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FIFA fines Argentina for protest banner by Soccerly on Jul.25.2014

FIFA has reprimanded the Argentine soccer association and fined it $33,000 after its players were pictured with a political banner before a World Cup warmup match.Several players stood behind the...

Mexico will face Netherlands in November friendly by David Flores on Jul.25.2014

FIFA has released the dates of the international friendlies that will be played out in what is left of 2014. According to this list, the Mexican national team will face the Netherlands once...

FIFA refuses to move World Cup from Russia by Soccerly on Jul.25.2014

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change."Some lawmakers in Germany want the hosting rights reviewed because...

Blatter meets with Emir of Qatar for labor rights talk by Soccerly on Jul.24.2014

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter has met with the Emir of Qatar to discuss improving migrant workers' rights in the 2022 World Cup host nation.In a statement published late...

UK not seeking 2022 World Cup by Soccerly on Jul.24.2014

Britain has no intention of lobbying to get the 2022 football World Cup that was awarded to Qatar shifted to the United Kingdom, the government said on Thursday.Regardless of whether Qatar retains...

Michael Garcia still  has no case against Blatter and FIFA by Soccerly on Jul.22.2014

FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia's report into alleged World Cup bidding corruption has been delayed by several weeks.FIFA says the ethics committee's investigatory chamber expects to submit its...

World Cup corruption bids investigation report delayed by Soccerly on Jul.21.2014

FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia's report into alleged World Cup bidding corruption has been delayed by several weeks.FIFA says the ethics committee's investigatory chamber expects to submit its...

Symbolic rematch in Brazil sees Exeter City lift title over Fluminense by Soccerly on Jul.20.2014

Borne on a wave of footballing nostalgia, English minnows Exeter City lifted silverware in Rio on Sunday following an historic rematch of Brazil's first ever international encounter.Before a 900...

Were World Cup referees underpaid? by Ian Stewart Palmer on Jul.20.2014

While FIFA handed out millions of dollars to football federations around the globe for participating in the recent World Cup as well as millions more in prize money, reports state that referees...

FlFA lifts Nigerian suspension  by Soccerly on Jul.18.2014

FIFA has lifted Nigeria's suspension from international competition after the country's soccer leaders were reinstated.After Nigeria's second-round elimination at the World Cup, the country's...

Germany return to the top, England plummet, and Costa Rica soar   by Joe Perkins on Jul.17.2014

While debate surrounds the accuracy and worth of the FIFA World Rankings, it comes of no surprise that Germany have retaken the top spot after 20 years. The Germans are followed by their final...

Real Madrid worth almost one billion more than the NY Yankees  by Soccerly on Jul.16.2014

Spain may have been embarrassingly dethroned as World Cup holders, but Real Madrid and Barcelona are still champions at making money after they were named as the world's two richest sports...

Ecuador to play USMNT in October by Juan Arango on Jul.16.2014

The Ecuadorian FA (FEF) have announced that they will be playing the United States on October 14.  The federation confirmed that they will also be playing Colombia during the FIFA...

Sierra Leone hit with match fixing scandal; players & officials suspended by Soccerly on Jul.16.2014

Sierra Leone said on Wednesday it had suspended national football team captain Ibrahim Kargbo alongside 14 players and officials accused of match-fixing in a World Cup qualifier.The sports...

Blatter awards Brazil 9.25 mark for special World Cup by Soccerly on Jul.14.2014

Brazil got 9.25 out of 10 from FIFA President Sepp Blatter for organizing a World Cup that was "very special" because of high quality football.Giving his tournament report on Monday, Blatter also...

From Brazil to Russia: A preview of what's to come in 2018 by Soccerly on Jul.14.2014

Brazil just barely managed to get everything ready in time for the World Cup. Russia insists it won't have any such problems in 2018, although the country faces other issues ahead of football's...

"I am not at all happy with the way we fought against racism"- Sepp Blatter by Soccerly on Jul.14.2014

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter has criticized the way discrimination incidents were dealt with at World Cup matches.Blatter says "I am not at all happy with the way we fought...

Russia reveals official posters for the 2018 World Cup host cities by Soccerly on Jul.13.2014

Russia is getting ready for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.President Vladimir Putin explains that the country will spend around $20 billion to host the event. The countdown begins and with four...

Goalkeepers shine intensely at World Cup by Soccerly on Jul.13.2014

Despite being a tournament labelled as the return of attack-minded football after the caution shown in South Africa four years ago, Brazil 2014 has been a platform for the world's best goalkeepers...

World Cup fiasco leaves Scolari's reputation in doubt by Soccerly on Jul.13.2014

Luiz Felipe Scolari may have been the coach when Brazil won the World Cup in 2002, but his name will now forever be associated with failure and the worst result in the country's footballing...