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Archives: World Cup

Where to find the World Cup qualifying preliminary draw on US TV and Internet

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The draw for the preliminary qualifying rounds of the 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place live from St Petersburg, Russia on US television and Internet. The draw will determine the qualifying rounds for confederations around the world, including UEFA … Continue reading

Women’s World Cup predictions: Read our experts’ picks and make your own

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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It’s always a challenging task to make predictions given the unpredictability of the sport of soccer. One mistake or one piece of brilliance can be the difference between losing and winning. But make predictions we must, and we’ve assembled an … Continue reading

Do not let Sepp Blatter be the one to reform FIFA

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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I’m sick and tired of many in the soccer world taking the opportunity to laugh and celebrate the forthcoming departure of Sepp Blatter from FIFA. Yes, I’m pleased that the FIFA President will no longer be in office in six … Continue reading

If not Qatar then where? Where should the 2022 World Cup go?

Posted on by Matt Jones
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When Loretta Lynch and Richard Weber addressed the watching world following the launch of the federal investigations into FIFA corruption, they were clear to emphasize that this process would be a long one. But in the wake of Sepp Blatter’s … 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

5 revelations from the DOJ indictment against FIFA executives

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Soccer monopolized the headlines this week after reports revealed 9 FIFA officials and 5 corporate executives were indicted for racketeering conspiracy and corruption following an extensive investigation into the organization lead by the U.S. Department of Justice. After reviewing the 168-page … Continue reading

Why the US as host of World Cup 2022 is not so far fetched; By Steve Davis

Posted on by Steve Davis
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Some sort of re-vote on the tainted tallies that awarded FIFA World Cups in 2018 and 2022 to Russia and (most stunningly, most notoriously, most annoyingly) Qatar still seems unlikely. Even with the dizzying wave of corruption charges that swept … Continue reading

FOX Sports announces FIFA Women’s World Cup broadcast team

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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With less than 30 days until the FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer in Canada, FOX Sports has announced the team that will be covering all the action beginning on June 4th. The group selected to provide play-by-play and in-studio … Continue reading

FIFA announce date for 2022 World Cup Final

Posted on by Amadi Tidiane
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FIFA has disclosed that the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Winter, with the Final coming on December 18, which is also Qatar National Day. The reasoning for such an unprecedented move from the traditional Summer schedule to a Winter … Continue reading

Concerns about switching World Cup 2022 to winter are overblown

Posted on by Steve Davis
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I don’t like the idea of a World Cup in Qatar any more than … well, any more than about 99 percent of the globe’s soccer fans, as far as I can tell. This apparent shift to a winter event … Continue reading

World Cup 2022 in Qatar edges closer to November and December

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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World Cup 2022 in Qatar has taken a step closer to being held in late November and late December after a FIFA task force recommended shifting the global event from summertime to winter. The task force’s recommendations will be taken … Continue reading

Luis Figo proposes expanding the World Cup to as many as 48 teams

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Former Ballon d’Or winner Luis Figo released his manifesto at a Wembley press conference today as he prepares to challenge Prince Ali Bin Hussein, Michael van Pragg and incumbent Sepp Blatter for the presidency of FIFA. During his press conference, the … Continue reading

ESPN and Univision confirm FIFA excluded them from World Cup 2026 bidding

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN and Univision have officially confirmed what World Soccer Talk revealed earlier today that neither TV network had been notified that the FIFA TV rights for 2023-2026 (including FIFA World Cup 2026) were being handed to FOX Sports and Telemundo instead … Continue reading

FIFA sentences USA to 4 more years of FOX World Cup coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Eleven years. Let that sink in for a second. Eleven long years of FIFA coverage from FOX Sports. It’s as if a dark cloud has swept across the United States with the knowledge that for the next 11 years, FOX … 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

10 Biggest Soccer Stories of 2014

Posted on by Chris Moore
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The year 2014 included many major soccer stories, talking points and controversies. Here’s a list of 10 of the biggest stories to come out of the beautiful game during the past 12 months. 1. Germany Wins Fourth World Cup The … Continue reading