When is a resignation not a resignation? When you’re the Pharaoh of FIFA, Sepp Blatter.
Ol’ Sepper has announced he won’t be attending the final of the Women’s World Cup in Canada tonight. The way he explained that is really bizarre.
“For as long as things remain unresolved, I won’t take any travel risks,” . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: FIFA – Blatter Doubles Down
…the 2018 World Cup. As Clegg asserts in this article FIFA is unlikely to strip Putinland of the tourney, however. Responding this week after some German politicians called for Russia to be boycotted, Fifa said the 2018 tournament could be a “force for good”. Putin is an international criminal and the head of a rogue . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Russia should NOT be allowed to host…
As the scandal over Vladimir Putin’s $50-billion Olympics begins to fade, equally sordid scandals about the World Cup come to the fore.
Brazil, which has won more World Cups than any other country. is holding the Cup this year. To date, things are not going well. Five stadiums scheduled for completion by the end of . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: The brutal costs of the World Cup
In the wake of the Quebec Soccer Federation’s banning of “turbans” on the playing field, FIFA has announced “turbans” can be worn on the field of play. FIFA issued a news release yesterday saying the Canadian Soccer Association should “allow male players in Canada to wear head covers.”
Of course, this wasn’t an issue . . . → Read More: Musings on Canadian Politics: The Quebec Soccer Federation deserves condemnation
…and fine is typical of the corrupt anachronism called FIFA! Like the IOC, it is a cabal of greed and very wealthy individuals who are interested in nothing else but seeing a great sport make as much money for them as possible… even if they have to degrade the Game to so. Christine Sinclair is . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Christine Sinclair’s ludicrous ban…
This is such utter bullshit. Either the fix was in or that ref was just so completely incompetent that it defies imagination. And I know more than a little bit about the game. Tell ya what. If the players or the coach are fined for those justified remarks, I – and I’m sure millions of . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: FIFA sucks… and so does the IOC…
USA v Algeria, 2010 World Cup by jasonwhat
A recent Sports Illustrated article, World Cup’s Empty Legacy, reports on the state of South Africa’s sports infrastructure several months after this summer’s final. While the 2010 World Cup was as much a success as any other in bringing together people from all corners of the . . . → Read More: World Headlines Review: Panem et Circenses South African Style