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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

    Sep 8, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

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

  4. 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.”

  5. FIFA member arrested for money laundering

    Sep 7, 2014, 12:26 PM EDT

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    Another day, another corruption scandal for FIFA.

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

    Sep 4, 2014, 2:03 PM EDT

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

    Aug 9, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

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

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

    Aug 5, 2014, 12:50 PM EDT

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    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.

  11. 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.

  12. FIFA’s senior vice-president Julio Grondona dies, Argentina mourns

    Jul 30, 2014, 1:42 PM EDT

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    One of the most influential men in world soccer passed away on Wednesday at the age of 82.

  13. FIFA says World Cup will stay in Russia, “can achieve positive change”

    Jul 25, 2014, 9:05 AM EDT

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    It can be the soccer tournament that changes Russia forever (so implies FIFA)

  14. Qatar/Russia World Cup bidding investigation delayed until September

    Jul 21, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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    The findings were due in late July, but will have to wait. Will Qatar and Russia hold onto their World Cup hosting duties?

  15. WATCH: Real-life edition of the FIFA video game series is well-done

    Jul 20, 2014, 9:27 PM EDT

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    Down to some of the smallest details, this ‘FIFA’ video is very decent.

  16. FIFA lifts Nigeria suspension after leaders restored to power

    Jul 18, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

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    The lifting comes after the deadline to ensure Nigeria’s participation in next month’s U20 Women’s World Cup.

  17. US drop two spots in latest FIFA world rankings

    Jul 17, 2014, 7:49 AM EDT

    USA Training & Press Conference - 2014 FIFA World Cup

    Despite promising World Cup, the U.S. slide in the latest FIFA rankings.

  18. World Cup awards: Rodriguez, Neuer, Pogba, Colombia all honored

    Jul 13, 2014, 6:53 PM EDT

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    FIFA hands out Golden Ball, Golden Glove, Young Player of the tournament, Fair Play award… all the details, here.

  19. Brazil to have 25,000 officers, soldiers on duty for World Cup final

    Jul 12, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Nineteen were arrested in recent anti-World Cup protests, and Brazil is stacking up security for Sunday’s big event.

  20. Wow: Nigeria Football Federation suspended by FIFA

    Jul 9, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

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    The repercussions for Nigeria’s national government stepping into NFF activities are coming hard and fast.

  21. You know that cute, fuzzy World Cup mascot? FIFA’s got him dirty, too.

    Jul 7, 2014, 3:34 PM EDT

    Brazil Saving the Armadillo

    What impetus would anyone have to believe anything is going to change in the way FIFA operates for the tournaments in Russia, Qatar or 2030 World Cup: Moon.

  22. Four companies punished, 11 Brazilians arrested in World Cup scalping scandal

    Jul 7, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT

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    It’s certainly not a surprise, as scalping problems exist around the Super Bowl and other major sporting events as well.

  23. Son of FIFA VP denies World Cup ticket scandal claim

    Jul 4, 2014, 2:20 PM EDT

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter addresses the media in Zurich

    Son of FIFA’s senior VP denies latest allegation of ticket scandal in Brazil.

  24. Police: FIFA member the source of illegal ticket sales

    Jul 3, 2014, 1:34 PM EDT

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    Oh dear, FIFA are in trouble again after another scandal.

  25. Luis Suarez offered asylum by KF Hajvalia of Kosovo Superleague

    Jul 2, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

    SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    Hajvalia, who finished 6th in last year’s Superleague, plays its home matches at the 1,000 capacity Hajvalia Stadium.

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