The big beasts of European club football have missed a chance to make a Champions League style land grab from the sport's governing body. The post An ‘Infallible’ FIFA Prevails in Power Struggle Over World Cup Move appeared first on The Good Men Project.
When FIFA, the famously opaque yet incredibly powerful international soccer governing body that puts on the World Cup, published its 156-page annual financial report on Friday, no mention was made of one basic facet of any organization:...Show More Summary
The 2022 Winter Olympics and the Fifa World Cup should not be held at the same time, says IOC president Thomas Bach.
These are some of the things that happen every four years: leap year, a total solar eclipse, the Olympics, and the FIFA World Cup. Oh, and debate—ad infinitum, ad nauseam—about the Liberals and New Democrats coming together to defeat the Satanic Stephen Harper Conservatives. That, too, happens every four years—and, when there’s a minority Parliament, […]
His reelection all but ensured and coming off a World Cup that generated $4 billion in revenue, FIFA President Sepp Blatter has decided to take something of a victory lap, telling the Swiss newspaper Sonntags-Zeitung with all modesty that FIFA is a force for good and people love soccer and BOW DOWN BEFORE FIFA. Times […]
Clubs will be paid a total of £142m for releasing their players for each of the next two World Cups, Fifa announces.
Since 1930, every World Cup has been played during the months of June and July, with the occasional match as early as May. Last week, FIFA confirmed that the 2022 tournament, in Qatar, will be held during the winter, with the final scheduled for December 18th. Show More Summary
So FIFA has decided to move the 2022 World Cup from the summer to the Northern Hemisphere winter to avoid daytime temperatures in Qatar that regularly hover around 106 degrees.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter urged the European parliament to end "political interference" in sporting matters.
ZURICH (AP) — The World Cup's commercial power led to record revenue of $2 billion for FIFA last year, with $337 million in profits coming from the four-year cycle leading up to the 2014 soccer tournament in Brazil. FIFA, which pocketed $140.7 million in profit in 2014 alone, added $91 million to its reserves, which now stand at $1.523 billion. Show More Summary
FIFA is bad. "Bad," as in many of the people who work there are bad, and they often do bad things to the sport of soccer and to the world at large. But let no one ever say that FIFA is very, very good at making money: it pulled in more than $2 billion last year, nearly all of that from the World Cup. Read more...
FIFA released its 2014 financial report, and it shows how the organization profited off the World Cup that cost Brazil billions. The 2014 World Cup generated $4.8 billion in revenue for FIFA compared to $2.2 billion in expenses. Over the four-year cycle, the event turned a $2.6 billion profit. Show More Summary
Ed Note: This post comes courtesy Bloguin’s main soccer blog 32 Flags. Ever since the bid of Qatar won the voting for the rights to the 2022 World Cup speculation has surrounded a move to the winter. On Thursday the world’s soccer governing...Show More Summary
Brazilian World Cup proves a coup for governing body's books.
BREAKING: The 2022 #WorldCup Final in Qatar will be played on 18 December pic.twitter.com/1UF6NKf25i — FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) March 19, 2015 It’s official then: we’re having a winter World Cup! FIFA confirmed today that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will break from the summer tradition, and will be held in November and December due to […]
The decision will give France, a rising power in the women’s game, the chance to win the title on home soil.
Today FIFA announced that they are formally moving ahead with plans to host the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November and December of that year, with the final being played a week before Christmas. As you may already know, Qatar's World Cup infrastructure is being built using Moses-era slavery practices. Show More Summary
Football world governing body says final to be played on Qatar's national day, with start date to be decided on Friday.
In a move that surprised no one, FIFA's executive committee voted Thursday to move games of the 2022 Qatar World Cup from summer to winter to avoid July temperatures that average about 106 degrees in the Middle Eastern country.