Brazil first to qualify for Russia

Brazil first to qualify for Russia

Brazil became the first team to qualify for the World Cup on Tuesday after beating Paraguay to clinch an eighth consecutive victory as Argentina's campaign stumbled after the shock suspension of Lionel Messi.

Clubs against expanded World Cup

Clubs against expanded World Cup

The decision-making process that led FIFA to increase the number of teams at the World Cup to 48 starting with the 2026 tournament is unacceptable, European Club Association (ECA) chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Tuesday.

Caf expects 10 World Cup places

Caf expects 10 World Cup places

Issa Hayatou  rejected any possibility of changing the timing of the African Nations Cup Finals despite the problems it poses for European-based players and their clubs.

Infantino assures over African World Cup places

Infantino assures over African World Cup places

Fifa president Giani Infantino says Africa will get more than seven slots in the expanded edition of the World Cup from 2026.

Africa wants 10 World Cup places

Africa wants 10 World Cup places

Africa will be looking to double the number of places it has at an expanded World Cup, the continent's football association presidents have told soccer's world governing body FIFA.

Infantino unfazed by Russian hooligans

Infantino unfazed by Russian hooligans

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has suggested as many as four countries could jointly stage the expanded World Cup in 2026 and claimed to be unconcerned about the threat of fan violence in Russia in 2018.

UEFA want 16 World Cup places

UEFA want 16 World Cup places

President Aleksander Ceferin is hoping UEFA are represented by "at least" 16 teams at the World Cup from 2026 onwards as part of the reform voted in by FIFA last month.

European clubs against World Cup expansion

European clubs against World Cup expansion

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the head of the European Clubs Association, has suggested that his members are unhappy with the proposed World Cup expansion to 48 teams and could end co-operation with FIFA if their needs are not listened to.

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