The FIFA Council has confirmed Argentina as the host of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023. The decision follows the removal of the original tournament host, Indonesia, as well as a subsequent bid submitted by the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and an on-site inspection by a FIFA delegation to the South American country last week.
Football's governing body FIFA Monday confirmed Argentina will be hosting the U-20 World Cup between May 20 and June 11 after Indonesia was disqualified as the organizer for refusing to welcome Israel's team. Hence, Argentina -as hosts- will participate in the tournament instead of Indonesia, after failing to make it through the qualifying round.
Argentina's captain Lionel Messi Monday was awarded the 2022 The Best award by FIFA for the second time in his career; his teammate Emiliano Dibu Martínez was picked as the best goalkeeper, coach Lionel Scaloni was the best trainer and, if that was not good enough, Argentina's fans were also deemed the best on the planet.
Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile have officially launched their bid to co-host the 2030 football World Cup finals. During an event at the Argentine Football Association's training camp in Ezeiza, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, dignitaries from all four countries made the announcement.
President Alberto Fernández told Evo Morales that the country currently holding the football World Cup will support Bolivia's bid to co-host the 2030 finals together with Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Paraguay.
Brazilian mourners flocked into the Santos stadium Monday to pay their last respects to the country's most iconic football player ever. Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé, O Rei (The King) passed away last Thursday at the age of 82 due to complications from colon cancer.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who is in Bali attending the G20 Summit, Tuesday called for a ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine and recalled that the former hosted the 2018 World Cup finals and the latter is vying to co-organize the 2030 event with Spain and Portugal.
World football's governing body FIFA Thursday announced the venues for the 2026 World Cup finals to be co-hosted by Mexico, the United States, and Canada.
In what is considered a truly historic moment, the US Soccer Federation has decided to equalize World Cup prize money awarded to its men's and women's teams. “This is a truly historic moment. These agreements have changed the game forever here in the United States and have the potential to change the game around the world,” said US Soccer president Cindy Parlow Cone.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has voiced his stance regarding several issues linked to sports. He demanded harsher sanctions against Russian athletes after their country invaded Ukraine and also stressed that biological males should not take part in women’s competitions.