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Archives: FIFA

Is it time for UEFA to take the Nuclear Option and split from FIFA? By Simon Evans

Posted on by Simon Evans
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Let’s cut to the chase with this FIFA nonsense. Department of Justice indictments here, Swiss federal investigations there, the corrupted or corruptible soccer leaders from around the world are still going to vote for Sepp Blatter as president. British newspapers headlines … Continue reading

Posted in FIFA, UEFA | 23 Comments

FIFA corruption charges are only the tip of the iceberg

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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The FIFA corruption charges from the US Department of Justice today come not as a major surprise, but the first truly public salvo in the attempt to wash out the clearly rampant corruption inside soccer’s governing body. But for the … Continue reading

It’s time for the US Soccer Federation to demand change in FIFA and CONCACAF

Posted on by Robert Hay
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The news of U.S. and Swiss authorities executing arrests and warrants on FIFA and CONCACAF today are shaking the sports world, and while the news is quickly changing with constant updates and information, there is one thing that we can … Continue reading

Posted in FIFA, US, US Soccer | 9 Comments

FIFA issues statement welcoming US Dept. of Justice investigation

Posted on by Jord Willis
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FIFA, the world football governing body, released a statement regarding the arrests of FIFA officials by Swiss authorities and extradited to the United States earlier today. The statement welcomed any approach to try and provide transparency regarding the allocations of the … Continue reading

Jack Warner pleads innocence to racketeering conspiracy and corruption

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Jack Warner, former FIFA vice president and President of CONCACAF, has responded to the news that he and CONCACAF officials have been arrested and indicted for racketeering conspiracy and corruption by issuing a press release. Despite being named as one of … Continue reading

FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges; Sepp Blatter not among them

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Swiss authorities conducted an early-morning operation in Zurich to arrest a number of top FIFA officials and extradited them to the United States on federal corruption charges. FIFA president Sepp Blatter was not among those rounded up by authorities, but vice-president Jeffrey … Continue reading

FIFA is all about ‘cash for votes’; Here’s how it could be ended; By Simon Evans

Posted on by Simon Evans
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In two weeks time, Sepp Blatter will almost certainly win a fifth term as president of FIFA and we can expect another round of the ritual despairing comment from the British press and the other pockets of resistance to the … Continue reading

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Watch ‘Sepp Blatter and FIFA,’ ESPN’s full-length e:60 documentary [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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With the goal of expanding its union of journalistic excellence and compelling long-form storytelling, E:60 presents this ambitious new effort. Under the banner “E:60 Reports with Jeremy Schaap” the show devotes an entire program to an in-depth look at the … Continue reading

Posted in ESPN, FIFA | 7 Comments

Watch the trailer for ‘Sepp Blatter,’ e:60′s new investigative film about FIFA President [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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In its newest documentary, E:60′s Jeremy Schaap presents the most complete look done by television, at the most powerful man in the world of sports and the current crisis his organization is facing, FIFA President Sepp Blatter. The trailer for … Continue reading

Real Madrid claim transfer ban reports were false and meant to cause harm

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Real Madrid have formally responded to reports claiming they and Atletico Madrid will be handed FIFA-imposed transfer bans for breaching regulations regarding the signing of youth players. Late Tuesday, it was reported by Cadena SER that Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid … Continue reading

Spanish Football Association denies knowledge of Real Madrid transfer ban

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The Spanish Football Association (RFEF) has denied knowledge of a FIFA-imposed two-window transfer ban on Real Madrid for irregularities in the signing of youth players, according to Marca. Late Tuesday, it was reported by Cadena SER that Real Madrid and Atletico … Continue reading

FIFA to impose 2 transfer window bans on Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, says report

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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FIFA will impose two transfer window bans on Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid for repeated violations of the rules and regulations regarding the transfers of international youth players, according to a report in Cadena SER. The embargo will take effect at … Continue reading

Euro 2016 qualifying rounds are captivating to watch

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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With the Euros expanded to 24 for the next tournament in France, this was the cue for many to call out qualifying for the tournament, with some calling it “academic” and “boring”. To the surprise of so many, not only … Continue reading

MLS should not play through FIFA dates; By Steve Davis

Posted on by Steve Davis
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A lot of us in soccer media have said this already. For years, in fact. But we keep saying it because … well, because it deserves to be said. Again and again until something changes. MLS is about to plow … Continue reading

FIFA announce date for 2022 World Cup Final

Posted on by Amadi Tidiane
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FIFA has disclosed that the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Winter, with the Final coming on December 18, which is also Qatar National Day. The reasoning for such an unprecedented move from the traditional Summer schedule to a Winter … Continue reading

FIFA’s reluctance to rectify construction working conditions ahead of Qatar 2022 is disgraceful

Posted on by Nathan Nipper
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FIFA’s recent announcement that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will take place in November/December just undermines what everyone who lives outside of FIFA headquarters knows – that the World Cup never should have been awarded to Qatar in the … Continue reading

FIFA’s Qatar decision will face backlash of growing club power

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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FIFA’s pending announcement to officially announce that the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be moved to November-December has already caused shockwaves throughout the sport. Most importantly perhaps is its impact on the European club calendar and the knock-on impact the … Continue reading

Concerns about switching World Cup 2022 to winter are overblown

Posted on by Steve Davis
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I don’t like the idea of a World Cup in Qatar any more than … well, any more than about 99 percent of the globe’s soccer fans, as far as I can tell. This apparent shift to a winter event … Continue reading