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FIFA president Infantino compares biennial World Cup to Super Bowl

Sports Illustrated
FIFA president Gianni Infantino likened the proposal of staging the World Cup every two years to the Super Bowl and Wimbledon, saying on Tuesday that such a plan would not take away from the event’s “magic.”    Under Infantino’s guidance, FIFA has been pushing a campaign with former players and......

Denmark qualifies for 2022 World Cup in Qatar with win vs Austria

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTg0NTE4NDA2MzMzMDE1MTYw/denmark.jpg Andrew Gastelum Denmark became the second team to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with a 1-0 win over Austria on Tuesday, capping an emotional year for the national team. Atalanta fullback Joakim Mæhle scored the decisive goal for Denmark in the 53rd minute with his near-post......

Connor McDavid Is Ready for a Stanley Cup Championship

New York Times
Jonathan Abrams Connor McDavid doesn’t lend the comparison much credence. The phenom placed under a microscope from an early age. The young professional who easily and gracefully defied already outsized projections. A generational talent tucked into one of his sport’s smaller markets. “I think if you’re going to make the......

2022 World Cup: Germany becomes first team to qualify for Qatar

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTg0NDk0NjM5MDU3NzQwOTIw/germany-wcq.jpg Andrew Gastelum Germany became the first team to punch its ticket to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup when it clinched first place in its qualifying group on Monday. Germany needed a win over North Macedonia and an Armenia loss or draw to qualify with two games to spare......

Neuer fit as Germany bid to seal World Cup spot in North Macedonia

Reuters
Soccer Football – World Cup – UEFA Qualifiers – Germany Training – Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, Germany – October 7, 2021 Germany’s Manuel Neuer during training REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer HAMBURG, Germany, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will be fit to play in Monday’s 2022 World Cup qualifier against North Macedonia,......

LIVE: USMNT Resumes World Cup Qualifying vs. Jamaica

Sports Illustrated
For the third time in just over six months, the U.S. men’s national team is facing off against Jamaica, but the stakes are at their highest in Thursday night’s World Cup qualifier in Austin, Texas. The two sides open up the three-match October window at Austin FC’s Q2 Stadium with......

Can Brazil seal World Cup qualification? What about the rest?

ESPN
Brazil are leading the way in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying. NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP via Getty Images At the start of last month South America had only got through a third of its marathon 2022 World Cup qualification campaign. By the end of next week, two thirds will have been completed. The action......

Mexico World Cup qualifying: Can Lozano, Jimenez shine vs. Canada, Honduras, El Salvador?

ESPN
12:00 PM ET Eric GomezMexico writer In September, when Mexico embarked on the first three games of World Cup qualifying along with the rest of the seven surviving CONCACAF nations, a largely disappointing summer coupled with a lack of key players had a sector of pundits and fans foretelling doom.......

Deschamps, World Cup holders France must use Nations League to rediscover their best form

ESPN
Kylian Mbappe doesn’t give many interviews, but when he does, he’s very often honest. So when he was asked by French newspaper L’Equipe to describe the mood right now within the French national team camp, his answer was telling. “The dynamic is less positive.” Frankly, he could easily have said......

Brooks Injured, Out for USMNT’s World Cup Qualifiers

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTg0MzI4NDE5Nzk2ODUzNzg1/john-brooks-usmnt-injury.jpg Avi Creditor The U.S. men’s national team had already been forced into one roster change for its three upcoming World Cup qualifying matches, and now it’s had to make another change. Center back John Brooks will stay in Germany during the international break, U.S. Soccer confirmed on Monday, following......

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