Germany topped their group with maximum points then beat Nigeria in the last 16. They have been champions of Europe eight times but have had a lot to prove since being eliminated in the last eight of the 2011 finals on home soil and then failed to qualify for the Women's Olympic Football Tournament in 2012. … [Read more...] about Women’s World Cup: What can we expect in the quarter-finals?
Australia competes at their second football world cup
“A few people came close to it to see if they could maybe get it to move on. It stood up pretty tall. I think it was just over 6 feet (183 centimeters), so they backed off pretty quickly. But I don’t think anyone was alarmed too much by it,” she added. … [Read more...] about Kangaroo hops at chance to interrupt Australian soccer match
Another potential defence could be grounded in the requirements for suspension and expulsion under the FIFA Statutes. Article 14 and 15 provide for this in circumstances where there is a ‘serious violation’ of the Statutes. The Respondents may therefore argue the position that this violation is not ‘serious’, particularly given that it is something FIFA knows about and has not chosen to address previously. In 2008 FIFA published an article titled ‘FIFA to tackle areas of concern’ which specifically referred to the promotion/relegation system and was the precursor to Article 9: … [Read more...] about Major League Soccer: In Defiance of FIFA