Tag: FIFA

Up north and on top of the world: FIFA 2015 Women’s World Cup preview

Members of the United States Women's National Team singing the National Anthem before a soccer match.

Sepp Blatter’s international nightmare is just beginning, and we couldn’t be happier. If there’s one thing that irks Blatter more than being exposed as an incorrigible paragon of corruption, it’s being compelled to pay attention to the FIFA Women’s World Cup, an event that he has treated derisively and dismissively. As the US Women’s National… Read More

Should I stay or should I go?: FIFA risks losing major sponsors

Sepp Blatter at a press conference announcing his resignation upon re-election for another term as President of FIFA.

It has been close to six months since FIFA lost major sponsors amid last year’s bribery allegations, and they continue to risk losing even more.   On Wednesday, FIFA officials were arrested on allegations of racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering. The scandal surrounding the FIFA corruption involves £100 million, and now millions in sponsorship revenue… Read More

The Eyes of the World: Group By Group Predictions, Brazil Here We Come

In the words of Tiger Woods circa 1996, “Hello, World!” Indeed, we are on the precipice of the greatest global spectacle in sports, and 32 countries are gleaming in the optimistic “this could finally be our year” glow. Actually, make that 31 countries, since Team USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann has already declared that Uncle Sam’s… Read More

Brazilian Graffiti Artists Speaks Out Against Government Priorities

With the World Cup less than two weeks away, tensions rise as street artists have taken to the streets to voice their anger over the government’s priorities.   Instead of using the $1.1 million USD on things the country sorely needs — like food, housing, education, maintenance — the government used that money to help set… Read More

The Music of the World Cup

The 2014 FIFA World Cup, taking place this year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is a much anticipated event where people from all over the world come together to watch soccer and celebrate oneness. Oneness is the theme of the 2014 official World Cup album, entitled “One Love, One Rhythm.” The album is a collection of 14… Read More

2014 FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour Featuring Aloe Blacc

“The World is Ours:” a powerful statement being sung over Brazilian-style beats, and combining the voices of artists from around the world. “The World is Ours,” by Aloe Blacc and David Correy, is the 2014 FIFA World Cup theme song. It is a song celebrating oneness and the coming together of different nations to enjoy… Read More