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Archives: FIFA

Bumbling IFAB Gets In The Way Of Eliminating Triple Punishment Rule In Soccer

Posted on by Noel S. Williams
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Soccer is truly the world’s game. Yet, the rules for all organized soccer are set by an anachronistic body made up of 8 members. Have you seen a picture of them? They look more like the Royal and Ancient organization … Continue reading

3 Theories About Jerome Champagne’s For FIFA Presidency

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Since Friday, when it became apparent that former French diplomat and FIFA insider Jerome Champagne was running for FIFA President, I have heard various theories about his candidacy from well-connected sources in the game. Champagne is a world soccer insider … Continue reading

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WATCH 2013 Ballon d’Or Award Ceremony Live Now [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The 2013 Ballon d’Or Award Ceremony is being streamed live courtesy of FIFA. The 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or Award will be presented to either Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi or Franck Ribery. The broadcast is being televised and beamed around the … Continue reading

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Where to Watch the Ballon d’Or Awards Live On US Television and Internet On Monday

Posted on by Christopher Harris
The FIFA Ballon d'Or trophy is displayed

The 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or Award will be presented on Monday to either Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi or Franck Ribery. The broadcast is being televised and beamed around the world, and will be shown on television and the Internet for … Continue reading

List of US Sports Events That Would Clash With FOX’s Coverage of a 2022 Winter World Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The comments of Jérôme Valcke, FIFA’s General Secretary, about the potential timing of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar came as a shock to much of the world soccer community. But how specifically will a shift from summer to … Continue reading

FIFA Says World Cup 2022 Will Move to Winter, But Then Backtracks On News

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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In the world’s worst kept secret, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said today that the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar would not be played in the summer. In an interview with a French radio station, Valcke said: “The dates … Continue reading

Blatter Slams Brazil By Insisting ‘No Host Country Has Been So Far Behind’: Daily Soccer Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FIFA President Sepp Blatter has slammed Brazil World Cup 2014 organizers by saying that no host country has been so far behind before in their preparations to host the major soccer tournament even though Brazil is the only host nation … Continue reading

Bayern Munich Right to Scrutinize Ballon d’Or Vote After Questionable Changes By FIFA

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
The FIFA Ballon d'Or trophy is displayed

FC Bayern President Uli Hoeness has publicly stated Bayern Munich will scrutinize balloting for FIFA’s World Footballer of the Year award that came in after the initial November 15 deadline. Bayern’s Franck Ribery, who has already been named European Footballer … Continue reading

Could FIFA Be Brazil’s Secret World Cup Weapon?

Posted on by Paul Cantwell
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Brazil are the record World Cup winners, they’re playing at home and they’re the bookmakers’ favorites. Never mind Nostradamus, even Mystic Sally can probably envisage Thiago Silva hoisting aloft the Jules Rimet trophy next July. Despite lacking the panache of … Continue reading

Cristiano Ronaldo Will Not Attend Ballon d’Or Gala After Being Disrespected by FIFA, Says Report

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will not attend the 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or gala scheduled for January because he believes he has been disrespected by FIFA, according to a report today in the Spanish media. Ronaldo is believed to be … Continue reading

FIFA Ethics Committee Is Unable to Remove World Cup 2022 From Qatar Even If Bribes Took Place, Says Report

Posted on by Alex Muller
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FIFA’s ethics committee has no power to remove World Cup 2022 from Qatar even if bribes took place, according to a report today in The Daily Telegraph newspaper. The newspaper quotes a source who said: “If [FIFA ethics investigator Michael] Garcia finds something … Continue reading

Sepp Blatter’s Bizarre Address to Oxford University: Full Speech [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Last week, FIFA President Sepp Blatter spoke for 45 minutes to the Oxford Union at Oxford University in England. During the discussion, Blatter impersonated Ronaldo and compared him to a commander, blamed the UK media for misrepresenting him, called himself … Continue reading

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FIFA to Create an International League Table of Countries That Have a Problem With Racism: Nightly Soccer Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines: International soccer FIFA plans league table of nations’ racism issues — AP Eric Wynalda doesn’t hold back, swings on American soccer coaches, says “No Way” Qatar 2022 happens — Big Lead Ashley Cole ruled out … Continue reading

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FIFA Delay Decision to Confirm 2022 World Cup Switch; Forms Task Force: Daily Soccer Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FIFA executives must have been wondering how they could diffuse the negativity and tension regarding the decision whether to move the World Cup 2022 from summer to winter, as well as how to make the process of reaching a decision … Continue reading

FIFA Holds Secret Talks With FOX Sports Over Switching 2022 Qatar World Cup to Winter: Daily Soccer Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FIFA have held secret talks with FOX Sports regarding compensation if the 2022 World Cup is moved from summer to winter, according to a report in The Telegraph newspaper. The newspaper reports that FIFA may be open to letting FOX … Continue reading

How the FIFA Video Game Franchise Went From an Afterthought to a Global Phenomenon

Posted on by Alex Muller
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British website MCV published a fascinating article this week about how the FIFA video game franchise went from an afterthought to a global phenomenon. The story began in 1993 when EA’s European office pushed the North American company to give … Continue reading

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World Cup 2018 Gives FIFA an Opportunity to Take a Stand On LGBT

Posted on by Robert O'Connor
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With World Cup 2022 dominating opinion columns and threatening to destabilize a competition still nine years away from us, the World Cup has never faced such an uncertain future. With the embers still warm from the fires that accompanied the … Continue reading

A Winter 2022 World Cup Is Bad News For Other Sports, Not Just Soccer

Posted on by Robert O'Connor
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It is firmly advisable that one needn’t even attempt to come up to speed with developments in this summer’s – probably the next eight summers’ – most absurdly gripping parlance without first flushing a number of distractingly obvious thoughts out … Continue reading