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BBC Film Crew Arrested - A World Cup 'D'OH!' in Doha!

Gordon Bryan | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

The World Cup in Qatar had another public relations hit recently, when a press relations exercise went badly wrong - a real 'D'OH!' moment in Doha... ...

Qatar 2022: All Sing Together, ITUC or Anyone, They'll Never Defeat Us, We'll Fight Til the Day Is Won...

Neil Durkin | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Sport
Neil Durkin

Qatar's deep-seated labour issues are going to take a lot of sorting out. Millions of overseas workers will continue to risk being cheated, underpaid, overworked, maimed through injury and even killed while they slog through their long hot days building the stadia and associated infrastructure for this football jamboree. Meanwhile, we're likely to get more and more puff stories about Qatar's "model" accommodation blocks and worker villages

Fifa's Blatter Could Untrack Brazil's Football "Reforms"

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Sport
Eric Ehrmann

In an attempt to have big government control the future of futebol president Dilma Rousseff is submitting legislation to "modernize" the national pastime to a fractious Federal Congress for review and approval.

World Cup 2022: Check Out The Average Temperatures In Qatar

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Comedy

FIFA is now recommending that the 2022 World Cup be moved to November-December. But will it still be cool enough? Here are the average temperatures in...

Fifa Girlfriend Song

Jess Murphy | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Jess Murphy

I wrote a song for all my fellow woman who have to share their man with a team of virtual football players.

David Ginola Heads £2.3M Crowdfunding Campaign To Oust Sepp Blatter

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Sport

Paddy Power has launched a £2.3 million crowdfunding campaign to oust Sepp Blatter as the president of world football body Fifa. The bookmaker is...

If Footballers Are Role Models Because Boys Enjoy Watching Them, Then So Are Pornstars

Marvin Williams | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Sport
Marvin Williams

Looks ridiculous on paper right? But somehow saying it out loud appears to mitigate that. Oddly, in the wake of 'the 'Ched Evans rehab vs remorse debate', the age-old argument of 'footballers being role models' returned. But if the saga was evidence of anything it was exactly why the R word should be nowhere near football.

Why It's Time to Finally Pop the Ballon d'Or

Chris Deeley | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

The big, glitzy ceremony gives the game away a bit - it's just an excuse for Fifa and co to throw a party, pat themselves on the back, get a few drinks down and rub shoulders with the great and the good. If it was at the end of a season, it might be more palatable.

Ballon D'Or Goes To Cristiano

AP | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Sport

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the FIFA Player of the Year award for the second straight year and third time overall. The Portuguese forward, who led Re...

Fifa Bidding Scandal: The Fine Line Between Fair Play and Bribery

Will Glendinning | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Sport
Will Glendinning

They say all's fair in love and war. For many, sport is both. When it comes to bidding for major sporting events though, given the recent FIFA investigation into the World Cup bidding, the line between fair play and bribery has blurred.

The UK Has Just Upped Its Campaign Against Fifa Over Corruption Report

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Sport

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has joined calls for Fifa to publish its entire report into corruption surrounding the decision to award Russia and Qata...

World Cup Whistleblower Offered Secret Service Protection

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Louise Ridley | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Sport

A World Cup whistleblower, who made allegations of corruption against the Qatari bid to host the tournament in 2022, was offered protection by the US ...

England Could Be Out Of The 2018 World Cup In Record Time...

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Sport

The whole of Europe should boycott the next World Cup if Fifa does not root out the corruption that makes it "beyond ridicule", the former head of the...

This Is How to End Fifa Corruption

Grant Feller | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Sport
Grant Feller

The world's biggest brands should all pull out of their relationships with FIFA at the same time, complete with the knowledge that every single football fan - and pretty much every other consumer too - will hail them as heroes. Let their competitors take their place, let them spend billions propping up one of the world's most loathed institutions and face the opprobrium of customers whose sense of right and wrong will have been heightened by a mass walk-out.

Row Over Fifa's Report Into Qatar Corruption Just Took An Amazing New Twist

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Sport

The findings of a Fifa ethics investigation that controversially cleared Qatar of corruption in its bid to hold the 2022 football World Cup have been ...

Fifa's Whitewash Report Won't Convince Anyone

Damian Collins | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Politics
Damian Collins

Allegations have been made of millions of dollars of improper payments to Fifa officials who were involved in the process of voting for the winning bids. We are no closer today to knowing whether or not these allegations are true or false. Fifa has investigated itself and not surprisingly found itself to be not guilty.

Luis Suarez Strikes Again!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Tech

Luis Suarez's vampiric escapade at this year's World Cup in Brazil was one of the bigger news stories to come out of the tournament. The result was a ...

Fifa ExCo Members Told To Return £16k Watches, And Valcke Asked For Two Hublots Instead

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Sport

Watches each worth more than £16,000 were handed out to a representative from all 32 countries at the World Cup - including England, according to FIF...

Banned! Fifa Reject Barça Transfer Ban Appeal

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Sport

Fifa have rejected Barcelona's appeal against a one-year transfer ban which will now come into effect in January 2015. The world football governing...

Why Is Women's Sport Less Important Than Men's? Women and Young Girls Deserve Better

Casey Stoney | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Sport
Casey Stoney

What happens if England win the World Cup next year? That's right; as the men's World Cup enters a four-year hiatus, the women's World Cup is still to come... Women's sport makes up just 2% of all sports coverage in the UK. It's a shocking statistic, but I hope it's something that can change over time... There is an appetite for the game and in some countries women's football is huge.

The Party Is Over - Time for Fifa to Deal With the Hangover

Dr Roger Barker | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Sport
Dr Roger Barker

Fifa has to face up to the decision-making processes which are routinely scrutinised and alleged to be dishonest or improperly influenced. In the last four years, four members of its Executive Committee have been forced out on the basis of suspicions of bribery. For such a large and important global organisation, such negative perceptions are unsustainable.

Drenthe Treats Reading Fans To Fifa Tournament... At His House

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Sport

Roystone Drenthe's career has taken him from Real Madrid to Reading, via Everton but the Dutchman hasn't let his decline affect his generosity, as he ...

Friends Transform Kicksabout Into 'Real Life FIFA' Video Game

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Tech

FIFA (the video game, not the dodgy governing body) has a style and aesthetic all of its own. From the classic isometric camera view, to the Martin Ty...

If Qatar's World Cup Bid Video Had Told The Truth

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Comedy

HuffPost UK Comedy (thanks to Handface and David Schneider) imagines a slightly more truthful version of Qatar's bid advert for the 2022 World Cup... ...

Will the Return of Coach Dunga Take Brazilian Football Back to the Future?

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Sport
Eric Ehrmann

Named by then-CBF president Ricardo Texeira to coach the seleçao in 2006 Dunga had no previous coaching experience. He was abruptly fired by Teixeira after Brazil got knocked out in the quarter finals of the FIFA 2010 World Cup by Holland. Now he's back and the fans don't like it.