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Archives: FIFA

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

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