Category Archives: FIFA

Friday Kickoff: Blatter calls Qatar World Cup a mistake; Messi agrees to restructured Barca deal; and more

Sepp Blatter has revealed for the first that that he believes it was “a mistake” to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup. Lionel Messi has received an improved contract from Barcelona. Continue reading »

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USMNT falls back to No. 14 in latest FIFA Rankings

The U.S. Men’s National Team dropped one place to No. 14 in FIFA’s May world rankings. Continue reading »

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USMNT rise up to No. 13 in latest FIFA Rankings

The U.S. Men’s National Team jumped one place to No. 13 in the latest FIFA Rankings on the back of their 2-2 draw with Mexico. Continue reading »

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Pitbull releases 2014 World Cup’s official song “We Are One (Ole Ola)”

By FRANCO PANIZO The official 2014 World Cup song is here. Pop stars Pitbull and JLo and Brazilian musical artist Claudia Leitte released their collaborative track for this summer’s tournament on Tuesday, and it is titledĀ “We Are One (Ole Ola).” … Continue reading »

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Thursday Kickoff: Mourinho charged with improper conduct, Martinez shoots down recent Coleman reports, and more

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been charged with improper conduct by the FA, Roberto Martinez has refuted recent Seamus Coleman reports, and more news from around the world of soccer. Continue reading »

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Tuesday Kickoff: Former FIFA VP received Qatar payment; Moyes losing support; and more

Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner is under investigation by the FBI over receiving payments from a former FIFA official from Qatar, igniting more controversy. Continue reading »

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USMNT drop one place to No. 14 in latest FIFA rankings

The U.S. Men’s National Team fell one place to No. 14 in FIFA’s World Rankings following the USA’s 2-0 defeat to Ukraine. Continue reading »

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USMNT move up to No. 13 in latest FIFA Rankings

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

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USMNT remain at No. 14 in first FIFA Rankings of 2014

The U.S. Men’s National Team remained at No. 14 in the latest FIFA Rankings, ahead of Mexico, Costa Rica, and Panama out of CONCACAF teams. Continue reading »

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FIFA selects American referee Geiger to work World Cup

American referee Mark Geiger has been selected to officiate at the 2014 World Cup, alongside assistants Mark Hurd and Joe Fletcher Continue reading »

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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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