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  1. FIFA’s ethics report will not be published in full due to ‘legal reasons’

    Oct 17, 2014, 7:52 AM EDT

    Michael Garcia, Joachim Eckert

    FIFA ethics chairman to release statement on findings instead of full report.

  2. Pipe bomb attack strikes Cyprus referee’s association

    Oct 13, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

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    Third attack occurs on officials in Cyprus.

  3. Germany’s Joachim Low: “We used to be the hunter; now we are the prey”

    Oct 13, 2014, 12:38 PM EDT

    Joachim Low

    Low: “We used to be the hunter; now we are the prey. We know that teams like Scotland will play with incredible motivation against us.”

  4. African Cup of Nations to go ahead despite Ebola fears from hosts Morocco

    Oct 11, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Source: CAF

    Moroccan health ministry worried that Ebola could spread to their nation during January’s showpiece tournament.

  5. Argentina 0-2 Brazil: Tardelli seals Selecao win, Messi misses penalty

    Oct 11, 2014, 10:08 AM EDT

    Tardelli’s first international goals see of Argentina, as Messi misses PK.

  6. Sepp Blatter questions away goals rule

    Oct 9, 2014, 6:08 PM EDT

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

    The FIFA president believes it’s time to take a look at a rule that was put into place in 1965.

  7. European clubs want Winter Olympics moved to accommodate 2022 World Cup

    Oct 7, 2014, 8:34 AM EDT

    Qatar 2022

    Should the Winter Olympics be moved to accommodate a winter World Cup? The head of Europe’s top clubs thinks so.

  8. Surprise! FIFA movie a total flop; Cost $27 million, revenues of $200k

    Oct 6, 2014, 8:43 AM EDT

    France Cannes The Homesman Red Carpet

    I’m imploring you to read Graham Dunbar’s report on the film, which would make The Onion proud despite being a factual report.

  9. Platini’s in, so will we see the World Cup corruption report?

    Sep 25, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

    SWITZERLAND SOCCER EURO 2020 CITY ANNOUNCEMENT

    His weighing in on — or decision not to oppose the release of — the Garcia report is a decent-size step in getting the information out there.

  10. US soccer, prosecutor, call for secret FIFA World Cup report to be released

    Sep 24, 2014, 11:08 AM EDT

    U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati replaced Bob Bradley with Jurgen Klinsmann after the 2011 Gold Cup, sparking the program's transition.

    Gulati: “If we’re going to truly support the idea of transparency and change within FIFA, it has to be made public in the truest meaning of the word.”

  11. FIFA Executive: “The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will not happen”

    Sep 22, 2014, 1:38 PM EDT

    Theo Zwanziger

    Zwanziger: “Medics say they cannot accept responsibility with a World Cup taking place under these conditions.”

  12. Criminal? FIFA’s report into alleged 2018, 2022 World Cup corruption not public

    Sep 22, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Sepp Blatter

    A report documenting FIFA’s internal investigation into alleged World Cup bidding corruption will not be published.

  13. Taking back time: FIFA says officials must return expensive watches

    Sep 18, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Brazil v Germany: Semi Final - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Parmigiani watches worth over $25,000 dished out by Brazilian federation to FIFA’s exec. members must be returned.

  14. US move up one place in latest FIFA rankings; Wales the big winners

    Sep 18, 2014, 7:40 AM EDT

    Michael Orozco, Mix Diskerud, Matej vydra

    Klinsmann’s men move up after Czech Republic win. See where they’re ranked in the top 20.

  15. IOC: Winter switch for World Cup 2022 wouldn’t clash with Olympics

    Sep 9, 2014, 11:23 AM EDT

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    Awesome news all around, as Sepp Blatter has assured the International Olympic Committee that a winter World Cup in 2022 wouldn’t clash with the Games.

  16. Indecision over Qatar World Cup dates continue: November or January?

    Sep 8, 2014, 11:49 AM EDT

    Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani and his wife Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser al-Misnad hold a copy of the World Cup trophy after the awarding of the 2022 World Cup. The event marked the first time a World Cup finals was awarded to a nation in the Middle East - the second time the event will take place in the Asian confederation (Japan-South Korea 2002).

    With huge implications on club soccer across the globe, Qatar 2022 will take place smack bang in the middle of domestic seasons.

  17. FIFA to trial TV reviews, allow coaches to challenge referee’s decisions

    Sep 8, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Joseph Sepp Blatter

    Blatter confirms TV reviews will be trialed within the next year.

  18. Sepp Blatter confirms he will run for fifth term as FIFA President

    Sep 8, 2014, 8:21 AM EDT

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter makes a speech during the "Sports, Business and Ethics - a Situation Analysis" congress in Zurich

    Blatter: “You see a mission is never finished. And my mission is not finished.”

  19. FIFA member arrested for money laundering

    Sep 7, 2014, 12:26 PM EDT

    FBL-WC-2014-MATCH64-GER-ARG

    Another day, another corruption scandal for FIFA.

  20. Tragedy: Player dies during a friendly game in Chile

    Sep 4, 2014, 2:03 PM EDT

    Chile

    On Wednesday a young soccer played suffered a cardiac arrest and died on the pitch in Chile.

  21. No signings in 2015: Barcelona’s transfer ban upheld, FIFA rejects appeal

    Aug 20, 2014, 8:28 AM EDT

    Manchester City v Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Round of 16

    Barcelona banned by FIFA from signing any new players from September 2014 to January 2016.

  22. US national team drop in latest FIFA rankings, Costa Rica, Mexico climb

    Aug 14, 2014, 8:15 AM EDT

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

    USMNT drop as Ticos become highest-ranked CONCACAF nation.

  23. Come at the king: Sepp Blatter challenges FIFA presidential rivals

    Aug 9, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

    Sepp Blatter

    The closest Sepp Blatter has ever come to talking hip-hop style trash happened Saturday in Switzerland.

  24. Sepp Blatter comments that MLS has decided to adopt FIFA calendar; League VP denies

    Aug 5, 2014, 12:50 PM EDT

    Canada FIFA Women U20 Soccer

    Speaking in Canada ahead of the U-20 Women’s World Cup, FIFA’s president dropped some ‘knowledge’ regarding Major League Soccer’s plans for its calendar.

  25. Ex-Palestine player killed, drawing calls for FIFA sanctions of Israel

    Aug 3, 2014, 9:46 AM EDT

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    Ahed Zaqout, 49, appeared in a friendly against France in 1994 before becoming a coach and broadcaster.

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