Posts Tagged 2018 FIFA World Cup

UEFA sets 2018 World Cup qualifying format, eyes 14th entry

Barcelona's Lionel Messi runs for the ball during a Champions League round of 16 second leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Manchester City at Camp Nou stadium, in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

VIENNA (AP) — Europe’s World Cup qualifying process is being based on 13 available places for the 2018 tournament, even though UEFA thinks it deserves a 14th.

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Prince Ali: Blatter playing politics with FIFA WCup slots

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein claims incumbent Sepp Blatter is playing politics with a key World Cup decision.

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FIFA kicks off 2026 World Cup bidding; 2022 start left open

FIFA President Joseph Blatter, right, and Secretary General, Jerome Valck, left,  attend a press conference following the FIFA Executive Committee meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, on Friday, March 20, 2015. Among many topics, the Committee discussed the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. (AP Photo/Keystone,Ennio Leanza)

ZURICH (AP) — Before even agreeing on a kickoff date for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, FIFA has begun the search for a host in 2026.

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FIFA banks $2B in 2014; World Cup turns $337M total profit

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA says it earned record revenue of $2 billion last year, thanks to the World Cup’s commercial power.

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