STAFF BLOG ON THE RECORD WITH BEN What is wrong with FIFA?
Russia will host the 2018 World Cup with Qatar getting the bid in 2022. Both were considered major underdogs but still won the bids.
Qatar beat the U.S., which was led by Bill Clinton and Morgan Fre... Posted on 12/2/10 at 11:15 AM
ZURICH — With FIFA facing its worst scandal in its 107-year history, a seething Sepp Blatter denied his organization is in crisis Monday as he moved closer to a fourth term as president of soccer's ruling body and the crisis spread to the vote for the 2022 World Cup.
By Raf Casert, The Associated Press
, May 31, 2011
ZURICH (AP) — The tiny desert nation of Qatar beat out the United States as the 2022 World Cup host, with FIFA brushing aside doubts about blistering heat to bring soccer’s showcase event for the first time to the Middle East.
Defending champion Italy was eliminated Thursday from the World Cup with a humbling 3-2 loss to Slovakia, which advanced.
Slovakia finished second in Group F to Paraguay. The Italians were last, the first time they’ve ever finished at the bottom of an opening-round group.
Of all the Italian players in the new jerseys, the standout was the kid from New Jersey.
Teaneck-born Giuseppe Rossi scored twice in the second half, Daniele De Rossi had a goal and Italy rallied to overcome a Landon Donovan penalty kick and beat the United States 3-1 Monday night in its opener at the FIFA Confederations Cup.
Iraq’s soccer federation was suspended from international competition for one year Monday because of the decision by its government to disband all national sports governing bodies.
May 27, 2008
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