How To Kill Time Between Football Matches During The World Cup

It only comes around once every four years, but now the World Cup is here you’ll want to drink in every second of the competition. The only problem is that once one match is over, you’ll usually have a bit of a wait on your hands until the next begins. Here are some ideas for […]

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – JULY 13: Germany celebrate with the World Cup trophy after defeating Argentina 1-0 in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

A 48 team World Cup was inevitable and we got the best possible format

When reports came out about FIFA looking to expand the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams, I hated it. 32 teams was the perfect format. It actually made World Cup Qualifying interesting and made structuring the knockout stage simple and not watered down. But when money is prioritized over competition, the writing was on […]

LISBON, PORTUGAL – JUNE 21: Wayne Rooney of England is congratulated by coach Sven Goran Eriksson after he is substituted during the UEFA Euro 2004, Group B match between Croatia and England at the Luz Stadium on June 21, 2004 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Wayne Rooney

The five best international teams of the 21st century to not win an international tournament

International football is tricky. Teams are bound by strict restrictions on who can play for them and if those players aren’t up to snuff, there’s really nothing you can do. Sometimes a country gets a once in a generation talent, but no other good players to support him. Think Ryan Giggs’ entire Wales career. Other […]

during the Extraordinary FIFA Congress at Hallenstadion on February 26, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

FIFA president Infantino hopes for video replay at 2018 World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino visited one of the sites for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. As part of his mission to Russia, Infantino stressed the need to have video replay to help referees make correct decisions and wants to utilize replay for the next World Cup. Amid multiple instances of referees getting what appeared to […]

DOHA, QATAR – MARCH 18: Construction progress at Al Rayyan Stadium, one of the venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar on March 18, 2016 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Migrant worker abuse at Qatar World Cup sites show FIFA hasn’t completely reformed

When Gianni Infantino won the FIFA presidency and new reforms were passed last month, it brought a new hope for FIFA in that things were finally changing for the better. Infantino promised transparency, more revenue for soccer development for all nations and a greater representation of women within FIFA as well as an added investment […]

COLUMBUS, OH – MARCH 29: Geoff Cameron #20 of the United States MenÕs National Team heads the ball off a free kick for a goal in front of Carlos Castrillo #13 of Guatemala in the first half during the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier on March 29, 2016 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

USMNT exacts important revenge in 4-0 demolition of Guatemala

All the hand-wringing, head scratching and angry tweeting apparently sent a message to the United State men’s national team following its 2-1 loss at Guatemala this past Friday. Either that, or personal embarrassment over becoming the first American team to ever take a loss to the Central American nation. Returning to the site of some […]

PASADENA, CA – OCTOBER 10: Javier Hernandez #14 of Mexico celebrates after scoring a goal against the United States during the first half of 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Qualifier at the Rose Bowl on October 10, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

5 non-USMNT World Cup Qualifiers worth paying attention to this international break

As the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers start to heat up, teams in contention for the biggest event in world football are feeling the pressure as the World Cup draws nearer. The World Cup Qualifiers are upon us once again and, as we all know, the United States will take on Guatemala, first in the Estadio Nacional […]

DOHA, QATAR – OCTOBER 23: Fans wearing traditional local dress attend the Gharafa vs. Kharaitiyat Qatar Stars League football match at Al Gharafa Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup football competition and is slated to tackle a variety of infrastructure projects, including the construction of new stadiums. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Qatar investigates poor construction in Doha after heavy rainstorm

The Associated Press reports that Qatar will investigate the rapid construction of their capital city, Doha, after a rainstorm caused water to go through the roof of Doha Hamad International Airport. An airport that opened in 2014 and cost $15 billion. The government is investigating if other buildings around the city are subject to cheap […]

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 29: Neymar of Brazil is closed down by Pablo Hernandez, Charles Aranguiz, Gonzalo Jara and Gary Medel of Chile during the international friendly match between Brazil and Chile at the Emirates Stadium on March 29, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Five important World Cup Qualifiers you should pay attention to during this international break

This international break, the USMNT will play St. Vincent and the Grenadines as well as Trinidad and Tobago. As these two World Cup Qualifiers will no doubt be important games in the United States, 94 countries will take part in at least one World Cup Qualifying game in the CONCACAF, AFC, CAF and CONMEBOL regions. […]

BERLIN – JULY 09: Alessandro Del Piero of Italy kisses the World Cup trophy following his team’s victory in a penalty shootout at the end of the FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 Final match between Italy and France at the Olympic Stadium on July 9, 2006 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Report: Germany accused of buying rights to host 2006 World Cup

A report released in German magazine “Der Spiegel” today claims that the hosting rights for the 2006 World Cup were won by Germany because of bribes funded by former adidas CEO Robert Louis-Dreyfus, who died in 2009. The report claims that a 13 million Swiss Franc fund was used to pay for the votes of […]

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – JULY 24: Vitaly Mutko Chairman of the Local Organising Committee poses during a philatelic programme launch press conference ahead of the preliminary draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia at Konstantin Palace on July 24, 2015 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

Russian FA “on edge of going bankrupt” according to new President

Russia has a new President of their FA as Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko was unanimously elected to lead the Russian Football Union (RFU). His term will last for a year whereas an election will be held for a four year term according to Reuters. The RFU has seen some setbacks over the past year as […]

attends the Preliminary Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia at The Konstantin Palace on July 25, 2015 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

World Cup Qualifying Draw Sets Up Intriguing matchups in CONCACAF, UEFA

The “summer of soccer” has been all about international play, with events like Copa America, the Gold Cup, the U-20 World Cup and of course the Women’s World Cup all dominating the soccer landscape. However, it all means things are inching closer to getting really real for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. On Saturday […]

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 21: Chelsea fans hold up an Anti Racism banner prior to kickoff during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge on February 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Chelsea Bans Racist Fans For Life For Paris Train Incident

Chelsea has banned five fans for life for their involvement in pushing a black man off of a stopped train and making racist chants toward him after the PSG/Chelsea UEFA Champions League game in Paris in February. This comes after these five fans, Richard Barklie, Dean Callis, Jordan Munday, Josh Parsons and William Simpson were […]

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 27: FC Spartak Moscow supporters light flares during the Russian Football League Championship match between FC Zenit St. Petersburg and FC Spartak Moscow at the Petrovsky stadium on September 27, 2014 in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)

Hulk Worried About Racism in 2018 World Cup

In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Brazilian striker Hulk discussed some worrying trends he has encountered at Zenit St. Petersburg.  Many who have followed the Russian Premier League will know of the massive racism problem that has plagued that league. While the 2022 World Cup in Qatar might  be getting all of the press, […]

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – JUNE 03: A FIFA logo sits next to the entrance at the FIFA headquarters on June 3, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. Joseph S. Blatter resigned as president of FIFA. The 79-year-old Swiss official, FIFA president for 17 years said a special congress would be called to elect a successor. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

Swiss Prosecutors Have Evidence On 28 New Money Laundering Acts Involving FIFA

The FIFA Scandal has quieted down a bit in recent weeks but Swiss and US prosecutors have been busy on the case while we have been watching the Women’s World Cup. The latest, Swiss officials have announced that they are investigating 28 new acts of money laundering involving bids from countries trying to host the […]