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Amid troubled WCup sales, FIFA set to hit $5.66B target

Published: December 1, 2017

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Even taking a financial hit from Italy and the United States failing to qualify, FIFA’s top salesman insists the 2018 World Cup will make its income target. One of FIFA’s most valuable markets is typically worth $200 million per World Cup.


2018 FIFA World Cup draw: Qualifying teams, date, time and how to watch

Published: November 30, 2017

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The draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place on Dec. 1 at the


USMNT move up in latest FIFA rankings

Published: November 23, 2017

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The latest batch of FIFA World Rankings arrived on Thanksgiving Day and the U.S. men’s national team can be thankful for moving up three places


FIFA bans 3 soccer officials for life for taking bribes

Published: November 22, 2017

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GENEVA (AP) Three soccer officials who pleaded guilty in American courts to accepting bribes were banned for life by the FIFA ethics committee on Tuesday. “His guilty plea related, amongst others, to schemes in which he received bribes in exchange for his support in relation to the FIFA presidential elections and to gain control and influence within the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) and FIFA,” the soccer body said Tuesday in a statement.


North London Derby: FIFA 18 style

Published: November 16, 2017

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Ahead of Arsenal vs. Tottenham on Saturday, we ran a simulation on FIFA 18. Analysing that result, and looking for insight into the upcoming real-life match at the Emirates, the Exploding Heads break it down as only they can


Hope Solo accuses ex-FIFA president of assault

Published: November 12, 2017

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The U.S. women’s national team goaltender says Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her at an awards ceremony in 2013.


U.S.’s Solo alleges assault by FIFA’s Blatter

Published: November 11, 2017

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FIFA corruption scandal to see first soccer official sentenced

Published: October 26, 2017

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A Guatemalan judge who once served as general secretary of his country’s soccer federation is expected to be the first person sentenced in the U.S. in the world soccer bribery scandal.


Infantino Wants VAR At 2018 World Cup, But FIFA Head Referee Warns Technology Could Kill Soccer

Published: October 25, 2017

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino, speaking at FIFA’s ‘The Best’ Awards in London, reaffirmed his hope for Video Assistant Referees (VAR) to be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. But FIFA’s head of refereeing Massimo Busacca expressed his concerns about VAR to the press at an open referee training session in Kolkata, India, saying “The day we think technology will substitute human decisions, we kill football.” Busacca’s words conjure up images of Nike’s 2014 World Cup advert where robots replace real soccer players and empty seats replace fans.


Diego Maradona: Giving FIFA award to Ronaldo and not Messi ‘hurt my soul’

Published: October 24, 2017

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Argentina great Diego Maradona admitted it “hurt his soul” to hand the Best FIFA Men’s Player award to Cristiano Ronaldo and not to


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