Tag Archives: FIFA

  • 10 Biggest FIFA Scandals of the Sepp Blatter Era

    10 Biggest FIFA Scandals of the Sepp Blatter Era

    Wednesday’s arrest and indictment of nine FIFA official on corruption charges shocked the sports world—but not because everybody thought soccer’s international governing body was so pure and innocent. FIFA scandals involving allegations of bribery and racketeering have been plaguing the beautiful game for decades. What was shocking about Wednesday’s turn of events was that, finally, somebody […]

  • Internet Mocks Corrupt FIFA Execs with Fake FIFA 16 Cover Art (Pics)

    Internet Mocks Corrupt FIFA Execs with Fake FIFA 16 Cover Art (Pics)

    The sting carried out by Swiss police and the U.S. Department of Justice in Zurich on Wednesday could not have come at a worse time for poor, misunderstood FIFA. The organization set to elect a new (probably the same) president on Friday. And on Thursday EA Sports revealed plans for FIFA 16, which inspired a […]

  • IRS Dude Burns FIFA With This Corny Soccer Pun (Video)

    IRS Dude Burns FIFA With This Corny Soccer Pun (Video)

    Earlier today we told you about how the United States Justice Department and Swiss officials have teamed up to lay the smackdown on nine FIFA officials who are being arrested and extradited on a number of charges, including bribery, money laundering, racketeering, and wire fraud. The Department of Justice in the United States has since […]

  • About Damn Time: Nine FIFA Officials Arrested in Switzerland on Corruption Charges

    About Damn Time: Nine FIFA Officials Arrested in Switzerland on Corruption Charges

    Early Wednesday morning, Swiss authorities arrested nine top FIFA officials at their Zurich hotel, where they were gathered for FIFA’s annual meeting. The raid came as the result of an extensive investigation by the FBI, which resulted in federal charges of bribery, money laundering, racketeering, and wire fraud from the United States Justice Department. In […]

  • Cristiano Ronaldo’s Son Meets Messi at Ballon d’Or Ceremony (Video)

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s Son Meets Messi at Ballon d’Or Ceremony (Video)

    With the way the media portrays their rivalry, you’d think Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi despise each other so much that they’d never allow their own child to speak to their counterpart. But there’s really no true hatred between these two soccer stars—at least nothing beyond what you’d typically expect from two players who play for […]

  • 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 […]