Anyway, enough of all that, let’s get to the heart of the matter. Does it mean Scotland will qualify? Current proposals, which look likely to ratified by Fifa, would mean Europe receiving three more places in the tournament, 16 in all (one per group). So I’d say there was still a strong chance of Scotland stuffing that up. … [Read more...] about How will a 48-team World Cup work? Fifa’s plan for 2026 explained
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Fifa have voted to expand the World Cup to 48 teams as of 2026. It’s the first time since France 98 that changes have been made to the makeup of the tournament. Gianni Infantino, the Fifa president, has repeatedly said his main motivation for expansion is to give more countries a chance to experience joy of a World Cup, but what do you think about the plan? … [Read more...] about Is the 48-team World Cup a good idea?
Sometimes we are too negative about the game and its reach. I think cricket has been one of the topics of conversation. It has been a wonderful World Cup. Look at all the mixed cultures of the supporters. The grounds have been full for every game, which you do not see at other World Cups. There have been some good matches and brilliant individual performances. … [Read more...] about England need to grasp this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with both hands, win the World Cup and inspire a generation
Morgan is expected to miss the match against Afghanistan at Old Trafford after suffering a back spasm in the West Indies game but could be fit to face Sri Lanka on Thursday in Leeds. It will depend how cautious England are about Morgan damaging his back further. … [Read more...] about England opener Jason Roy to miss next two World Cup matches with hamstring injury
Roy referenced it after England’s light practice on the Nursery at Lord’s on the eve of the biggest game of their lives. “I thought it was going over (the pavilion stand),” Roy said, and, when asked whether he had ever hit a bigger six, replied, “absolutely not.” … [Read more...] about Jason Roy aiming to end with a bang after setting the tone for England’s World Cup fireworks from day one