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Abby Wambach Says She'd Be Open To A FIFA Position In The Future

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 07.30.2015 | Sports

U.S. Women's National Team star Abby Wambach has been a huge presence on the pitch. But arguably her biggest impact in the past year has been off of ...

FIFA: The Geo-Politics of the Global Game

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 07.30.2015 | Sports
Marco Vicenzino

Although geopolitics will always play some role in shaping international football, it should not be allowed to dictate its course. This further underscores the fundamental need for FIFA's transformational reform and restoring the credibility of the global game.

Mexico Soccer Coach Miguel Herrera Fired After Alleged Fight With Journalist

Reuters | Justin Block | Posted 07.28.2015 | Sports

MEXICO CITY, July 28 - Mexico coach Miguel Herrera was fired on Tuesday, a day after he allegedly punched a reporter at the Philadelphia airport who ...

It's Time To Get Serious About Boosting Women's Soccer: Lawmakers

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.28.2015 | Sports

The time has come for women's soccer, and it's time for FIFA to take it seriously, according to U.S. lawmakers. Reps. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), Linda...

Putin Thinks FIFA's Sepp Blatter Deserves A Nobel Prize

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.28.2015 | World

  GENEVA, July 27 (Reuters) - FIFA boss Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize for his stewardship of soccer's governing body, Russian Pre...

John Oliver Shows Why FIFA's Sponsors Are Finally Upset With Them

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.27.2015 | Sports

With Sepp Blatter's Saturday meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin serving as window dressing, John Oliver continued his p...

FIFA'S Blatter Butters Up Putin To Push 2018 World Cup

Associated Press | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.25.2015 | Sports

FIFA and Sepp Blatter put their corruption crisis aside and got back to World Cup business at the 2018 tournament qualifying draw hosted by Vladimir ...

Visa Joins Coca-Cola In Call For Independent FIFA Reform Panel

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 07.24.2015 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — FIFA sponsor Visa Inc. called Thursday for an independent commission to be formed to cl...

FIFA Asks Russia Why It Punished Player Who Reacted Angrily To Racism But Not The Racist Fans

AP | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.23.2015 | Sports

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — FIFA has asked the Russian Football Union to explain why it banned a Ghanaian footballer for two matches for ...

Equal Pay for Equal Play: How Corporate Sponsors Can Change Sport

Hudson Taylor | Posted 07.21.2015 | Sports
Hudson Taylor

Corporate leaders have found over the years that doing the right thing not only makes financial sense, but it gives them a unique opportunity to lead, across all sectors: business, government, and social.

FIFA's Proposed Reforms Not Enough To Force Real Change, Critics Say

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 07.20.2015 | Sports

FIFA President Sepp Blatter reiterated his intention to step down and announced a series of reform proposals at a Zurich press conference on Monday, ...

Sepp Blatter Showered In Cash By Protestor During FIFA Press Conference

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.20.2015 | Sports

Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter was treated to his preferred choice of shower on Monday in Zurich, Switzerland, courtesy of British comedian...

FIFA Official Jeffrey Web Pleads Not Guilty Of Corruption

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.18.2015 | Sports

By Elizabeth Barber NEW YORK, July 18 (Reuters) - Jeffrey Webb, one of seven high-ranking officials of soccer's world governing body FIFA who were ar...

FIFA Corruption Draws SEC Scrutiny

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.17.2015 | Sports

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, July 17 (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators are examining the behavior of several companies with links to FIFA or ot...

FIFA Hires Former Clinton Aide's Firm Amid Scandals

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 07.16.2015 | Sports

  Teneo Holdings, a corporate advisory firm co-founded by former Bill Clinton confidant Doug Band, signed on this week to offer strategic advice...

Top U.S. Soccer Official Pledges To Push For Better Pay For Women

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 07.15.2015 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee hearing Wednesday was supposed to focus on corruption within FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, and ...

Fan opposition to Qatar goes viral

James Dorsey | Posted 07.14.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

World Cup host Qatar is discovering the reputational risk involved in hosting high-profile mega sporting events. Qatar Airways' sponsorship of FC Barcelona is producing exactly the kind of publicity that is a corporate sponsor's worst nightmare while a Swiss investigation of the Qatari World Cup bid threatens to expose questionable financial dealings that will fuel demands for withdrawing the tournament from the Gulf state.

'For the Game. For the World.' What Can We Learn From the FIFA Scandal?

Badr Jafar | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Badr Jafar

Whatever the outcome of these investigations, it is clear that soccer's governing body is in the midst of a legal, commercial and public relations crisis. For any organization, public, private or not-for-profit, to find itself in such a position is a sign that serious mistakes were committed.

Robbie Rogers Wants To Be 'Extremely Flamboyant' At Anti-LGBT Russia, Qatar World Cups

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.13.2015 | Sports

The world's only gay professional footballer doesn't plan on hiding who he is at the next two World Cups.  LA Galaxy fullback Robbie Rogers told...

Russia, Qatar World Cups Linked To 28 Acts Of Possible Money Laundering

AP | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.13.2015 | Sports

BERN, Switzerland — Swiss federal prosecutors have new evidence of 28 acts of possible money laundering linked to FIFA's 2018 and 2022 World Cu...

Chuck Blazer, Former FIFA Official, Banned From Soccer For Life By Ethics Committee

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 07.09.2015 | Sports

GENEVA (AP) — Chuck Blazer was banned for life by FIFA's ethics committee on Thursday for widespread corruption, finally ending the career of t...

Women's World Cup: If heroes don't get paid equally, who will?

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 07.07.2015 | Religion
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

Yesterday's dominating FIFA Women's World Cup victory by the U.S. Women's National Team over Japan (5-2) set a television record: It was the most-watched soccer match ever in the U.S. on a single network.

Sport and Society for Arete - World Cup

Richard Crepeau | Posted 07.06.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

It was a remarkable performance. Two goals in five minutes, four goals in sixteen minutes. Five overall in a 5-2 World Cup Victory in front of over 53,000 fans in Vancouver. According to NPR, early reports put the peak U.S. television audience at nearly 23 million viewers.

Sunday Night's Game Was The Most Watched Soccer Match In U.S. History

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.07.2015 | Sports

For women or men.

This Photo Of Abby Wambach Kissing Her Wife Sarah Huffman After World Cup Win Is What Love Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.06.2015 | Gay Voices

 This is what love is.  Soccer star Abby Wambach shared a kiss with wife Sarah Huffman after the U.S. beat Japan 5-2 and won the FIFA W...