Tag: FIFA

NEWS

European Teams: Won’t Wear ‘One Love’ Armband At World Cup

The climbdown by seven teams following a FIFA threat came just before some captains were expected to wear the armbands. Seven European teams – including former champions Germany and England – have abandoned plans for their captains to wear a rainbow armband in support of LGBTQ rights at the football World Cup in Qatar, citing the threat of disciplinary action from FIFA. […]

NEWS

FIFA Warns Tunisia It Faces Possible Ouster From World Cup 2022

FIFA has issued a warning to Tunisia over government involvement in the country’s football federation. Football’s world governing body FIFA has warned the Tunisian Football Federation (TFF) that their team’s participation at World Cup 2022 could be under threat if there is found to be government interference within the organization. Having qualified for their sixth World Cup, the North African […]

SPORTS

Reggae Girlz Get World Cup Pot 3 Draw

With the FIFA Women’s World Cup scheduled for Australia and New Zealand in 2023, Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz have been placed in Pot 3. The draw, which is set for Auckland, New Zealand, on October 22, will see Jamaica in a pot along with Denmark, Switzerland, Ireland, Colombia, Argentina, Vietnam, and Costa Rica. Therefore, it means that Jamaica will likely go […]

Soccer SPORTS

Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz Stand Still In Latest FIFA Rankings

The Reggae Boyz have remained at number 54 in the world in the December edition of the FIFA world rankings. Jamaica remains the highest ranked Caribbean team while they are fourth in CONCACAF behind Mexico, USA, and Costa Rica. In 2018, the Reggae Boyz won six games, drew three and lost one. 27th is Jamaica’s highest FIFA ranking and that […]

cricket SPORTS

France Sinks Croatia 4-2 To Win World Cup Championship

France was not prepared to sing the blues as the French men put on a commanding display to take home the 2018 World Cup after drubbing Croatia 4-2. However, it was not like taking candy from a baby as Croatia showed a lot of grit and determination in their combat as they pushed and forced France into a defensive position […]

BUSINESS

McDonald’s Loathe FIFA Behavior

McDonald’s, the world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries across 35,000 outlets has voiced its concern over the latest allegation and indictments against members of the administration of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The company said it knows that its customers around the world are passionate about football, and […]

SPORTS

Soccer’s King Maker Speaks

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected president of the international governing body of soccer – FIFA, despite negative headlines, corruption scandals and arrests allegation charges which have engulfed the organization. Seven top officials of the organization were arrested in Switzerland last week as part of a U.S. prosecution that indicted 14 people. In the midst of the current turmoil which rocks […]

SPORTS

Brazil Exhales

In a nail biting finish, Brazil edged their way into the quarter finals defeating Chile 3-2 on penalty kicks in the first match of the round of 16 on Saturday. Although many fans expected Brazil to overrun the Chilean team, this did not happen as Chile proved themselves to be a worthy opponent. The match was forced into penalty kicks […]