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Review Of ‘EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil’ Video Game Demo: A First Look

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The demo for the2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil video game is now available on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Now is a good time to get into the World Cup mood, and to get a feel for the game before purchasing it's released this week in North America and Europe.

The demo allows you to play as Mexico, Brazil, Australia, England, Ivory Coast, the United States or New Zealand.

Soccer News: Winning a World Cup in South America

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In Monday's soccer news roundup, Michael Ballack reminds Europe that they're 0 for 4 in winning a World Cup in South America. Read More

Fear and Loathing in Qatar: A Letter to Sepp Blatter

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Dear FIFA President Sepp Blatter,

Ever since you announced on December 2, 2010 that Qatar won the bid for the 2022 World Cup over Australia, Japan, South Korea, and the United States, controversies have run rampant over you and your fellow voters. One of the reasons that you provided for Russia, the first Eastern European country to host a World Cup, winning the 2018 World Cup and Qatar, the first Middle Eastern country to host a World Cup, winning the 2022 World Cup bids was "going to new lands" and "development of football," or, as I like to call it, "where the money is.

Up-Close: USA 2014 World Cup Nike Away Jersey

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Nike released the USA 2014 World Cup away jersey (available now atWorld Soccer ShopandKitba) last [...]

USA 2014 World Cup Nike Away Jersey

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US Soccer technical partner Nike has launched the red, white and blue USA 2014 World [...]

SPONSORED: The Official 5 Leather Briefcases Used By FIFA For All “Business Matters”

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International wire transfers. Aren't they just so...cumbersome, what with the government monitoring? That's how Jack Warner got popped by the UK press. But what's a cool at to do? Paypal used to be decent but wimped out, Bitcoin is too unstable, so, alas, what's the best way to transfer money?

Fifa rankings

USMNT rise up to No. 13 in latest FIFA Rankings

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By DAN KARELL

The U.S. Men's National Team may not have beaten Mexico on April 2, but the draw did boost them in the latest FIFA World Rankings.

FIFA unveiled their April rankings on Thursday, which saw the U.S. jump back up to No. 13 on the back of their 2-2 draw with Mexico.

USWNT keep top spot in FIFA rankings as Germany closes in

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

The U.S. Women's National Team is still No. 1.

Despite taking a thrashing earlier this month at the Algarve Cup, the USWNT hold onto their No. 1 spot in the latest FIFA rankings released Friday. It marks the seventh year the USWNT has topped the rankings.

Julian Green

Notes from Hack’s presser, recaps & reaction to USA-Mexico draw, SoB beer, more

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Notes from Hackworth's weekly press conference. Curtin to be honored in Chicago. Yards to release SoB beer. Recaps and reaction to USA-Mexico draw. More news.

Fernandes & Gaddis named to TOW, more Union & league news, further FIFA follies

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Leo and Ray named to SI's Team of the Week. Power Rankings. More Union and league news. FIFA: the fun never stops. More news.

FIFA approves Green’s request to play for USMNT

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

It is now official: Julian Green can play for the U.S. Men's National team.

FIFA has approved Green's change of association application, making him eligible to play for USMNT immediately, according to a tweet by U.

Recaps and reaction to loss in Columbus, Ribeiro & Marquez play in HCI preseasoner, more

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Recaps from Saturday's loss. Pedro Ribeiro and Richie Marquez play in City Islanders preseason win. MLS results. FIFA blows it again. More news.

FC Barcelona

How can Arsenal benefit from Barcelona transfer ban?

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One thing that Arsenal can look forward to, for the next year or at least, is that FC Barcelona will not be able to poach any more of our players. And not only that, the La Liga champions will also not be able to compete with Arsenal for potential new signings while their 14 month [...]

Barcelona Offer 14-Point Argument As To Why FIFA Should Overturn Their Transfer Ban

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By Chris Wright

As you're probably aware, FIFA hit Barcelona with a transfer ban yesterday for breaches relating to the registration of several of their U18 players over the past few years, meaning that the club are currently prohibited from making any signings during the next two consecutive transfer windows.

Barcelona’s ban from signing anyone gives hope that other regs will be upheld

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By Tony Attwood

The fact that Fifa have actually found against Barcelona and Spain's Football Association in the issue of the transfer of minors from outside of the EU has come as a bit of a shock. At least in this office.

Fifa actually taking action? Against Barcelona? It all seemed so unlikely.

Barcelona to Appeal FIFA’s Decision to Ban Club For Next Two Transfer Windows

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FIFA hit FC Barcelona with a ban that forbids Barcelona from participating in the next two transfer windows, after an investigation alleged the club breached regulations relating to the registration and acquisition of foreign players less than 18 years of age. If the ban stands, it means Barcelona cannot make any new transfer signings until the summer of 2015.

Soccer News: FIFA bans Barcelona for two transfer cycles

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FIFA bans Barcelona from the transfer market and the USMNT prepares for a friendly with Mexico in Wednesday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Wednesday Kickoff: Barca hit with FIFA transfer ban; Costa and Pique suffer injuries; and more

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By DAN KARELL

If Barcelona thought that their off-the-field troubles were behind them after dealing with Neymar's controversial transfer, they thought wrong.

In a stunning move on Wednesday, FIFA levied a 14-month transfer ban on Barcelona for the transfer and registration of multiple non-Spanish players under the age of 18.

Barcelona Given Transfer Ban By FIFA

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Stunning news for FIFA that they have handed FC Barcelona a transfer ban for the next TWO transfer windows (this summer and next winter) for irregularities in the signing of 12 foreign players under the age of 18.

The FIFA investigation was reportedly centred on several minors who were registered by the club and participated in tournaments between 2009 and 2013.

FC Barcelona Banned from Transfer Market by FIFA!

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This news is bad, extremely bad. It ois reported in FIFA's website that FC Barcelona has been banned from the transfer market for two consecutive season after they were found in breach of a number of regulations regarding international transfer of minor players. As per the report Barcelona would not be allowed to sell or buy players until the summer of 2015.

Soccer News: Real Madrid don’t point fingers after clasico

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Real Madrid aren't pointing fingers or assessing blame after losing Spain's clasico to Barcelona. Instead, they're focused on the schedule. Read More

Brasilien

Endlich! Das Panini Sammelalbum zur WM 2014 ist da…

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Endlich! Das Panini Sammelalbum zur WM 2014 ist da...

Woran merkt man, dass der Countdown für ein großes internationaless Turnier langsam in die Endphase kommt? Vielleicht weil etliche Spieler nervös werden und nur noch über die anstehende Weltmeisterschaft in Brasilien reden wollen? Oder weil die Medien langsam jeden Sportartikel mit einer WM-Bewertung beenden müssen?

Der Fuelco ist ein Arsch…

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Der Fuelco ist ein Arsch...

Hallo, mein Namen ist Arsch! Ja, ich heiße wirklich so, denn meine Namensgeber von der FIFA finden, dass das ein sehr schöner Name ist. Hallo, ich bin das offizielle Maskottchen für die WM2014 in Brasilien... So in der Art wird sich "Fuelco", das WM-Maskottchen wohl in der Zukunft vorstellen, denn.

La La La la…Shakira´s offizieller WM-Song

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La La La la...Shakira´s offizieller WM-Song

Wenn Du denkst, es geht nicht mehr schlimmer, kommt von irgendwo Shakira her und veröffentlicht (wieder einmal) einen offiziellen WM-Song. Muss das sein? Haben die FIFA-Funktionäre denn keine anderen Musiker mehr im Telefonbuch stehen? Anscheinend nicht, denn sonst wäre Ihnen schnell das gleiche aufgefallen wie mir: Zwei Lieder, drei Konsonanten,.

2013

Jogo 432/2013 - Elim. Copa 2014 - Uganda 2x1 Angola

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Mais um jogo das eliminatórias da Copa do Mundo de 2014, foi realizado no dia 15/06/2013, na cidade de Kampala-UGA, onde jogaram as seleções de Uganda (93° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Angola (91° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
ELiminatórias Copa do Mundo
2014 Luanda 03/06/2012 ANG 1:1 (1:0) UGA round87
2010 Luanda 23/06/2008 ANG 0:0 UGA Segunda etapa
2010 Kampala 14/06/2008 UGA 3:1 (2:0) ANG Segunda etapa
1998 Luanda 16/06/1996 ANG 3:1 (2:1) UGA Primeira Fase
1998 Kampala 01/06/1996 UGA 0:2 (0:1) ANG Primeira Fase

Eliminatórias Continentais

Luanda 04/09/2011 ANG 2:0 (0:0) UGA Partidas da fase de grupos
Kampala 04/09/2010 UGA 3:0 (1:0) ANG Partidas da fase de grupos

Árbitros
Referee Redouane JIYED (MAR) Assistant Referee 1 Abdelaziz EL MEHRAJI (MAR)
Fourth Official Hicham TIAZI (MAR) Assistant Referee 2 Mohamed LAHMIDI (MAR)
Gols a favor JOB (ANG) 57', Emmanuel OKWI (UGA) 83', Tonny MAWEJJE (UGA) 89'

Jogo 38 - Mundial Sub-17 - Japão 1x2 Suécia

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Mais um jogo do Mundial Sub-17, foi realizado no dia 28/10/2013, na cidade de Sharjah-UAE, onde jogaram as seleções do Japão (48° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Suécia (27° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Amistosos

Tokyo
25/05/2002 JPN 1:1 (0:1) SWE
Hong Kong 22/02/1996 JPN 1:1 (0:0) 4:5 PSO SWE
Nottingham 10/06/1995 SWE 2:2 (0:1) JPN

Jogos Olímpicos
1936 04/08/1936 JPN 3:2 (0:2) SWE Primeira rodada

Goals scored Valmir BERISHA (SWE) 11', Gustav ENGVALL (SWE) 36', Linus WAHLQVIST (JPN) 56' Own goal
Match Officials
Referee Badara DIATTA (SEN) Assistant Referee 1 Djibril CAMARA (SEN)
Fourth Official Slim JEDIDI (TUN) Assistant Referee 2 El Hadji Malick SAMBA (SEN)

Jogo 430/2013 - Elim. Copa 2014 - Congo 0x1 Burkina Faso

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Mais um jogo das eliminatórias da Copa do Mundo de 2014, foi realizado no dia 15/06/2013, na cidade de Pointe Noire-CGO, onde jogaram as seleções do COngo (80° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção de Burkina Faso (51° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
2004 Ouagadougou 21/06/2003 BFA 3:0 (0:0) CGO Partidas da fase de grupos
2004 Brazzaville 08/09/2002 CGO 0:0 BFA Partidas da fase de grupos

Amistosos
Ibadan 08/01/1973 CGO 3:0 BFA Primeira Fase

Match Officials
Referee Rainhold SHIKONGO (NAM) Assistant Referee 1 Benedictus NASHENDA (NAM)
Fourth Official Jonas SHONGEDI (NAM) Assistant Referee 2 Matheus KANYANGA (NAM)
Goals scored Aristide BANCE (BFA) 38'

Jogo 37 - Mundial SUb-17 - Itália 0x2 México

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O primeiro jogo das oitavas de final do Mundial Sub-17, foi realizado no dia 28/10/2013, na cidade de Abu Dhabi-UAE, onde jogaram as seleções da Itália (8° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção do México (20° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Copa do Mundo
2002 Oita 13/06/2002 MEX 1:1 (1:0) ITA Partidas da fase de grupos
1994 Washington Dc 28/06/1994 ITA 1:1 (0:0) MEX Partidas da fase de grupos
1970 Toluca 14/06/1970 ITA 4:1 (1:1) MEX Quartas-de-Final

Amistososo
1872 Brussels 03/06/2010 ITA 1:2 (0:1) MEX
1872 Florence 20/01/1993 ITA 2:0 (0:0) MEX
1872 Mexico City 02/06/1985 MEX 1:1 (1:0) ITA
1872 Rome 04/02/1984 ITA 5:0 (4:0) MEX
1872 Genoa 25/09/1971 ITA 2:0 (0:0) MEX
1872 Mexico City 05/01/1969 MEX 1:1 (0:0) ITA
1872 Mexico City 01/01/1969 MEX 2:3 (1:0) ITA
1872 Florence 29/06/1966 ITA 5:0 (2:0) MEX

Mundial Sub-17
1993 Kobe 22/08/1993 ITA 1:2 (0:1) MEX Primeira Fase

Goals scored Alejandro DIAZ (MEX) 26', Ivan OCHOA (MEX) 90'+2
Match Officials
Referee Nestor PITANA (ARG) Assistant Referee 1 Juan Pablo BELATTI (ARG)
Fourth Official Juan Ernesto SOTO AREVALO (VEN) Assistant Referee 2 Diego BONFA (ARG)

Jogo 429/2013 - Elim. Copa 2014 - Zâmbia 1x1 Sudão

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Mais um jogo das eliminatórias da Copa do Mundo de 2014, foi realizado no dia 15/06/2013, na cidade de Ndola-ZAM, onde jogaram as seleções da Zâmbia (49° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção do Sudão (135° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Eliminatórias COntinentais
2004 Ouagadougou 21/06/2003 BFA 3:0 (0:0) CGO Partidas da fase de grupos
2004 Brazzaville 08/09/2002 CGO 0:0 BFA Partidas da fase de grupos

Amistosos

Ibadan 08/01/1973 CGO 3:0 BFA Primeira Fase

Árbitros
Referee Rainhold SHIKONGO (NAM) Assistant Referee 1 Benedictus NASHENDA (NAM)
Fourth Official Jonas SHONGEDI (NAM) Assistant Referee 2 Matheus KANYANGA (NAM)
Gols a favor Aristide BANCE (BFA) 38'

Jogo 36 - Mundial Sub-17 - Austria 0x1 Irã

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Mais um jogo do Mundial Sub-17, foi realizado no dia 25/10/2013, na cidade de Al Ain City-UAE, onde jogaram as seleções da Austria (44° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção do Irã (42° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo as 2 seleções jogaram:
Vienna 01/09/2000 AUT 5:1 IRN

Gols a favor Yousef SEYYEDI (IRN) 36'
Árbitros
Referee Raul OROSCO (BOL) Assistant Referee 1 Efrain CASTRO RODRIGUEZ (BOL)
Fourth Official Hugo CRUZ ALVARADO (CRC) Assistant Referee 2 Arol VALDA ASCARRAGA (BOL)

Jogo 428/2013 - Elim. Copa 2014 - Marrocos 2x0 Gâmbia

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Mais um jogo das eliminatórias da Copa do Mundo de 2014, foi realizado no dia 15/06/2013, na cidade de Marrakech-MOR, onde jogaram as seleções do Marrocos (77° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Gâmbia (162° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Eliminatórias COpa do Mundo
2014 Bakau 02/06/2012 GAM 1:1 (1:0) MAR round87
2002 Casablanca 22/04/2000 MAR 2:0 (2:0) GAM Primeira Fase
2002 Banjul 09/04/2000 GAM 0:1 (0:0) MAR Primeira Fase

Eliminatórias Continentais
976 Unknown (Gam) 24/08/1975 GAM 0:3 MAR
1976 Unknown (Mar) 10/08/1975 MAR 3:0 GAM

Amistosos
Banjul 16/01/2002 GAM 0:2 (0:2) MAR


Árbitros
Referee El Fadil MOHAMED (SDN) Assistant Referee 1 Waleed AHMED (SDN)
Fourth Official Mutaz KHAIRALLA (SDN) Assistant Referee 2 Mohammed HAMID (SDN)
Gols a favor Abdelaziz BARRADA (MAR) 3', Younes BELHANDA (MAR) 51'

Jogo 35 - Mundial Sub-17 - Argentina 3x0 Canadá

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Mais um jogo do Mundial Sub-17, foi realizado no dia 25/10/2013, na cidade de Dubai-UAE, onde jogaram as seleções da Argentina (3° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção do Canadá (112° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Amistosos


Buenos Aires 24/05/2010 ARG 5:0 (3:0) CAN

Mundial Sub-17
1993 Gifu City 26/08/1993 ARG 5:0 (3:0) CAN Primeira Fase
1989 Dundee 14/06/1989 ARG 4:1 (3:1) CAN Primeira Fase

Gols a favor Joaquin IBANEZ (ARG) 45'+1, Matias SANCHEZ (ARG) 46', Matias SANCHEZ (ARG) 75'
Árbitros
Referee Mark CLATTENBURG (ENG) Assistant Referee 1 Stephen CHILD (ENG)
Fourth Official Abdelkader ZITOUNI (TAH) Assistant Referee 2 Simon BECK (ENG)

The Rest

Fifa World Rankings April 2014

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Fifa's World Rankings for March 2013 were published yesterday at FIFA HQ in Zurich, Switzerland. The Fifa World Rankings are now published on Thursday and not Wednesday as before.

Euro 2012 winners Spain are still on top of the FIFA rankings for yet another month and there were only a few changes in the top 20 positions.

For whom the bell tolls: the future prospects for Fifa and Uefa

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FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS by Don McMahon

The actions of FIFA against Barcelona and the Spanish FA got me to pondering a delightfully mischievous idea that has been bandied about the blogosphere and Europe since the early 2000's.

What would be the consequences of the following teams breaking away from Fifa and Eufa and [.

FIFA has drawn the ire of fans for is

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FIFA has drawn the ire of fans for issues off the pitch surrounding the World Cup. However, because of ambiguous tiebreaker rules, that focus could shift to the field of play in Brazil. Under very particular circumstances, a three-way tie could lead to confusion and more criticism for the governing body.

Man City’s Yaya Toure bemoans FIFA 14 shooting stats

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@TempahPlays @EASPORTSFIFA maybe its a mistake yaya toure (@Toure_yaya42) March 26, 2014 Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has suggested his less than impressive shooting stats on FIFA 14. The Ivory Coast international piled in on a fan's suggestion that his shooting was "only 79″ in the game. Toure has shown some outstanding finishing this [.

Indonesia v Andorra 1-0

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Plucky Indonesia overcame mighty Andorra 1-0 in a friendly that was played in Spain yesterday.

The goal came from a second half penalty by Raphael Maitimo.

Andorra, population 85,000, aren't exactly known as a world power in anything, even being a tax haven, the game wasn't played on a FIFA date and there is little chance the game will count for anything in the big scheme of things.

Bumbling IFAB Gets In The Way Of Eliminating Triple Punishment Rule In Soccer

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Soccer is truly the world's game. Yet, the rules for all organized soccer are set by an anachronistic body made up of 8 members. Have you seen a picture of them? They look more like the Royal and Ancient organization that administers the rules of golf rather than the guiding board for the world's most dynamic and popular sport.

Soccer News: Arsenal went wrong in the Premier League

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The soccer news roundup focuses on Arsene Wenger's response to Arsenal's loss and moves to FIFA's financials and week 3 in MLS. Read More