Group Hex: A six pack of World Cup referee bloopers

Six memorable refereeing blunders at the 2014 FIFA World Cup after completion of the group stage:   #1 MAZIC WORKS HIS HACK MAGIC FOR UNPARALLELED RAGE BY IRAN JUNE 21, MATCH 27, MILORAD MAZIC (SERBIA), ARGENTINA 1, IRAN 0:  Iran’s manager Carlos Queiroz couldn’t believe it, neither could striker Ashkan Dejagah after he was tripped … Continue reading

Newspaper sting operation alleges match-fixing by Ghana F.A. ahead of World Cup: Report

Just as FIFA’s teflon dons thought it was safe to head back to the beach in Rio, more allegations about match-fixing have been revealed in a report by English newspaper The Daily Telegraph. The exclusive undercover investigation released on Sunday alleged that the President of Ghana’s Football Association had agreed for the national … Continue reading

The Confederations Cup and FIFA’s drop in the bucket approach to combat poverty in Brazil

THE GREEDY BASTARDS’ WORLD TOUR CONTINUES: When FIFA boss Sepp Blatter announced the world’s governing body would spend close to $100-million at next year’s World Cup for social assistance you can excuse the Confederations Cup protesters in Brazil for failing to acknowledge this seemingly impressive gesture. While good ole â€?Septic’ … Continue reading