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ELYXANDRO CEGARRA

FIFA

/ 225 days ago

Sepp Blatter calls multi-continental 2030 World Cup absurd

Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter delivered fiery remarks about the idea of putting the 2030 World Cup in six different countries. Speaking to Swiss newspaper SonntagsBlick the disgraced FIFA executive said it is absurd that the current FIFA bosses are splitting the competition up. He credits his frustration with the fact that a World Cup […]

FIFA

/ 544 days ago

How Qatar won the rights to host the World Cup

With the 2022 World Cup underway, we explain why and how Qatar won the rights to host the World Cup. "How did I get here?!" The line from the Talking Heads' 1980 track "Once in a Lifetime" may just be something ringing through the minds of many of the players, coaches, fans and media members […]

FIFA

/ 560 days ago

Blatter says Qatar World Cup is a mistake

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter claims awarding Qatar the 2022 World Cup was a mistake. The Swiss soccer official was at the helm when the Middle Eastern country won the bid for the upcoming tournament. Blatter, however, is still adamant that he personally did not vote for Qatar. In a recent interview with Swiss outlet […]

FIFA

/ 573 days ago

'FIFA Uncovered' docuseries coming to Netflix in November

Netflix is releasing a documentary series called FIFA Uncovered on Nov. 9. The show debuts just 11 days before the upcoming 2022 World Cup in Qatar begins. FIFA Uncovered takes a look into corruption, money laundering, racketeering, tax evasion, and wire fraud within the organization. The streaming service has just recently released a powerful trailer […]

FIFA

/ 3475 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, […]

FIFA

/ 3511 days ago

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

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. Blatter garnered 186 of the 203 votes and was duly ‘reelected’ as FIFA president and […]
SEBASTIEN BOZON

England

/ 4739 days ago

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

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 in Switzerland was deafening.  Mohamed bin Hamman withdrew from the FIFA president's race under the […]

General

/ 5076 days ago

FIFA Ruining Growth of Soccer Worldwide

Soccer is by far the most popular sport in the world. But there are still two massive continents in this world (Asia and North America) as well as other regions where the sport could be much more popular and where the populations are burgeoning. However, FIFA continues to make cataclysmic mistakes that severely ruin the […]

General

/ 5445 days ago

Should FIFA Use Live Video Review?

Yesterday, I considered the question of the name of our sport, football vs soccer. Today I jump on another question regarding the purity of the beautiful game: should we implement live video review? Please use the comment section to weigh in on this issue. If I ever got dragged to a birthday party for FIFA […]

General

/ 5556 days ago

Ashley Cole Can't Keep His Mouth Shut While Liverpool Is Overpriced

So we have another Premier League footballer in trouble with the law. Chelsea defender Ashley Cole early Thursday morning decided after a night out doing charity work, that he would decide to have a little too much booze and then get into a one sided yelling match with the police. The police won when they […]
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General

/ 5562 days ago

Arsenal Finances Paint Positive Picture While FIFA Wins Round One of the Six Plus Five Battle

So Arsenal's half-year finances are out and in all fairness, for being in a recession, they did pretty damn good. When you generate more match day revenue (an increase of 3.3 million to 44.4 million pounds), more television revenue (an increase of 4.5 million to 28.9 million pounds), and end up with a bigger pre-tax […]

General

/ 5834 days ago

The 6+5 Rule Would Radically Alter Football, But Not in a Good Way

FIFA recently approved the “6+5 rule” in a 155-5 vote among member nations.  The rule would mandate that clubs field at least six players from the nation in which they play.  By targeting wealthy clubs, particularly English ones, buying foreign players, FIFA feels they would revive national teams and achieve greater parity.  This policy would […]

General

/ 5835 days ago

FIFA Votes For Quotas On Foreign Players

I've been meaning to do an in-depth piece on FIFA president Sepp Blatter's proposal to introduce quotas on the number of foreign players that teams can field. Yesterday, FIFA held a vote and Blatter's proposal cleared its first major hurdle. The FIFA Congress delegates voted 155-5 in favour of the proposal which would limit the […]
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FIFA

/ 5835 days ago

FIFA Votes For Quotas On Foreign Players

I've been meaning to do an in-depth piece on FIFA president Sepp Blatter's proposal to introduce quotas on the number of foreign players that teams can field. Yesterday, FIFA held a vote and Blatter's proposal cleared its first major hurdle. The FIFA Congress delegates voted 155-5 in favour of the proposal which would limit the […]