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Marbella Ibarra, a pioneer of women’s soccer in Mexico, was found dead and wrapped in plastic at a beach resort south of Tijuana.
‘Context is everything’ explains Trevor Noah after ‘France is African’ World Cup statement upsets French ambassador
Trevor Noah’s response to France’s ambassador is a lesson in context. The French national team can be both French and African.
Croatia President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic wins the World Cup and shows the power of football diplomacy
The appearances by the Croatian president during the tournament had media across the world frantically looking up her Wikipedia page to discover photos of her wearing a bikini and learning she was formerly Croatia’s Minister for European Affairs, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador to the United States, and Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy at NATO.
“What we are trying to do is build more than a soccer field. We are trying to build a community.”
France has announced its support of Morocco’s bid for 2026. France is NOT voting for the United States-led bid.
The Workers Cup follows construction workers inside a Qatari labor camp described as a prison that holds up to 4000 men.
From then on his company was endemically corrupt. Every major deal required bribes to Leoz, Teixeira and other football bosses, including Julio Grondona, president of the Argentina FA from 1979.
Blazer’s cooperation with U.S. law enforcement helped investigators expose the deep well of corruption within CONCACAF – the confederation of which he was General Secretary for 21 years.
The five nation “army” that has cut diplomatic ties with Qatar has become a very real threat to 2022 FIFA World Cup. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen—have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, cut off all travel to and from the country, and ordered their citizens to leave the country.
Some ideas on why an unknown Bangladeshi official who didn’t know which team won the last women’s World Cup was elected to the FIFA Council ahead of “favorite” Moya Dodd.