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Archives: FIFA

Analyzing How The World Cup Bidding Process Works

Posted on by Paul Bestall
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For many people, whilst football has continued to grow around the world, one thing still seems to be shrouded in mystery. How do you bid to host the World Cup? As viewing figures continue to grow across the world, the … Continue reading

The Middle East Growing And Beginning To Assert Itself On The World Soccer Stage

Posted on by Paul Bestall
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It seems that the ramifications of the FIFA vote in December 2010 to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar are still being felt across the football world. Whilst there was no denying it was a left field decision by … Continue reading

Carlo Ancelotti Believes It Is Impossible For Sepp Blatter ‘To Shut His Mouth’

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Speaking at his press conference ahead of his club’s match against Cornella, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has responded to comments made by FIFA president Sepp Blatter while the head of world football’s governing body was speaking to local press … Continue reading

FIFA Club World Cup To Continue As Planned Despite Ebola Concerns

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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FIFA has confirmed today that preparations for the Club World Cup in Morocco are continuing “as planned” despite concerns over the Ebola epidemic. The governing body has stated that it remains in contact with Moroccan authorities and are taking advice … Continue reading

Ballon d’Or 23-Man Shortlist Revealed; Suarez Omitted And Gareth Bale Sole British Player Nominated

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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FIFA has released the 23-man shortlist of contenders for this year’s Ballon d’Or award. In what will come as a surprise to some fans of the sport, the world organization has omitted former Liverpool and Uruguay international striker Luis Suarez from the … Continue reading

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World Cup 2022 Matches Could Start At 1am, Says Official

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Harold Mayne-Nicholls, who is considering challenging Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency, has suggested that some 2022 World Cup matches in Qatar kick-off as late as 1am; meaning matches could end as late as 3:30am local time. The ex-Chilean football … Continue reading

Africa Cup Of Nations Will Go Ahead Despite Ebola Virus Fears, Say Officials

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Today, the African Football Confederation (CAF) insisted that there will be no change to the schedule of the Africa Cup of Nations, which is to be held in Morocco from January 17 to February 8 next year. On Friday, it … Continue reading

Why It’s Imperative That Sepp Blatter Is Challenged At FIFA Presidency Election

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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The 1st of June 2011 saw Joseph ‘Sepp’ Blatter elected to his fourth term as FIFA President.  He (in)famously was the only candidate listed as his challenger Mohammed bin Hammam had to withdraw from the election due to charges of corruption. … Continue reading

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Women’s World Cup Players Submit Lawsuit Over Turf Issues

Posted on by Jacquelyn Brazzale
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It wasn’t an empty threat. And it certainly wasn’t a joke. 40 of the top international world players have made good on a threat to take legal action against FIFA for its use of artificial turf in next year’s Women’s … Continue reading

German Agency Declares Vanishing Spray a Health Hazard

Posted on by Chris Moore
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A German inspection agency has come to the conclusion that the now famous vanishing spray used during 2014 World Cup matches contains parabens, a chemical linked with health issues. The agency, Technischer Überwachungs-Verein (TueV), issued a statement on the concern … Continue reading

FIFA Votes to Ban Third-Party Player Ownership

Posted on by Chris Moore
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FIFA has recently announced that it will soon ban third-party player ownerships. While the association made the sensible decision to bar the sketchy involvement of third parties, the ban will not be effective immediately. Following a meeting on the issue, … Continue reading

Jerome Champagne To Run For FIFA Presidency Next Year

Posted on by Cronan Yu
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Former French diplomat Jerome Champagne has announced his intention of challenging Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency at next year’s elections. Last week, Blatter announced that he would seek a fifth term in office as the head of world football’s … Continue reading

Former EPFL Chief Executive Claims A Professional Club Is Run By ‘Criminals’

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Speaking at the Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester, Emanuel Medeiros claimed that a professional football club in Europe is being run by “criminals”; Medeiros is the former chief executive of the European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL). “I believe there is … Continue reading

FIFA To Suggest Two Winter Kick-Off Dates For 2022 World Cup In Qatar

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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During a press conference held on Monday, FIFA suggested two alternative dates for a winter kick-off for the 2022 World Cup to be held in Qatar. The official dates suggested are November/December 2022 or January/February 2022. The talks to have … Continue reading

Andrea Pirlo To Continue Playing International Soccer

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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In a summer which has seen the international retirements of Frank Lampard, Xavi Hernandez, Xabi Alonso and Franck Ribery; Italian great Andrea Pirlo has announced that he will continue on with the Italian national team for another year. The 35-year-old … Continue reading

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Confirms 5th Consecutive Presidential Run

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Current FIFA President, Sepp Blatter has announced his bid for re-election, after first being elected as president of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association in 1998 Blatter has served four consecutive terms for the past 18 years. Although Blatter hinted … Continue reading

New Rules Needed To Safeguard Players Health On International Duty

Posted on by Robert Hay
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The tug-and-pull situation the world’s top soccer players find themselves in is an enviable one for 99% of the sport’s players. These players have to balance between playing for their employer club and representing their country at the international level … Continue reading

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Announces Trials For Television ‘Replay’ System

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Speaking at Manchester’s Soccerex, FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced plans to introduce a TV trial which would allow coaches to challenge referee decisions. The ‘replay’ system would be similar to the ones used in the NFL, tennis and Major League Baseball. … Continue reading