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Football sends message of unity with FIFA World Cup hosting decisions!

FIFA President Gianni Infantino, in his address to the 77th CONMEBOL Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has praised the continental confederations for their agreement over the hosting of the FIFA World Cup tournaments in 2030 and 2034, saying football has sent the world a much-needed message of unity. “I’d …

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arunfoot/SportsKhabri: Candid Football Conversations #56 India to host FIFA World Cup or Olympics!

Candid Football Conversations returns with a discussion on the topic, if India should rather organise a FIFA World Cup or the Olympics? Or should India organise both? Rahul Naresh of SportsKhabri and I are joined by YouTubers Sayan Sarkar and Hiren Patel. Candid Football Conversations is a collaboration between arunfoot …

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Mengniu extends FIFA Women’s World Cup & FIFA World Cup sponsorship until 2030!

Mengniu has become an official sponsor of the FIFA World Cup 26 – to be hosted in Canada, Mexico and the United States – and the 2030 edition of the FIFA World Cup, as well as of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027. Following its sponsorship of the 2018 and …

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The Bridge VIDEO: Will PM Narendra Modi bring the FIFA World Cup to India?

During a visit to Meghalaya, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about football. The PM gave a lot of football references and used analogy well to describe situations in the country. He was also optimistic about India hosting the FIFA World Cup in the future! This speech coincided with the …

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FIFA pays tribute to ‘veteran’ FIFA World Cup journalists!

Recognising the role that the media plays in making football the most popular sport, FIFA paid tribute on Tuesday to the longevity and commitment of the journalists who have covered eight or more FIFA World Cup tournaments. A special ceremony was held in conjunction with AIPS for the 70-odd journalists …

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Feasibility studies point to strong economic returns from biennial FIFA World Cup cycle!

Two independent feasibility studies have projected that there would be a strong upturn in football’s economic situation for FIFA’s 211 member associations (MAs) should the women’s and men’s FIFA World Cups move to a biennial format. The findings, from Nielsen and OpenEconomics, were presented during the FIFA Global Summit, which …

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Independent study on biennial FIFA World Cup reveals negative economic effects for football!

An independent study conducted by the renowned consultancy firm Oliver & Ohlbaum at the request of UEFA, assesses the economic impact that a biennial World Cup and a new International Match Calendar, for both men’s and women’s football, designed in accordance with the project presented by FIFA would have on …

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Global survey: majority of fans favour more frequent men’s and women’s FIFA World Cups!

FIFA is today publishing the results of an expanded survey regarding the frequency of the men’s and women’s FIFA World Cups. The survey, conducted from August to November 2021, is part of a wider consultation process with all stakeholders in the game. In May, 166 member associations voted for a …

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CAF Member Associations unanimously back FIFA World Cup every two years proposal!

The 52 Members of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) have unanimously voted to support the proposal for a biennial FIFA World Cup. The 13th CAF Extraordinary General Assembly met in Cairo, Egypt yesterday. The meeting was attended by Minister of Sport and Youth in Egypt, Dr. Ashraf Sobhi, FIFA …

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UEFA & 10 Women Leagues joint statement on the impact of a biennial FIFA World Cup on Women’s Football!

The proposed plans by FIFA to stage both the men’s and women’s World Cup tournaments every two years will have profoundly detrimental sporting, economic, societal and many other impacts that will fundamentally alter the course and development of the women’s game. The fast-paced nature of the (so far) very selective …

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