Category Archives: FIFA

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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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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