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FIFA fines Greece, Romania for fans' behavior

FIFA has fined the Greece Football Federation $111,500 for offensive behavior by fans at a World Cup playoff victory against Romania.
eKathimerini: December 20, 2013

FIFA names World Cup draw pots

FIFA on Tuesday announced the following pots to be used for Friday's draw for next year's World Cup finals when the 32 teams will be placed into eight first-round groups of four.
Reuters: December 3, 2013

List of teams qualified for 2014 World Cup finals

The following is a list of teams who as of Nov. 19, 2013 have qualified for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil
November 20, 2013

FIFA fines Croatia, Greece over fans' racist behavior

FIFA has warned and fined World Cup playoffs teams Croatia and Greece for fans' racist behavior at qualifying matches last month.
Sports Illustrated: November 9, 2013

FIFA brokers deal to heal Cyprus divide

FIFA announced on Tuesday that it had brokered a landmark deal between the Cyprus Football Association and its opposite number which runs the game in the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north.
AFP: November 6, 2013

South Africa bans 15 football officials for life

The South African Football Association has banned 15 officials for life for trying to take the national association to court in violation of FIFA rules.
The State: November 4, 2013

World Cup 2022: Uefa members back winter tournament in Qatar

The prospect of a winter World Cup in 2022 took a step forward after European football chiefs agreed a summer event could not be played in Qatar.
BBC: September 19, 2013

Brazil World Cup 2014: Tickets go on sale

Tickets for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil went on sale on Tuesday, with fans able to apply on Fifa's website.
BBC: August 20, 2013

Lionel Messi: The Greatest Ever or an Overrated, "Over-hyped", Beneficiary of the Modern Globalised Media?

Is Messi the best footballer of all time, as many pundits state, or has he benefited from circumstances which have made him look better than he is? This article argues that Messi is definitely not the greatest ever & it is ridiculous to make that claim
Midfield Maestro: February 22, 2012

FIFA are Contemplating a New Fourth Substitution Rule: Necessary or Short-sighted?

FIFA are considering a change to the rules, enabling the introduction of a fourth substitution during extra time. The intention will be to maintain the "technical quality" & protect players from fatigue-induced-injuries. Not only is this unnecessary but it also negatively affects the competitiveness of football
Midfield Maestro: February 7, 2012