Category Archives: FIFA

Ronaldo wins second FIFA Ballon d’Or, future Thorns goalkeeper named Women’s World Player of the Year

An emotional Cristiano Ronaldo broke Lionel Messi’s four-year winning streak when he was awarded the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or, while Portland Thorns goalkeeper Nadine Angerer won on the women’s side Continue reading »

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Who really received the toughest World Cup draw?

Many believe that the U.S. Men’s National Team received the toughest World Cup draw, but according to a study from The Guardian, they’re not as bad off as originally thought. Continue reading »

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USMNT remain at No. 14 in final FIFA Rankings of 2013

The U.S. Men’s National Team rounded out 2013 with the No. 14 ranking in FIFA’s World Rankings, an improvement of 14 places from 2012. Continue reading »

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Mid-Day Ticker: Fox Sports renews UCL rights through 2018; FIFA bans Simunic; and more

Fox Sports has renewed the rights to televise UEFA Champions League and Europa League matches through the 2018 Champions League final, leading off our mid-day ticker. Continue reading »

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Wambach named a finalist for FIFA Women’s Player of the Year

Abby Wambach has been tabbed for the second consecutive year as a finalist for the FIFA Women’s Player of the Year award. Continue reading »

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USMNT drawn into World Cup Group G with Germany, Ghana, Portugal

The U.S. Men’s National Team were drawn into Group G alongside Germany, Portugal, and Ghana for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Continue reading »

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World Cup 2014 Draw: SBI Live Commentary

FIFA will perform the draw for the 2014 World Cup today, with everyone anxiously awaiting which of the eight groups they will be drawn into. Continue reading »

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Friday Kickoff: FIFA to decide on Qatar in 2014; Ronaldo to return for Madrid in UCL; and more

FIFA President Sepp Blatter revealed to press that a potential decision to change the schedule for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will not be taken until December 2014. Continue reading »

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