Sepp Blatter has been out of power for more than two years, but FIFA intrigue continues full throttle. Read the whole story
"We were sort of in a bubble. As you can imagine as a football team you're just preparing for your game. You turn up for training, you go home."
-- Canada coach Bev Priestman after Concacaf cancelled the Women's Under-17 Championship in Managua, Nicaragua,following three days of play because of protests that turned deadly in the capital. (Canadian Press)
Christian Pulisic, who has not played for the USA since its 2-1 loss to Trinidad & Tobago, will return for the USA-Bolivia game. Read the whole story
"There's no question that we did this deliberately, and the message is that we have an abundance of outstanding American play-by-play voices and frankly it would make no sense not to avail ourselves
of that. It's as solid a group of American voices as have ever been collected for a World Cup."
-- David Neal, executive producer of Fox Sports' 2018 World Cup coverage, on the eight match commentators (out of 12) who will be American. In 2014, ESPN used five British announcers and Salvadoran-born Fernando Palomo to handle play-by-play. (AP)
John Strong and Stu Holden will form the lead team. JP Dellacamera and Tony Meola will also be on-site. Read the whole story