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S... WTHATT? - World Cup Edition

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I haven't had time to cast about over this until now, but it's been bugging the crap out of me since I heard about it over the weekend. I'm not sure if our federation is simply being polite, but color me astonished that US Soccer is publicly entertaining the concept of a joint World Cup 2026 bid with Mexico.

US-Mexico joint World Cup bid is a terrible gamble for US Soccer

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FIFA has a moneyproblem. After years of scandals coming to the forefront of people's attentions and assets being seized in criminal investigations, the organization is finally being hit where it hurts. According to the Associated Press, FIFA's latest financials showed a loss of $122 million last year, and the organization now has had trouble finding new sponsors in the wake of seemingly repeated misappropriation of funds.

US-Mexico joint World Cup bid is a terrible gamble for US Soccer

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FIFA has a moneyproblem. After years of scandals coming to the forefront of people's attentions and assets being seized in criminal investigations, the organization is finally being hit where it hurts. According to the Associated Press, FIFA's latest financials showed a loss of $122 million last year, and the organization now has had trouble finding new sponsors in the wake of seemingly repeated misappropriation of funds.

Report: Mexico finalizing 2026 World Cup bid

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If the United States does officially submit a bid for hosting rights tothe 2026 World Cup, it might very well have to do battle withits most bitter rival.

The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) is putting the finishing touches ona bid to host that year's World Cup, according to a report from Mexico outlet Record.

Fox Sports

FOX Sports teams up with National Geographic to enhance World Cup 2018 TV coverage

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FOX Sports has teamed up with National Geographic to complement its coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which will be shown on US television.

National Geographic Channel, which is owned by 21st Century FOX, will collaborate with FOX Sports to help create features, vignettes and bumpers that will try to capture Russia's diversity, culture and scenery.

FOX Sports teams up with National Geographic to enhance World Cup 2018 TV coverage

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FOX Sports has teamed up with National Geographic to complement its coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which will be shown on US television.

National Geographic Channel, which is owned by 21st Century FOX, will collaborate with FOX Sports to help create features, vignettes and bumpers that will try to capture Russia's diversity, culture and scenery.

EURO 2016

Spain football coach Del Bosque seeks vindication after Brazil bust

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Madrid (AFP) As a pot-bellied, softly-spoken, 65-year-old, Spain coach Vicente del Bosque can rarely be described as a man on a mission.

Yet he is determined to put right a disastrous World Cup two years ago when La Roja defend their European Championship title.

"The origin of everything is Brazil and the disappointment of Brazil," Del Bosque told AFP explaining why the Spanish public, so accustomed to success over the past decade, has failed to become enthused by its national team in the two years since Spain crashed out after just two games at the World Cup.

Spain football coach Del Bosque seeks vindication after Brazil bust

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Madrid (AFP) As a pot-bellied, softly-spoken, 65-year-old, Spain coach Vicente del Bosque can rarely be described as a man on a mission.

Yet he is determined to put right a disastrous World Cup two years ago when La Roja defend their European Championship title.

"The origin of everything is Brazil and the disappointment of Brazil," Del Bosque told AFP explaining why the Spanish public, so accustomed to success over the past decade, has failed to become enthused by its national team in the two years since Spain crashed out after just two games at the World Cup.

ESPN announces commentators for Euro 2016

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ESPN has announced its lineup of talent that will be bringing Euro 2016 toUS television this summer.

The biggest surprise is that ESPN will feature Kate Markgraf as the first female co-commentator in the US to ever call a top-tier global men's tournament. The 1999 Women's World Cup champion made her debut during ESPN's 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany and has become one of the leading analysts for women's soccer in the United States.

ESPN announces commentators for Euro 2016

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ESPN has announced its lineup of talent that will be bringing Euro 2016 toUS television this summer.

The biggest surprise is that ESPN will feature Kate Markgraf as the first female co-commentator in the US to ever call a top-tier global men's tournament. The 1999 Women's World Cup champion made her debut during ESPN's 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany and has become one of the leading analysts for women's soccer in the United States.

FIFA

Russia says ‘not late’ in 2018 World Cup work

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Mexico City (AFP) The head of Russia's 2018 World Cup organizing committee admitted on Wednesday that a lot of construction work remains, but said the country is not running behind in its preparations.

Alexey Sorokin, chief of the local organizing committing, said ahead of a FIFA congress in Mexico City later this week that the two biggest stadiums in Saint Petersburg and Moscow are 85 percent ready.

Russia says ‘not late’ in 2018 World Cup work

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Mexico City (AFP) The head of Russia's 2018 World Cup organizing committee admitted on Wednesday that a lot of construction work remains, but said the country is not running behind in its preparations.

Alexey Sorokin, chief of the local organizing committing, said ahead of a FIFA congress in Mexico City later this week that the two biggest stadiums in Saint Petersburg and Moscow are 85 percent ready.

FIFA to name 2026 World Cup host in May 2020

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Mexico City (AFP) FIFA said on Tuesday that the country that will host the 2026 World Cup will be chosen in May 2020, as it resumed the selection process following a corruption scandal.

Countries will have to present their candidacies before the end of December 2018, the world football body said in a statement after a council meeting in Mexico City.

FIFA to name 2026 World Cup host in May 2020

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Mexico City (AFP) FIFA said on Tuesday that the country that will host the 2026 World Cup will be chosen in May 2020, as it resumed the selection process following a corruption scandal.

Countries will have to present their candidacies before the end of December 2018, the world football body said in a statement after a council meeting in Mexico City.

FIFA to name 2026 World Cup host in May 2020

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Mexico City (AFP) FIFA said on Tuesday that the country that will host the 2026 World Cup will be chosen in May 2020.

Countries will have to present their candidacies before the end of December 2018, the world football body said in a statement after a council meeting in Mexico City.

The bidding process will take place in four steps, with a consultation phase between now and May 2017, "enhanced phases for bid preparation" between June 2017-December 2018, and an evaluation of candidacies between January 2019-February 2020.

FIFA to name 2026 World Cup host in May 2020

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Mexico City (AFP) FIFA said on Tuesday that the country that will host the 2026 World Cup will be chosen in May 2020.

Countries will have to present their candidacies before the end of December 2018, the world football body said in a statement after a council meeting in Mexico City.

The bidding process will take place in four steps, with a consultation phase between now and May 2017, "enhanced phases for bid preparation" between June 2017-December 2018, and an evaluation of candidacies between January 2019-February 2020.

UEFA admits Kosovo in step toward World Cup

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Budapest (AFP) UEFA admitted Kosovo as its 55th member in a narrow vote Tuesday, boosting its hopes of competing in the 2018 World Cup despite warnings from former ruler Serbia.

The UEFA congress voted 28 to 24 with two votes declared invalid to accept Kosovo, which will also have a team at the Olympics for the first time at the Rio de Janeiro Games in August.

UEFA admits Kosovo in step toward World Cup

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Budapest (AFP) UEFA admitted Kosovo as its 55th member in a narrow vote Tuesday, boosting its hopes of competing in the 2018 World Cup despite warnings from former ruler Serbia.

The UEFA congress voted 28 to 24 with two votes declared invalid to accept Kosovo, which will also have a team at the Olympics for the first time at the Rio de Janeiro Games in August.

The Fight for Equal Pay, More Important Now than Ever Before

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On March 30th, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn and Hope Solo, filed a federal complaint by means of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, accusing U.S. Soccer of wage discrimination. As a result of the collective bargaining agreement long ago negotiated between members of the U.

Soccer News: Klinsmann excited about Copa Centenario

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Friday's soccer news update has USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann stressing the importance of preparation for this summer's Copa Centenario.

Gianni Infantino speaks: Should Americans listen?

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Newly elected FIFA president Gianni Infantino made the media rounds in the United States, setting up a near future for an expanded World Cup.

More Potshots at the FIFA Prosecutions

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About a month ago, I penned a reported feature for VICE Sports about the FIFA prosecutions. Basically, I questioned the use of US resources to go after white collar criminals from other countries who, based on the legal theory of the case, only "hurt" a nonprofit that is organized in Switzerland.

Is Hosting the World Cup Worth it?

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Have you ever wondered why the bidding process for hosting the World Cup is so competitive and intense? FIFA has a pretty sophisticated process for compiling bids and ultimately deciding on a destination. The process begins with a simple request form that is sent out, and made available to every member association (MA).

FIFA told to get tough with World Cup rights abusers

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FIFA must show that it respects human rights and brandish the threat of withdrawing a World Cup to prove it means business, an independent review of football's world body said Thursday.

The report by former UN special representative on human rights and business John Ruggie is likely to intensify pressure on 2022 hosts Qatar, widely condemned for its treatment of migrant laborers.

FIFA told to get tough with World Cup rights abusers

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FIFA must show that it respects human rights and brandish the threat of withdrawing a World Cup to prove it means business, an independent review of football's world body said Thursday.

The report by former UN special representative on human rights and business John Ruggie is likely to intensify pressure on 2022 hosts Qatar, widely condemned for its treatment of migrant laborers.

Le manque de respect pour le football féminin de la FIFA

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Alison Cooney Jugeant par le traitement des footballeuses par la FIFA, le Coupe du monde de femmes est un tournoi de seconde zone, et le plupart des gens ne disputeront pas cela. C'est vrai: le football féminin (ou peut-être on devrait dire des sports féminins), ne reçoit pas souvent des fans comment le football masculin.

Quand les Bons Gens Se Comportent Mal : L’Histoire d’Abby Wambach

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Abby Wambach est «l'enfant chérie» et «la femme d'affiche» pour des athlètes féminins et le football américain de femme. Non seulement elle mène l'équipe les USA la victoire la Coupe du monde de femme, elle a aussi gagné la récompense pour le Joueur Mondial FIFA de l'Année en 2012 et a aidé le.

SPONSORED: FIFA Turns a New Page with New Headquarters

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Yes, I know. Sponsored posts are icky and make me feel sick to my stomach, but that annual server fees payment fast approaches. In large part, I blame my readers for having to resort to this crap. All of you had Adblock Plus and/or don't click enough on the banner ads. None of that is my doing.

Thus, to keep the lights on, another Sponsored Post from FIFA.

What Qatar 2022 Means for Female Fans

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The Iranian film Offside focuses on a group of dedicated female Iranian football fans desperately trying to get into a World Cup qualifier match. While the film misses much of the presumably exciting competition between Iran and Bahrain, it succeeds in emphasizing Iranian women's place in their society outside of the immediate football stadium.

Qatar

The turf battle for Qatar’s 2022 World Cup

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Watching grass grow is not usually considered exciting but there's currently a buzz of anticipation among Qatar's World Cup organizers about 12 different types of turf gently sprouting on former Doha farmland.

If all goes well, one of these dozen grasses will eventually take centre stage and become the most watched strips of green on the globe, at least for a 28-day period, during the 2022 World Cup.

The turf battle for Qatar’s 2022 World Cup

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Watching grass grow is not usually considered exciting but there's currently a buzz of anticipation among Qatar's World Cup organizers about 12 different types of turf gently sprouting on former Doha farmland.

If all goes well, one of these dozen grasses will eventually take centre stage and become the most watched strips of green on the globe, at least for a 28-day period, during the 2022 World Cup.

Forget 2022, Qatar focus now on 2018 World Cup

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Of the 12 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) teams anxiously awaiting Tuesday's draw for the Russia World Cup 2018 third round qualifiers, arguably Qatar has the most at stake.

Since being controversially chosen to host the 2022 tournament, the Gulf state has been battered by ongoing allegations of corruption, charges it denies, and labour abuse, which it claims to be addressing through reform.

Forget 2022, Qatar focus now on 2018 World Cup

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Of the 12 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) teams anxiously awaiting Tuesday's draw for the Russia World Cup 2018 third round qualifiers, arguably Qatar has the most at stake.

Since being controversially chosen to host the 2022 tournament, the Gulf state has been battered by ongoing allegations of corruption, charges it denies, and labour abuse, which it claims to be addressing through reform.

World Cup 2010

El efecto de la Musica en los Partidos Internacionales

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Como sabemos, el fútbol es un espectáculo internacional.Dos equipos de dos países completamente diferentes comparten una cosa en común: la pasión por el fútbol.Esta pasión trae los equipos juntos parala competencia, donde los países luchan por el orgullo.En muchos casos existe unahistoria entre las dos naciones.

¿Para que albergar el Mundial?

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Catorce mil millones de dólares estadounidenses. Éste es que costó a Brasil (enlace en portugués) a albergar el Mundial de 2014, la cantidad más alta de la historia de la competencia. Para comparar, los juegos olímpicos de Beijing de 2008, un espectáculo de 28 deportes y 302 eventos, costaron US$8 mil millones.

The Rest

Gulati says no decisions made on 2026 World Cup, joint bid with Mexico

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Votingfor the 2026 World Cup is still several years away, and Sunil Gulati says that U.S. Soccer remains unsure of how, and if, the federation will present themselves as potential hosts.

According to a recent ESPN report, John Motta, a U.S. Soccer board member, says the federation has been considering a joint bid with Mexico for the 2026 tournament, which will see the host nation determined in May 2020.

WM 1974: Ost gegen West

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Im Jahr 1974 war Westdeutschland das Gastgeberland für die WM. Dieses Jahr war natürlich eine besondere Zeit in Deutsche Geschichte, denn es war zwei Jahren nach dem Münchner Massaker (als eine palästinische Terroristengruppe, die Schwarzer September hieß, elf israelische Sportler ermordet hat).

Why is the Chinese National Soccer Team so Bad?

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Image labeled for reuse from Google Search It seems absurd that a country with over a billion people cannot field a team that can qualifymore than just once for the World Cup. Yet, with a FIFA ranking of just 81, China has managed to do just that, finishing 31st out of 32 teams in the... Read More »

La mano de Dios: el gol y su significado

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Repost never posted as a "post," previously posted as a page Nicholas Vega; 2/23/16; Soccer Politics; Spanish Section "La mano de Dios" es el nombre del primer gol anotado en el partido entre Argentina e Inglaterra durante los cuartos de final de la Copa Mundial de Fútbol de 1986. Este gol es considerado.

Pulpo Fiction

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In 2010, an octopus stole our hearts. I speak, of course, about Pulpo Paul, the aquarium-dweller with the clairvoyant tentacles who correctly guessed predicted foresaw the results of World Cup games. Sadly, that same year in October, Paul allegedly died. Other animals tried to fill the gap, but they were clearly imposters.