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Tag Archives: FIFA

Why It’s Imperative That Sepp Blatter Is Challenged At FIFA Presidency Election

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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The 1st of June 2011 saw Joseph ‘Sepp’ Blatter elected to his fourth term as FIFA President.  He (in)famously was the only candidate listed as his challenger Mohammed bin Hammam had to withdraw from the election due to charges of corruption. … Continue reading

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Women’s World Cup Players Submit Lawsuit Over Turf Issues

Posted on by Jacquelyn Brazzale
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It wasn’t an empty threat. And it certainly wasn’t a joke. 40 of the top international world players have made good on a threat to take legal action against FIFA for its use of artificial turf in next year’s Women’s … Continue reading

German Agency Declares Vanishing Spray a Health Hazard

Posted on by Chris Moore
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A German inspection agency has come to the conclusion that the now famous vanishing spray used during 2014 World Cup matches contains parabens, a chemical linked with health issues. The agency, Technischer Überwachungs-Verein (TueV), issued a statement on the concern … Continue reading

FIFA Votes to Ban Third-Party Player Ownership

Posted on by Chris Moore
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FIFA has recently announced that it will soon ban third-party player ownerships. While the association made the sensible decision to bar the sketchy involvement of third parties, the ban will not be effective immediately. Following a meeting on the issue, … Continue reading

Jerome Champagne To Run For FIFA Presidency Next Year

Posted on by Cronan Yu
Jerome Champagne

Former French diplomat Jerome Champagne has announced his intention of challenging Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency at next year’s elections. Last week, Blatter announced that he would seek a fifth term in office as the head of world football’s … Continue reading

Cable TV No Longer The Future For The Soccer Viewing Fan

Posted on by Chris Moore
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With cable and satellite prices continuing to increase, many people are joining the cord cutter movement and ditching their television provider services. In fact, 7.6 million Americans have ended their cable/satellite subscriptions according to USA Today. In the report, the … Continue reading

Chuck Blazer Steps Down from CONCACAF

Posted on by Robert Hay

CONCACAF general secretary, nemesis of Mohammed Bin Hammam, and tabloid story-filler Chuck Blazer announced today he would step down from his role in the soccer federation at the end of the year.  Blazer had been involved in CONCACAF’s leadership for … Continue reading

Should U.S. Join the English and Scottish FA in FIFA Protest?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Soccer fans this weekend saw the best of the beautiful game pushed aside by the worst.  As Barcelona were dismantling Manchester United with passing and play that was textbook in perfection, the drip-drip-drip of allegations coming out of FIFA’s headquarters … Continue reading

Knock Knock It’s FIFA: Week in Review May 23-27, 2011

Posted on by Robert Hay

It was an incredibly busy week in American soccer.  Between the US national team, MLS midweek matches, and all sorts of FIFA controversies, there was a wealth of story lines for fans of the beautiful game.  Below are some of … Continue reading

My Proposal: No Yellows for Celebrations

Posted on by Robert Hay

This weekend, Tony Tchani became the latest victim of one of the dumbest soccer rules on the books.  After scoring his goal for a Toronto franchise that is probably at its lowest point, he ran off the pitch and jumped … Continue reading

Report: UEFA Planning to Adopt MLS Scheduling

Posted on by Robert Hay

Recently we’ve shared that various soccer luminaries such as Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson has advocated a spring-to-fall schedule change in advance of the 2022 World Cup.  Now we find out that UEFA itself is advancing well past the … Continue reading

A Winter World Cup in 2022?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Just as the outrage of the U.S. losing the World Cup to Qatar seems to be settling down, Sepp Blatter and FIFA decided to open the controversy back up again.  In an interview with journalists in Qatar during a visit … Continue reading

Sunil Gulati’s (Fictional) Address to U.S. Soccer

Posted on by Robert Hay

A week after the US loss of the 2022 World Cup, much ink and internet type has been spilled on whether the U.S. deserved the bid or was robbed, whether we American soccer fans have a false sense of entitlement … Continue reading

Are England And The USA FIFA’s Contingency Plan?

Posted on by James Beckett

The dust is just beginning to settle on a week that could forever change the footballing world. The decisions to send the 2018 and 2022 World Cup’s to Russia and Qatar has left a sour taste amongst all the unsuccessful … Continue reading

Why A 2026 U.S. World Cup is Not A Slam Dunk

Posted on by Robert Hay

In the wake of Thursday’s loss to Qatar in maybe the only place U.S. soccer can lose to them (the FIFA boardroom), many American soccer fans tried to rally their spirits by immediately turning their focus to the 2026 World … Continue reading

What if the U.S. Loses 2022 World Cup bid?

Posted on by Robert Hay

The United States has been the favorite to win the 2022 World Cup bid since it dropped its 2018 bid to clear the way for a European nation.  Going up against a Middle Eastern country, two Asian nations that previously … Continue reading

How Would A World Cup In England Change The Premier League?

Posted on by James Beckett

On Thursday, England will find out if years of campaigning have been enough to see them announced as the host of the 2018 World Cup. With stiff competition from the likes of Russia and a joint bid from Spain and … Continue reading

Is the 2022 World Cup Worth MLS Selling Out?

Posted on by Robert Hay

As part of his second state of the union at halftime of the MLS Cup, Don Garber revealed that MLS would be considering shifting the season from spring-to-fall to the FIFA-endorsed fall-to-spring schedule.  While this is not the first time … Continue reading