Category Archives: FIFA

Wednesday Kickoff: No club compensation for 2022 World Cup; 2021 Confederations Cup moved from Qatar; and more

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says that clubs will not be compensated for the 2022 World Cup, while the 2021 Confederations Cup will not be played in Qatar. Continue reading »

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Midday Ticker: European clubs want compensation for winter World Cup; Matic ban reduced to two games; and more

European clubs are seeking additional compensation for losses that come as a result of the scheduling changes for the 2022 World Cup. Continue reading »

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Evening Ticker: Beckham backs Figo for FIFA presidency; Di Maria injured; and more

David Beckham has backed Luis Figo in the upcoming FIFA elections while his former club, Manchester United, may be without Angel di Maria this weekend due to injury. Continue reading »

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Midday Ticker: FIFA opposes Manaus as Olympic venue; Carroll out for EPL season; and more

By AARON CRANFORD FIFA does not like the idea of having Manaus as a host city for 2016 Olympic soccer matches. In a Friday statement, the sport’s governing body said they would prefer to have venues that are closer to … Continue reading »

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USMNT falls 4 spots in latest FIFA rankings

The U.S. Men’s National Team fell four spots to 31st overall in the latest FIFA rankings. Continue reading »

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Wednesday Kickoff: Guardiola linked to Qatar job; AC Milan unveils stadium plan; and more

Pep Guardiola has been linked with the job of Qatar’s national team manager ahead of the nation’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup. Continue reading »

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Monday Kickoff: Champagne out of FIFA president race; Vela to undergo surgery; and more

Jerome Champagne has pulled out of the race for FIFA’s presidency while Carlos Vela is set to undergo surgery for a torn meniscus. Continue reading »

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Friday Kickoff: Diego Costa suspension upheld; Ronaldinho on special training program; and more

The FA has upheld a three-match ban for Diego Costa, while Ronaldinho has been placed on a special training regiment with Queretaro due to the Brazilian’s disdain for running. Continue reading »

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