Category Archives: FIFA

What do the Panama Papers mean for FIFA president Gianni Infantino?

In early 2015, an anonymous source began corresponding with German newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung, eventually submitting encrypted legal documents from a Panamanian law firm named Mossack Fonseca. The firm sells anonymous offshore companies, or shell companies, to owners around the world, enabling them to hide their business operations and engage in illegal practices such as tax… Read More »

Panama Papers Reveal Further Link Between Football and Corruption

  Photo Credit: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists   This week the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released the Panama Papers. The Panama Papers are a massive list of records that were leaked from a Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, illuminating a large network of offshore holdings from high ranking foreign leaders and wealthy individuals.… Read More »

A Lapse in Judgment: Wambach Arrested for DUI in Wake of USWNT Lawsuit

In the wake of the U.S. Women’s National Team filing a lawsuit demanding equal pay from the U.S. Soccer Federation during the past week, the USWNT and the soccer world received shocking news about one of its former superstars Sunday morning. After being pulled over at 11:05 p.m. Saturday, former U.S. forward Abby Wambach, 35,… Read More »

Sunderland’s Chief Executive Margaret Byrne Sinks

In the modern era of professional sports, many teams have erred on the safe and responsible side when it comes to judging a player’s actions off the field. The NFL is a perfect example in which teams will promptly release a player following the emergence of illicit activities that ought to warrant concern. Thus, it… Read More »

FIFA Approves Trials for Instant Replay

Two weeks ago, I wrote about how instant replay can help improve the game of soccer. It seems that my request was heard, because Gianni Infantino chose to advance technological innovation in soccer. How it works Tests will initially be in private before moving to a live-phase with replay assistance by 2017-2018 season at the… Read More »

El dopaje en fútbol

A causa de su naturaleza grupal, fútbol profesional no ha sufrido de los escándalos del dopaje, especialmente cuando se compáralo a deportes individuos de ciclismo y atletismo. Por ejemplo, el caso más recién del uso de drogas que aumenta el rendimiento fue en 1994 con Diego Maradona. Además, oficiales de FIFA declararon que ningun jugador… Read More »

Corrupción en la FIFA y la CONCACAF

El pasado 3 de diciembre, uno de los escándalos mas grandes en la historia del fútbol estallo en la escena mundial cuando el presidente de la CONCACAF, Alberto Hawit y el presidente de la CONMEVOL Juan Ángel Napout fueron arrestados en suiza. Antes de ser extraditados a Estados Unidos donde consecuentemente estarían en libertad bajo… Read More »