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Archives: FIFA

USA And England Fall In FIFA World Rankings While Germany Climbs to the Top

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FIFA has released its latest World Rankings, which ranks the strongest teams in the world based on the average number of points they gain in a match as well as a combination of other factors. Germany climbs into first place … Continue reading

FIFA Bans Nigeria from International Competition

Posted on by Matt Covell
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Despite a terrific World Cup run, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have gotten their wings clipped by FIFA. The Nigerian Football Federation has been suspended immediately on the account of government interference. The interference took place after allegations of players … Continue reading

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Vanishing Spray Will Be Used in the UEFA Champions League

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Vanishing spray, named 9:15 Fairplay after the amount of distance between the defensive wall and the free-kick taker, is making its way from the 2014 World Cup to the UEFA Champions League for the 2014-2015 season and could be heading … Continue reading

FIFA Announces No Action Taken Against Juan Zuniga And Denies Brazil’s Thiago Silva Appeal

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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FIFA announced on Monday that disciplinary action will not be taken against Juan Zuniga for his tackle on Neymar which ended the World Cup of the Brazilian superstar. The tackle took place during the later stages of Colombia’s 2-1 loss … Continue reading

Deaths in Belo Horizonte Overpass Accident Add to Brazil’s Poor Record of Work-Related Deaths

Posted on by Ilija Trojanovic
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You may have heard the news reports that two people died on Thursday when an overpass, which was supposed to be ready for the World Cup in Belo Horizonte to connect the international airport to the stadium area, collapsed, flattening … Continue reading

Cameroon National Team Being Investigated Due to World Cup Match Fixing Allegations

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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The Cameroon soccer federation has opened an investigation into allegations that its players may have been involved in match fixing during World Cup 2014. Cameroon was eliminated before its final game in the group stage, and was one of the … Continue reading

What Will FIFA Do About Arjen Robben’s Blatant Dive Against Mexico?

Posted on by Harry Cee
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In February, FIFA President Sepp Blatter stated that diving would be taken seriously and that FIFA would use video evidence if needed to punish those who did it. Blatter stated: “Video evidence can be used for serious breaches of the principle … Continue reading

Bosnia Elimination Should Renew Calls to FIFA For Instant Replay

Posted on by Nathan Nipper
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In the first half of Nigeria’s 1-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina tonight, Edin Dzeko ran onto a terrific through-ball and beat Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama with a precise finishing shot.  The offside flag went up late and the goal was disallowed.  … Continue reading

Sepp Blatter Wants to Give Managers the Power to Challenge Refereeing Decisions During Games

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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At FIFA’s Congress in Sao Paulo today, FIFA President Sepp Blatter proposed the idea of allowing managers the opportunity to make two challenges during a game regarding questionable refereeing decisions. The concept of the challenge is not a new idea … Continue reading

Sepp Blatter Suggests Inter-Planetary Soccer Competitions in the Future [VIDEO]

Posted on by Ben Weich
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Amid calls for his resignation, Sepp Blatter today came out with one of his most bizarre statements yet. The FIFA president whimsically suggested that soccer could be played on other planets in the future, possibly resulting in an inter-galactic tournament … Continue reading

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Faces Backlash From European Powers

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s attempts at demagoguery and playing at fear may have gone over well with Asian and African nations on Monday but Tuesday he faced he major backlash from leaders in the European game. Michael van Praag, a … Continue reading

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Hits Out at “Racist” British Media

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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FIFA President Sepp Blatter launched into an astonishing tirade against the British press today at the Asian Football Confederation’s meeting in São Paulo. With increased scrutiny surrounding Qatar’s successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup, Blatter went on the offensive … Continue reading

WATCH John Oliver’s Rant About FIFA and the World Cup: Must-See TV [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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We’re big fans of John Oliver, the host of the HBO show “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.” The soccer-mad comedian and TV show host (who’s a fanatical Liverpool FC supporter) has beautifully summed up FIFA and the World Cup, … Continue reading

WATCH How World Cup 2022 Was Stolen From USA & Other New Explosive Videos About FIFA [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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British investigator and FIFA’s worst nightmare is back. Andrew Jennings, the famed author and TV journalist, is featured in a series of new videos on the eve of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The renowned author speaks candidly … Continue reading

Time For FIFA To Reform: Anger At Soccer’s Governing Body Reaching Tipping Point

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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The Sunday Times’ report into alleged corruption surrounding Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid is yet another unwanted body blow to FIFA’s credibility as the custodians of world soccer. The central allegation revolves around former Asian Football Confederation President Mohammed Bin … Continue reading

FIFA Refuses To Examine New Evidence Of Alleged Bribes Offered By Qatar to Win World Cup 2022 Bid

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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In a shocking revelation, The Guardian newspaper reports that Michael Garcia, FIFA’s lead ethics investigator, has opted not to examine documents revealed in The Sunday Times explosive report. Garcia is in the process of finishing a comprehensive report on the … Continue reading

FIFA to Complete Investigation Next Week Into Qatar’s Alleged Cash-For-Votes Campaign to Win World Cup 2022

Posted on by Alex Muller
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FIFA investigator and New York lawyer Michael Garcia will complete his investigation into alleged corruption involved in the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments next week, and will hand over his findings to FIFA. The outcome of … Continue reading

FIFA Prepared to Combat Match Fixing At World Cup In Brazil, Says Exec

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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FIFA have been notified by the governing body’s internal security representatives that the World Cup is under threat from match fixers, according to a report in The Daily Mail newspaper. Ralf Mutschke, FIFA’s head of security and a former Interpol … Continue reading