Category Archives: FIFA

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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Thursday Kickoff: Robben to miss Club World Cup; Suarez staying with Liverpool; and more

Bayern Munich will be without starting winger Arjen Robben for up to six weeks after he injured his knee, leaving the club without one of their top players for the Club World Cup. Continue reading »

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Wednesday Kickoff: Three Brazil stadiums behind schedule; Xolos hire Farias; and more

FIFA have revealed that three of the 12 World Cup stadiums will not be finished on schedule, with two of them potentially finishing in February and one stadium that still has a long way to go. Continue reading »

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FIFA announces allocation of World Cup pots

FIFA announced the 2014 World Cup pots ahead of Friday’s draw on Tuesday, and the U.S. Men’s National Team were revealed to be in Pot 3 as was expected. Continue reading »

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

The U.S. Men’s National Team dropped one place in the November FIFA World Rankings after a draw in Scotland and a loss at Austria during friendly matches this month. Continue reading »

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Brazil World Cup stadium collapse kills at least two, may delay construction

A small section of a 2014 World Cup stadium in Brazil collapsed killing two and possibly causing delays. Continue reading »

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Tuesday Kickoff: World Cup stadiums still behind schedule; FIFA calls for tougher racism sanctions; and more

At least two of Brazil’s FIFA World Cup stadiums for next year are likely to miss FIFA’s deadline to be completed at the end of 2013, causing mass delays and controversy in Brazil and within FIFA. Continue reading »

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