Archives: FIFA

With Rubin Kazan’s Deserved Victory, FC Barcelona Suffers a Minor Setback

Posted on by Andy Pineda

After a workmanlike 1-0 victory against Almería and a mediocre showing in their 0-0 draw at the Mestalla against Valencia CF on Saturday, FC Barcelona looked to reverse their form in the Champions League against a supposed weaker team in … Continue reading

Manchester United Signing Cleared By FIFA

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The controversy surrounding Manchester United’s signing of 16-year-old French prospect Paul Pogba has been cleared up. FIFA have ruled that Manchester United did not contravene any FIFA regulations in their recruitment of the young midfielder – specifically Article 19, which … Continue reading

New Frontrunner For '09 FIFA World Player of the Year

Posted on by George Metellus

The FIFA World Player of the Year is the greatest individual honor a footballer can win in the sport. As it is well known, the ’08 award was won by Manchester United’s Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo. After the award presentation, … Continue reading

Is There Something Morally Wrong With The Madrid Credit?

Posted on by Juan Arango

Ronaldo Practicing With Portugal (Reuters) It is hard to separate the difference between the bubble that is football at its highest level and the reality of the world right now.  I read Spanish news everyday and the headlines are very … Continue reading

Poll: Who Will Win The FIFA World Player of the Year

Posted on by Juan Arango

Who will win the FIFA World Player of the Year? ( surveys)

Best Of Luck To Larsson

Posted on by Juan Arango

According to French daily L’Equipe, the Swedish international might make a travel once again into European waters. Continue reading

UEFA’s Stand For Club Identity And Fair Practices

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

This may be a bit long-winded and rambling but I hope you stick with me as there are a number of important points to discuss.  UEFA recently released a publication entitled “Safeguarding The Heritage And Future Of Team Sport In … Continue reading

FIFA Votes For Quotas On Foreign Players

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

I’ve been meaning to do an in-depth piece on FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s proposal to introduce quotas on the number of foreign players that teams can field. Yesterday, FIFA held a vote and Blatter’s proposal cleared its first major hurdle. … Continue reading

Blatter Not Bluffing- Or Is He?

Posted on by Juan Arango

FIFA’s head honcho once again threatened the Spanish Football Federation regarding the possibility of that country’s government intervening in the federation’s affairs. Both the federation and the Superior Sports Council (CSD) are currently in conflict over the elections that are … Continue reading