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How a soccer pitch in Los Angeles helped rebuild a community ravaged by riots

“What we are trying to do is build more than a soccer field. We are trying to build a community.”

Donald Trump tweeted about the 2026 World Cup bid and it is as helpful as you would expect

France has announced its support of Morocco’s bid for 2026. France is NOT voting for the United States-led bid.

Inside the Qatar labor camps with The Workers Cup, a film with an alternative World Cup dream

The Workers Cup follows construction workers inside a Qatari labor camp described as a prison that holds up to 4000 men.  

Why the FBI investigation into FIFA corruption resembles the Mueller Trump-Russia probe

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.

Chuck Blazer is Dead

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.

Will the Qatar 2022 World Cup be killed by Saudi Arabia, UAE, & Bahrain?

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.

Why Mahfuza Akhter Kiron was elected to the FIFA Council over Moya Dodd explained in 16 Tweets

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.