Category Back Stories

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.

The “Terrorist Attack” in Germany That Was Actually a Capitalist Plot for Profit

So much for terrorism. The suspect was hoping to profit from a drop in the football team’s share price as a result of the attack.

The Bizarre Story of the Fake Nonprofit That “Campaigned” For Workers in Qatar

Voiceless Victims claimed to be an organization “committed to give a voice for those who had their own silenced.” Its goal was to make “a better world by providing aid to those who need it most.” Then it was revealed to be fake.

Samir Nasri Had a Bizarre Night on Twitter and Now He’s Being Investigated for Doping

Besides tweets about offering “complete sexual service” the Drip Doctor Twitterstorm has sparked an investigation into a possible doping offence.

Klinsmann, Arena, Kids, & No Consequence For Failure

When two of the supposed best quit Europe in their mid-20s to play MLS , at what should have been the peak of their career, they took a soft option.

How Victor Montagliani Put Canada and MLS On His Clean-Up List

For MLS to operate in Canada, Canada Soccer, Concacaf AND FIFA has to sign off approval. Montagliani is suggesting that unless MLS finds a solution that brings equality to Canadian teams he is considering not sanctioning the participation of Vancouver Whitecaps, Toronto, and Montreal Impact in MLS.