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Subtle Policy Changes Could Reinforce Qatari Focus On Sports

James Dorsey | Posted 01.29.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

They argue that Sheikh Tamim, who took office after his father, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, stepped down in 2013, has begun with the reshuffle to move the old guard aside and pave the road for change.

Meet The Woman Trying To Shatter The Glass Ceiling In Professional Soccer

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Moya Dodd remembers what it was like trying to afford playing on the Australian women's national soccer team. She paid her own airfare ...

Pressure Builds On Sheikh Salman to Respond to Human Rights Allegations

James Dorsey | Posted 01.20.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

Pressure is building on Asian Football Confederation president and world soccer body FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa to respond with chapter and verse to allegations that he played a role in the detention and abuse of athletes.

Banned FIFA President Sepp Blatter Is Still Getting Paid

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 01.19.2016 | Sports

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FIFA Sanctions Football Associations After Racist Chants By Fans

FIFA | Erick Fernandez | Posted 01.13.2016 | Sports

FIFA can today confirm sanctions imposed on several football associations for unsporting conduct of fans in relation to insulting and discriminatory c...

Kuwaiti rulers fight it out on the pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 01.13.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

Disputes in Kuwait's ruling Al Sabah family that sparked international sports sanctions against the Gulf state went again on public display this week ...

FIFA To Secretary General: You're Fired!

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 01.13.2016 | Sports

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Messi Steals FIFA Player Of The Year Award Back From Ronaldo

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 01.11.2016 | Sports

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Banning Sepp Blatter May Finally Give FIFA The Chance To Reform Itself. But Does It Want To?

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 12.23.2015 | Sports

FIFA gave soccer fans around the world an early holiday present on Monday when it banned Sepp Blatter, the organization's president, and Michel ...

Trade Unions Test Qatari Sincerity With Demands for Labor Reform

James Dorsey | Posted 12.20.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

International trade unions have stepped up pressure on Qatar with a series of demands, a majority of which the Gulf state could implement without having to reform its autocracy or threaten the privileged position of its citizenry who account for a mere 12 percent of the population and fear that change could cost them control of their culture and society.

FIFA's human rights litmus test: Will it clean house?

James Dorsey | Posted 12.15.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Ridden by the worst corruption scandal in its history, world soccer body FIFA is breaking new ground by seeking to put United Nations guidelines for human rights at the centre of its activities.

Human Rights Requirements For World Cup Hosts, FIFA Sponsors

AP | Erick Fernandez | Posted 12.14.2015 | Sports

LONDON — FIFA has tasked a Harvard professor with formulating human rights requirements for World Cup hosts and sponsors of the scandal-tarnish...

Report: FIFA President Under Investigation In $100 Million Bribery Scandal

BBC | Whitney Snyder | Posted 12.06.2015 | Sports

The FBI is investigating the role played by Fifa president Sepp Blatter in a $100m (£66.2m) bribes scandal, a BBC investigation has discovered....

Let’s Check In On How Those FIFA Reforms Are Coming Along

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 12.04.2015 | Sports

What a week for FIFA! Early Thursday morning, Swiss authorities surprised and arrested a host of the organization's officials at a local ...

U.S. Brings Corruption Charges Against 16 More FIFA Officials

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 12.04.2015 | Sports

The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted an additional 16 international soccer officials on various corruption charges, Attorney General Lo...

Qatar Is Still Treating World Cup Workers Like Garbage

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 12.03.2015 | Sports

The country of Qatar has not made enough significant changes when it comes to migrant workers building infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup, ac...

Police Swarm Swiss Hotel In New Round Of FIFA Arrests

New York Times | Whitney Snyder | Posted 12.03.2015 | Sports

At least some of the arrests took place at the same luxury hotel where other FIFA officials were arrested in May. Swiss police entered the hotel, the...

New Wave Of Arrests In FIFA Corruption Scandal

The New York Times | Kelly Chen | Posted 12.03.2015 | Sports
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ZURICH — Swiss authorities began a new series of pre-dawn arrests Thursday in the broad investigation, led by United States officials, into corr...

FIFA Sponsors Demand 'Independent Oversight' Of Reform Process

AP | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 12.02.2015 | Sports

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Qatari Labour Reforms: Words but no Actions

James Dorsey | Posted 11.30.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Words but no actions. That is Amnesty International's evaluation of promised Qatari labour reforms on the fifth year of the awarding of the 2022 World Cup hosting rights to the Gulf state.

Adding The USWNT To FIFA 16 Was Enormously Successful

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 11.30.2015 | Sports

Nearly five months after a World Cup title win on July 5, the U.S. Women’s National Team once again has statistical proof of its global popular...

Women in FIFA Is for Girls Everywhere

Mary McVeigh | Posted 11.25.2015 | Sports
Mary McVeigh

Following a FIFA Women's World Cup marred by a lawsuit over artificial turf, unequal prize money, and a corruption scandal, 2015 was on track to leave us with more questions than answers about what will come next to bridge these gaps.

Sepp Blatter Claims He Was Near Death During Recent Hospitalization

AP | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 11.23.2015 | Sports

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Members Of Congress Now Involved In Gender Equity Push At FIFA

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's crunch time at FIFA: A reform committee is meeting Friday in Zurich, Switzerland, to decide what changes to recommend for wor...

Why Gender Diversity Could Be FIFA's Saving Grace

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- FIFA is a hot mess. Fourteen officials were arrested in May on corruption charges and its president, Sepp Blatter, was suspended last m...