FIFA

New FIFA Needs New Direction

From internal scandals to human rights abuses in World Cup hosting countries, the new FIFA is facing critical issues. In interviews with the former General Secretary M. Zen Ruffinen and journalist Jamil Chade, FanVox, a social enterprise empowering fans, asks how willing and able are the new men in charge to improve the tarnished image of global football’s bosses?

The FIFA Story

Complex takes a look through the history and legacy of EA Sports FIFA, one of the world’s most successful video game franchises through a collection of interviews with the games’s creators.

When East Beat West

October 3rd is celebrated in Germany as Unity Day. When Joachim Loew’s football side triumphed in Brazil, it marked their first global title as a unified state. East and West only ever met in one World Cup, at the 1974 edition held in West Germany. Of course, East Germany were drawn in the same group as the tournament hosts. In their first and only appearance at the finals, the East shocked the watching world by beating the reigning European champions.

When East Beat West

At the 1974 World Cup in West Germany, East Germany were drawn in the same group as the tournament hosts. In their first and only appearance at the finals, the East shocked the watching world by beating the defending European champions.

Van Persie Header…in Subbuteo Form

Terry Lee reproduces football moments in extraordinary Subbuteo figures. He’s already been busy recording the opening games of the 2014 World Cup.

F#ck FIFA, Brazil’s Graffiti Messages

We’re unlikely to see marches on the same scale as last year’s Confederations Cup though violent demonstrations have been increasing in Brazil in recent weeks. But a more peaceful form of protest is still as noticeable – and perhaps just as powerful – throughout the World Cup host nation brought about by Brazil’s graffiti artists.

Barca Banned From Transfers for Two Windows

A FIFA disciplinary committee has found both Barcelona and the Spanish FA guilty of breaches in relation to under-age international signings and has banned the La Liga giants from business for two full transfer windows.

Romario: “Blatter’s a Thieving Son of a B*tch”

Legendary Brazilian striker-turned-politician Romario has labelled FIFA President Sepp Blatter “a thieving son of a b*tch.” The outspoken congressman has been highly critical of the world governing body and the tournament organising committee in the build-up to the World Cup this summer.