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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Soccer

Report: Sepp Blatter reconsidering decision to step down

Sepp Blatter is reportedly reconsidering the decision he made recently to step down as president of FIFA. According to the Daily Mail, Swiss newspaper Schweiz am Sonntag cited an anonymous source close to Blatter over the weekend who said Blatter may change his mind and decide to remain in his current position. Blatter has apparently…Read More

Report: Lionel Messi could face prison time over alleged tax fraud

Lionel Messi is set to go to trial for alleged tax fraud after a Barcelona court shot down an appeal that was filed by his lawyers this week. According to a report from El Pais, prosecutors believe there is evidence to support claims that Messi used a network of companies that were created by his…Read More

FIFA’s Jack Warner accused of stealing from Haiti earthquake relief fund

As investigators work to sort through the alleged wrongdoings of FIFA, one name that has continuously been brought up is Jack Warner. The latest accusation against Warner, the former vice president of FIFA, is one of the most disturbing. According to a report from the BBC, Warner has been investigated by U.S. prosecutors over the…Read More

Sydney Leroux tattoos: ‘I love tattoos’

Sydney Leroux is a standout soccer player, and one of the things that stands out about her are her tattoos. Her ink is visible in almost any clothing since she has tattoos on her arms, neck, back and feet. For Leroux, a 25-year-old striker who has dual citizenship but plays soccer for the US women’s…Read More

Report: Russia, Qatar could lose World Cups

Russia and Qatar have already been awarded the next two World Cups, but there remains a possibility that one or both nations could be stripped of their hosting rights. A FIFA official said Sunday that Russia could lose the right to host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar the 2022 World Cup if evidence is…Read More

FIFA paid Ireland not to sue them over Thierry Henry handball

You remember when a handball by Thierry Henry tied a World Cup qualifying game between France and Ireland back in 2009 and helped prevented the Irish from qualifying for the 2010 World Cup? Yeah, we have received confirmation that FIFA paid off the Football Association of Ireland to make up for it. Henry clearly used…Read More

Next FIFA president odds released – Michel Platini the favorite

Who will be the next FIFA president? We don’t know yet, but much like everything else related to soccer, there are odds for you to bet on it. William Hill set odds on who will be the next president following Sepp Blatter’s resignation announced Tuesday. Here is what they set: Michel Platini 6-5 Ali Bin…Read More

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