Russia's sports minister likened the geopolitical impact of Russia hosting the 2018 World Cup to the tearing down of the Berlin Wall.
Russia and Qatar were able to set themselves apart enough from the rest of the World Cup bidders to get FIFA’s vote Thursday. Russia will host the tournament in 2018 and Qatar in 2022. Here are five things they did right:
The 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup hosting rights will be decided in Zurich, Switzerland today. Here's the short list for the 2022 World Cup bid:
The 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup hosting rights will be decided today in Zurich, Switzerland. Here's the short list for the 2018 World Cup bid:
Morgan Freeman and former President Bill Clinton lined up as the United States piled on the star appeal to back the promise of a revenue-rich tournament in an ethnically diverse nation.
FIFA, the world body that governs soccer, has suspended two officials from participating in selecting the 2018 and 2022 World Cup host nations. FIFA made the announcement Thursday after completing a corruption investigation.
Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) offers confidential contracts with one-sided terms as they search for a future World Cup site.
Spain wins World Cup final in an ugly game filled with hard fouls and cynical dives. Dutch stars Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder failed to have the big match they needed to beat the pre-tournament favorites.