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America's Wonder Women & The Battle For Equal Green(s)

Olivia Roskill | Posted 08.14.2015 | Teen
Olivia Roskill

Turf isn't the only greens where women athletes are losing out. FIFA must recognize that they've been presented with an enormous opportunity to follow their mission statement and "develop football everywhere and for all." And yes, the word "all" includes women.

This Soccer Referee Has A Unique Method To Explain His Calls

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.11.2015 | Sports

There's a fine line between a human's honest split-second decision that turns out to be incorrect and straight-up terrible refereeing, but Swedish soc...

Israel and Palestine Play High Stakes Soccer

James Dorsey | Posted 08.11.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Israel and Palestine are playing political soccer with Palestinian football as the ball. It is a match which Israel is unlikely to win and that could prove to produce a bruising loss.

Cristiano Ronaldo Cares About Women and Shoes, Not FIFA's Corruption

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.04.2015 | Sports

Unlike a lot of soccer fans, Cristiano Ronaldo isn't worried about all the awful things we know about FIFA. While engrossed in preseason training, he...

From The European Games To Formula 1: How Sport Is Ignoring Human Rights

Phil Bloomer | Posted 08.04.2015 | Impact
Phil Bloomer

The photo -- and the event itself -- gave the president a patina of international legitimacy and credibility. That's exactly why the International Olympic Committee, whose values purport to be 'Friendship, Respect, Excellence,' should never have permitted the European Games to take place in Azerbaijan, a country with a dismal human rights record.

Abby Wambach Urges Corporate Sponsors To Invest In Soccer

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.03.2015 | Sports

Abby Wambach is getting down to business.   A World Cup win secured Wambach's legacy as one of the best soccer players in U.S. history ...

Mega Events: Qatar Is Too Hot, Beijing Has No Snow

James Dorsey | Posted 08.06.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

2022 is promising to be the year of mega sporting events that potentially fly in the face of values professed by international sporting events and defy logic.

2022 Becomes a Crucial Test of Human Rights and Sport

Brian Dooley | Posted 07.31.2015 | World
Brian Dooley

With Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup, and now Beijing the Winter Olympics, 2022 is shaping up to be a defining test of international sport's commitment to human rights.

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

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 07.31.2015 | 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.