A German inspection agency has come to the conclusion that the now famous vanishing spray used during 2014 World Cup matches contains parabens, a chemical linked with health issues. The agency, Technischer Überwachungs-Verein (TueV), issued a statement on the concern saying, "In its present form, the product is not usable in Germany and the European Union.
FIFAhas rarely been known for its transparency, which is something U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati is hoping to change.
Gulati revealed Wednesdayin an interview with the New York Times that he plans to address the ethicsreport regarding the 2018 and 2022 World Cups during Thursday's FIFA executive committee meeting in Zurich.
Despite recent comments from a FIFA official to the contrary, Qatari officials remain firm when it comes to their World Cup preparations.
FIFA executiveTheo Zwanziger voiced his belief that the 2022 World Cup should be held elsewhere due to climate concerns, butQatar 2022 communications director Nasser Al Khater insists that the tournamentwill go on as planned on Qatari soil.
A member of FIFA's executive committee (ExCo) has gone on record as saying he doesn't believe the 2022 World Cup will be held in Qatar as scheduled.
German ExCo representativeTheo Zwanziger has stuck his head above the parapet and told Sport Bild that he believes that Qatar's fearsome 40°c summer temperatures will see the tournament nixed and shifted elsewhere on medical grounds.
FIFA add U.S. based Copa América Centenario to international calendar - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The 2016 CopaAmérica Centenario is considered a legit tournament in the eyes of FIFA.
On Friday the FIFA Executive Committee approved the addition of the 2016 Copa América Centenario to the international calendar, so now all the stars of every nation competing in the tournament will be playing in the states two summers from now.
The new Major League Soccer Logo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
On Thursday Major League Soccer announced, that their clubs will all be able to take part with the new logo, as the symbol colors will adjust to the teams colors. Photo provided by Major League Soccer and USA Today.
On Thursday Major League Soccer announced, that their clubs will all be able to take part with the new logo, as the symbol colors will adjust to the teams colors.
The Portland Timbers were hosting their first ever CONCACAF Champions League fixture when CD Olimpia from Honduras visited Providence Park for a group stage match. Olimpia currently lead the group after two wins over Alpha United, but the visitors fell behind early via goals from Maximiliano Urruti and Will Johnson.
FIFA has recently announced that it will soon ban third-party player ownerships. While the association made the sensible decision to bar the sketchy involvement of third parties, the ban will not be effective immediately. Following a meeting on the issue, FIFA President Sepp Blatter stated, "We took a firm decision that TPO (third-party ownership) should be banned but it cannot be banned immediately there will be a transitional period.
Despite all of thecontroversy in recent years, Sepp Blatter feels that FIFAhave a pretty good grasp on ethics.
The FIFA president spoke in Zurich Friday at the World Summit for Ethics in Sports, and the 78-year-old revealed that he believes that FIFA have "exemplary ethics" due to the two-part independent ethics committee the governing body instituted in 2011.
We've already seen that EA Sports have gone above and beyond in their quest for authenticity in FIFA 15 with the inclusion of the Catalan "Independencia" chants17 minutes and 14 seconds into every Barcelona home game at the Camp Nou.
With the game officially rolling out across North America last night, several players have noted another impressive token bit of realism included in the game the fact that Barca striker Luis Suarez starts off still serving his suspension for biting Giorgio Chiellini.
Christmas has once again come early. At least, for soccer gamers it has.
EA Sports released its much-anticipated FIFA 15 video game on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 consoles in North America on Tuesday, giving fansthe chance to get their hands on the latest installment of the popular franchise.
It may be one person's opinion, but it's from someone sitting on FIFA's executive committee. Former German FA presidentTheo Zwanziger said Monday he thinks Qatar will ultimately be deemed unable to host the 2022 World Cup because of the climate. Those comments,of course, are contrary to FIFA's stance that Qatar was not in jeopardy of losing the rights to host the tournament.
It's a fierce fightfor the remaining expansion slot up for grabs in Major League Soccer, and it looks like Las Vegas may have to bow out. Reports out of Sin City indicate a plan to build an MLS stadium there will not get approval from the city council. If it is rejected when it comes up for a vote next month, that will likely mean a knockout for the Las Vegasbid for an MLS team.
I posted this over at BigDSoccer.com, thought it was worth brining over here as well.
There had been whispers of a new MLS logo for some time. I believe I was told two years ago that the league was looking into a re-brand that would likely happen before too long. It turned out that the league wisely waited for a new logo to be reveal before their 20th season.
Taking a leaf out of Icelandic side FC Stjarnan's well-worn book, Latvian first divisiontable-toppers FK Ventspils decided to go all out in the "choreographed goal celebration" stakes by marking their solitary goalin Sunday's 1-1 draw againstLiepaja by posing for a team photo complete with a boot-wielding "cameraman".
Vía Femexfut se anuncia como oficial la la calendarización por FIFA de la Copa América 2016 del 3 al 16 de Junio de 2016 en Estados Unidos. Aqui la nota:
La Confederación de Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Fútbol Asociación (CONCACAF), la Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol (CONMEBOL) y la FIFA anunciaron el día de hoy que la Copa América Centenario ha sido agregada al calendario oficial de torneos de la FIFA gracias a una votación favorable del Comité Ejecutivo de la FIFA.
Long-term relationships are not my thing. Actually, I suck at them. There, I said it. Sure, I get attached at the start, but it's never long before I get bored and start searching for something more appealing. Something more exciting. Out with the old, in with the new.
On Tuesday, I'll yet again swap one plaything for another.
Less than twenty-four hours separates North American gamers from picking up a copy of EA Sports' FIFA 15, meaning the always-intense debate over player ratings will begin promptly.
FIFA 15 is set to hit stores on Tuesday, and one of the first things fans of the popular video game like to do aside from playing for hours on end is check out which of their favorite players received good and bad overallratings.
Coming in the wake of the news thatFIFA ethics judgeJoachim Eckert is hoping to deliver a verdict in the ongoingWorld Cup bidding corruption case by November, Our Dear Leader has assured everything that all is well and that the good fight is continuing to be fought on our behalves.