Fifa World Cup

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) of the Qatar 2022 Fifa World Cup has moved to address some of the accommodation issues surrounding the event by agreeing to charter two cruise ships for…

Fifa has today (Thursday) confirmed that China will become the first host of its expanded Club World Cup in 2021, stating that the revamped format will have a “major impact” financially.

Thailand will lead a joint bid with four other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) countries for the 2034 Fifa World Cup, it has reportedly been agreed

US senator Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, has proposed a bill that would prevent federal funding being provided for the 2026 Fifa World Cup until the US women’s national team receives the same level of p…

Football Association of Thailand president Somyot Poompunmuang believes that more clarity needs to be given about an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) 2034 World Cup bid, especially on which…

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has today (Thursday) confirmed it is in talks with the Indonesia Football Association (PSSI) with a view to submitting a joint bid for the 2034 Fifa World Cup

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) have confirmed that a process is underway to potentially launch a joint bid for the 2030 Fifa World Cup

Fifa has awarded Qatar the rights to host the next two editions of the Fifa Club World Cup in 2019 and 2020

Fifa has renewed its multi-year agreement with Getty Images through to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

The financial numbers of an Asean World Cup bid in 2034 look positive, especially with a Chinese boost, but will Fifa’s member associations be convinced?

The victory of the French men’s national team in the Fifa World Cup has triggered performance bonuses in three of its sponsorship deals and opened up new product licensing and regional sponsorship opportunities. Ben Cronin speaks to FFF marketing director François Vasseur about the commercial impact of the win.

Tim Crow reflects on the use of VAR in Russia 2018 and why sponsors will be considering it in future tournaments.

Time was the greatest enemy in Fifa’s attempt to sell the full offering of sponsorship rights for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Philippe Le Floc’h, Fifa’s chief commercial officer has told Sports Sponso…

The South American effort to return the Fifa World Cup to the continent in 2030 has been revamped, with Chile formally confirmed as part of the bid for the national team football tournament

A leaked media-rights contract indicates the state of Qatar offered to pay Fifa an additional $100m (€89m) - as part of the deal with Qatari state broadcaster Al Jazeera (now beIN Media Group) - if it was …

Fifa’s revenues have outstripped the organisation’s own projections, rising to $6.4bn in the four-year period that included the 2018 World Cup in Russia (2015-18). Th

The South American effort to return the Fifa World Cup to the continent in 2030 has been further strengthened with the addition of Chile to the project

Fifa and Qatar have announced the formation of a joint venture that will be responsible for the planning and delivery of the 2022 World Cup

Published collectables group Panini has said it will post a record turnover of around €1bn ($1.15bn) for 2018, boosted by sales from its official sticker album for last year’s Fifa World Cup.

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has reiterated his view that the Qatar 2022 World Cup could feature 48 teams and play matches across the Gulf to accommodate the expanded tournament

Fifa, football’s global governing body, has announced details of payments that will be made under its Club Benefits Programme, which designates a share of the revenues from this summer’s World Cup in …

A potential joint bid by Morocco, Spain and Portugal to host the 2030 World Cup suffered a blow after Uefa president Aleksander Čeferin expressed his opposition to the plan.

Conmebol, the South American soccer federation, is lobbying Fifa to stage the World Cup every two years

Uruguay’s National Sports Secretary Fernando Cáceres has said the Argentinian government has reconfirmed its commitment to a joint Argentina-Uruguay-Paraguay bid for the 2030 Fifa World Cup.

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has left the door open to the 2022 World Cup going ahead as a 48-team competition

The organisers of the 2018 Fifa World Cup have claimed that the tournament added more than $14bn (€12.2bn) to the Russian economy.

The UK government has said it would offer its full support to a joint bid from the UK and Ireland to host the 2030 World Cup

Fresh from the country’s failed attempt to host the 2026 Fifa World Cup, Morocco is plotting to join forces with Spain and Portugal to launch a bid for the 2030 edition, according to Moroccan news outlet A…

World football’s governing body Fifa has said the 2018 World Cup generated estimated global betting turnover of €136bn ($159.7bn) and was free from any evidence of match manipulation behaviour.

Vladimir Putin has said that stadia used to stage the recent Fifa World Cup should continue as football venues in the future, while the Russian President has also revealed that the country is considering…

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has hailed the 2018 World Cup as the best-ever edition of the national team tournament and said the introduction of video assistant referees (VARs) has acted to “clean” foo…