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Archives: FIFA

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to produce FIFA movie based on Chuck Blazer

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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I guess it was only a matter of time before Hollywood decided to make a movie based on all the FIFA scandals that happened during the past month. Warner Bros. have purchased the rights to Ken Bensinger’s upcoming book Houses of Deceit … Continue reading

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Sepp Blatter reneging on resignation shows his power

Posted on by Earl Reed
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If you went out in the streets and fired off guns in the air on the day Sepp Blatter resigned as FIFA President, you were obviously premature in your celebration. Or mistaken. Or maybe both. You see, Uncle Sepp has … Continue reading

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Wales’ victory over Belgium shows they are ready to compete on the big stage

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Three years ago, I drove across the United Kingdom just to see a soccer match.  Stupidly I had planned a vacation during an international break and the one exciting match occurring in the U.K. during that time was the Wales … Continue reading

USWNT’s Abby Wambach under pressure ahead of match against Sweden

Posted on by Abe Asher

There are plenty of fascinating angles in the buildup to the United States against Sweden Women’s World Cup match, and former US head coach, current Sweden boss, and generally beloved mother figure to the women’s game Pia Sundhage added fuel … Continue reading

Recap of the USA’s shock 2-1 win against Germany

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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Five days after the US stunned the Dutch in Amsterdam, surely they couldn’t pull off the same trick again in Germany against the World Champions? Once again, some doubts have been quelled by the US in these tough European environments. … Continue reading

Three reasons why Sepp Blatter can still control FIFA

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Last week, just days after winning re-election to a fifth term, Sepp Blatter placed a call to the heads of every continental confederation (at least those not in jail) to inform them that he was resigning as head of soccer’s … Continue reading

John Oliver fulfills promise following Sepp Blatter resignation [VIDEO]

Posted on by Chris Moore
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In recent weeks, TV host and soccer fan John Oliver has pleaded with companies such as Adidas, Budweiser and McDonalds to stop supporting FIFA and FIFA President Sepp Blatter. Oliver stated,”Budweiser, if you pull your support and help get rid … Continue reading

Do not let Sepp Blatter be the one to reform FIFA

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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I’m sick and tired of many in the soccer world taking the opportunity to laugh and celebrate the forthcoming departure of Sepp Blatter from FIFA. Yes, I’m pleased that the FIFA President will no longer be in office in six … Continue reading

Years of Blazer corruption raises serious questions for American soccer; By Simon Evans

Posted on by Simon Evans
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Imagine for a moment that an Englishman had been General Secretary of UEFA for two decades and a member of the FIFA executive committee. A rather eccentric character, who had a driver transport him around England in a gold-colored Rolls … Continue reading

What we know so far about Russia’s alleged corruption to win 2018 World Cup bid

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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When people around soccer speak about vote bribing surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids, many will immediately jump to Qatar. The stories about bribery coming from the Qatar committee are numerous, public and accepted by many as the truth. … Continue reading

What did US Soccer know about Chuck Blazer’s bribes?

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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After court documents were released today revealing that former CONCACAF General Secretary and US Soccer Executive Vice President Chuck Blazer admitted accepting bribes in the voting for host nations for World Cups 1998 and 2010, as well as bribes involving broadcast rights for five … Continue reading

If not Qatar then where? Where should the 2022 World Cup go?

Posted on by Matt Jones
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When Loretta Lynch and Richard Weber addressed the watching world following the launch of the federal investigations into FIFA corruption, they were clear to emphasize that this process would be a long one. But in the wake of Sepp Blatter’s … Continue reading

What should happen to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups?

Posted on by Robert Hay
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The shockingly sudden resignation of Sepp Blatter as head of FIFA prompts a number of questions, many of which are a long way from being answered. Some will remain unanswered until the prosecutors and various police forces announce the results … Continue reading

FIFA President Sepp Blatter being investigated by FBI as part of corruption scandal

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FIFA President Sepp Blatter is being investigated by the FBI as part of the corruption scandal, sources have told ABC News. ABC News Senior Investigative Reporter Josh Margolin reports that Blatter is being investigated by the FBI and U.S. prosecutors. He … Continue reading

FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces he will step down

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FIFA President Sepp Blatter has announced that he will step down from his role as President as soon as a successor can be found. Blatter has called for an extraordinary FIFA Congress to be scheduled where his successor will be named. … Continue reading

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How to contact sponsors to tell them to stop supporting FIFA, Sepp Blatter, slavery and corruption

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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It’s time for action. Put your anger about Sepp Blatter being re-elected as FIFA President to good use by contacting the FIFA sponsors and demanding that they STOP: (1) supporting FIFA President Sepp Blatter, (2) supporting the use of slavery … Continue reading

Sepp Blatter wins FIFA Presidential Election after Prince Ali withdraws from race

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA President, and will serve his fifth term from 2015-2019. The voting was conducted on Friday in Zurich by members of the FIFA organization. Blatter defeated Prince Ali of Jordan at the 65th FIFA … Continue reading

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5 revelations from the DOJ indictment against FIFA executives

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Soccer monopolized the headlines this week after reports revealed 9 FIFA officials and 5 corporate executives were indicted for racketeering conspiracy and corruption following an extensive investigation into the organization lead by the U.S. Department of Justice. After reviewing the 168-page … Continue reading