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

Will Glendinning | Posted 11.12.2014 | 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 14.11.2014 | 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 13.11.2014 | 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.

Was Lionel Messi A Worthy Winner of the Golden Ball Award?‏

Qadeer Ahmed | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Sport
Qadeer Ahmed

Lionel Messi didn't deserve to win the World Cup Golden Ball... it was an incorrect decision, with Maradona going as far as to claim it was all part of a marketing ploy... Did he prove he was the greatest player of all time, no not really. However did he prove that he was the best, most decisive, most influential player at the 2014 World Cup.

More Bad News For Roy And The Boys

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Sport

England fans could have been forgiven for thinking the worst was over after their team crashed out of the World Cup all those weeks ago. But no. Fi...

What Did the World Cup Do for Data Visualization?

Andy Cotgreave | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Cotgreave

Some stories are best told with visualisation... They aren't flashy; they are simple and designed to convey key information quickly... The amount of data being generated by the World Cup lets us explore anything.

Why Has Nico Rosberg's World Cup Helmet annoyed Fifa?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Sport

UPDATED 13:20, 17/07/14 - Fifa response In an act that demonstrates just how far world football has been taken away from the ordinary fan and into ...

FIFA Must Learn Lessons On Head Injuries From the NFL Lawsuit

Alexandra Kyrke-Smith | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Sport
Alexandra Kyrke-Smith

4,500 former NFL players, many of whom had suffered with mental health or cognitive problems, sued the league over head injuries sustained whilst playing... Yet at the World Cup, this evidence was flagrantly ignored... any medic will tell you that Christoph Kramer should have been taken off immediately.

Whelan The Most Notorious Brit In Brazil Since Ronnie Biggs As He Flees Arrest

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Sport

Ray Whelan, the English director of Fifa's ticket and hospitality partners MATCH, has been declared a "fugitive" by police in Rio de Janeiro after the...

British Director Of Fifa Hospitality Arrested In Brazil

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Sport

A British director of Fifa's hospitality partners MATCH has been arrested in Brazil as part of an investigation into illegal World Cup ticket sales. ...

Six Players Whose World Cup Performances Could Mean Big Money Transfers

Dan Farr | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Farr

We have seen youngsters burst onto the world stage as well as superstars adding to their repertoire as global footballing giants. But what happens when all is said and done and the curtains are drawn on the World Cup for another four years?

Five Unsung Heroes of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Joe Cooper | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Cooper

Everybody knows the famous names of the past and the present, but it can be easy to forget about those who perform brilliantly for their sides without necessarily stealing the show. Here are five players who have performed incredibly well for their side so far in the World Cup, but have not received the plaudits they deserve.