FIFA's $25 Billion Revamp Plan Comes Under Fire

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But, there we go. "Will England live up to the hype or make an early exit?" reads an EA blog post.

World football governing body FIFA has confirmed it will formally deliberate on expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from 32 to 48 teams at its pre-Russia 2018 Congress on June 13 in Moscow.

The final 23-man list is not expected to contain many surprises as the team pretty much picks itself, the only area of the team that is still open for debate is the goalkeeping position as four rather uninspiring candidates (Dele Ajiboye, Francis Uzoho, Daniel Akpeyi and Ikechukwu Ezenwa) compete for the number one spot.

FIFA's $25 Billion Revamp Plan Comes Under Fire
FIFA's $25 Billion Revamp Plan Comes Under Fire

This row has left Qatar nearly friendless in the region and ramped up its already significant building costs for World Cup-related infrastructure.

With the FIFA World Cup getting ever closer, along with the FIFA 18 World Cup mode coming just as fast, EA Sports has released the FIFA 18 World Cup ratings for various teams, such as Germany, France, and Argentina, which shows which team might have the best chance of winning the World Cup.

Security will be strengthened for the World Cup according to a decree, signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup previous year. It's a solid team, but players like Messi are few and far between.

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Which country do you think will win the World Cup? The film showcases snapshots of fans cheering and flaunting their support for their "Doosri Country" by wearing the team jerseys, waving their team flags and even painting their faces with their team colours.

All-New FIFA World CupTM ICONS: FIFA World CupTM Ultimate Team will feature some of the most iconic players from the tournament's history.

Federation Internationale de Football Association has told the two bids for 2026 they need to build for a 48-team tournament, which will feature 80 games.

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European soccer leaders have "serious reservations" about FIFA's plans for a $25 billion, 12-year deal for two new global competitions.

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