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/ 256 days ago

FIFA says no more Russian teams allowed back except u17s

FIFA announced earlier this week that they would allow Russia to compile teams for the upcoming UEFA European U17 Championship. The move, however, hasn't gone down well with other nations. In fact, England and Ukraine both threatened to boycott the tournament if Russia is involved. However, the governing body of the sport now claims that […]


/ 266 days ago

UEFA to let Russian U-17 teams back in, Ukraine issue response

With the start of the new season, UEFA will once again accept Russian under-17 teams into its tournaments. On Tuesday, the governing body of European soccer declared that it lifted its ban on all Russian teams. These squads rejoin continental events next season. Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. Then, the […]


/ 463 days ago

Russia could play in Asian tournament this summer

Russia's national soccer team looks set to play meaningful games once again this summer in an Asian tournament. Since February 2022, FIFA banned the nation from official competition under the FIFA umbrella. However, now it seems as if Russia will be playing in an Asian tournament in June. The Central Asian Football Association Championships launch […]


/ 520 days ago

Chelsea deal for Mudryk helps donate $25 million to Ukraine

Chelsea acquired Ukraine international Mykhailo Mudryk on Saturday in an expensive transfer topping out over $100 million. Chelsea swooped in the the Shakhtar Donetsk star while it appeared Arsenal were on the verge of acquiring the talent. While the official fee for Mudryk's transfer to Chelsea is high, a $100 million package in total, not […]


/ 538 days ago

Russia soccer contemplates leaving UEFA to join AFC

Russia is considering a switch away from UEFA in order to join the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The Russian Football Union (RFU) has already supposedly scheduled a meeting to discuss the potential move. Sources at ESPN claim that the summit will take place on Friday. The Russia national soccer team, as well as all clubs […]


/ 582 days ago

FIFA President calls for Russia-Ukraine ceasefire at G20 meeting

FIFA President Gianni Infantino asked for a ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine throughout the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The FIFA president made the plea during a G20 summit in Indonesia. An annual meeting involving 19 different countries and the European Union, the G20 gathering typically discusses global issues such as economy, climate change, and […]

Bosnia condemned for planning friendly with Russia

Recently, the Bosnia and Herzegovina football association scheduled a friendly against Russia set for November. Yet, with Russia still in the midst of sanctions from UEFA and FIFA, there is strong backlash to the fixture. In a brief announcement on Friday, the N/FSBiH declared that they accepted an invitation from Russia. The game is set […]
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/ 718 days ago

Kylian Mbappé can shock the world again at World Cup 2022

Kylian Mbappé, one of the world’s brightest talents, has a major test coming in the form of the 2022 World Cup. At league play, he dominates the French club scene and leads a stacked frontline against Europe's elite. Internationally, he is the catalyst for France's impressive recent results. However, mediocre performances in the Nations League […]
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/ 729 days ago

What is the greatest World Cup ever?

Sometimes you watch a World Cup and you think 'well, that was the greatest edition of that tournament ever.'  That is not always the case. Certain World Cups are boring. Or, at least, they do not live up to the billing despite having the greatest teams and players from across the globe. Regardless, the quadrennial […]


/ 750 days ago

Ukraine vs Scotland on TV: UEFA World Cup Playoff details

Coverage of the upcoming game featuring Scotland-Ukraine on TV is on ESPN2 and a number of streaming services. A long-delayed game between Ukraine and Scotland puts the winner closer to qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Ukraine vs Scotland on TV: How to watch Kickoff time: 2:45 p.m. ET / 11:45 a.m. PT […]


/ 839 days ago

How the Russian invasion of Ukraine impacts global soccer

The current situation in Ukraine put the geopolitical world on edge. Russian President Vladimir Putin's unprovoked attack on the neighboring country stymied peace in Europe. While the issues are far more important than soccer, the ramifications carry over into sport. After all, competitions like the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Euros bring millions of […]


/ 3504 days ago

FIFA's Ethics And Principles Nothing Short of Disgraceful

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 of the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 World Cup to Qatar was, […]

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/ 3514 days ago

Telemundo Announces Broadcast Plans Ahead of 2018 World Cup

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 only will Telemundo be airing the world’s largest soccer tournament four years from now, but […]


/ 3520 days ago

Analyzing How The World Cup Bidding Process Works

How the World Cup bidding process works is something of an enigma for the more common soccer fan. Soccer's growth around the world spans from South Korea to Ghana and Qatar to Brazil. FIFA responded by taking the competition to new territories. In 2002, the World Cup reached Asia for the first time. Eight years […]
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/ 5030 days ago

West Brom Fans Make A Stand

West Brom fans will today display a banner in support of Osaze Odemwingie after the striker received a sick racist taunt from ‘supporters’ at his former club Lokomotiv Moscow.  Baggies fans will have a created a banner which will read “Thanks Lokomotiv”. The touching gesture is in retaliation to the "Thanks West Brom" banner that featured […]