Articles tagged: FIFA


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The Presidential Election is NOT FIFA’s Most Important Vote

On February 26th, FIFA will convene a special Congress to elect the next President of the world’s most prominent soccer organization. Its previous president, Sepp Blatter was reelected for another... Read more

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Living in Fear: Why FIFA Has Been Corrupt for Too Long

Last week, Swiss authorities opened criminal proceedings on FIFA President Sepp Blatter, charging him with misappropriation and criminal mismanagement. This is just the most recent instance of a FIFA official... Read more

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What’s a Lewandowski?

Imagine if Marshawn Lynch had a five touchdown game– and recorded each score within a single quarter– against the Green Bay Packers. ESPN would light up like it was Christmas, Pete... Read more

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End of an Era for South Korean Football

“Time for Change.” That was the South Korean national football team’s motto before heading into the 2015 Asian Cup. Every major football tournament indirectly represents a new generation of footballers,... Read more

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FIFA’s Fraud: the 2022 World Cup Debacle

I remember feeling nervous excitement on the morning of December 2, 2010,  as I waited for the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (more commonly known as FIFA) to  announce the... Read more

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An "Everyone Problem," Not Just a "Russia Problem"

Let’s not kid ourselves. After #Sochiproblems, the annexation of Crimea, and concerns over the feasibility of Qatar 2022, a critical light will fall on Russia 2018 at some point. After... Read more

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Qatar 2022 Abuses: Why Are We Surprised?

This past Monday, the International Labor Organization condemned Qatar for not improving working conditions for migrant workers involved with the preparations for the 2022 World Cup. New information released by... Read more