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Blatter: FIFA Must Do More Against Racism

Monday Jul 14, 2014
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has criticized the way discrimination incidents were dealt with at World Cup matches.

Fancy Footwear Leads Russian Orthodox Priest to Slam World Cup as a Gay ’Abomination’

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jul 7, 2014
A Russian Orthodox priest slammed FIFA’s World Cup football (soccer) competition currently playing out in Brazil, claiming the sporting event is a "homosexual abomination" because the athletes wear brightly colored shoes.

Russia is So Anti-Gay, FIFA World Cup Can’t Be Held There

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jul 7, 2014
As FIFA looks at Russia to host the 2018 World Cup, officials are concerned that the nation is so homophobic, it won’t jibe with FIFA’s stated mission to fight discrimination at the World Cup.

Splits in FIFA Anti-Racism Strategy at World Cup

By Graham Dunbar | Thursday Jul 3, 2014
Splits in FIFA’s plan to fight discrimination at the World Cup have been exposed after reported incidents involving fans went unpunished.

FIFA Keeping Punishments to a Minimum at World Cup

By Graham Dunbar | Monday Jun 30, 2014
Despite bringing the might of FIFA discipline down on Luis Suarez for biting an opponent, football’s governing body has let plenty of other incidents go unpunished at the World Cup.

Mexico Coach Defends Gay Slur Chant by Crowd

By Carlos Rodriguez | Monday Jun 23, 2014
Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has defended World Cup fans chanting a gay slur which is under investigation by the sport’s international governing body.

FIFA Urged to Show Leadership on Discrimination

By Graham Dunbar | Monday Jun 23, 2014
A monitoring group has challenged FIFA to show leadership in tackling discrimination after the sport’s world governing body dropped an investigation of Mexico fans chanting an alleged gay slur.

FIFA Drops Gay Slur Case Against Mexico

Monday Jun 23, 2014
FIFA will take no action against the Mexican football federation over fans chanting an alleged gay slur at World Cup matches.

FIFA Investigates Mexico for Anti-Gay Slurs at World Cup

Thursday Jun 19, 2014
The FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) is investigating claims that Mexico fans chanted anti-gay slurs during its opening match against Cameroon.

Fashion Experts Weigh In On World Cup Jersys

By Janie McCauley | Friday Jun 13, 2014
The World Cup uniforms will provide a carnival of color and fashion, from Brazil’s bright yellow jerseys to the Netherlands’ classic orange to Croatia’s red checkered home kit and the superhero-inspired looks of Mexico.