Browsing FIFA

Luis Suarez Banned For Nine Matches and Four Months – Liverpool & Uruguay Screwed

Posted on 26 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

It seems that whatever Luis Suarez does, his club, Liverpool, gets hurt more than anything else. Proportionate? Sane? FIFA suspended the Uruguayan striker for nine international matches and four total months from any footballing activity, which means his World Cup is over with Uruguay, and he won’t be able to play for Liverpool until late October. All that for one bite on Georgio Chiellini. More

Qatar World Cup – Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner Paid Millions

Posted on 18 Mar, 2014, by in Soccer

The controversy surrounding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar won’t die down, and through journalistic and federal investigation, documents linking payments of millions to Jack Warner, the former vice president of FIFA, by a company controlled by a former Qatari football official throw another suspicous, not to say inciminating light over the whole voting process. More

Ballon d’Or – Cristiano Ronaldo Going Because He Knows He’ll Win

Posted on 7 Jan, 2014, by in Soccer

It turns out Cristiano Ronaldo is bigger than the actual game of football, because he’s actually agreed to attend the FIFA annual gala, where the Ballon d’Or award will be presented, probably to him. More

Cristiano Ronaldo Really Wants the Ballon d’Or, So Give It To Him

Posted on 11 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

There will be no rest and peace of mind for Cristiano Ronaldo until he knows he’s finally outdone Lionel Messi in an awards ceremony. For all that he’s done this past year, he might finally have the edge over his “rival”, and his most recent goal scoring spree for Real Madrid will be the clincher in his campaign to win the Ballon d’Or. More

Did Algeria Cheat to Get Into the World Cup? Burkina Faso Think So

Posted on 23 Nov, 2013, by in Soccer

Even though it seemed like we’re all set to have our World Cup group stage draw, there seems to be some controversy about one African berth, as Burkina Faso have lodged a complain against FIFA that Algeria used an ineligible player, Madjid Bougherra, in the second leg of their playoffs clash, scoring the only goal which gave his nation the World Cup ticket. More

2022 World Cup – Qatar, FIFA and Winter Make No Sense

Posted on 16 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

On one end of the spectrum? FIFA, Sepp Blatter and the chosen hosts of the 2022 World Cup, Qatar. On the other end? Almost everyone else, from the losing bidders, the top European leagues, Fox Spots and many many more, trying to make sure that the World Cup takes place in the summer, as it should, and preferably in a different country. More

2014 World Cup – How to Get Tickets at a Decent Price

Posted on 13 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

We’re only 10 months away from the launch of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, which means that FIFA have finally opened up the ticket sale for the event, and now will begin a long process of a random draw and later a first come, first serve for those trying to get entry to the biggest sporting event in the world. More

Jose Mourinho Claims the FIFA Vote is Fixed

Posted on 20 Mar, 2013, by in Soccer

He didn’t use the word fixed, but simply hinted at irregularities but Jose Mourinho never makes allegation and hints without being perfectly clear about what he means and who he thinks is the blame for everything. The Real Madrid coach didn’t show up at the FIFA gala to see who wins the world coach of the year award, because he thinks he had no chance of winning, but not for lack of votes. More

PlayStation 4 – What it Means for Sports Games

Posted on 21 Feb, 2013, by in Miscellaneous

With the official announcement out, the era of the PlayStation 4 is upon us. What does this mean for sports in video games? Hopefully, with the new social sharing additions and obviously the new controller, Madden, FIFA and NBA2K will be a lot more fun and realistic. More

Best International Friendlies To Watch

Posted on 6 Feb, 2013, by in Soccer

We don’t mind international friendlies, as long as they don’t get in the way of the league matches. In some sort of preview to the Champions League, five quite interesting matches have been set up for the midweek international break: Spain playing Uruguay, England vs Brazil, Netherlands hosting Italy, France taking on Germany and the Lionel Messi – Zlatan Imbrahimovic duel in Argentina vs Sweden. More