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Tag: Fifa


The Panama Papers: ‘Biggest Leak in History’ Exposes Global Web of Corruption

Edward Snowden tweets: “The story behind the #PanamaPapers? Courage is contagious.”

Posted on Apr 3, 2016 READ MORE


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Qatar, a Sponsor in Mega-Event El Clásico Soccer Match, Is Hit With Rights Abuse Charges (Update)

In the same week that the contest was played, Amnesty International blasted Qatar, a sponsor of one of the teams in the big event, saying that migrant workers have endured major human rights violations while building stadiums in that nation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Posted on Apr 2, 2016 READ MORE


FIFA and Sepp









Posted on Sep 26, 2015 ENLARGE



FIFA Chief Sepp Blatter Faces Criminal Investigation in Switzerland

The president of the international soccer governing body is being investigated for “suspicion of criminal mismanagement and suspicion of misappropriation” of funds, Switzerland’s office of the attorney general announced Friday. The criminal case against him is another key development in a series of investigations that began in May with the arrest of 14 top soccer and marketing officials as they gathered for FIFA’s annual congress.

Posted on Sep 25, 2015 READ MORE


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Posted on Jun 5, 2015 ENLARGE



FIFA Gets a Red Card

We’re used to seeing soccer players fling themselves to the ground, writhe in feigned agony and complain bitterly about the injustice of it all. Now the international overlords of the game are beginning to do the same.

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 READ MORE



FIFA: No End to the Corruption

Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner: “Not even death will stop the avalanche that is coming,” he said. “The die is cast. There can be no turning back. Let the chips fall where they fall.”

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 READ MORE


FIFA After Blatter’s departure









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Abdication of Blatter









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VIDEO: John Oliver Comes Down Hard on FIFA Again—and It’s Glorious

Although HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” host delivered a scathing critique of the soccer organization last year, he decided to give it another shot Sunday after last week’s arrest of several FIFA officials. 

Posted on Jun 1, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


FIFA Corruption









Posted on Jun 1, 2015 ENLARGE


NFL vs. FIFA









Posted on May 30, 2015 ENLARGE


FIFA









Posted on May 29, 2015 ENLARGE


Soccer Scandal









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Soccer Hooligans









Posted on May 28, 2015 ENLARGE


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Posted on May 28, 2015 ENLARGE



FIFA Officials Indicted on 47 Counts of Corruption Dating Back to 1991

The case the U.S. Department of Justice is bringing against nine FIFA officials and five sports business executives “spans at least two generations of soccer officials who, as alleged, have abused their positions of trust to acquire millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks,” said U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Posted on May 27, 2015 READ MORE


Let’s Go









Posted on Jul 14, 2014 ENLARGE



Five Reasons Why I Refuse to Watch the World Cup

Soccer (or football, as the rest of the world refers to it) is the most popular sport globally. But can you love the game while hating the World Cup?

Posted on Jun 26, 2014 READ MORE


Beyond Sex and Soccer: Why Brazilians Are Pissed About the World Cup

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The World Cup opens with a bang, how thinking mothers should deal with gunplay, and we interview the directors of two new documentaries—one on the late, great Gore Vidal, the other on prison escape artist and possible criminal justice victim Mark DeFriest.

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Beyond Sex and Soccer: Why Brazilians Are Pissed About the World Cup

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The World Cup opens with a bang, how thinking mothers should deal with gun play, and we interview the directors of two new documentaries—one on the late, great Gore Vidal, the other on prison escape artist and possible criminal justice victim Mark DeFriest.

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 READ MORE



The World Cup and the Corporatization of Soccer

Have you ever entered an empty stadium? Try it. Stand in the middle of the field and listen. There is nothing less empty than an empty stadium. There is nothing less mute than stands bereft of spectators.

Posted on Jun 9, 2014 READ MORE


Why I Won’t Go to the World Cup

As Brazilians erupted in protest last week, filmmaker Carla Dauden posted a short video Monday explaining that preparations for the 2014 World Cup were draining her country of money that should be spent on the well-being of its people.

Posted on Jun 23, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



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Brazil Seeks to Evict Indigenous Community to Make Way for Sports Contests

Brazilian authorities want to kick 30 members of the Maracana tribe out of a former indigenous museum where they have been living for six years in order to build support structures for the 2014 World Cup.

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 READ MORE


FIFA Corruption









Posted on Jun 6, 2011 ENLARGE



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Rights Groups Give FIFA a Yellow Card

Zimbabwean human rights groups have called out soccer’s international governing body for handing Robert Mugabe, the country’s notorious leader, a “propaganda coup” when he was permitted to hold up the World Cup trophy while it made its way through the African continent.

Posted on Nov 27, 2009 READ MORE


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