France has announced its support of Morocco’s bid for 2026. France is NOT voting for the United States-led bid.
UEFA dropped its investigation into allegations of racism by fans of Italian club Atalanta during a Europa League match against Borussia Dortmund in February.
Whoever thinks 0-0 draws are boring has never been to a match in Greece. A disputed goal at the end of a match in the Greek Superleague between PAOK Salonika and AEK led to a pitch invasion by PAOK’s owner who was carrying a gun.
The Workers Cup follows construction workers inside a Qatari labor camp described as a prison that holds up to 4000 men.
Regis was a pioneer for black footballers in England in the late 1970s at West Brom where he played between 1977 and 1984. He also won five caps for England and lifted the FA Cup with Coventry City in 1987.
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.
There was one finding in the Garcia Report into the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup bidding process that was buried and mostly overlooked by media, especially in Australia. Two words: “Peter” and “Hargitay”.
Let’s separate religion from culture and acknowledge there is nothing in the Qu’ran nor any subsequent hadith that says it is forbidden for professional footballers to stand on a football field
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.