World Cup: Iceland triumphs in 1-1 draw with Argentina

Lionel Messi had a penalty kick saved and Iceland held on for a 1-1 draw against Argentina at the World Cup on Saturday, Las Angeles Daily News reports. Messi failed to give his team the lead when his 64th-minute penalty was stopped by Hannes …

Football unites people, Artem Sokolov says

Such popular sport as football, especially when the national teams are playing, unites people of different nations and religions, analyst of news agency Vestnik Kavkaza Artem Sokolov said in the National Question program on Vesti FM. …

Fifa to investigate empty seats at Egypt-Uruguay match

Football’s world governing body Fifa is investigating why Egypt and Uruguay were playing in front of thousands of empty seats at their World Cup match in Ekaterinburg on Friday, Thai PBS reported. There were rows of empty …

2018 FIFA World Cup opens in Russia

The FIFA 2018 World Cup has kicked off in Moscow, after an opening ceremony which saw Russian President Vladimir Putin and FIFA chief Gianni Infantino welcome fans to Russia and promise "football will …

U.S., Canada and Mexico to host 2026 World Cup

The United States, Mexico and Canada will host a joint World Cup in 2026 after comfortably beating bid rivals Morocco in the vote for the first expanded 48-team tournament. The expanded 2026 men’s event, featuring 48 teams for the …

FIFA to make $6.1 billion from 2018 World Cup

The 2018 World Cup is set to generate $6.1 billion in revenue - 10% more than FIFA had estimated for the tournament and $1.3 billion more than the last World Cup produced in 2014 in Brazil, according to FIFA financial documents reviewed by …