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Asia’s first and second round qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

Asia’s first and second round qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

The draw for Asia’s first and second round qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ was made at Asian Football Confederation at AFC House in Kuala Lumpur. In Round 1, the 16 lowest-ranked teams will compete in home-and-away ties on 29 June and 3 July 2011. The winners of these series will then proceed to a second round. The eight winners will progress to join another 22 sides in Round 2, where 15 two-legged ties will be held on 23 and 28 July. Read More »

2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany 2011 sets new TV viewing records worldwide

2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany 2011 sets new TV viewing records worldwide

The FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011™ has set a new benchmark for the sport after viewers around the world tuned in en masse and smashed several TV audience records along the way. This was particularly notable in the host nation Germany, the defending champions twice over, as well as in the countries of the two finalists, the USA and Japan. Read More »

2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup for Japan – Japan vs USA 2-2 (1-1) and 3-1 in Penalty Kicks – VIDEO

2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup for Japan – Japan vs USA 2-2 (1-1) and 3-1 in Penalty Kicks – VIDEO

FRANKFURT, Germany (July 17, 2011) – In one of the most thrilling finals in FIFA Women’s World Cup history, the U.S. Women’s National Team twice had leads erased before falling to a spirited Japanese team 3-1 in a penalty kick shootout to finish as runners up in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The teams ended regulation time tied at 1-1, and each scored a goal in overtime to send the game into penalties even at 2-2. Read More »

2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup – USWNT ready to face Japan in the Final – VIDEO

2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup – USWNT ready to face Japan in the Final – VIDEO

USA FACES JAPAN FOR 2011 FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TITLE: The U.S. Women’s National Team arrived in Frankfurt, Germany, via bus from Dusseldorf on July 14 ahead of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final against first-time finalist Japan. The U.S. Women will kick off their third Women’s World Cup Final, and first since 1999, at 2 p.m. ET, live on ESPN, ESPN3.com and Galavision Read More »

FIFA U-17 World Cup Mexico 2011 – Draw and Venues

FIFA U-17 World Cup Mexico 2011 – Draw and Venues

The build-up to the FIFA U-17 World Cup Mexico 2011 quickened to a fever pitch on Tuesday evening as the Official Draw put teams in their venues and mouth-watering match-ups into the tournament schedule. Held at the famous Sala Nezahualcóyotl concert hall in the heart of Mexico City, the draw ended a nervous wait for the 24 finalists as they discovered the identity of their rivals in the group phase, which kicks off with hosts Mexico taking on Korea DPR in Morelia on 18 June. Read More »

6 referees or goal-line technology? FIFA is getting ready for revolution, but ….

6 referees or goal-line technology? FIFA is getting ready for revolution, but ….

Last year, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) - which makes the rules that govern the game - voted 6-2 against introducing technology that would show if the ball had crossed the goal-line. What changed since then? "I've never been resistant to anything. But it must be done the right way. And that's why we activated again this discussion in the international board. And then we will have a look at how it works." – stated FIFA President Sepp Blatter. Read More »

FIFA decided on the slots for the 2014 World Cup – Canada will host 2015 Women’s World Cup

FIFA decided on the slots for the 2014 World Cup – Canada will host 2015 Women’s World Cup

The committee decided on the slots for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, which will be as follows: AFC 4.5, CAF 5.0, CONCACAF 3.5, CONMEBOL 4.5, OFC 0.5, UEFA 13.0 and one slot the host Brazil. This is the same distribution of slots as for the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups™. For the play-offs relating to the half slots, a draw will determine how the four confederations involved (AFC, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL and OFC) will pair off. Sufficient time will be allowed between the home and away legs of these play-offs. Read More »

2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, and 2022 World Cup in Qatar – ALL rounds VOTING breakdown

The FIFA Executive Committee has chosen Russia to host the ... Read More »

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