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  1. 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)

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. US drop two spots in latest FIFA world rankings

    Jul 17, 2014, 7:49 AM EDT

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

    Jul 7, 2014, 3:34 PM EDT

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    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.

  10. 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.

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

    Jul 4, 2014, 2:20 PM EDT

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Raising bar on villainy, Suarez says, “He thrust his shoulder into me”

    Jun 25, 2014, 8:34 AM EDT

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    Admire what Luis Suarez does for your club or country, but know he won’t learn. More on the Uruguayan’s latest wicked behavior and ignorance.

  15. FIFA officially charges Luis Suarez for biting Giorgio Chiellini

    Jun 25, 2014, 7:55 AM EDT

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    From the AP: If the panel finds Suarez guilty of assaulting an opponent, FIFA rules call for a ban of at least two matches up to a maximum of 24 months.

  16. Drawing lots? Iran, Nigeria, US and more could have fate decided by chance

    Jun 23, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT

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    So in this situation, not without precedent, there would literally be a physical selection of lots by the opposing teams. Bananas. Or ping-pong balls. Or tiny slips of paper.

  17. Klinsmann, van Gaal suggest preferential treatment for Germany, Brazil

    Jun 23, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT

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    Fair or not, Germany and Brazil have some marked advantages for their match-ups against the United States and Holland.

  18. US/Portugal game could see heat index tease 100; More Manaus criticism

    Jun 19, 2014, 9:12 AM EDT

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    It’s going to be hot in Manaus for a huge tilt between Portugal and US. Water breaks, anyone?

  19. Croatia upset at referee’s inability to communicate during match with Brazil

    Jun 14, 2014, 12:10 PM EDT

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    Vedran Corluka accused Yuichi Nishimura of being unable to speak English. However, it seems the Japanese referee can, in fact, do so.

  20. Franz Beckenbauer suspended by FIFA for role in Qatar scandal

    Jun 13, 2014, 1:06 PM EDT

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    It’s one of the last things FIFA needs during the opening of a World Cup, as soccer’s governing body is far from covering itself in glory.

  21. European leaders tell Blatter not to run? Don’t take too much from this development

    Jun 10, 2014, 4:25 PM EDT

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    The latest hint of European dissent fails to move the needle on FIFA.

  22. Sepp Blatter claims Qatar bribery claims are fueled by racism

    Jun 9, 2014, 2:47 PM EDT

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    “It really makes me sad,” Blatter said (Cue: “Total Eclipse of the Heart”).

  23. FIFA sponsors have taken note of corruption allegations – is the added pressure good or bad?

    Jun 8, 2014, 4:18 PM EDT

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    Major sponsors have told FIFA they expect a thorough investigation of the corruption allegations, but it would seem all they really want is good publicity.

  24. FIFA still worried about three World Cup stadiums… there are 13 days to go!

    May 30, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

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    The stadium hosting the World Cup opener is struggling to be ready.

  25. Top 20 World Cup moments: The legend of Cameroon, Roger Milla – No 14

    May 29, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

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    ‘The Indomitable Lions’ announce themselves to the world in 1990.