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Michel Platini refuses to return World Cup watch FIFA says broke ethics rules

The Brazil organizing committee gave the FIFA executive committee very expensive watches at the World Cup. It was a gift. Maybe a bribe. Who knows. But it definitely broke FIFA's new ethics rule that members of the organization may not...Show More Summary

Decisions in FIFA World Cup corruption case not coming until 2015

Not only have the decisions been pushed back, but none of it will be made public. FIFA's independent committee in charge of rulings on possible corruption in 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding will not come to any conclusions until 2015. Show More Summary

Clint Dempsey Unleashes New Rap Song 'Hot Fire' During FIFA 15 Launch

Clint Dempsey has matured in a great many ways in his career since announcing himself at the 2006 World Cup with a goal against Ghana. It seems he's progressed beyond just his footballing endeavors—his rapping has also improved. Well, at least just by a note or two. Show More Summary

FIFA officials return gifts in corruption scandal

Credits: Tom Dulat/Getty Alt Text: Football Association chairman Greg Dyke FA chairman Greg Dyke promises to return £16,000 watch from World Cup sponsors One-Minute Read Friday, September 19, 2014 - 9:43am In what is already been dubbed ‘Watchgate’,...Show More Summary

FIFA temporarily ousts a member of its financial monitoring panel over corruption

FIFA critics, don’t get too excited. FIFA President Sepp Blatter has not been impeached over allegations of corruption related to Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid. In fact, FIFA’s Tuesday decision to temporarily relieve a member of the soccer governing body’s financial monitoring panel has nothing to do with Qatar or Russia or even soccer at […]

Sunday Times accuses Sepp Blatter of breaching FIFA ethics rules over a $25,000 watch

BOOM! The Sunday Times have dropped another bombshell on FIFA and its president Sepp Blatter this weekend. The Sunday Times, who have been leading the charge against the World Cups in Russia and Qatar through the disclosure of evidence pointing to corruption in the bidding process, have now singled out Sepp Blatter for a fresh […]

Fuel Like an Athlete With a Smoothie You Eat With a Spoon

last weekHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Source: Under Armour After recuperating from ankle surgery last year, Under Armour athlete and professional soccer player Kelley O'Hara is now back to training hard, with her eye toward next year's FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada. "It's less than a year away, yet there's so much time to improve and get that laser focus down," she says. Show More Summary

Kingdom of Slaves

Since FIFA picked Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup, the tiny and uber-rich Gulf emirate has increasingly come under scrutiny for its failure to protect the human rights of its burgeoning foreign workforce. Qatar's 1.8 million foreign...Show More Summary

FIFA Might Move The 2022 Qatar World Cup To The Winter Because It's Too Hot, And It's Going To Be A Total Mess

FIFA is considering moving the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to the winter, a decision that will have adverse effects on domestic leagues, players, and television partners around the world. A FIFA task force will consider three windows for the 2022 World Cup: January/February, June/July, and November/December. Show More Summary

Russia World Cup: a history of sporting boycotts

If some nations refuse to take part in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, they will be following in a long tradition Briefing Friday, September 12, 2014 - 2:31pm When Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup it overshadowed Fifa's equally controversial...Show More Summary

Brilliant Gareth Bale Free Kick Saves the Day for Wales in Euro Qualification (Video)

If you’re a soccer fan then you know a Gareth Bale free kick is a thing of beauty. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to see any of those at the 2014 FIFA World Cup because Gareth Bale is Welsh, and Wales rarely qualifies for the World Cup. They do, however, have a good chance of qualifying […]

IOC Says It Has Gotten Assurances 2022 World Cup Won't Conflict with Olympics

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has reached out to the IOC with a promise that a potential 2022 World Cup in the months of January or December won't interfere with the Winter Olympics, according to The Associated Press (via IOC spokesman Mark Adams confirmed Blatter told the organisation FIFA would make sure the two events wouldn't clash. Show More Summary

FIFA To Suggest Two Winter Kick-Off Dates For 2022 World Cup In Qatar

last weekSports / Football : EPL Talk

During a press conference held on Monday, FIFA suggested two alternative dates for a winter kick-off for the 2022 World Cup to be held in Qatar. The official dates suggested are November/December 2022 or January/February 2022. The talks to have … Continue reading ? FIFA To Suggest Two Winter Kick-Off Dates For 2022 World Cup In Qatar is a post from World Soccer Talk.

FIFA offers up two winter kickoff dates for 2022 World Cup

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar took one step closer to being held in the winter months on Monday when FIFA presented two possible kickoff dates. Spaced roughly 11 months apart, officials suggested scheduling the World Cup in Qatar for either January/February 2022 or November/December 2022. “This is the first meeting and there will be […]

FIFA president Sepp Blatter announces fifth re-election bid

Buoyed by a successful World Cup in Brazil and UEFA president Michel Platini opting not to stand in next year’s election, Sepp Blatter believes he has the backing to win a fifth term as FIFA president.

FIFA’s Sepp Blatter on taking the World Cup from Russia: “Boycott in sport never has had any benefit”

If only we could get Nelson Mandela’s response to fresh quotes from FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Monday. Blatter sat down for a 40-minute interview with Jeff Powell, the veteran Daily Mail sports writer, on Monday, which was broadcast as a keynote opening to the Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester. During in interview Blatter was asked to […]

FIFA President Sepp Blatter says 2026 World Cup probably should be in the United States

The soccer world howled when Qatar beat out the United States to host the 2022 World Cup in December 2010. Nearly four years later, FIFA President Sepp Blatter has a new message for U.S. soccer fans: Be patient. Speaking in a video interview broadcast at the Soccerex Convention in Manchester, England, Blatter all but said […]

FIFA Official Arrested for Corruption and Money Laundering Allegations

Amidst swirling allegations of corruption this summer involving Qatar's bid to host the 2022 World Cup, another FIFA official in another part of the world has come under scrutiny, as Canover Watson was arrested on suspicion of corruption...Show More Summary

FIFA report on allegedly corrupt World Cup bidding process submitted, but you’ll probably never see it

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Good news! The 350-page report and additional materials reviewing the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in Russia and Qatar have been submitted to FIFA’s Adjudicatory Chamber, according to a FIFA news release. And now for the bad news: The public will most likely never see it. The report, led by U.S. […]

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