Category Archives: FIFA

FIFA rejects appeal, Suarez suspension stands

FIFA has rejected Luis Suarez and Uruguay’s appeal for his four-month suspension for biting Giorgio Chiellini. Continue reading »

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FIFA hands Suarez fine, suspension for bite

Uruguay’s Luis Suarez has been suspended nine international games and four months for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini. Continue reading »

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Colombia begin World Cup campaign with comfortable win vs. Greece

At a festive Estadio Mineirão, Colombia comfortably pushed aside Greece, 3-0, with goals from Pablo Armero, Teo Gutierrez, and James Rodriguez. Continue reading »

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Afternoon Ticker: Ronaldo back to 100 percent; Brazil schedules U.S.-based friendlies; and more

In the latest twist, Cristiano Ronaldo appears to be 100 percent. Meanwhile, Brazil is coming to the USA fresh off the World Cup. And more. Continue reading »

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World Cup Day 3: A Look Ahead

Mario Balotelli and Italy take on England in the heat of the Amazon in Manaus to headline World Cup Day Three. Continue reading »

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Voting FIFA member Franz Beckenbauer suspended for stonewalling Qatar inquiry

A FIFA member who voted in the process that resulted in a 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been suspended for refusing to cooperate with an investigation into bribery. Continue reading »

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Gulati denies report that FIFA urged U.S. Soccer to prepare for 2022 World Cup

U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati denied a report that FIFA had warned the U.S. a 2022 World Cup revote is possible – but the kerfuffle could signal pressure is mounting. Continue reading »

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Mid-day Ticker: Rioters clash with police in Sao Paulo; Fabregas signs for Chelsea; and more

Riots continue in Sao Paulo hours before the 2014 World Cup kicks off. Sao Paulo is the site of the opening game of the tournament. Continue reading »

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