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Six countries demand that Qatar be stripped of 2022 World Cup

As per a report from ESPN, a number of countries have contacted world football governing body FIFA to demand that Qatar be stripped as host nation of the 2022 World Cup. Situation Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Mauritania, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, who all cut diplomatic ties with Qatar in June, have written to […]

Qatar 2022: Fake news story claims Arab nations told Fifa they will boycott World Cup

A fake news story claiming Arab nations demand Fifa strip Qatar of the 2022 World Cup appears on a website designed to look like a credible Swiss news publication.

World Cup: Fifa official has ban reduced to two years

A Fifa official who assessed bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has his ban from football cut to two years.

Sports court cuts FIFA ban of World Cup bids inspector

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has cleared former 2018-2022 World Cup bids inspector Harold Mayne-Nicholls to return to football duty        

American soccer official Chuck Blazer personified the sport’s growth and its worst impulses

In 2009, Guardian journalist David Conn first encountered Chuck Blazer at a luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi, where Blazer was overseeing that year’s Club World Cup as a member of FIFA’s executive committee. Somewhat stunned by the sight of a fantastically obese man in a motorized mobility scooter barking orders at nearly everyone in sight, […]

If McDonald's Withdraws FIFA World Cup Sponsorship, The Floodgates Will Open

2 weeks agoSports : The Big Lead

McDonald’s may pull its sponsorship from the 2018 World Cup, which could lead more to follow.

Concussion protocols often not followed during FIFA World Cup

In the 2014 soccer World Cup, concussion assessment protocols were not followed in more than 60 percent of plays in which players involved in head collisions were not assessed by sideline health care personnel, according to a study.

FOX Sports’ promo video for World Cup 2018 coverage [VIDEO]

2 weeks agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

In case you missed it, FOX Sports recently unveiled a promotional video to begin advertising its coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which will be televised in the United States across the network of FOX Sports channels. You can watch the video below, but the promo video features clips of some of the most iconic moments in World Cup history. Show More Summary

U.S. drops 12 spots to No. 35 in FIFA rankings

The U.S. men’s national soccer team hasn’t lost since Bruce Arena took over as coach in December, has climbed from last to third in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying table and played Mexico to a 1-1 draw on the road last month. But none of that has paid off in the FIFA world rankings, where the...

Germany back atop FIFA rankings with Confederations Cup win

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Germany leads the FIFA rankings again after the 2014 World Cup winner added the Confederations Cup title        

Fifa rankings: Northern Ireland reach highest point as Germany lead the way

Northern Ireland create history as Germany 's Confederations Cup win makes them the best-ranked team in the world.

Indonesia to lead SE Asian 2034 World Cup football bid

2 weeks agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Jakarta (AFP) – Indonesia is set to lead a consortium of South East Asian countries in an ambitious bid to host the 2034 FIFA World Cup, the country’s football association said Wednesday. Joko Driyono, the vice-president of the Indonesia’s...Show More Summary

Russia says TV deal for World Cup still far off

Russia says it is far from reaching a deal with FIFA on TV broadcast rights for next year's World Cup        

Confederations Cup shows Russia ready to host World Cup

3 weeks agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Germany’s Confederations Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew and FIFA president Gianni Infantino have led the calls for giving Russia the seal of approval to host next year’s World Cup. Lars Stindl’s first-half goal...Show More Summary

Infantino hails VAR ‘great success’ at Confed Cup

3 weeks agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Saint Petersburg (AFP) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino hailed the video assistant referee (VAR) system as a “great success” at the Confederations Cup, but admitted it still needs improving. World football’s governing body is testing...Show More Summary

Prince William, David Cameron made cameos in the FIFA corruption report

3 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

The release of FIFA investigator Michael Garcia’s 2014 report into the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups was met mostly with shrugs. The report, which had been suppressed by FIFA except for a 42-page summary that Garcia dubbed a “materially incomplete and erroneous” interpretation of his findings, didn’t contain any smoking guns […]

Serious Fraud Office probes Fifa World Cup bidding report

The Serious Fraud Office says it is reviewing a newly-released report into England's bids to stage the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

On Soccer: FIFA Pulls Back the Curtain, but Will It Ever See the Light?

In 430 pages, a report on a tainted World Cup bidding process shed some much needed light on corruption in soccer’s leadership. But it cannot be the end of the story.

FIFA admits it gave 2026 World Cup to Fox to avoid a lawsuit, knew it would lose money on deal

In February 2015, FIFA awarded Fox the rights to the 2026 World Cup without opening up the bidding, inciting confusion and frustration from other networks. Soon after, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke hinted that the organization gave...Show More Summary

Qatar says Garcia report ‘vindicates’ 2022 World Cup bid

3 weeks agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Doha (AFP) – Qatar World Cup organisers said on Wednesday that the surprise publication of FIFA’s Garcia report “vindicated the integrity” of its successful bid to host the 2022 tournament. In a statement, the Supreme Committee for Delivery...Show More Summary

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