Tag Archives: FIFA

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]