FIFA wants its ruling council to fast-track expansion of the next Women's World Cup to 32 teams. In a document seen by The Associated Press, FIFA asked council members Friday to approve adding eight more teams within days and without a formal meeting. Agreement would include urgently rebooting the ongoing bid contest to host the 2023 tournament. FIFA believes the 2019 World Cup, won by the United States in France this month, showed a bigger tournament is commercially possible, and would speed development of the women's game. FIFA President Gianni Infantino set the 32-team target in Paris on July 5, and proposed doubling tournament prize money to $60 million. "FIFA has a responsibility to ensure that its women's competitions not only showcase women's football at the highest level, but also act as a catalyst to grow the game," council members have been told. Nine FIFA member federations are currently preparing to submit formal plans for a 24-team tournament by Oct. 4. They are: … [Read more...] about FIFA seeks quick expansion of Women’s World Cup to 32 teams
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Gerard Baker 29 June 2019 9:00 AM 29 June 2019 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp It will be all smiles when Donald Trump meets President Xi Jinping this week in Osaka at the annual meeting of the G20: a show of comity for the cameras and financial markets. The two are midway through one of the biggest trade wars that the world has seen in recent years, with the US imposing tariffs on $250 billion of imports from China and Beijing retaliating in kind. It’s possible that some sort of truce will be reached, as it was when the two men met late last year. The next stage of escalation — additional tariffs, or worse — may be postponed again. Don’t be misled. The tariff fight is only the most visible, outward sign of a much larger struggle. Security specialists are clear that the new realities of global power revolve around the age-old question of whether these two superpowers — one established, one emergent — … [Read more...] about Trump vs Xi: the new Cold War is hotting up
On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Sputnik News Analyst Walter Smolarek on the ground in South Korea to talk about ongoing issues with North Korea, how the US stands as an obstacle to Korean reunification and how reunification is a much more important issues to people on the peninsula than people in the West often realize. In the second segment, Eugene and Sean are joined by Sputnik News Analyst Bob Schlehuber to discuss the second night of Democratic debates, how Bernie Sanders faded into the background somewhat despite his platform dominating both debates and Kamala Harris successfully going after Joe Biden. In a special third segment Sean and Eugene are joined by Jude Woodward, the author of “The US vs China: Asia's new Cold War?” to discuss the upcoming meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the G20 Summit, how trade talks may play out between the two world leaders, and the regional implications for … [Read more...] about Dem Debates, Night 2, Electric Boogaloo!
England are looking to reach the Women's World Cup semi-final as they tackle Norway. Phil Neville's side have cruised through the tournament so far - having conceded one goal in their four fixtures so far. Scotland were beaten 2-1 in the opener before progress to the knockout stage was secured as the Lionesses beat Argentina 1-0 and Japan 2-0. A bad tempered 3-0 thrashing with Cameroon saw England move to the last eight where Norway await. The Norwegians have also enjoyed themselves in France - with wins over Nigeria and South Korea. They edged through to the quarter-finals with a penalty shootout triumph over Australia, having ended the match 1-1. Here is all the key information ahead of the game... When is the game taking place? The game between England vs Norway will take place on Thursday 27th June at 8pm BST. Where is the game being played? The fixture will be played at the Stade Oceane, home of Le Havre AC in the very north of the country - where England previously beat Argentina … [Read more...] about Live stream, TV channel and kick-off time for England vs Norway
There may be two months until the EFL season begins, but there is plenty of football to feast on during the summer. With the Nations League set to continue this week, and the Under-20 World Cup already underway, further international tournaments will take place between now and the August kick-off. Here’s the full lowdown on the football you can watch this summer, and where: Under-20 World Cup: May 23-June 15 It’s a tournament that has previously acted as a stepping stone for a number of superstars including Ronaldinho, Thierry Henry, Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba and Harry Kane. And now a fresh batch of youngsters are taking part in the 24-nation competition. England aren’t involved in Poland, leaving France as the outright favourites. Expect strong competition from Uruguay, Italy and Argentina. Where can I watch it? The games are available to view on FreeSports – Freeview HD channel 64, Sky channel 422, Virgin 553, FreeSat 252, TalkTalk 64 and BT … [Read more...] about A look at the football on TV this summer