Executives for soccer’s world governing body said Friday they would publish a “legally appropriate version” of an American lawyer’s investigation into World Cup corruption.
U.S. lawyer Michael Garcia spent two years investigating corruption in soccer’s world governing body, only to complain that FIFA’s summary of his ultimate findings was “incomplete and erroneous.”
Michael Garcia, an American who spent two years investigating corruption claims relating to bids for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments, complained that FIFA’s public summary of his findings was “incomplete and erroneous.”
Stephanie Roche is up against the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robin van Persie for the prestigious prize.
American lawyer Michael Garcia, whose 18-month investigation formed the basis of the inquiry, has disowned FIFA’s interpretation of his report.
So you can pay for a movie, but you can’t pay for rent?
Sunil Gulati, the U.S. Representative to FIFA’s Executive Committee, wants World Cup corruption report released. But he continues to defy his pledge to release his own compensation info.
However, FIFA insists that Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger is just expressing his own personal opinion.
U.S. Congressmen call FIFA’s concussion protocol at the World Cup “inadequate.”
Kramer suffered a head injury against Argentina and attempted to keep playing.
There are only 326 days left, so don’t stop saying GOOOOOOOOOOAL yet.
Uruguay — which was, by the way, the first country to legalize marijuana — defeats Italy 1-0. Controversy near the the end of the game after Luis Suarez apparently bit an Italian player.
FIFA says reported incident “is not considered insulting in this particular context.”
“Uhhhh there are many footballers in India, sooo… India will do good.”
The United States and Portugal draw 2-2 in their Group G match.
FIFA’s disciplinary committee will investigate pictures of what appear to be German fans in “blackface” makeup during Saturday’s World Cup match against Ghana.
What did you think they were doing? Playing soccer?
The tournament is the perfect time to score ;)
FIFA says it is looking into claims that Mexican fans chanted homophobic slurs during their matches against Cameroon and Brazil.
Team pride at your fingertips.
Because there’s more going on in Brazil than just soccer.
Bribes, scandals, dangerous working conditions. A timeline.
Lionel Messi led Argentina to a 2-1 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina in their Group F match-up, including scoring the second FIFA World Cup goal of his career.
Bicycle kicks are so much easier in zero gravity.
“I’m never buying FIFA again!” - You, every year.
Brazil is hours away from hosting the world’s largest sporting event. There may be some glitches.
Last Week Tonight host John Oliver says he’s super excited for the start of the World Cup this week, but is conflicted by the fact that his favorite sporting event is run by an appallingly corrupt organization.
“We can’t speculate about the strike situation. Second it’s up to the local transport authorities to make the necessary arrangements for transport in the city,” a FIFA spokesman said.
Lions, and tigers, and bears… Olé!