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FIFA President Calls Emergency Meeting

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter chaired an emergency meeting with continental soccer bodies Thursday while staying out of public view himself.

Blatter called together leaders of FIFA’s regions as world soccer is rocked by an American federal racketeering case. 342 more words

News

Visa, Coca Cola and Others Warn FIFA to Clean Up Its Act

LONDON — Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to FIFA, major sponsors are demanding that soccer’s global governing body clean up its act, with Visa even warning it is prepared to jump ship. 695 more words

Wednesday = Tour and Travel

Somehow I got all caught up in the fun and craziness (and exhaustion) of yesterday that I forgot to post! Wednesdays are our days with no class. 736 more words

Italy

The Lonely Ballpark....by Chuck Duboff

©Chuck Duboff

The Lonely Ballpark

Empty dugouts
Void of dirty uniforms,
Excited voices,
Scuffed baseballs,
Seeds and double bubble,
Oiled gloves,
Tattered Topps baseball cards, 106 more words

Poetry

Palestinians Refuse To Back Down On Israel FIFA Vote

ZURICH (AFP) — Palestine’s football chief on Wednesday continued his refusal to back down on a threatened vote to suspend Israel from football’s governing body after talks with increasingly desperate FIFA president Sepp Blatter.”Nothing has changed, the vote is still on the agenda,” Palestinian Football Association president Jibril Rajoub told AFP after the meeting with Blatter and as the countdown to Friday’s vote gathered pace. 651 more words

Palestine

FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges

By: Joe Carlin

Hearing the word “FIFA” is sure to conjure up a fair share of emotions across a variety of different people. For some, overwhelming apathy or cluelessness. 1,177 more words

Soccer

FIFA Sponsors Speak Out on Corruption Scandal

Yesterday, the FBI — aided by Swiss officials — arrested seven FIFA officials as part of a massive corruption probe, presumably because they couldn’t find any of the other FIFA officials to arrest with them. 269 more words

Scandals