Category Archives: FIFA

Vermes speaks out on FIFA turmoil, CONCACAF reform

When you see all the bribery, maybe it’s a way for [FIFA] to have control on the game and be able to push things the way they want them to go.” Continue reading »

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Thursday Ticker: FIFA paid Ireland hush money after Henry handball; Questions arise over Germany WC bid; and more

The FAI revealed that they received a €5 million payment from FIFA to not take legal action after Thierry Henry’s handball helped send France to the World Cup over to the Republic of Ireland. Continue reading »

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USMNT rises one spot in latest FIFA rankings

The U.S. Men’s National Team rose one spot to 27th in the latest FIFA rankings. Continue reading »

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Jack Warner claims he fears for his life and will unleash an “avalanche” on FIFA in raving video

The disgraced former FIFA official is continuing to make headlines, and threats about what he knows and is ready to tell. Continue reading »

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Blazer accepted bribes for 1998, 2010 World Cup bids, Gold Cup media rights

In an unsealed guilty plea from Nov. 2013, former FIFA and CONCACAF executive Chuck Blazer admitted to taking bribes and kickbacks regarding multiple World Cup bidding processes and media rights for the Gold Cup. Continue reading »

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Report: FBI’s investigation into FIFA includes awarding of 2018, 2022 World Cups

The FBI is reportedly investigating the awarding processes of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in Russia and Qatar, respectively. Continue reading »

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Wednesday Kickoff: England FA chairman backs U.S. to host 2022 World Cup; Real announces Benitez hire; and more

English FA chairman Greg Dyke has backed the U.S. to host the 2022 World Cup should Qatar be stripped. Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Featured, FIFA, International Soccer, Under-20 World Cup | 38 Comments

U.S. Soccer, CONCACAF and more react to Blatter’s resignation

Sepp Blatter stepped away from the sport he’s headed for a little more than four terms Tuesday, leaving some across the soccer community to jest and exclaim while others praised Blatter for his awareness of the situation at hand. Continue reading »

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