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Hope Solo Suspended From World Cup? One Analyst Says Yes!

Hope Solo

Hope Solo has long fulfilled the role of “bad girl” with Team USA Soccer, and ESPN analyst Keith Olbermann says enough is enough. In fact, Olbermann went so far as to say that Hope Solo shouldn’t even be allowed to play in the 2015 FIFA World Cup, which is currently taking place in Canada. Olbermann’s… Read more »

Qatar And Russia Could Lose Right To Host World Cups, FIFA Official Says

Qatar and Russia could lose the FIFA World Cup, a FIFA official has said.

Russia and Qatar could have their right to host the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups withdrawn if there is evidence of corruption in their bids, a FIFA official said today. Domenico Scala made the statement to the Swiss newspaper SonntagsZeitung, Reuters reports. “If evidence should emerge that the awards to Qatar and Russia only… Read more »

UEFA Champions League Final Recap, Barcelona Can Not Be Stopped

Watch Juventus vs Barcelona

On the last stop of a yearlong journey that ended at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, an instant classic of a match occurred. Barcelona defeated Juventus by a score of 3-1 to win the UEFA Champions League final in a match that did not lack emotion and intensity. This match was contested by two teams with… Read more »

FIFA Re-elects Sepp Blatter To Fifth Term Despite Corruption Scandal

MUNICH, GERMANY - JULY 27:  Sepp Blatter, President of FIFA attends the International Conference "Visions of Football" for the FIFA World Cup 2006 at the International Congress Center on July 27, 2005 in Munich, Germany.  (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)

FIFA members re-elected Sepp Blatter to another term as President during Friday’s vote amid growing allegations of corruption and influence peddling. The election was surrounded by controversy after the United States Justice Department conducted a raid in a Swiss hotel and arrested several FIFA executives who are now facing corruption charges. Many observers believe FIFA’s… Read more »