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Archives: FIFA

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

US Soccer President Sunil Gulati Criticizes FIFA World Cup Bidding Process

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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US Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati has criticized the bidding process for the FIFA World Cup 2022, and has called for more transparency and better communication to help improve the process in future years. Gulati was speaking with the Associated … Continue reading

FIFA Planning to Host World Cup 2022 in November to December in Qatar, Says Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be played in November to December of 2022 instead of January, according to a report today in German magazine Kicker. A source revealed to the magazine that the World Cup tournament would begin … Continue reading

Premier League Blasts Sepp Blatter Proposal to Have 2022 World Cup in Qatar Played in Winter: Daily Soccer Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The Premier League have blasted Sepp Blatter’s proposal to move to 2022 World Cup from the summer to the winter, calling it “neither workable nor desirable.” FIFA announced today that they plan on discussing whether to move the 2022 World … Continue reading

Could FIFA’s Role in the Brazilian Crisis Be Little More Than A Convenient Scapegoat?

Posted on by Robert O'Connor
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A generation from now, naughty children around the world will be hushed into submission by whispers of a hideous and sinister figure from the darkest corner of history. Disobedient little ones will tremble at the mention of his name, balk … Continue reading

Chaos In Brazil: The Wrath of a Nation Holds FIFA In a Vice

Posted on by Robert O'Connor
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Anyone following the FIFA PR machine as it trips and skids its way through its response to the chaos unfolding in Brazil could be forgiven for thinking we’re in pantomime season. As the Confederations Cup quickly turns from close-season money … Continue reading

Fort Lauderdale Strikers 0-4 Cruzeiro: Friendly Overshadowed by Brazilian Protesters and Anti-FIFA Message

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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A nice crowd at Lockhart Stadium in addition to a national television audience on Univision Deportes witnessed Cruzeiro’s 4-0 friendly win over NASL outfit Fort Lauderdale Strikers. But the real story wasn’t the match but the continued growth of the … Continue reading

Sunil Gulati Elected to FIFA Executive Committee, Will Replace Chuck Blazer

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Sunil Gulati, the current president of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), has been elected to the FIFA Executive Committee after an extremely narrow margin. Gulati won the vote 18-17, defeating runner-up FMF President Justino Compean, of Mexico. Chuck Blazer previously … Continue reading

Borriello Punishes AC Milan At The San Siro

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Season’s have their turning points, and I have a feeling that today was a crucial one. We saw Inter Milan rise back to form with a 3-0 win over TP Mazembe in the FIFA World Club Cup final, and we … Continue reading

Napoli Qualify For Europa League Knockout Stages

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

While in the Champions League all Italian sides made it through to the knockout stages, there was a fear that in the Europa League there would be no Serie A teams. Luckily, Napoli managed to qualify with a 1-0 win … Continue reading