world cup 2018

Iranian Women Fight for Right to be Soccer Fans at the World Cup

A group of nine fans have travelled to the World Cup to protest against the rules banning women from stadiums back home during each of Iran’s matches.
David Cox
The 2018 FIFA World Cup

Which Country You Should Cheer for in the World Cup

If your country didn't qualify, here's a handy guide to decide which bandwagon you should jump on.
Daniel Squizzato

A Jonas Brother Just Testified About Paul McCartney in FIFA Corruption Trial

It all has to do with a concert in Buenos Aires that at least one person won't admit ever happened. So, you know, normal stuff.
Liam Daniel Pierce
world cup controversies

How The 2002 World Cup Became The Most Controversial Tournament in Recent Memory

The 2002 World Cup is remembered as the tournament of Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Ronaldo. However, thanks to referees, the golden goal rule and South Korea, it is also considered one of the most contentious of all time.
Will Magee

What FIFA Whitewashed From The Garcia Report

A 430-page condemnation became a 42-page everything is fine dot gif
Aaron Gordon

Newly Released World Cup Corruption Report Not as Clean as FIFA Claimed

FIFA released Michael Garcia's full report into allegations of corruption involving the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids. Here's what we've found so far.
Aaron Gordon & Sean Newell

What We Know About Corruption in the 2018 And 2022 World Cup Bids

​The FBI and Swiss authorities are currently investigating both bids.
Aaron Gordon
us soccer

Tony DiCicco, Who Coached Iconic USWNT Team, Dies at 68

To trace the career of Tony DiCicco, who coached the U.S. women in their 1999 World Cup win, is to follow the transformation of the sport he devoted his life to.
Howard Megdal
fifa gonna fifa

Sepp Blatter Bolsters Credentials for FBI Director, Slams Whistleblowers

"Before long whistleblowers will be allowed to go to everything."
Aaron Gordon

Everything You Need to Know About the Russia World Cup One Year Away

The FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off this weekend, marking the one-year countdown to the 2018 World Cup. Is Russia ready? Are you?
Aaron Gordon

'Apolitical' FIFA Removes Qatari Referees Due to Diplomatic Crisis

On the same day that Gianni Infantino said that FIFA's role is "not to interfere in geopolitics," they removed a Qatari ref on the United Arab Emirates' request, citing the 'geopolitical situation.'
Liam Daniel Pierce

FIFA Could Lose $500 Million Thanks to Backroom TV Deal

Hoping to avoid litigation, FIFA gave FOX and Telemundo a sweetheart deal for the 2026 World Cup that Bloomberg now reports could cost the federation as much as $500 million.
Mike Vorkunov