(GIN)—Rights organizations are pushing the international soccer association—FIFA—to crack down on Israeli soccer clubs who have settled in occupied Palestinian lands in violation of specific FIFA rules. Rights groups say that according to FIFA policy, teams can only play on the territory of another FIFA member with that member’s permission. The Israel Soccer Association organizes […]
(GIN)–A bribery and corruption scandal of international proportions broke open last week with the arrest of 14 officials of FIFA—a worldwide football/soccer association that most recently granted World Cup hosting rights to Russia and Qatar. While arrests, under the direction of Loretta E. Lynch, U.S. attorney general, went high up in the organization, the president, […]
He’s been renowned around the world for his winning ways on and off the soccer field, but last week, DaMarcus Beasley came home to accolades from his own.
(GIN)—African soccer stars came under a hail of racist chanting at a recent Champions League match by Russians in Moscow last week. The incident highlighted the failure of official anti-racism efforts, particularly last week’s “Football (soccer) Against Racism in Europe Action Week” organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Jeers from the Moscow […]