The island of Bougainville, ravaged by invasion and civil war throughout its history, is scheduled to gain independence from Papua New Guinea by 2027, and with it, become football’s newest international side, writes Craig Stephen.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Terry Lee reproduces football moments in extraordinary Subbuteo figures. He’s already been busy recording the opening games of the 2014 World Cup.
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.
Gérard Depardieu, Sam Neill and Tim Roth trace the history of the FIFA World Cup in the new movie ‘United Passions’.
On June 12th the World Cup finally kicks off in Sao Paulo, Brazil. FIFA TV gets in the mood.
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.