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The Day FIFA Killed the Messenger

Posted June 6, 2011 | 06/06/11 08:00 PM ET

The news was both unbelievable and shocking.

"On Friday, a Bahraini FIFA official banned the Iranian women's national soccer team from playing against Jordan in the second round of the qualifiers for the 2012 London Olympic Games in the Jordanian capital city, Amman."

(Islamic guidelines, forbid women...

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To "Qatar" or Not to "Qatar"?

Posted June 1, 2011 | 06/01/11 05:36 PM ET

Qatar's scandalous triumph in taking the 2022 World Cup was driven by millions of dollars in bribes?

At least that is what undercover reporters close to FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association or Football's governing body), are claiming.

The process of choosing a host country for World Cup...

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North Korean Dictator, Kim Jong-il, Punishes the Football Team for Failure at South Africa!

Posted July 30, 2010 | 07/30/10 05:54 PM ET

Just like his ill-fated counter part in Iraq (Saddam Hussein), Kim Jong-il of North Korea subjected the entire North Korean football team to public humiliation.

After losing all three games at the preliminary stage in South Africa, all players were gathered in the People's Palace of Culture in the capital...

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Diego Maradona: Between the Garden of Good and Evil

Posted July 29, 2010 | 07/29/10 07:21 PM ET

The flamboyant head coach of the Argentina national team was sacked by Argentine Football Federation (AFA). Diego Maradona, who arguably used to be one of the best football players ever (If not the best), drove the star studded Argentinean team to yet another disappointing finish. Many claimed that "Hand of...

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Lessons From South Africa That Will Make Future World Cups Even Better

Posted July 18, 2010 | 07/18/10 09:34 PM ET

With the World Cup come and gone, the global football community is now looking forward to the next "new and improved" event in Brazil. And we all owe this to the great lessons learned in South Africa.

1) Bad officiating that turned into a blessing.

The referees in this tournament...

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Top Five Best and Worst Moments of the First Five Days

Posted June 16, 2010 | 06/16/10 05:13 PM ET

Top Five Worst:

1. "Vuvuzela", the noise we love to hate!

Have no doubts about it. If you are about to remember a single thing about this World Cup, it's going to be the dreadful vuvuzela. The vuvuzela, sometimes called a "lepatata", is a blowing horn commonly blown by fans...

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World Cup 101: A Complete Preview

Posted June 7, 2010 | 06/07/10 05:33 PM ET

The FIFA World Cup (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football competition made up of the men's national teams of the members of International Federation of Association Football around the globe.

It was founded in 1930, and has continued...

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