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  • WATCH: UK Football Fans Sing: “Jihadi John He’s (bleeping) Dead, He Had A Bomb Dropped On His [t

    11/23/2015 6:39:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 23, 2015 | Liam Deacon
    <p>English football fans took to the streets of London over the weekend to celebrate the ‘evaporation’ of ISIS’s chief executioner, Mohammed Emwazi, widely known as Jihadi John.</p>
  • Germany-Netherlands game in Hannover has been cancelled following evacuation.

    11/17/2015 10:32:37 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 136 replies
    Twitter fox 46 Charlotte NC ^ | November 17. 2015
    Full: BREAKING UPDATE: A stadium announcement says the Germany-Netherlands game in Hannover has been cancelled following evacuation. It just happened, it's breaking on some Twitter accounts.
  • Multiple Attacks Roil Paris; President Hollande Is Evacuated From Stadium

    11/13/2015 2:50:24 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 13, 2015 | ADAM NOSSITER and RICK GLADSTONE
    PARIS - Shootings and explosions erupted in the Paris area on Friday night, and French news services said at least 39 people were dead, dozens wounded and others taken hostage in what appeared to be coordinated militant attacks. French television reported that one of at least two explosions had struck near Paris at the country's main sports stadium, forcing the hasty evacuation of President François Hollande. The explosion occurred during a France-Germany soccer match. The shooting broke out at a popular concert hall, The Bataclan, where a death metal band was playing, and the France 24 website said dozens of...
  • Death Threats for Swede After 'Crazy' Own Goal

    10/19/2015 2:49:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    The Local ^ | 19 Oct 2015
    One of Swedens top footballers has revealed hes been getting death threats after scoring a bizarre own goal in extra time that left his Allsvenskan side Halmstad BK on the brink of relegation. Halmstad BK were drawing 0-0 against Solna side AIK in the match on Sunday, when defender Mohammed Ali Khan managed to net an own goal in the 93rd minute. He first appeared to save the goal, before tapping it into the back of the net. The crazy turn of events sent social media users in Sweden into a frenzy, while by Monday morning TV4s clip of the...
  • Report: Germany bribed FIFA executives to host 2006 World Cup

    10/16/2015 10:32:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    AP ^ | October 16, 2015 | Staff
    Germany's winning bid for the 2006 World Cup was aided by bribes paid to FIFA executive committee members, the German newsweekly Der Spiegel reported Friday. Spiegel said the German bidding committee set up a slush fund of 10.3 million Swiss francs (about $6 million at that time) that was contributed in a private capacity by former Adidas chief Robert Louis-Dreyfus.
  • Fox Video Featuring Donald Trump Angers United States Soccer Fans

    10/09/2015 5:03:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 9, 2015 | Richard Sandomir, sports and television columnist
    Fox Sports 1s marketing of Saturdays Mexico-United States Concacaf playoff game fired up American fans in an unintended way Friday with a promotional commercial using comments made by Donald J. Trump on the presidential campaign trail as a way to lead cheers for the United States national team.(VIDEO-AND-TWEET-AT-LINK)The video was promoted as a response to an earlier TV Azteca ad that used Trumps words as a way to promote Mexico in the game. But Foxs choice of Trump to promote the United States team seemed, at best, questionable. He has built his campaign for president around anti-immigration positions, especially those...
  • Ireland beat world champions Germany to move closer to qualification

    10/09/2015 5:41:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Thu, Oct 8, 2015, 21:58 | Emmet Malone
    Fourteen years after that memorable day when the Dutch were beaten here, the Irish team finally took another scalp worthy of the term at the Aviva (Stadium) last night. The Germans might put it down to a recurrence of their World Cup hangover, but even they may watch Shane Longs winning goal back with grudging admiration. It was a stunning strike to crown a quite staggering effort by an Irish side that was outplayed and outmaneuvered for long stretches, but which simply refused to accept that they were going to be beaten.
  • Hope Solo To Face Charges In 2014 Domestic Violence Incident Involving Nephew And Sister

    10/03/2015 6:14:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | October 3, 2015 | Shayla D
    Solo had gotten into a physical altercation with her half-sister and nephew, who was a minor at the time in June of 2014. Solo seemed to catch a lucky break in January when the case was dismissed due to procedural grounds. However, an appeals court reversed that decision and cleared the path for charges against Solo to be re-filed. ... Hopes half-sister Teresa Obert .. Police documents indicate that Hope Solos night of fury did not end there. Upon being arrested for two domestic violence charges at Oberts house, Solo became belligerent with officers and jail staff, at one point...
  • Cancer-Stricken Goalie's Mom Wants Artificial Turf Answers

    10/01/2015 7:57:01 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 50 replies
    NBC ^ | 10-1-15 | Stephanie Gosk
    University of Miami athlete Austen Everett died from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2012. Her mother said it was soon after that, as she found out about even more sick players, that she came to believe that artificial turf used on soccer fields was the culprit. "I realized, 'Oh my God, the thing that she loved most probably killed her,'" June Leahy told NBC News. "And that was hard." Leahy says since her daughter's death, she still hasn't gotten enough answers or action from lawmakers and regulators.
  • Iran female soccer team accused of manning up (Eight players revealed to be members of wrong gender)

    10/01/2015 6:44:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 30, 2015 | Stuart Winer
    Iranian soccer fans were left reeling earlier this week after eight members of the womens national team were found to be men, the Al-Arabiya website reported on Monday. Mojtabi Sharifi, described as an official connected to the Iranian soccer league, said that the footballers have been playing with Irans female team without completing sex change operations. [Snip] Sharifi accused Iranian footballs governing body of being responsible for the unethical cock up.
  • Lech Poznan soccer fans boycott game over donations to refugees

    09/27/2015 7:08:24 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 35 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 18 Sept 2015 | By Douglas Zimmerman
    <p>A large number of soccer fans for the Polish soccer team Lech Poznan boycotted their teams Europa League home match Thursday after it was announced that 1 Euro of each ticket would go to help the refugee crisis gripping Europe.</p>
  • Gang Of Six Aggressive Arab Passengers Force Flight To Be Locked Down, Diverted,

    It certainly appeared to have been a premeditated, pre-planned disruption of a routine flight, perhaps designed to test responses or as a larger plot to intimidate and thereby garner privileges or concessions. Its not likely that the six despicable individuals involved all just happened to find each other as members of the same Arab soccer team, although they certainly do deserve each others company. A Southwest Airlines flight from San Diego to Chicago was rerouted to Amarillo late Monday, with six passengers removed and subsequently arrested on charges of interference with a flight crew and abetting. FBI special agent T....
  • 6 Soccer Players Arrested in Southwest Flight Ruckus

    09/01/2015 6:39:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Sep 1, 2015 | Rory Devine, R. Stickney
    Amarillo Police boarded the plane and removed six passengers described as unrulyMembers of a San Diego-based recreational soccer league were removed from a cross-country flight Monday and arrested on suspicion of federal charges. A dozen members of the San Diego Chaldean Soccer League were flying Southwest Airlines to Chicagos Midway Airport for a tournament, friends tell NBC 7. A "level one threat" was declared onboard Flight 1522 and prompted pilots to divert the flight and its 117 passengers to Amarillo, Texas, just after 10 p.m., according to court documents. Southwest Airlines said in a statement that several passengers traveling together...
  • Soccer fan throws cheeseburger at goalkeeper, who eats it off the field

    08/08/2015 10:27:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    SB Nation ^ | Aug 3, 2015 | James Dator
    Argentina's Primera Division was home to the most delicious form of heckling over the weekend when Racing fans threw a cheeseburger at Belgrano goalkeeper Juan Olave mid-match. It's unclear what the cheeseburger was supposed to symbolize, maybe it was just the most readily-available object to throw? Either way, Olave picked the dang burger up, took two bites and thanked the crowd. I played goalie in a rec league last year. I got a stitch from drinking too much water. This dude is out here eating cheeseburgers. Meanwhile the commenters on YouTube are afraid for his safety. You know what has...
  • Clint Dempsey stars as USA hammer Cuba 6-0 to reach Gold Cup semis

    07/19/2015 9:50:18 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 19 July 2015 | Les Carpenter
    One of the joys of watching US soccer as it rises in prominence is to see Clint Dempsey in his prime. There are days, like Saturday, when he seems to run effortlessly down the field, diving and sprawling and scoring from almost any angle. In a 6-0 Gold Cup quarter-final vanquishing of Cuba that could easily have been 10, Dempsey scored three goals in three completely different ways. It was his first hat-trick for USA, and he probably could have scored at least three more thats how dominant he was in victory that seemed far too easy for a...
  • Womens Soccer Doesnt Deserve Equal Pay

    07/09/2015 11:30:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | July 9, 2015 | D.C. McAllister
    Pay equality activists are at it again. This time theyre using the success of the U.S. womens soccer team in the World Cup final to push their agenda. According to Politico, what we really need to be talking about is the players paychecks. Pay for professional womens soccer players is at best paltry and at worst outright shameful compared to those of their male counterparts. (The U.S. mens team is currently ranked 27, compared with the world-champion women), Mary Pilon writes. Yet the total payout for the Womens World Cup this year will be $15 million, compared with the total...
  • Abby Wambach, Wife Sarah Huffman Share Kiss After U.S. World Cup Win

    07/06/2015 7:09:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 65 replies
    CNN ^ | July 6, 2015 | Wilfred Chan
    Abby Wambach, Wife Sarah Huffman Share Kiss After U.S. World Cup Win By Wilfred Chan, CNN July 6, 2015 So when her squad's memorable 5-2 triumph over Japan was sealed, she chose an unforgettable way to celebrate. With the crowd roaring, as cameras flashed, Wambach -- one of the greatest players in the history of women's soccer -- ran to the stadium's edge and leapt into the stands to kiss her wife, Sarah Huffman.
  • Abby Wambach, wife Sarah Huffman share kiss after U.S. World Cup win

    07/06/2015 1:36:09 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 99 replies
    CNN ^ | July 6, 2015 | Wilfred Chan
    (CNN)Before tonight, Abby Wambach had everything but the World Cup. So when her squad's memorable 5-2 triumph over Japan was sealed, she chose an unforgettable way to celebrate. With the crowd roaring, as cameras flashed, Wambach -- one of the greatest players in the history of women's soccer -- ran to the stadium's edge and leapt into the stands to kiss her wife, Sarah Huffman.
  • Stupid British vs. Japan soccer

    07/02/2015 6:39:30 PM PDT · by djf · 54 replies
    Alright I must have seen this clip a hundred times... a woman, dressed in white, kicks a soccer ball - it hits the bar, but then seems to go in, then bounces out. The goal is defended by a woman in a dark uniform with dark hair, I'm assuming she's Japanese. Now everyone is making a big deal of this saying she "scored her own goal" or some other BS and I'm sick of it can someone PLEASE explain to me what happened?
  • USA beats Japan 5-2, wins first Women's World Cup title since 1999

    07/05/2015 6:07:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 07/05/2015 | By Jamie Goldberg
    The U.S. Women's National Team won its first Women's World Cup title since 1999, beating Japan 5-2 Sunday. The USA is the only country to ever win three Women's World Cup titles. Check out a summary of updates from the game in the comments thread below.
  • Carli Lloyd Nets Hat Trick in 16 Minutes vs. Japan in Women's World Cup Final

    07/05/2015 5:02:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | Jul 5, 2015 | Kyle Newport
    Playing in a big game, United States women's national team star Carli Lloyd was ready for the spotlight yet again. Lloyd got the United States off to a fast start in the Women's World Cup final against Japan, scoring two goals in the first five minutes. ... Lauren Holiday joined the fun with a goal in the 14th minute, but moments later, Lloyd struck again. This time, it was on an unbelievable shot from near midfield. ... With her third goal of the match, Lloyd became the first American to record a hat trick in the Women's World Cup final
  • Check Out The Graphic On Google

    07/05/2015 5:02:27 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 49 replies

    07/05/2015 3:05:20 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 62 replies
    Today's World Cup Final - USA vs. Japan On Fox.
  • Copa America 2015 Final preview: Start time, schedule..

    07/04/2015 10:37:42 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 1 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 07.04.2015
    The Copa America 2015 Final between Argentina and Chile takes place on Saturday, and both teams will be desperate to claim the win to end their long wait for international honors. Today's game takes place from Santiago, Chile with a kick off time of 4 p.m. ET.
  • OMG! The US Women's soccer team, lacks diversity (bunch of white chicks in shorts kicking a ball)

    07/01/2015 11:40:49 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 50 replies
    one man's opinion...
    The US Women's National Soccer team played a superb, thrilling game against powerhouse Germany yesterday, coming away with a 2-0 win, and a spot in the finals this weekend. And coming on the 4th of July weekend, it couldn't be a better all around-feel-good story. The huge crowd sported every form of red, white, and blue attire imaginable, and displayed their colors proudly at every opportunity. Cheers of "USA!, USA" filled the stadium. But if you take a closer look, beyond the excitement of the game, you'll notice that something's very wrong, and very lacking, at USA soccer.
  • Women's World Cup Soccer: United States Roars Into the Final [Defeats Top-Ranked Germany]

    06/30/2015 7:27:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/30/2015 | Andrew Keh
    MONTREAL The United States advanced to the World Cup final on Tuesday with its most impressive performance in recent memory, notching a 2-0 victory over a top-ranked German team that had steamrolled its way to the semifinals. The Americans, who looked discordant in the early parts of the tournament, seem to be peaking at the perfect time. They looked harmonious and controlled play against the favored Germans for large stretches of the match at Olympic Stadium. Carli Lloyd, who had scored in the teams two previous wins, put her stamp on yet another night, scoring on a penalty kick...
  • Women's World Cup: USWNT vs Germany is last-four clash of the titans

    06/30/2015 9:40:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 8:47 AM ET, Tue June 30, 2015 | Chris Borg
    )It's a showdown between the two top teams in women's football -- and according to United States star Alex Morgan, it is "virtually a final." Morgan and her USWNT teammates take on favorite Germany in Montreal for a place in the Women's World Cup final against either England or Japan on July 5. It's hard to pick a winner from two nations which have each triumphed at the tournament twice -- even though the USWNT have not lifted the trophy since 1999 and Germany have won two of the last three tournaments. So far, neither team has had an entirely...
  • Croatia could face sanction for swastika pattern on field vs. Italy [VIDEO]

    06/14/2015 2:42:10 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 15 replies
    ESPN FC U.S. Edition ^ | June 12, 2015 | ESPN Staff
    The pitch in Split, Croatia, appeared to show the pattern of a swastika during Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier.SPLIT, Croatia -- Croatia could face punishment by UEFA after a swastika pattern could be seen on the pitch for its European Championship qualifying match against Italy. The Nazi symbol was clearly marked in the middle of the half Italy was attacking in the first period of Friday's 1-1 draw. Ground staff attempted to cover the symbol up during the half-time interval but were unable to do so and the Croatian Football Federation expressed its regret over the incident and confirmed the symbol...
  • 2015 Womens World Cup: Game, TV schedule as USWNT chase glory in Canada

    06/06/2015 3:25:29 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 535 replies
    prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com ^ | Jun 5, 2015 | Joe Prince-Wright
    The 2015 Womens World Cup in Canada is the biggest tournament ever for womens soccer. Expanded to 24 teams for the first time in history, the action begins on Saturday, June 6 and the final is on July 5. It promises to be a spectacular month of soccer north of the border. ... Below is a look at the day-by-day schedule for each group game, including where you can watch the games in the U.S. on TV, followed by the schedule for the knockout stages. All times listed are Eastern Time.
  • The Womens World Cup Is Still Oppressively Sexist

    06/11/2015 11:11:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    WBUR ^ | Wed, Jun 10, 2015 | Cloe Axelson
    This week, the U.S. women begin their quest to win the World Cup, a feat they havent accomplished since July 10, 1999. More than 90,000 people attended the match that day at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, while 40 million watched on TV. I watched, too, from a stuffy, third-floor apartment in a Somerville triple-decker; I covered my eyes as Brandi Chastain buried her penalty kick in the goals top-right corner, lifting the U.S. to victory over China. As a player, I didnt have one thousandth of Mia Hamms talent, but how her team captured my imagination. Sally Jenkins,...
  • To All Soccer Fans: American soccer is on fire

    06/11/2015 8:24:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/11/2015 | Tony Manfred
    These are good times for United States national soccer teams of all genders and ages. 1. The U.S. women's team is on top of Group D (the Group of Death!) in the Women's World Cup after a 3-1 win over Australia. The USWNT is still one of the tournament's two big favorites. 2. The U.S. men's team just beat Germany (the reigning World Cup champions and No. 1-ranked team in the world) and the Netherlands (the team that finished 3rd at the World Cup) on the road in the same week, scoring six goals in the process. 3. The U.S....
  • Obama says FIFA should 'operate with integrity and transparency and accountability' trunc

    06/08/2015 12:01:34 PM PDT · by Sergio · 23 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 8 June 2015 | David Martosko
    ...it is very important for FIFA to be able to operate with integrity and transparency and accountability,' Obama told reporters at a news conference after the G7 summit.
  • Hope Solos half-sister, new documents reveal ugly details of domestic violence incident

    06/07/2015 3:17:17 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | By Cindy Boren June 7 at 4:26 PM
    A day before the U.S. womens national team opens its World Cup play, the sister of goalie Hope Solo has spoken up and documents reveal new details about a domestic violence incident involving the family last June. On ESPNs Outside the Lines, Mark Fainaru-Wada reports that police records, depositions and an interview with Teresa Obert, Solos half-sister and one of the alleged victims in the incident, are at odds with Solos comments on what happened on Good Morning, America, on Facebook and in a new ESPNW story. Charges against her in Kirkland, Wash., were dismissed last winter, but prosecutors have...
  • FIFA Scandal: Interpol Issues 'Red Notices' For Six Mentioned in Indictment

    06/03/2015 6:17:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    www.nbcnews.com ^ | 06-03-2015 | by Alexander Smith
    Interpol issued wanted-person notices Wednesday for six people accused by the Department of Justice of being involved in a vast corruption network surrounding soccer's FIFA governing body. The so-called "red notices" which do not have the power of an international arrest warrant were issued at the request of U.S. authorities, Interpol said in a statement. Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner and former FIFA executive committee member Nicols Leoz were the top names on Interpol's list, followed by Alejandro Burzaco, Hugo Jinkis and Mariano Jinkis, all heads of marketing businesses based in Argentina, and Jos Margulies, who runs...
  • The myth that America doesn't like football

    06/02/2015 12:18:49 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 156 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2nd June 2015 | Nick Bryant
    'True, football, or soccer as it is known here, is not as central to American as it is to European, African or South and Central American life. Nowhere near. Up until recently, the game has been unloved by the major US television networks, which have long bemoaned the lack of breaks in play, the paucity of goals and the glut of draws. Absent from the US game are big-name male stars and big-name clubs. The New York Red Bulls will never rival the New York Yankees. Real Salt Lake pales, rather risibly, alongside Real Madrid. However, football is no longer...
  • FIFA Scandal: Alleged Payments Suggest Link to Top Officials

    05/31/2015 12:07:49 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 22 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 30, 2015 | By MATTHEW FUTTERMAN
    Size of 2008 transfers outlined in indictment said to require approval from a small group at FIFAs highest levels Ten million dollars in transfer payments were sent from FIFA bank accounts in Switzerland to a Caribbean soccer organization in 2008 and used to pay bribes to secure votes for South Africas bid to host the World Cup in 2010, the Department of Justices indictment alleges, in what could emerge as the most direct connection between the Zurich-based organizations executive offices and the corruption probe shaking the worlds most popular sport. The size of the transfers, allegedly sent in three installments,...
  • Breaking: FIFA members reelect president Sepp Blatter amid league corruption charges

    05/29/2015 10:39:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | FoxNews.Com
    The embattled head of FIFA Sepp Blatter was reelected Friday as president of the organization, amid allegations of the worst corruption crisis in the world soccer leagues 111-year history.
  • Russia plans to use PRISON labour to drive down the cost of World Cup

    05/26/2015 3:22:31 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 26 May 2015 | CHRIS PLEASANCE
    Lawmakers in Russia have announced plans to use prison labour to help drive down the cost of hosting the 2018 World Cup by forcing them to take jobs that ordinary Russians won't do. Politician Alexander Khinshtein, from the ruling United Russia party, has said he is drawing up proposals which would see inmates taken to work in factories producing materials for the games. Meanwhile Alexander Rudy, head of Russia's prison service, has said that he was keen to use prisoners for 'tasks that, let's say, wouldn't appeal to the ordinary citizen.'
  • Putin: These FIFA charges are a US plot to steal the 2018 World Cup from Russia

    05/28/2015 8:46:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/28/2015 | Ed Morrisey
    Actually, it’s the Swiss who are probing the 2018 World Cup award to Russia, and the US bid was for the 2022 World Cup that went to Qatar.  Vladimir Putin won’t let those facts get in the way of a good anti-American rant, of course. The Russian strongman publicly questioned why the US would have any interest or jurisdiction over a legal argument that doesn’t involve its own citizens, which also turns out to be … not true: Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in FIFA’s affairs and hinted that it was part of an...
  • The Clinton Foundation received $100K from scandal-tarred FIFA (the Hillary connection)

    05/28/2015 4:38:05 AM PDT · by Liz · 9 replies
    NYPOST.COM ^ | 5/28/15 | Geoff Earle
    WASHINGTON The embattled Clinton Family Foundation received as much as $100,000 from FIFA--the scandal-tarred world soccer federation, available records revealed....the Clinton Foundation is under fire for accepting undisclosed multimillion-dollar contributions from foreign nations while Hillary was Secy of State. Bill was honorary chair of the effort to bring the soccer event to the US in 2018 or 2022 and hobnobbed with FIFA President Sepp Blatter at the World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2010..... the tiny Gulf emirate of Qatar prevailed for the 2022 competition.
  • Soccer's Embattled Governing Body Made Donation To The Clinton Foundation [Foundation: RICO?]

    05/27/2015 9:56:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 27, 2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    Soccer's Embattled Governing Body Made Donation To The Clinton Foundation By Malia Zimmerman May 27, 2015 Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and FIFA President Sepp Blatter attend the 2010 World Cup Group C soccer match between the United States and Algeria at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria June 23, 2010. The Clintons, already under scrutiny for accepting foreign donations to their family foundation and keeping them secret from the Obama administration while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state, have received money from another controversial source: the Federacion Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Soccers governing body, which donated between $50,001...
  • Fifa scandal: Why the US is policing a global game

    05/27/2015 5:54:10 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 27, 2015 | Paul Blake
    America does not even like football, or so many people think. Why is it leading the charge against alleged Fifa corruption? At dawn, Swiss police rounded up seven Fifa officials at the behest of US authorities who have conducted a massive investigation into corruption at football's governing body. So how did a country where football is more niche than entrenched come to police the world's beautiful game? "Too many countries are cowed by Fifa," said Alexandra Wrage, a former Fifa anti-bribery adviser who resigned in protest from the organisation. "As with international bribery more generally, the US Department of Justice...
  • Corrupt FIFA Has Clinton Foundation Ties; World Cup Host Qatar Gave Millions

    05/27/2015 2:34:30 PM PDT · by drewh · 10 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 05.27.1510:00 AM ET | Jackie Kucinich
    Corrupt FIFA Has Clinton Foundation Ties; World Cup Host Qatar Gave Millions Both Bill Clinton and his familys charity have been tied to soccers governing body, as well as Qatars disastrous World Cup bid. And just like that, another Clinton Foundation donor is in the news. The Clinton global charity has received between $50,000 and $100,000 from soccers governing body and has partnered with the Fdration Internationale de Football Association on several occasions, according to donor listings on the foundations website. Several top FIFA executives were arrested Wednesday in Zurich and face corruption charges stretching back two decades, according to...
  • FIFA and the Clintons in Cahoots on Typical Socialist-Style Corruption

    05/27/2015 2:02:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: FIFA. When I first heard about this, I was stunned. We've got a new attorney general, and how long has this investigation been going? She didn't do this. Did she start this? How many moons ago has this been going on? Holder started this or some -- not that that matters. The thing about this that blows my mind, of course FIFA is corrupt. They're a bunch of Western socialist guys. Of course it's corrupt. That's the story of the world before the United States of America came along. It's just another opportunity here to define American exceptionalism in...
  • FIFA Officials, Including 2 VPs, Arrested on Corruption Charge [Obama Targets FIFA, not ISIS]

    05/27/2015 3:52:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | 5/27/15
    .....FIFA, the powerful and polarizing governing body for soccer, came under prosecutorial assault from two fronts Wednesday. Acting on an indictment by the U.S. Justice Department, Swiss police arrested several top FIFA officials, including two vice presidents, during an overnight raid in Zurich on charges of corruption Wednesday. The U.S. investigation targets alleged wrongdoing that spans 24 years. U.S. prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 14 people, on charges ranging from money laundering to fraud and racketeering.
  • 2018 World Cup Emblem Reflects Russias Soul And Heart FIFA chief

    10/28/2014 4:34:53 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies
    Itar Tass ^ | 10/28/2014 | Itar Tass
    MOSCOW, October 28. /TASS/. Russias official emblem of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, to be unveiled late on Tuesday night in Moscow, reflects the soul and heart of Russia, Sepp Blatter, the president of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA), said. The official emblem of the 2018 World Cup will be unveiled late on Tuesday night in the Russian capital during the Evening Urgant television talk show by FIFA President Blatter and Secretary General Jerome Valcke, jointly with Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, who is also the chairman of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and Fabio Cannavaro, captain of...
  • Clinton Foundation took at least $1,250,000 from Qatar and World Cup committee...

    05/28/2015 6:42:49 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-27-15 | David Martosko
    'Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee' is the entity responsible for organizing the Gulf state's 2022 World Cup bid and the resulting preparations FIFA itself is also listed as a donor to the foundation, giving up to $100,000 Clinton Foundation website discloses donations from the committee of between $250,001 and $500,000, including a donation in 2014 Qatar itself has donated between $1 million and $5 million to the foundation, and did it before 2014 The tiny Middle Eastern country won the rights to host the 2022 global soccer tournament in December 2010 Clinton Foundation later said Qatar worked toward 'utilizing its research...
  • Clinton Foundation took at least $1,250,000 from Qatar and World Cup committee embroiled in bribery

    05/28/2015 2:28:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/27/15 | David Martosko
    Clinton Foundation took at least $1,250,000 from Qatar and World Cup committee embroiled in soccer bribery scandal - and up to $100,000 from FIFA itself The fast-moving FIFA bribery scandal now has a Clinton connection, after news that the nation of Qatar and its 2022 World Cup organizing committee - and even FIFA itself - donated between $1.3 million and $5.55 million to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. The scandal-hit football world authority is listed by the foundation as having handed over at least $50,001 and as much as $100,000 to the Clinton's controversial organization in a direct...
  • U.S. Indicts Nine FIFA Officials, Five Others on Corruption Charges

    05/27/2015 3:20:31 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 20 replies
    Charged defendants include Jeffrey Webb and Jack Warner Nine soccer officials and five others were charged in the U.S. on broad corruption charges accusing them of a 24-year scheme to enrich themselves through the sports top governing body, FIFA, authorities said Wednesday. Charged defendants include Jeffrey Webb, the head of the regional body for North and Central America and the Caribbean, and Jack Warner, his predecessor. Mr. Webb is also a FIFA vice president. Six individuals have pleaded guilty in connection with the case, the U.S. Justice Department said. It added that Swiss authorities in Zurich had earlier Wednesday arrested...
  • U.S. Prepares Criminal Indictment Alleging Corruption at Soccer Body FIFA

    05/27/2015 1:39:55 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 20 replies
    Six soccer officials arrested in Switzerland U.S. authorities are preparing to unveil a criminal indictment against officials of soccers international governing body that will detail allegations of widespread corruption, according to people familiar with the matter. The indictment against officials of the International Federation of Association Football, known as FIFA, was expected to be unsealed in Brooklyn federal court against multiple individuals as early as Wednesday, the people said. Early Wednesday morning six soccer officials were arrested in Zurich, Switzerland, the countrys Federal Office of Justice said in a statement, adding that they had been detained pending extradition. The FOJ...