Category Archives: FIFA

Saturday Ticker: Winter World Cup would disrupt 50 leagues; Ronaldinho benched after late arrival; and more

According to one of FIFA’s experts, there is actually no good solution on the table for holding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Continue reading »

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SBI Reader Poll: Who should win the Ballon d’Or?

Who do you think should win the Ballon d’Or? Cast your vote in the SBI Reader Poll. Continue reading »

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USMNT remain No. 27 in first FIFA rankings of 2015

The U.S. Men’s National Team kept level at No. 27 in FIFA’s January 2015 rankings released on Thursday. Continue reading »

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Monday Kickoff: FIFA official ‘shocked’ by failed England WC bid; Ronaldinho, Queretaro in crisis; and more

FIFA official Harold Mayne-Nicholls was shocked that England was not named host of the 2018 World Cup. Continue reading »

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FIFA to release reports in ‘appropriate form;’ will not revisit World Cup vote

FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced that the organization will release the findings of the report surrounding the 2018/22 World Cups, although the bidding process will not be revisited. Continue reading »

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USMNT finish 2014 at No. 27 in FIFA Rankings

The U.S. Men’s National Team rounded out 2014 by moving up one spot to No. 27 in FIFA’s December World Rankings. Continue reading »

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Garcia resigns from FIFA due to ‘lack of leadership’

American lawyer Michael Garcia has resigned from FIFA’s ethic committee following the rejection of his appeal regarding his report concerning the bidding processes of the upcoming World Cups. Continue reading »

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Wednesday Kickoff: FIFA exec calls for Qatar reforms; Club America retool following title win; and more

FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger has called for labor reforms in Qatar ahead of a March deadline. Continue reading »

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