, Qatar, and "calmly and quietly" decide whether to grow the tournament to 48 teams from 32, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said. During a news conference at Luzhniki Stadium, two days before the final between France and Croatia, Infantino seemed bullish on the idea, saying, "The quality is certainly there.... There is nothing...
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World Cup third-place playoff LIVE: England vs. Belgium

4 days ago   |   By ESPN

ESPN's Charlie Gibson takes in all the action and fanfare in Moscow as England's World Cup journey comes to an end at the hands of Croatia.
England could not overcome Croatia, while Belgium lost to France, in the semifinals. It's the game no team wants to play, but who will finish third at the World Cup?
Join the chat and post comments / questions using the hashtag AskESPNFC on Twitter.
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‘Hot women' may be hard to find on World Cup broadcasts

4 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

FIFA wants its broadcasters to stick to soccer. According to the BBC, the governing body would like broadcasts to stop highlighting “hot women” during the World Cup. Anti-discrimination group Fare Network says sexism has been the biggest problem at the tournament, with more than 30 cases documented. “We've done it with individual broadcasters,” Federico Addiechi, FIFA's diversity boss said of the initiative. “We've done it with our host broadcast services.” However, Addiechi has said there is no “proactive campaign” in place yet. The governing body is simply responding to things it sees...
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It's quarter-final time!

4 days ago   |   By FIFA

The quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia will see two interesting clashes.
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FIFA confirms no positive World Cup doping tests, starts investigation into England chants

4 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

FIFA has announced that there have been no positive doping tests during the World Cup, while also confirming that disciplinary proceedings have started against England for "possible discriminatory" chanting. On average, every player from the four remaining teams - France, Croatia, England and Belgium - has been tested four times since January, with some tested up to eight times. Meanwhile, chants by England fans during their World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia on Wednesday are being investigated by the governing body.
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AP Source: Orioles trade All-Star Machado to Dodgers

AP Source: Orioles trade All-Star Machado to Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have won the Manny Machado sweepstakes, garnering the prized All-Star shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade Wednesday night. Read more ...

Kawhi Leonard dug the Spurs a hole, and DeMar DeRozan is now forced to try...

Kawhi Leonard dug the Spurs a hole, and DeMar DeRozan is now forced to try filling it

Now that Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green have been included in a trade agreement with the Toronto Raptors, only 40-year-old Manu Ginobili and backup point guard Patty Mills... Read more ...

Manny Machado drama finally ends with Dodgers trade

Manny Machado drama finally ends with Dodgers trade

Cut the weeks-long, all-consuming Manny Machado trade speculation. The Orioles traded Machado to the Dodgers on Wednesday, confirming reports the deal was at the finish line... Read more ...

Darrelle Revis announces retirement from NFL after 11 seasons

Darrelle Revis announces retirement from NFL after 11 seasons

Revis, 33, ends his career with 29 interceptions, four forced fumbles and two sacks. Read more ...

Report: Orioles shortstop Machado headed to Dodgers

Report: Orioles shortstop Machado headed to Dodgers

Manny Machado will be traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a package of prospects barring a last-minute snag in negotiations, USA Today Sports reported on Tuesday, hours... Read more ...

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What are the Toronto Raptors thinking?

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British Open 2018: Notorious Carnoustie holds fond memories for Tom Watson

Tom Watson said he was wet behind the ears when he won his first major in his British Open debut at Carnoustie 48 years ago. Read more ...

Cris and Nick on report Spurs and Raptors finalizing trade involving Kawhi...

Cris and Nick on report Spurs and Raptors finalizing trade involving Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan

Cris Carter and Nick Wright discuss the report San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors are finalizing trade centered around Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan. Read more ...

'He got stabbed in the back': NBA players shocked by DeMar DeRozan trade

'He got stabbed in the back': NBA players shocked by DeMar DeRozan trade

The NBA community voiced their support for DeMar DeRozan following the news that he was being traded to the Spurs in a deal for Kawhi Leonard. Read more ...

Liga MX transfer news: The latest rumors and chisme in Mexican soccer

Liga MX transfer news: The latest rumors and chisme in Mexican soccer

Is Diego Reyes returning to Spain? Could Guillermo Ochoa have a new club? Will Tigres bring in another French star? Goal summarizes the transfer talk Read more ...