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  1. Russia awarded three points from violent, abandoned Montenegro match

    Apr 9, 2015, 8:29 AM EDT

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    There were additional monetary punishments for both teams, though none as severe for the winners as the points Serbia lost from its forfeit win over Albania.

  2. Thanks to 2022 World Cup projects, Qatar’s population is at an all-time high, and climbing

    Apr 8, 2015, 7:55 PM EDT

    Sepp Blatter, FIFA president

    Qatar’s population is at an all-time high, thanks to 2022 World Cup construction, with another 1.5 million migrant workers on their way.

  3. US Senators urge FIFA to take 2018 World Cup away from Russia

    Apr 2, 2015, 8:04 AM EDT

    FIFA

    As Russia’s conflict rumbles on with Ukraine, should they host a World Cup?

  4. April Fools! The top gags that actually fooled soccer fans on this day

    Apr 1, 2015, 3:30 PM EDT

    Sepp Blatter, FIFA president

    April Fools’ Day jokes — everybody’s got them, and while most aren’t funny, a few people came through with good ones today.

  5. FIFA president Sepp Blatter is “ready to change.” Do we believe this?

    Apr 1, 2015, 9:45 AM EDT

    Blatter

    Chairman of Bayern Munich, ECA, believes Blatter is ready to change his ways.

  6. Ukraine considers 2018 World Cup boycott, Blatter fires back

    Mar 24, 2015, 4:05 PM EDT

    Blatter

    Sepp Blatter is not amused by boycott suggestions, despite their very real possibilities.

  7. England chairman Dyke says FA could consider bidding for 2026 World Cup

    Mar 24, 2015, 3:01 PM EDT

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    If England won the rights, it would be three-straight tournaments in Europe or Asia. Think England “has the appetite” for another bid?

  8. Pele supporting Sepp Blatter for 5th term as FIFA president

    Mar 20, 2015, 7:37 PM EDT

    Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pele

    Pele says he will back Sepp Blatter for a fifth term as FiFA president.

  9. FIFA announces bidding process for 2026 World Cup is under way

    Mar 20, 2015, 11:00 AM EDT

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    It will be a long process, but North American countries are considered the early favorites for the bid.

  10. FIFA club compensation for releasing players triples to $209 million for 2018, 2022 World Cups

    Mar 20, 2015, 8:44 AM EDT

    Blatter

    Just days after denying they will compensate clubs for for a winter World Cup schedule, FIFA balloons its payments for releasing players.

  11. FIFA confirm 2022 World Cup final will take place on December 18

    Mar 19, 2015, 1:42 PM EDT

    The World Cup final will take place a week before Christmas Day in 2022.

  12. Blatter declines to enter TV debate with FIFA’s other presidential candidates

    Mar 19, 2015, 8:40 AM EDT

    Brazil v Netherlands: 3rd Place Playoff - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Blatter could appear on live TV to answer questions ahead of the presidential election. But he is having none of it.

  13. Ahead of presidential election, Michel Platini calls for change at top of FIFA

    Mar 16, 2015, 9:34 AM EDT

    Germany v Portugal: Group G - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    UEFA’s main man wants “new ideas” for soccer’s governing body.

  14. FA chairman Greg Dyke wants more technology in soccer, but no one’s listening to him

    Feb 28, 2015, 7:45 PM EDT

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    Dyke’s frustrated at the resistance to even explore and experiment with technological aids, and he’s 100% right to be.

  15. FIFA exec: 2021 Confederations Cup won’t be held in Qatar

    Feb 25, 2015, 11:48 AM EDT

    Sepp Blatter, FIFA president

    The 2022 World Cup is messing up, well, everything in the soccer world.

  16. FIFA want winter World Cup in 2022; propose November/December tournament

    Feb 24, 2015, 7:10 AM EDT

    Qatar

    Winter World Cup in Qatar. That’s the proposal from FIFA’s Task Force which was set up to deal with the issue.

  17. Luis Figo details FIFA manifesto, wants bigger World Cup, more money spent

    Feb 19, 2015, 10:40 AM EDT

    Luis Figo Launches FIFA Presidential Campaign Manifesto

    Figo has laid out his presidential manifesto at Wembley Stadium.

  18. Report: Decision to move 2022 World Cup to November, December “a done deal”

    Feb 18, 2015, 5:42 PM EDT

    Sepp Blatter, FIFA

    Qatar will host, and yes, it will be played in the winter.

  19. US falls four more spots to below 30 in latest FIFA world rankings

    Feb 12, 2015, 8:36 AM EDT

    Klinsmann

    Nobody truly uses the FIFA rankings as a real way of judging the team, but it may be a slightly fair – if not somewhat insulting – way of reflecting the recent run of poor form.

  20. FIFA survey shows investment problems for international women’s soccer

    Feb 11, 2015, 9:36 PM EDT

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    The USWNT ranks No. 2 in the world before their Sunday loss to France, Canada is 9th and Mexico is 25th.

  21. FIFA meeting to discuss extra time subs, changes in stoppage time, more

    Feb 3, 2015, 8:00 PM EDT

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    All four ideas sound reasonable enough, though it’s hard to believe the ‘orange card’ would ever move any higher than youth levels.

  22. FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali of Jordan gets backing from U.S. Soccer

    Feb 3, 2015, 7:20 AM EDT

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    Prince Ali launches campaign to become FIFA president in London and revealed the U.S. Soccer Federation backed him to beat out Blatter.

  23. Could MLS rescue Hatem Ben Arfa from his inescapable FIFA prison?

    Feb 2, 2015, 5:00 PM EDT

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    With the Newcastle man frozen out of options by a FIFA rule, could a loophole with MLS save his career?

  24. Luis Figo the latest to challenge Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency

    Jan 28, 2015, 10:10 AM EDT

    Draws for UEFA Champions League

    Is Figo the man to take charge of world’s soccer’s governing body?

  25. Report: Arsenal midfielder Zelalem’s U.S. eligibility far from a done deal

    Jan 27, 2015, 8:32 PM EDT

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    An ESPN FC report regarding Gedion Zelalem’s U.S. eligibility looks alarming, but is it a cause for concern?

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