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Luis Figo Has Zero Chance of Beating out Sepp Blatter for the FIFA Presidency

Sepp Blatter battles naysayers around the globe to keep his seat as FIFA president. After Qatar won the bid to host the 2022 World Cup, will Blatter hold power much longer? Watch Bleacher Report's Duncan Castles and Ryan Bailey discuss Luis Figo's chances of beating Blatter for the FIFA presidency. Read more World Football news on BleacherReport.com

La Liga Fixtures 2015 Week 21: Schedule, Live Stream Info, Picks and Key Players

Week 21 of the La Liga is set to be a daunting one for Real Madrid. The table toppers will be called into double duty in less than a week as they make up for games missed during the FIFA Club World Cup. Los Blancos will entertain both Real Sociedad and Sevilla, with only three days separating the fixtures. Show More Summary

FIFA Urged by Council of Europe to Rerun 2022 Qatar World Cup Vote

The voting process for the 2022 FIFA World Cup—scheduled to be held in Qatar—has been branded as “radically flawed” amid suggestions of bribery and corruption by the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe, prompting claims that...Show More Summary

Robbie Rogers Blasts FIFA For Supporting Russia, Qatar

The out soccer star is furious where the international governing body of soccer chose to hoidt the next two World Cups. read more

Brazil's $3-Billion World Cup Stadiums Are Turning Into White Elephants 6 Months Later

Brazil spent $3.6 billion building and renovating 12 venues for the 2014 World Cup. Despite only needing eight venues to meet FIFA regulations, the country decided to build several additional stadiums from scratch in far-flung cities that don't need 40,000-seat soccer arenas. Show More Summary

Three FIFA sponsors won’t renew for 2018 World Cup in Russia

Three second-tier World Cup sponsors opting not to renew for the 2018 tournament in Russia was normal in sports business, FIFA insisted.

Robbie Rogers Slams FIFA's Decision to Host World Cup in Anti-gay Countries: 'Our Lives Don't Matter'

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In a column for USA TODAY Sports this week, LA Galaxy player Robbie Rogers doubled down on his criticism of FIFA and its decision to hold the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in Russia and Qatar respectively. Both countries have...

Women's World Cup to go forward on artificial turf

A coalition of women's soccer players led by U.S. star Abby Wambach has withdrawn its gender discrimination suit against FIFA and will play this summer's World Cup in Canada on artificial turf.

Women’s World Cup Players Withdraw Gender Discrimination Claim Against FIFA

After months of legal fighting over artificial turf surfaces at the 2015 Women's World Cup, players withdrew their suit to keep from disrupting the tournament as FIFA refused to bend. The post Women’s World Cup Players Withdraw Gender Discrimination Claim Against FIFA appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Women’s World Cup players withdraw ‘turf war’ lawsuit against FIFA, Canada Soccer Association

The Women’s World Cup “turf war” is officially over. A group of players who filed a lawsuit against FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association alleging gender discrimination over the decision to use artificial turf instead of real grass was withdrawn on Wednesday, the players’ council confirms. This means the quadrennial tournament will go on this […]

Qatar, Russia World Cups Are ‘Insane’ According to Robbie Rogers

Robbie Rogers calls out FIFA for its indifference towards the wellbeing of gay athletes and fans. read more

The Olympic Agenda 2020: A Global Reset for Sport, Sustainability and Legacies

Welcome to 2015, the Year of Sport in Canada! This year the nation will be hosting three large sporting events beginning with the Canada Winter Games in Prince George (Feb 15-Mar 1), followed by the FIFA Women's World Cup in Vancouver,...Show More Summary

Robbie Rogers: Qatar, Russia World Cups Are ‘Insane’

last weekLGBT / Gay : Out.com

Rogers calls out FIFA for their indifference towards the wellbeing of gay athletes and fans. read more

Robbie Rogers berates FIFA for choosing homophobic countries to host World Cup [Video]

In February 2013 USA International Robbie Rogers came out as gay and announced his retirement from professional football. Capped 18 times by his country, the 27 year old Rogers made a return to football soonafter and is back playing with LA Galxy in the MLS. In the past 24 hours Rogers has spoken out against […]

FIFA presidential hopeful David Ginola suggests holding men’s and women’s World Cups at the same time

Controversial FIFA presidential hopeful David Ginola may not even make the ballot when the world soccer governing body holds its elections in May, but he’s making waves with his bold ideas regardless. During a live interview on BBC Radio 5 on Tuesday, the French former soccer player suggested holding the men’s and women’s World Cups […]

FIFA Won't Put in Natural Grass for the Women's World Cup. So the Women Are Suing FIFA.

A group of nine senators from the United States just joined an increasingly ugly controversy over the upcoming Women's World Cup, scheduled for this summer in Canada. At stake is the issue of artificial turf, which FIFA, soccer’s international...Show More Summary

Artificial turf to remain for Women’s World Cup

PHILADELPHIA — All matches at this summer’s Women’s World Cup in Canada will be played on artificial turf, FIFA reiterated Friday. At a news briefing promoting women’s soccer, Tatjana Haenni, head of FIFA women’s competitions, said “the topic should be over by now. There have been so many talks about it. There is no plan […]

Football: FIFA find piece of first World Cup

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

FIFA have found a long lost piece of the original World Cup which will become one of the major exhibits at its new museum to open next year. The gemstone base of the trophy first awarded in 1930 was found last month, according to David Ausseil, creative director of the museum which is still being built in Zurich. Show More Summary

Abby Wambach says women’s World Cup players are still fighting the ‘turf war,’ but they won’t boycott event

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

It’s looking increasingly less likely that the upcoming women’s World Cup will be played on real grass, as FIFA appears to have rejected a compromise put forth by some of the world’s most elite players on Monday before the Ballon d’Or awards ceremony in Zurich. U.S. National Team forward and FIFA Women’s Player of the Year nominee […]

The Base of the Original World Cup Trophy Found in FIFA's Basement

An amazing sporting artefact, long thought to have gone for good, has been found in FIFA 's storage basement. The Jules Rimet Trophy was awarded to the winners of the World Cup from the first tournament in 1930 until Brazil won it for the third time in 1970. Show More Summary

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