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Archives: FIFA

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

Cable TV No Longer The Future For The Soccer Viewing Fan

Posted on by Chris Moore
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With cable and satellite prices continuing to increase, many people are joining the cord cutter movement and ditching their television provider services. In fact, 7.6 million Americans have ended their cable/satellite subscriptions according to USA Today. In the report, the … Continue reading

FIFA Generated $2 Billion Profit From 2014 World Cup In Brazil, Says Report

Posted on by Jord Willis
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From the 2014 FIFA World Cup, FIFA generated $4.4 billion in revenue and $2 billion profit, which are record numbers for the world soccer’s governing body, according to a report by German business newspaper Handelsblatt. The revenue figure of $4.4 … Continue reading

FIFA Investigation Into Bidding Process For World Cup 2018 and 2022 Delayed

Posted on by Jord Willis
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FIFA’s official investigation into the World Cup bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments in Russia and Qatar has been delayed until September of this year. Initially due to be submitted during this month, FIFA’s ethics committee now say … Continue reading

Colombia’s James Rodriguez Volley Against Uruguay Voted Goal Of World Cup 2014

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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James Rodriguez strike against Uruguay has been voted Goal of the Tournament by over four million FIFA.com users, beating out Robin van Persie’s header and Tim Cahill’s volley for the top honor in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Twenty-eight minutes … Continue reading

FA Chairman Greg Dyke To Give Evidence Regarding Qatar World Cup Bidding Process

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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On Tuesday, England FA chairman Greg Dyke will give evidence to members of Parliament regarding the bidding process for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Qatar defeated bids from the United States, Japan, Australia and South Korea to win the … Continue reading

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