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    The Wrenching Moral Calculus of Watching the World CupQatar 2022 is rotten to the core, but ignoring the tournament is not realistic.
  2. games
    What Happens When the World’s Most Famous Athlete Is Accused of Rape?Five divergent scenarios are possible for Cristiano Ronaldo — and each means something very different for the future of sports in the age of #MeToo.
  3. The U.S. May Not Land the 2026 World Cup and It’s All Trump’s FaultMore than 200 FIFA members have to vote on the host and Trump has reportedly imperiled America’s chances.
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    Video-Game Streamer Pleads Guilty to Running Gambling OperationFIFA is big business, even in the virtual realm.
  5. the sports section
    Gianni Infantino Elected President of FIFAThe former general secretary of UEFA won a special election that became necessary when Sepp Blatter announced he was stepping down.
  6. FIFA Still Paying Sepp Blatter $2.5 MillionMust be nice.
  7. the sports section
    Sepp Blatter Banned by FIFA for 8 Years, Vows, ‘I’ll Be Back’UEFA President Michel Platini has been banned as well.
  8. time out
    FIFA Chief Sepp Blatter Is Hospitalized for Breakdown Like the fans, he’s suffering from “nervous shock.”
  9. gooooal
    FIFA Suspends President Sepp Blatter and Two Other Top Executives“The rot in the FIFA leadership is so extensive.”
  10. The Swiss Open Criminal Proceedings Against Sepp BlatterThey’ve announced they’ve opened the proceedings on “suspicion of criminal mismanagement” and “misappropriation.”
  11. the sports section
    Watch a Prankster Shower FIFA’s Sepp Blatter With Fake Dollar BillsA British comedian crashed his press conference.
  12. john oliver
    John Oliver Bought Ad Time in Trinidad So He Could Complain About FIFA MoreThe TV host continues his one-man vigilante crusade against the soccer overlords. 
  13. fifa
    Bye-bye, BlatterSepp Blatter steps down as president of FIFA.
  14. fifa
    John Oliver Begs, ‘Make Sepp Blatter Go Away’Last Week Tonight tackles soccer again.
  15. Indicted FIFA Official Cites ‘Onion’ Story as Proof of U.S. ConspiracyA former Vice President of FIFA believed a World Cup could be organized and launched in a single day.
  16. FIFA, Freddie Gray, and the New Power of the ProsecutorMarilyn Mosby and Loretta Lynch are not just indicting criminals: They’re trying to clean up corrupt cultures.
  17. the sports section
    Once America Got Interested in Soccer, FIFA Was ScrewedThe silver lining to the scandal: By comparison, it makes our pro leagues look downright angelic.
  18. sports
    FIFA Scandal Doesn’t Keep Sepp Blatter From Winning 5th Term“I am the president of everybody.”
  19. fifa
    Vladimir Putin Is Not Impressed With the FIFA IndictmentOther people and organizations are not impressed with FIFA.
  20. World Soccer Rocked As Corruption Indictments Target Top ExecutivesFourteen people have been indicted and six already arrested, though the charges implicate the entire system through which the sport is governed.
  21. Bloomberg Shows Why He’s Not a Soccer AnnouncerHizzoner could have tried a little harder.