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Why FIFA Needs to Move the 2022 World Cup From Qatar

Marco Cerino on why The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is a bad, bad move from FIFA. The post Why FIFA Needs to Move the 2022 World Cup From Qatar appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Abby Wambach, Nadine Angerer and other soccer stars sue FIFA over World Cup turf

5 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

A coalition of soccer players set to play in next year’s women’s World Cup tournament in Canada have filed a lawsuit against FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association over the artificial turf the organizations have decided to use in the 2015 tournament’s arenas. The lawsuit, filed with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal based in Toronto […]

Top Female Soccer Players Sue FIFA Over Bullshit Artificial Turf

5 hours agoSports : Deadspin

After weeks of pleading with FIFA to change its mind about playing the 2015 women's World Cup on field turf instead of grass and being met with nothing but stubbornness, a handful of women's soccer's biggest stars have filed a lawsuit against FIFA to try and force the organization to put the upcoming games back on grass. Read more...

Top Women’s Soccer Players File Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against FIFA

The lawsuit results from FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association's decision to play the 2015 Women's World Cup on turf surfaces, which women's players say would never happen for men. The post Top Women’s Soccer Players File Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against FIFA appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Players file lawsuit against FIFA alleging World Cup gender discrimination

A group of women's soccer players has filed suit against FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association, arguing that the decision to play the 2015 Women's World Cup on turf is illegal gender-based discrimination. FIFA has insisted the games will be played on artificial turf, despite complaints from players that the surfaces are subpar and dangerous. Show More Summary

Luis Suarez Can't Bite Any FIFA Players Until October 26

FIFA 15 is out already. And while he's in the game, notorious Uruguayan strike Luis Suarez has had his availability cut to match the suspension he received in the real world for biting during the World Cup. Read more...

Luis Suarez real-life football ban extends to FIFA 15

When Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez took a bite out of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup this summer, he was quickly banned from "all football activities" by governing body FIFA until the end of October. It turns out that also included game modes in FIFA 15. Show More Summary

FIFA sending team to Canada to survey turf fields for Women's World Cup

FIFA will send an independent team to Canada to survey playing surfaces for the women’s World Cup next year amid fierce protests over the tournament being played on artificial turf.

FIFA President Says The Report That Could Take Down The Qatar World Cup Will Be Kept Secret

A 350-page report on the investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will not be made public, FIFA president Sepp Blatter vowed on Friday. The report is expected to provide new insights into the corruption and bribery allegations surrounding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Show More Summary

FIFA President Sepp Blatter vows to keep World Cup corruption report secret, despite growing split within organization

It looks as if American lawyer Michael Garcia, who penned the much-anticipated independent investigation into corruption surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids that were awarded to Russia and Qatar, will not get his wish. Just days after Garcia requested that FIFA make the report public, FIFA President Sepp Blatter reiterated that it will […]

Sepp Blatter says World Cup corruption probe to stay secret

A corruption probe into the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will stay secret, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Friday, rejecting a request from the chief investigator to make his report public.

What Fernando Santos Brings to Portugal and How He'll Impact Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portugal national team struggled in the 2014 FIFA World Cup with an injured Cristiano Ronaldo. The team have relied on him to be Portugal’s offensive catalyst, but new manager Fernando Santos will present a different game plan. How...Show More Summary

Brazilian soccer star Bellini has CTE diagnosed, just as FIFA revamps concussion protocol

Brazilian soccer star Bellini, who, along with Pele, lead Brazil to World Cup victories in 1958 and 1962, did not die of Alzheimer’s, as originally thought in March. Instead, the 83-year-old was diagnosed posthumously this month with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease that’s been linked to repeated concussions, The New York Times reports. […]

World Cup 'will not take place in Qatar' claims Fifa exec

Credits: JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Alt Text: Theo Zwanziger German Theo Zwanziger believes Fifa will get cold feet over high temperatures in the Gulf First Reaction Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 9:15am See related: Qatar World Cup controversy: bribes, slavery and alcohol The 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar. Show More Summary

British MP thinks FIFA report on World Cup bids in Qatar and Russia could lead to criminal charges

Soccer fans aren’t the only people upset by FIFA’s decision not to release the much-hyped report on the allegedly corrupt bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments in Russia and Qatar. Damian Collins, a Conservative member of Britain’s parliament is angry, too. But he doesn’t just want the report made public for truth […]

FIFA Official: Qatar Won't Get World Cup over Temperature Concerns

A member of soccer's international governing committee predicts that the desert country of Qatar will not be getting the 2022 World Cup, after all. Several years ago, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) awarded the 2022 games to the oil-rich, Middle Eastern nation. Show More Summary

Qatar Is Going To Lose The World Cup, Says FIFA Executive

A FIFA executive announced today that he believes Qatar will be stripped of its bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup due to the Middle Eastern nation’s scorching summer temperatures. FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger told...Show More Summary

2022 World Cup won’t be played in Qatar: FIFA exec

Scorching temperatures — not allegations of rampant corruption — will keep Qatar from hosting the World Cup in 2022, a FIFA executive said Monday.

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