Category Archives: FIFA

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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Evening Ticker: FIFA votes down age and term limits; Manaus pitch remains a concern; and more

FIFA’s member countries turn down proposals for age and term limits, things still look bad for the pitch in Manaus, Blatter changes his mind on technology, and Lukaku returns to training for Belgium. Continue reading »

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SBI World Cup Preview: Group H

Belgium’s golden generation finally get their chance to prove it on the biggest stage as they headline World Cup Group H. Here’s SBI’s look at Group H. Continue reading »

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Wednesday Kickoff: UEFA won’t back Blatter; Pirlo extends contract; and more

UEFA officials have told Sepp Blatter that they are not in favor of him continuing his FIFA presidency in the next elections in 2015. Continue reading »

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Must-See Video: Comedian Jon Oliver on FIFA and the World Cup

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Soccer Friday: Your Running Commentary

Both Germany and Mexico play their final World Cup tune-up matches before taking off for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Continue reading »

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USMNT moves up one place to No. 13 in latest FIFA rankings

The U.S. Men’s National Team moved up one place to No. 13 in FIFA’s latest rankings, sitting one place ahead of Chile and one behind Greece. Continue reading »

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FIFA, Corinthians cancel test match at World Cup opening stadium

Arena Corinthians, the stadium scheduled to host the World Cup opener, had its final test match postponed Wednesday due to the surrounding area’s inability to handle the crowd and concerns over temporary bleachers. Continue reading »

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