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FIFA Officials Indicted By US For Receiving $150,000,000 in Bribes to Influence World Cup Games

One of the officials who sits on the executive committee of FIFA—the body governing the World Cup games—was given $10 million so that he would vote for South Africa to be the host country for the 2010 games, and that is just one example,...Show More Summary

Italian Paper Alleges FIFA Used Corrupt Refs To Fix 2002 World Cup Games

28 minutes agoSports : Deadspin

The 2002 World Cup hosted jointly by South Korea and Japan was already infamous for its horrendous refereeing, most notably two knockout stage match-ups involving South Korea. Today, one Italian paper has linked what was widely believed to be match-fixing behavior back then to this current FIFA scandal. Read more...

O'Connell expected to move to Toulon

Ireland and Munster second row Paul O'Connell is expected to complete a two-year deal to join Toulon after the World Cup.

NWSL week 8 preview: Letters to a young Dash

Washington heads to Portland, Boston takes on Kansas City, Seattle looks to end Chicago’s unbeaten run and Houston tries to patch things up with former BFFs Sky Blue FC. With just two weeks to go before the World Cup break, the table is a mess. Show More Summary

Women's World Cup 2015: Japan Team Guide

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada starts on June 6, and Japan coach Norio Sasaki is putting the finishing touches towards the Nadeshiko ’s attempt to defend the trophy they so brilliantly won four years ago. Their record before...Show More Summary

U.S. Soccer’s Next Generation Set to Kick Off in Under-20 World Cup

The United States, placed in a group with Ukraine, Myanmar and host New Zealand, could be a contender in the tournament, which begins this weekend.

Hartley 'should not be isolated'

England are wrong to drop Northampton hooker Dylan Hartley from their World Cup training squad, says ex-England forward Tim Rodber.

World Cup hero Brandi Chastain hopes next FIFA president supports women's soccer

“We want someone who is supportive, of course, of women’s soccer. But it won’t stop us no matter who’s in (...)

How Vladimir Putin Lost His Mind Over The FIFA Corruption Indictments

Does it surprise anyone that with Russia hosting the Men's World Cup in 2018, President Vladimir Putin is up in arms over the U.S. involvement in the FIFA corruption indictments?

Sepp Blatter Is Up For Re-election On Friday And Probably Going To Win

5 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Blatter calls for unity as Congress opens Unlikely to be unseated by sole challenger Award of World Cups to Russia and Qatar a problem ZURICH - World soccer boss Sepp Blatter was expected to be re-elected on Friday, defying growing...Show More Summary

John Motson recounts his Top 5 FA Cup Final moments [Video]

Having commentated for the BBC since the 1970s, John ‘Motty’ Motson is an institution in his own right. Motty has covered the FA Cup and England’s World Cups throughout that 4-decade stretch, and has commentated on some of the most historic moments in both competitions. Show More Summary

Russia, Qatar choice led to FIFA problems, says Blatter

Scandal-plagued FIFA may have avoided its current problems if Russia and Qatar had not been chosen as hosts of the next two World Cups, President Sepp Blatter said on Friday. “On Dec 2, 2010, here in Zurich, when we decided on the two World Cup hosts in one session, if two other countries had emerged […]

Europe Accused of Holding FIFA to Ransom Over World Cup Boycott Claims

As the leaders of FIFA's 209 Member Associations meet to vote on who will lead the organization for the next four years, European officials have been accused of trying to hold FIFA to ransom amid suggestions they will boycott the 2018 World Cup in Russia if Sepp Blatter is re-elected as president.

Congolese FIFA official claims Germany also paid for right to host World Cup 2006 [RTL]

It’s all coming out of the woodwork now. With the spectacular and groundbreaking arrest of top FIFA officials at the organization’s Swiss HQ this week, all the scandalous secrets of the murky world of FIFA are coming creeping out. The...Show More Summary

Hartley to be dropped for World Cup

Hooker Dylan Hartley is set to be dropped from England's World Cup training squad after his latest disciplinary breach.

VIDEO: 'Iconic World Cup memories await'

Defender Laura Bassett tells BBC East Midlands Today that England are ready to create iconic World Cup moments when the tournament starts in Canada next month.

McGrath World Cup fears for Ireland

Joe Schmidt concedes Jack McGrath's World Cup participation is out of Ireland's control after his yellow card for kneeing.

FIFA arranged match-fixing at 2002 World Cup, which Italy & Spain were victims of [Corriere dello Sport]

It’s open season on FIFA. With several major FIFA officials being arrested this week on racketeering and bribery charges, the governing body of world football is more vulnerable than ever, and all aspects of its governance are now under scrutiny. Show More Summary

England threatens to boycott the 2018 World Cup over the FIFA corruption scandal

England may boycott the 2018 World Cup in Russia over the FIFA corruption scandal. England's Football Association chief Greg Dyke has backed the suggestion by UEFA, European football's governing body, to boycott the competition if Sepp Blatter is re-elected as FIFA president for another term. Show More Summary

Corruption Scandal is Reaction to Russia, Qatar World Cups - Blatter

The ongoing scandal erupted as a reaction to Russia's and Qatar's winning the bids to host World Cup competitions, FIFA President Joseph Blatter said.

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