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Nigeria, Sweden in 2015 Women's World Cup

African Artistry and Anger at the Women’s World Cup African Artistry and Anger at the Women’s World Cup

In a fashion both powerful and heartbreaking, the three African teams have left an indelible impression on the 2015 Women’s World Cup

Jul 1, 2015 / Shireen Ahmed and Dave Zirin

The Magnificence of Marta and Soccer’s Enduring Sexism

The Magnificence of Marta and Soccer’s Enduring Sexism The Magnificence of Marta and Soccer’s Enduring Sexism

Outright prejudice from top FIFA leaders is undermining the legacy of Brazil's most accomplished star.

Jun 16, 2015 / Dave Zirin

Qatar Labor

Qatar’s World Cup Preparations Could Kill as Many as 4,000 Migrant Workers Qatar’s World Cup Preparations Could Kill as Many as 4,000 Migrant Workers

Will the scandals roiling FIFA put a stop to the deadly construction projects?

Jun 15, 2015 / Michelle Chen

FIFA President Sepp Blatter pauses during a news conference at FIFA headquarters.

Sepp Blatter’s Shocking End Sepp Blatter’s Shocking End

Sepp Blatter’s reign of error is over. But speculation about his and FIFA’s future has just begun.

Jun 2, 2015 / Blog / Dave Zirin

FIFA Is Corrupt (Just Like Everything Else in Sports)

FIFA Is Corrupt (Just Like Everything Else in Sports) FIFA Is Corrupt (Just Like Everything Else in Sports)

Americans want to believe that sports are the last remaining venue for honest competition—but we’ve known otherwise for years.

May 29, 2015 / Blog / William Greider

Will the FIFA Raids Scuttle the Vote to Suspend Israeli Soccer?

Will the FIFA Raids Scuttle the Vote to Suspend Israeli Soccer? Will the FIFA Raids Scuttle the Vote to Suspend Israeli Soccer?

The future of the planned FIFA vote on Israeli soccer’s future may be in peril but it may have received an unexpected boost.

May 28, 2015 / Blog / Dave Zirin

Snapshot: Fifa’s Self-Chopping Head

Snapshot: Fifa’s Self-Chopping Head Snapshot: Fifa’s Self-Chopping Head

A protester outside the 65th FIFA congress in Zurich wears a mask in the likeness of FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who was reelected to a fifth term despite a wide-ranging corruption scandal. Five days later, Blatter abruptly announced that he would be stepping down due to his “deep care for FIFA and its interests.”

Jun 2, 2015 / Editorial / Michael Probst

Down Goes FIFA! Down Goes FIFA!

Down Goes FIFA! Down Goes FIFA! Down Goes FIFA! Down Goes FIFA!

The dramatic arrests of leading FIFA officials are the tip of the iceberg. This could be the beginning of the end for the soccer federation in its current form.

May 27, 2015 / Blog / Dave Zirin

Having a Wedding? A Sweet 16? Consider One of Brazil’s World Cup Stadiums!

Having a Wedding? A Sweet 16? Consider One of Brazil’s World Cup Stadiums! Having a Wedding? A Sweet 16? Consider One of Brazil’s World Cup Stadiums!

Who could have predicted that Brazil’s World Cup buildup would have disastrous results—other than everyone not financially vested in its success?

May 19, 2015 / Blog / Dave Zirin

Israel and Palestine Agree: Keep Politics Out of Soccer

Israel and Palestine Agree: Keep Politics Out of Soccer Israel and Palestine Agree: Keep Politics Out of Soccer

The sentiment of keeping sports and politics seperate unites the soccer leaders in Israel and Palestine. Tragically, they both mean profoundly different things.

May 11, 2015 / Blog / Dave Zirin

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