FIFA: Trump’s Travel Ban Could Hurt U.S. Efforts To Host The 2026 World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Thursday warned the United States and President Donald Trump that banning travelers from six Muslim-majority countries could negatively affect the country’s chances of hosting the 2026 World Cup. The U.S. Soccer Federation, the sport’s American governing body, has been considering a bid ― whether by itself or in a joint effort […]

FIFA Is Being Sued Over The Treatment Of Qatar World Cup Workers

ZURICH/DOHA – A Bangladeshi man who says he was harshly exploited while working on 2022 World Cup facilities in Qatar is suing FIFA for allegedly failing to use its influence to ensure workers are treated fairly. The Gulf state has faced criticism of its treatment of foreign workers from Amnesty International, the Building and Wood Workers’ […]

EA Sports Is Betting Millions You’ll Watch This Guy Play ‘FIFA’

NEW YORK — Mohamad Al-Bacha was shook. He stared blankly out over the capacity crowd of 1,500 in Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater, dropped his Xbox controller onto his lap, bent at the waist and buried his head in his hands. Al-Bacha, a 17-year-old from Denmark, had cruised through the first two days of the FIFA […]

FIFA Auditor Domenico Scala Quits Over Group’s New Powers

By Brian Homewood MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Domenico Scala, a Swiss businessman who led reforms to clean up scandal-plagued FIFA, quit his post at the global soccer body on Saturday, saying its watchdog committees had lost their independence and members would be under threat of dismissal. Scala, head of the audit and compliance committee, said […]