FIFA Chief: 'Best Ever' World Cup

(ATR) Gianni Infantino praises the organization of the Russia World Cup and restates possibility of 48 teams in 2022.

A Former ATR Contributor Enjoys the World Cup -- ATRadio

(ATR) Norman Li, a former Tencent journalist and ATR contributor, discusses his time in Russia....as a fan.

FIFA Hails VAR Success at Russia World Cup

(ATR) FIFA says stats from 48 games point to importance of the replay system in its debut. 

ATR En Espanol: EE.UU. Celebra la Victoria Mexicana

(ATR) En diversas ciudades de Estados Unidos se desata la locura por la victoria mexicana ante Alemania.

FIFA Congress Set to Decide 2026 World Cup Host

(ATR) The vote is between the Moroccan bid and the United bid from North America.

Putin Demands FIFA World Cup Legacy

(ATR) Russia's president urged organizers to find solutions to potential white elephants after the 2018 World Cup.

Last Stadium Opens for Russia World Cup

(ATR) Samara Arena is ready to host six matches during the FIFA tournament.

Trump Tries to Influence the 2026 World Cup Vote

(ATR) U.S president warns countries who may not vote for the North American bid for 2026 World Cup

FIFA Allocates Second Round of Tickets -- Federation Focus

(ATR) Also: Hong Kong Sevens bring rugby qualifiers; ITTF opens museum in Shanghai.

OpEd: Welcome to the Brave New World of Cold War Sport

Michael Pirrie says spies, missiles, conspiracies, whistle blowers and banned substances are the new norm in world sport.

Russia Slams UK Minister Over Hitler's Olympics Remarks

(ATR) Boris Johnson's comments further escalate tensions between the two countries.

United 2026 Ignores 'Geopolitics'

(ATR) The leaders of the United 2026 World Cup bid say they expect FIFA members to vote on “merits" in Moscow.

Morocco Offers Details of 2026 World Cup Bid

(ATR) Morocco officially presented on Saturday its bid to organize football’s global event.

FIFA Set to Approve Use of VAR for World Cup

(ATR) A big decision on Video Assistant Referees could come at the upcoming FIFA Council meeting in Bogota.

High Demand for Rugby World Cup Tickets -- Federation Focus

(ATR) Also: Lake Placid to host 2023 World University Games; Mutko out for Russia 2018; IAAF signs with Ticketmaster

100 Days Until World Cup Kickoff

(ATR) Russia looks to prove it's ready to host FIFA's showpiece event.

Winter Olympics, World Cup Return in 2018 -- Monday Memo

(ATR) Also: Olympic Flame rings in the New Year; Olympic offices return from holiday.

Mutko Relinquishes World Cup Post

(ATR) Mutko continues his resignation spree, this time stepping away from Russia 2018's organizing committee.

ATR Golden 25 - FIFA President Gianni Infantino #20

(ATR) The FIFA leader heads to Russia for the 2018 World Cup and perhaps a seat on the IOC.

FIFA Completes First Phase of World Cup Ticket Sales

(ATR) Nearly 750,000 tickets were allocated to fans after the first lottery for FIFA World Cup tickets.

FIFA Council Approves Key Organizational Elements of the FIFA World Cup

British Parliament to Hear From FIFA Governance Officer

(ATR) Also: First stage of ticket sales for 2018 World Cup begins this week.

Morocco Seeks to Spoil North American World Cup Bid

(ATR) A contender to the joint Canada, Mexico, U.S. 2026 World Cup bid emerges from Africa.

Russia/FIFA: Workers Exploited on World Cup 2018 Stadiums - Human Rights Watch News Release

‘Red Card’ for not delivering on human rights commitments

Third Chinese Sponsor Joins FIFA World Cup -- Federations Focus

(ATR) Also: Table Tennis re-elects Weikert; FIG vs Parkour, South Africa submits 2023 RWC bid.

Russian Anti-Doping Commission Calls For Changes

(ATR) Also: Russian President meets with FIFA president ahead of Confederations Cup kickoff.

Russian Football Chief Hits at FIFA over Sponsor Issues -- Sponsor Spotlight

(ATR) Also: Polish Olympic Committee renews longtime sponsor; PyeongChang 2018 torch relay has three partners.

CONCACAF Bid for 2026 World Cup Gains Momentum

(ATR) The collaborative bid from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. seems to be on the fast track for approval by FIFA.

FIFA Proposal Could Eliminate Confederations Cup

(ATR) World Football is changing its qualification procedures to fit its expanded 48-team World Cup.

CAS Decision Could Determine World Cup Qualifying

(ATR) Bolivian Football Federation and FIFA World Cup evaluation chairman Harold Mayne-Nicholls file appeals to CAS.