FIFA confirms 2026 World Cup spots; 6 for CONCACAF

FIFA has confirmed the number of spots that each football region will be given in the 2026 World Cup, giving CONCACAF 6 positions.

In late March, a FIFA committee recommended a format for how many teams from each confederation should go to the 2026 World Cup.

The process was crucial because that will be the first 48-team World Cup and each confederation was fighting for more of the 12 added spots.

On Tuesday, FIFA approved the committee's recommended allocations. Now the outline for the 2026 World Cup is official.

Warner announces US$40 million lawsuit against CONCACAF and its president

Former CONCACAF president and FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner is suing CONCACAF for US$40 million, twice the amount CONCACAF is suing both Warner and former head of the US Football Federation, Chuck Blazer.

Warner issued a statement Tuesday saying his lawsuit is also again CONCACAF's president Sunil Gulati for defamation.

The following is Warner's statement:

CONCACAF files US$20 million lawsuit against Warner, Blazer

The organisation that governs soccer in much of the Americas has slapped its former leaders with a US$20 million lawsuit for fraud.

The Confederation of North, Central American, and Caribbean Association Football, or CONCACAF — which sends teams from that region to compete in the World Cup — named its former general secretary, Chuck Blazer, and its former president, Jack Warner, in a suit filed last week in the U.S. Eastern District of New York. 

The suit also names some of Blazer’s shell companies.