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Archives: World Cup 2018

What we know so far about Russia’s alleged corruption to win 2018 World Cup bid

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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When people around soccer speak about vote bribing surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids, many will immediately jump to Qatar. The stories about bribery coming from the Qatar committee are numerous, public and accepted by many as the truth. … Continue reading

What should happen to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups?

Posted on by Robert Hay
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The shockingly sudden resignation of Sepp Blatter as head of FIFA prompts a number of questions, many of which are a long way from being answered. Some will remain unanswered until the prosecutors and various police forces announce the results … Continue reading

How to contact sponsors to tell them to stop supporting FIFA, Sepp Blatter, slavery and corruption

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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It’s time for action. Put your anger about Sepp Blatter being re-elected as FIFA President to good use by contacting the FIFA sponsors and demanding that they STOP: (1) supporting FIFA President Sepp Blatter, (2) supporting the use of slavery … Continue reading

FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges; Sepp Blatter not among them

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Swiss authorities conducted an early-morning operation in Zurich to arrest a number of top FIFA officials and extradited them to the United States on federal corruption charges. FIFA president Sepp Blatter was not among those rounded up by authorities, but vice-president Jeffrey … Continue reading

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

Reading Between the Lines to Understand What Jurgen Klinsmann Really Means

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Since it appears that we are going to be stuck with Jurgen Klinsmann as the US Men’s National Team manager for the foreseeable future, it seems prudent to get to the bottom of what the boss really means when he … 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

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

Is It Time to Consider a Boycott of FIFA and World Cups 2018 and 2022?

Posted on by Matt Jones
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FIFA’s latest revelations regarding the bidding processes for the World Cups in 2018 and 2022 have done little to shift the air of corruption that has emanated from the organization for an uncomfortably long stretch. It was a process that … Continue reading

FIFA Report Clears Qatar To Host World Cup; Report Contains Erroneous Details, Says Investigator

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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FIFA today announced that after an 18-month investigation by former New York district attorney Michael Garcia, there is not sufficient evidence to justify stripping either Russia or Qatar of the 2018 or 2022 World Cups. German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert ruled … Continue reading

Telemundo Announces Broadcast Plans Ahead of 2018 World Cup

Posted on by Chris Moore
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Spanish-language television station Telemundo has announced that they will be broadcasting the 2018 FIFA World Cup here in the United States. The NBCUniversal Television Group station will be taking over the U.S. Spanish-language World Cup broadcasting rights from Univision. Not … Continue reading

Analyzing How The World Cup Bidding Process Works

Posted on by Paul Bestall
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For many people, whilst football has continued to grow around the world, one thing still seems to be shrouded in mystery. How do you bid to host the World Cup? As viewing figures continue to grow across the world, the … Continue reading

The Middle East Growing And Beginning To Assert Itself On The World Soccer Stage

Posted on by Paul Bestall
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It seems that the ramifications of the FIFA vote in December 2010 to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar are still being felt across the football world. Whilst there was no denying it was a left field decision by … Continue reading

Russia Unveils Official Emblem For World Cup 2018

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The Organizing Committee for the 2018 FIFA World Cup has unveiled the official emblem in Moscow. “The launch of the Emblem is a wonderful event to kick things off and I’m certain that the World Cup will be a success here … Continue reading

CONCACAF President Speaks Out Against FIFA And Racism At Soccerex

Posted on by Aadesh Chordia
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At the Soccerex Global Convention held Tuesday September 9th, CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb spoke out against FIFA and racism, calling for a complete overhaul of FIFA’s governing bodies. Following several controversies after the announcement of Russia and Qatar being selected … Continue reading

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Confirms 5th Consecutive Presidential Run

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Current FIFA President, Sepp Blatter has announced his bid for re-election, after first being elected as president of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association in 1998 Blatter has served four consecutive terms for the past 18 years. Although Blatter hinted … Continue reading

Jurgen Klinsmann Announces 22-Man Roster For USMNT Friendly Against Czech Republic

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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United States Men’s National Team head coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, announced the 22-man roster which have been called into camp to prepare for the country’s first friendly of the 2018 World Cup cycle. The USMNT is set to travel to Prague … Continue reading

Like Sochi, the West’s Smear Campaign Against Russia’s 2018 World Cup Won’t Work

Posted on by Ilija Trojanovic
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In the latest of brewing Cold War sentiments between the US and Russia, controversial Republican Senator John McCain recently reissued a demand to pull the plug on Russia’s right to host the World Cup in 2018. Speaking to ESPN/ABC podcast … Continue reading