Even non-soccer fans know how hooliganism can quickly turn a harmless match into a veritable war zone, full of riots, stabbings, even death. To help keep the peace at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, FIFA has decided to go high-tech byShow More Summary
FIFA president hints again 2022 World Cup might not be played in the summer.
The FIFA World Cup events are a celebration of football, a chance to see a mingle of cultures, styles and colours as fans come together draped in their national team shirts and flags, while on the pitch a whole generation of the globe's best players get to face up to each other. Show More Summary
PackBot bomb disposal robots deploying internationally to secure the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament.
FIFA may be implementing goal-sensing technology in international soccer games, but the World Cup is getting even more high-tech with military robot security. iRobot announced today $7.2 million in contracts to provide Brazil with military PackBot robots for security at the 2014 World Cup. PackBots have been deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, and even inside Japan’s... Read More
FIFA president Sepp Blatter refuses to say if he backed Qatar 2022 bid but does have concerns over certain issues.
The PackBot 510 provides users with real-time video, audio, and sensor data to evaluate explosives and other hazards. (Credit: iRobot) FIFA may be implementing goal-sensing technology in international soccer games, but the World Cup is getting even more high-tech with military robot security. Show More Summary
The 80,000-seat stadium features traditional Badgheer openings which enable the capture and manipulation of the wind. These are created in the outer layer of the stadium and positioned to allow the effective harnessing of hot winds to create air currents across
The qualifying rounds for the FIFA World Cup 2014 are drawing closer toward their conclusion, with most of the spots to be wrapped up later this year. For a lucky group of 736 players—32 places, 23 men per squad—they will get the chance to perform on the global scale, but the inevitable hard-luck stories will also be prevalent. Show More Summary
Curious who will be FIFA World Champion? Make sure you tune into the live broadcast of the FIWC finals this evening. The FIFA Interactive World Cup 2013 (FWC13) Grand Final is currently taking place in Madrid. Live coverage of the final will kick off at 18:00 CET (Central European Time). The post Catch FIWC Final Live Here Tonight appeared first on FIFA Soccer Blog.
The first kick of the 2014 FIFA World Cup may be delivered in Sao Paulo next June by a Brazilian who is paralyzed from the waist down. If all goes according to plan, the teenager will walk onto the field, cock back a foot and swing at the soccer ball, using a mechanical exoskeleton controlled by the teen’s brain. Read full article >>
Remember the vuvuzela, and how is drove you absolutely insane while trying to watch the 2010 FIFA World Cup? Well, that may have been annoying, but at least the instrument was a genuine part of South Africa’s indigenous musical heritage. The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be played in Brazil, and since they apparently don’t [...]
Monterrey pulled off a remarkable comeback in which four second half goals secured a 4-2 victory over Santos Laguna. Once again, Monterrey are champions of CONCACAF and will head to Morocco to compete in the FIFA Club World Cup. Here's a look at the finer points of the match courtesy of the Opta Chalkboard from MLS Soccer. Show More Summary
The sound of vuvuzelas blaring became an instrumental part of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. And now, the caxirola is going to be the noisemaker of choice for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. What is a caxirola, you ask? Well,...Show More Summary
Rio de Janeiro 's Maracan ã Stadium reopened Saturday night after nearly three years of renovations. With the legendary venue set to host the FIFA World Cup final next summer, fans here in 2013 were treated to the next best thing for some Saturday-night fun. Show More Summary
Having spent almost a decade at Old Trafford, winning five Premier League titles, a FIFA Club World Cup, one Champions League crown, three FA Community Shields and many other accolades in that space of time, Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United tenure could come to its end this summer. Show More Summary
FIFA president Sepp Blatter's Twitter account, along with that of the FIFA World Cup was compromised by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) Monday.
The official Twitter accounts of the World Cup and FIFA's President Joseph Blatter have been hacked, apparently by Syrian hackers. On Monday afternoon, both @FifaWorldCup and @SeppBlatter started sending weird tweets, hinting that hackers had taken over control of the accounts. Show More Summary
“We can confirm that some twitter accounts, including the FIFA President, have been hacked today. We are looking at this issue.” – Official statement from FIFA. Monday afternoon featured some unexpected Tweets from FIFA president Sepp Blatter and the official World Cup account and it had many who follow the most powerful man in football, [...]
When it comes to inherently corrupt sporting institutions, FIFA makes the IOC and NCAA look like kindergarteners stealing toys from classmates. The corruption in world soccer must have been what the prohibition days in Chicago were like, except on a much larger global scale. Show More Summary