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  1. FIFA needs more female leadership, says Kate Fagan - espnW

    Kate Fagan

    Can FIFA be fixed? Can it repair its reputation? Soccer's governing body needs fundamental change, and that means making women an integral part of the process.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2014
  2. The FIFA movie starring Tim Roth and Gerard Depardieu looks excit...

    Chris Wright

    ... and by "exciting" of course we mean "a total waste of perfectly good celluloid." "United Passions," the FIFA-backed movie about the inception and formation of FIFA, first came to our attention when it was announced in March 2013 that Gerard De...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  3. What the transfer ban might mean for Barcelona

    Dermot Corrigan

    The two-window transfer ban imposed on Barcelona by FIFA on Wednesday morning looks set to have a huge effect on the club's future, both on and off the pitch. In an immediate sense, Barca could well now enter next season without a senior goalkeepe...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  4. Battling the elements in Brazil

    Eduardo Alvarez

    100 days out

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2014
  5. Battling the elements

    Eduardo Alvarez

    World Cup

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  6. The setbacks of sin bins

    Gabriele Marcotti

    On March 1, when FIFA's International Football Association Board -- the body that tweaks and preserves the Laws of the Game -- reconvenes, one of the items on the agenda will be "sin bins" or "penalty boxes." It's the idea that, for an infraction lyi...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  7. Champagne's FIFA campaign admirable, but lacking

    Gabriele Marcotti

    LONDON -- Jerome Champagne wants to be FIFA president. He said as much in a news conference on Monday and his website is now up and running. So does he think he can beat Sepp Blatter if the current FIFA president decides to run again when his mand...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  8. Valcke's comments lead to more World Cup 2022 confusion

    Gabriele Marcotti

    Sometimes you wonder if the drip-drip of news coming out of FIFA is coordinated or if you really have a bunch of different people expressing opinions. Nothing wrong with either scenario, mind you. The first is the "corporate/on message" approach ...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  9. Walcott injury reinforces need for fixture reform

    Michael Cox

    It is impossible to determine whether fatigue was a contributing factor in the serious knee injury suffered by Arsenal forward Theo Walcott, which will keep him out for the remainder of the Premier League season, as well as the World Cup. However...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  10. Battling Blatter

    Uli Hesse

    Over the past fortnight or so, you will have heard more than once that 2014 is going to be a momentous year for football. What people usually mean when they say this is that the World Cup in Brazil promises to be a gargantuan affair. However, the ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  11. No Happy New Year for Brazilian Football

    James Young

    "It will be the best World Cup ever!" The war cry of Ronaldo, Sepp Blatter, the President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff and the rest of Brazil and FIFA's great and good is about as considered a pronouncement as a turkey's gobble. And yet in its sunny p...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  12. Raja earn place in history

    Firdose Moonda

    Moroccans would not have needed the head of football's governing body to tell them but he did anyway. "Raja has entered history," Sepp Blatter said after the club beat Mexican side Monterrey to qualify for the semifinals of the Club World Cup this we...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  13. Nelson Mandela mourned by sports world

    Sports figures from Muhammad Ali to Tiger Woods to the president of soccer's governing body were among the many mourning the death of Nelson Mandela on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2013
  14. Play ESPN FC's World Cup Draw Bingo!

    Iain Macintosh

    Relieve the tension of the World Cup draw by playing ESPN FC's World Cup Draw Bingo! Simply divide the events below between your friends and score a point when they inevitably come to pass. Iain Macintosh predicts how the day will unfold. - The f...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  15. Remembering the surreal glitz of the 1994 World Cup draw

    Roger Bennett

    Friday's World Cup draw will pin the globe's attention on the vast, complex landmass that is Brazil. Yet before FIFA's mysterious ping-pong balls tumble into place, it is worth taking a moment to remember an event, almost 20 years ago to the day, in ...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  16. Thorough preparations ready an offbeat setting for the World Cup ...

    Gabriele Marcotti

    COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil -- The draw for the 2014 World Cup will be held in a 100,000-square-foot tent within a resort complex within a wildlife preserve within a national park. To the north, west and south, there is nothing but coconut trees and ...

    Blog | December 05, 2013