Football's governing body to review further awarding of hosting rights for 2018 and 2022 events to Russia and Qatar.
The decision reopens for scrutiny the mechanism by which Russia and Qatar were awarded the tournament in 2018 and 2022. The two countries were cleared last week of corruption in their winning bids.
The host nation of the 2022 FIFA World Cup claims it will be able to accommodate LGBT soccer fans. read more
Striker comments on Arsenal transfer rumours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Joel Campbell was one of the best performers for Costa Rica in the FIFA World Cup 2014, however, he has struggled to get regular games for the Gunners that has fuelled lots of Arsenal transfer rumours surrounding his future. The … Read More ? From Soccerlens.com - Football News
The NFL says hi to LGBT businesses, the World Cup may be like Sochi or worse, and queer women in sports continue to be ignored. Go team, go!
The last two winners of the FIFA World Cup met in friendly action on Tuesday night, with Spain hosting Germany in Vigo. Germany ended as victors this time, taking a 1-0 win thanks to a late goal from Toni Kroos in a match which was a...Show More Summary
Soccer's governing body said assets may have been transferred to Switzerland in connection with the bids. Just days ago, FIFA cleared eventual winners Russia and Qatar of corruption.
Football's governing body wants inquiry into "possible misconduct" over awarding of 2018 and 2022 events.
Bayern Munich received something of a boost after the 2014 FIFA World Cup when captain Philipp Lahm opted to bow out at the top and retire from international football, but this international break has still seen him pick up an injury. According...Show More Summary
Less than a week after FIFA released a summary of a report that claims to clear Russia and Qatar of any wrongdoing in their 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids, the world’s governing soccer body has handed the original report over to Swiss authorities so they can prosecute criminal actions of “individual persons.” FIFA did […]
Every industry has an evil empire. College athletes bow to the NCAA. Super PACs devour politics. Comcast complicates our technological needs. Gannett ruins newspapers. Reagan railed against an evil empire. Rage Against the Machine named an album after one. Darth Sidious oversaw another. Soccer’s evil empire is an imperious, sinister and immune overlord sweeping from […]
FIFA may have put its corruption investigation pertaining to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids to bed on Thursday, but the FBI has revved up its own criminal probe, CNN reports. The U.S. law enforcement agency is reportedly “stepping up the pace” of an investigation into senior leaders at FIFA and their roles in what […]
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, better known as FIFA, awarded the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. But there's one very disappointing and quite frankly shocking part of a World Cup in Qatar: Gay people aren't welcome.Show More Summary
A report by a German judge examined the actions of countries that bid to stage the World Cup in 2018 and 2022. But the lawyer on whose work the report was based called it "incomplete and erroneous."
Ask yourself this question: What would FIFA have regarded as the ideal findings from an investigation looking into its World Cup bidding process? Perhaps an indictment of England, from where many of the corruption allegations originated...Show More Summary
The Sports Retort tackles the dispute over FIFA’s latest report on the upcoming World Cups and debates whether the NHL would work in Las Vegas.
A report intended to clear FIFA of wrongdoing in its vote to place the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in Russia and Qatar has instead plunged global soccer's powerful governing body into civil war at the same time U.S. law enforcement officials are stepping up their own investigation into the...
Most of it's unreadable. All of it's suspicious. Some of it's brilliant. As you may have heard, FIFA released a 40-page summary of a 400-plus page report into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups on Thursday. While nothing actually...Show More Summary
FIFA released the “findings” of the ethics investigation into the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup. For anyone expecting a smoking gun that might disqualify Russia and/or Qatar from hosting duties under the veil of massive corruption… remember who we’re dealing with here. Show More Summary
FIFA's announcement clearing the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding processes scores a series of spectacular own goals to clinch the title