Real Salt Lake midfielder Yura Movsisyan insists that the 2018 World Cup in Russia will be "the best World Cup this world has ever seen."
The iconic Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, host of two World Cup finals and countless games through the years, is being left for dead.
The president of the Asian football confederation (AFC) has urged England to bid for the 2030 World Cup.
Twitter reacts to a 48-team World Cup wonderfully, vandals cut Lionel Messi's statue in half and more in The Sweeper.
Demand comes after the recently-released McLaren report showed the country had run a state-sponsored doping programme for athletes.
If ever there was a tournament more ripe for expansion, it is the African Nations Cup.