Tag Archives: FIFA

  • 9 Huge Problems Facing Brazil’s World Cup

    9 Huge Problems Facing Brazil’s World Cup

    No global sporting event is without its share of concern and detractors, and Brazil is certainly no exception. In fact, if there’s anything unique about the Brazilian World Cup, it’s that it’s probably a little more wrought with logistical issues, suspicious activity, and tragedy. And, of course, the media (us included) love a scandal and […]

  • John Oliver Tears Apart FIFA, Professes His Love For Soccer (Video)

    John Oliver Tears Apart FIFA, Professes His Love For Soccer (Video)

    John Oliver is British, which, if my stereotyping is at all on-point, means that he LOVES soccer—which, sure enough, he admits to in the below video. I mean, just look at the screen cap. He’s giddy. However, he’s also very, very, very wary of FIFA, an organization which, like the NCAA, is quickly turning into […]

  • Qatar May Lose 2022 FIFA World Cup in Wake of Epic Bribery Scandal

    Qatar May Lose 2022 FIFA World Cup in Wake of Epic Bribery Scandal

    The 2014 World Cup starts in 10 days, so why are so many people talking about the 2022 World Cup? Because the 2022 World Cup is supposed to be in Qatar. That’s right, I said Qatar, where the average high temperature in June and July—when the World Cup is played—is 106ºF. Obviously, that seems like […]

  • Every World Cup Soccer Ball in One GIF

    Every World Cup Soccer Ball in One GIF

    Since the first tournament took place in Uruguay back in 1930, there have been a total of 19 FIFA World Cup of Soccer events that have been situated in 16 different countries and yielded eight different champions. On June 12, thirty-two countries from around the world will gather in Brazil for 20th edition of the […]

  • Every Goal Celebration From FIFA 14 in One Cool Video (Video)

    Every Goal Celebration From FIFA 14 in One Cool Video (Video)

    Earlier in the week, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake provided us with a look at “The Evolution of the End Zone Dance,” but it should be noted that celebratory dances have evolved in other sports as well over the years.  Soccer would have to be a prime example of this, as goal celebrations have come […]

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic Just Scored a Ridiculous Bicycle Kick Goal (Video)

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic Just Scored a Ridiculous Bicycle Kick Goal (Video)

    Today’s full slate of international friendlies in the world of soccer provided plenty of goals, none of which were better than the fourth scored by Zlatan Ibrahimovic during Sweden’s 4-2 victory over England. Yes, that’s right.  The Swedish striker was responsible for scoring all four of his teams goals, and while the first three certainly […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 8th) – World Cup 1990

    This Day In Sports History (June 8th) – World Cup 1990

    It was on this day in 1990 that the 14th FIFA World Cup began in Italy.  Italy became the second nation to host the tournament for a second time, joining Mexico who held the competition in 1970, and again in 1986. The Italians would host the reigning champions Argentina in one semi-final, while the defending […]