FIFA Says There Will Be No World Cup Re-Vote

As the Justice Department arrested or indicted 14 FIFA and media officials in dramatic early morning raids, Swiss authorities announced a criminal investigation of their own, into allegations of corruption and bribery related to the allocation of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar. FIFA says it will not… » 5/27/15 8:50am Yesterday 8:50am

Reports: Justice Department Brings The Goddamn Hammer Down On FIFA

According to reports in both the Wall Street Journal ($) and New York Times, a number of FIFA officials were just arrested in Zurich, Switzerland, and according to the Times are expected to be extradited to the United States where they will face charges of “wire fraud, racketeering and money laundering.” The Times » 5/27/15 12:50am Yesterday 12:50am

FIFA Slaves Banned From Attending Relatives' Funerals

The 2022 Qatar World Cup will be brought to you by Coca-Cola on the backs of slave workers, many of whom hail from Nepal. These workers live in filth and work in terrifyingly dangerous conditions; their efforts to build the McDonald’s-funded event will result in one dead worker for every 90 seconds of every… » 5/26/15 10:00am Tuesday 10:00am

Fenerbahçe Get Four Players Sent Off, Ruin Their Süper Lig Hopes

Fenerbahçe needed a win today at Istanbul Basaksehir to keep their hopes alive of beating rival Galatasaray for the Turkish Süper Lig title. Instead, they earned four red cards and managed a 2-2 draw with only seven players left on the pitch. One of those reds came from a substitute, Pierre Webo, who delivered some… » 5/25/15 5:58pm Monday 5:58pm

Phil Jones Falling Down Chasing The Ball Is A Blast In Extreme Slow-Mo

Manchester United drew 1-1 with Arsenal yesterday in a battle of clubs fighting for third place in the Premiership, and the desire to win drove Man United defender Phil Jones to the ground in search of a ball that was just a bit too elusive—no matter how much crawling it took. But even from his hands and knees, Jones… » 5/18/15 2:27pm 5/18/15 2:27pm

Banned Manager Hires Cherry-Picker To Let Him Watch Match

Hamit Işık is banned from entering his team’s stadium for the next nine months, but that didn’t keep the Çorum Belediyespor manager from keeping an eye on his team’s playoff game. The Turkish league skipper is suspended for a recent interaction with a referee, and the stadium itself was closed to fans due to… » 5/16/15 10:55am 5/16/15 10:55am

Watch River Plate's Evacuation From A Hostile Boca Juniors Stadium

River Plate players were stranded nearly two hours on the pitch at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires after yesterday’s Superclásico match in the Copa Libertadores was suspended due to players being attacked by Boca Juniors fans. Here’s how police finally got them off the pitch. » 5/15/15 1:19am 5/15/15 1:19am