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British PM wants FIFA to strip Russia of 2018 World Cup

David Cameron will push for Russia to be stripped of its right to host the 2018 World Cup as part of a sanctions threat against Vladmir Putin’s deployment of troops in Ukraine. Alongside various officials from across the EU, the British...Show More Summary

World Cup 2018: World Leaders Pressure FIFA To Strip Russia Of Hosting Duties

The 2018 World Cup could be moved from Russia if tough new political sanctions proposed by David Cameron go through. The British Prime Minister proposed taking away the world’s largest soccer tournament during a summit of European Union leaders in Brussels. Cameron wants Russia to be ostracized from high-profile international events as a punishment for

Less than 5% of men cited reading blogs as their favourite online activity

So when you wrote that piece about how you loved Phil Neville’s commentating style during the FIFA World Cup 2014, the men you were hoping would lap it up, quite probably didn’t. That is, of course, unless you carried out some research of your own and found that’s exactly what your male audience was crying out for. Show More Summary

Juan Mata and Fernando Torres Dropped from Latest Spain Squad

Juan Mata and Fernando Torres are the latest victims of the backlash to Spain's dreadful group-stage exit at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The pair have been dropped from the latest national squad, for a friendly against France and a Euro...Show More Summary

Platini: Europe deserves 1 extra World Cup place

MONACO (AP) — UEFA President Michel Platini says Europe deserves an extra team at the next World Cup and he will ask FIFA for it.

Parents Sue FIFA, U.S. Soccer Over Concussions

Head injuries became a hot topic during this summer's World Cup, and now a group of American parents have filed a class-action lawsuit against FIFA, U.S. Soccer and other organizations about how head injuries are prevented and treated...Show More Summary

Tom Hanks sides with players in FIFA Women’s World Cup turf debate

First it was Kobe Bryant. Now Tom Hanks is joining forces with a group of soccer players set to play in next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. A group of about 40 players wrote a letter to FIFA complaining about the use of artificial turf on the fields. Opinion: Women’s World Cup is […]

How the World Cup Influenced FIFA 15 on PS4

“We picked the winner of the Brazil World Cup with our simulation.” It’s a lofty claim to make, but one that Nick Channon, Senior Producer on EA Sports FIFA 15, doesn’t make lightly.

Will Nike Continue Outperforming Rivals?

By Anup Singh: During the FIFA World Cup, sports equipment giants Nike (NYSE:NKE) and Adidas (OTCQX:ADDYY) were involved in a brand war. Adidas won the duel, as both finalists were kitted by the German company, while another rival, Under Armour (NYSE:UA), didn't make much of a dent as it sponsored just two players. Show More Summary

Is Under Armour Worth Considering At Its Current High Valuation?

By Anup Singh: Under Armour (NYSE:UA) might have missed out on benefiting from the FIFA World Cup, but there is no doubt regarding the stock's performance so far this year. The company has outperformed Nike (NYSE:NKE) on the stock market so far this year, delivering gains of almost 62%. Show More Summary

Study: Qatar-hosted world cup to be dangerously hot for spectators

5 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

The 2022 soccer World Cup taking place in the 106°heat of the Qatari summer is already a baking examplar of FIFA's corruption; a new study suggests heat stress will make it physically dangerous even for spectators. (more…)

Scientific proof that a summer World Cup in Doha is too hot - for fans

German researchers have some advice to the organizers of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha, Qatar: Hold the soccer tournament during the winter. Or, if the matches really must be played during the summer, hold them at night.

New study says 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be too hot to even sit and watch

While questions linger about the allegedly shady activity that led FIFA to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, the Middle Eastern country has been dogged with criticism about its suitability for the tournament. Corruption, human rights violations, the heat-stroke inducing weather… Indeed, criticism has been hot and heavy, and now it’s about get a whole […]

Tom Hanks says Women's World Cup should be played on grass

FIFA is waiting to hear what Wilson thinks. The 2015 Women's World Cup will be played on turf, much to the chagrin of the players. A group of players have threatened a lawsuit because of the surface, and Megan Rapinoe has called playing...Show More Summary

ESPN Digital Media Reaches 75 Million Fans in July

Driven by coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, NBA free agency, and the MLB regular season and trade deadline, ESPN enjoyed another industry-leading month in the digital sports category

Ebola-free Morocco okay to host Cup - FIFA

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Johannesburg (AFP) - FIFA confirmed Thursday that the 2014 Club World Cup featuring Real Madrid will go ahead in Morocco during December despite the Ebola epidemic affecting Africa.

Ebola-free Morocco okay to host Cup - FIFA

Johannesburg (AFP) - FIFA confirmed Thursday that the 2014 Club World Cup featuring Real Madrid will go ahead in Morocco during December despite the Ebola epidemic affecting Africa.

Women Soccer Players Call Fake Turf Discriminatory

With the Women's World Cup in Canada less than 10 months away, some of the world's top women soccer players are threatening a lawsuit against FIFA over a literal turf war. The women want the tournament played on real grass instead of artificial turf, and they call the decision to...

Russia rejects FIFA plea to cut World Cup venues

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By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW Russia (Reuters) - Russia has rejected a FIFA recommendation to cut the number of host cities for the 2018 World Cup from 11 to nine and stadiums from 12 to 10, according to Russia sports minister Vitaly Mutko. Show More Summary

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