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Archives: FIFA

FOX Sports and Telemundo acquire FIFA World Cup 2026 TV rights

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FIFA has decided to extend the TV rights to FOX Sports and Telemundo through until the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Both FOX and Telemundo already had the TV rights to the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments, but FIFA … Continue reading

U.S Soccer president Sunil Gulati needs to take a stand against Sepp Blatter and FIFA

Posted on by Abe Asher
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On April 19th, 2013, Sunil Gulati – at least in theory – became one of the most powerful men in soccer. No one remembers the razor-thin margin of his victory – an 18-17 vote victory over Mexican Federation President Justino … Continue reading

FIFA confirm three opponents to Sepp Blatter’s presidency

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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FIFA have confirmed the three candidates who will oppose Sepp Blatter’s presidency are Portugal legend Luis Figo, Dutch FA chief Michael Van Praag and Asian Football Confederation vice-president Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein of Jordan. Former France international David Ginola and ex-FIFA deputy … Continue reading

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Can Luis Figo and co smash the Blatter system?

Posted on by Simon Evans
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So for a few months at least, FIFA will become a multi-party democracy. After former Portugal international Luis Figo joined the list of those challenging incumbent Sepp Blatter, there is now a broad range of candidates offering change. The big … Continue reading

Luis Figo announces intention to run against Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Luis Figo has announced his intention to stand against Sepp Blatter for the presidency of FIFA. The legendary Portuguese footballer joins Jerome Champagne, Dutch FA chief Michael van Pragg and former France international David Ginola as a challenger to the … Continue reading

FIFA confirms investigation into Real Madrid’s signing of youth players

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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FIFA have confirmed that Real Madrid is currently under investigation for irregularities in their signing of youth players. Should it be deemed that the Spanish club have breached the governing body’s regulations, the reigning Club World Cup and European champions … Continue reading

Barcelona Believes It Has Found Loopholes to Circumvent Transfer Ban

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona officials are currently examining options that would allow the La Liga giant to sign players this year, despite a FIFA-imposed embargo that prevents the club from buying players until January 2016. The Catalan daily SPORT claims that Barcelona lawyers have uncovered two … Continue reading

Real Madrid Facing Possible FIFA Sanctions For Signing Of Underage Players

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Real Madrid is currently under investigation into how the club conducted its signing of underage players. Should it be deemed that the Spanish side have breached FIFA regulations, the reigning world and European champions could face similar sanctions to those which … Continue reading

MLS to Adopt New Technology to Curb Concussions in Soccer

Posted on by Spenser Davis
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A mild traumatic brain injury, commonly referred to as a concussion, is most commonly defined as a head injury that results in temporary loss of brain function. Concussions have been quite visible in the press over the last decade, after … Continue reading

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins 2014 Ballon d’Or Award

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Cristiano Ronaldo has won the prestigious FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the second year in a row. Ronaldo, aka CR7, defeated Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer to win the top honor, and is now officially recognized as the best player … Continue reading

France Football Prepares Three Ballon d’Or Covers Ahead Of Today’s Announcement

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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France Football magazine has prepared three possible front covers ahead of today’s 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony in Zurich which is scheduled to begin at 20:00 CET (2:00pm EST). Each cover features the three nominees for World Player of the … Continue reading

FIFA Vice-President Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein Set to Challenge Sepp Blatter

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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“I am seeking the Presidency of FIFA because I believe it is time to shift the focus away from administrative controversy and back to sport”.  FIFA vice-president Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan has announced that he will challenge Sepp … Continue reading

Barcelona Transfer Ban Upheld By Court Of Arbitration For Sport

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected Barcelona’s appeal of FIFA’s 14-month transfer ban, which means the Catalan club will not be allowed to sign players until January 2016. “The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the … Continue reading

Decision On Barcelona Transfer Ban Appeal Delayed By Court Of Arbitration For Sport

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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According to the Spanish publication AS, an announcement from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Barcelona’s appeal of their FIFA-imposed transfer ban has been delayed after the court requested further documentation from the Catalan club. It was believed … Continue reading

Investigator Michael Garcia Resigns Citing FIFA’s Lack Of Leadership

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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US lawyer Michael Garcia has resigned from his position with FIFA, 24 hours after the governing body dismissed his complaint regarding the handling of his investigation into World Cup corruption. Garcia’s findings – which he detailed in a 430-page investigation – were … Continue reading

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Watch Announcement of 3 Ballon d’Or Finalists at 11am ET/8am PT [LIVE STREAM]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The three finalists for the 2014 Ballon d’Or will be announced at 11am ET/8am PT today via a special live stream made available by FIFA, France Football and YouTube. Watch the live presentation via the video below. In addition to … Continue reading

6 Potential Consequences of UEFA Pulling Out of FIFA

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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You know things are bad in the FIFA house when even the normally vocal Sepp Blatter is keeping a ‘dignified’ silence. In retrospect, it was probably too much to expect FIFA to get its act together and publish a full … Continue reading

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FIFA’s Ethics And Principles Nothing Short of Disgraceful

Posted on by Abe Asher
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FIFA was back in the news this week, which almost always means a good hearty laugh followed by a sustained period of crying. This week, we found out that the report conducted by American investigator Michael Garcia into the awarding … Continue reading