June 1, 2020

Islamic State Vows World Cup Attacks as Russia Kickstarts Competition: ‘Kill Them All’

Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadists have for months incited a push against the soccer World Cup venues, most recently calling for lone-wolf attacks in a series of posters published as Russia kickstarts the world-renowned competition on Thursday. The SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks jihadi activity online, has been documenting ISIS threats against the Russia-based World Cup […]

Give Trump credit for USA getting the World Cup.

MOSCOW — This will be music to the ears of his supporters and torturous reading for those who oppose him, but since November 2016 Donald Trump is 1-0 in presidential elections and 2-0 in the United States landing global sports events. Victory for the “United Bid” comprised of the U.S., Mexico and Canada on Wednesday means that […]

United States, Canada and Mexico win vote to host 2026 FIFA World Cup.

MOSCOW — The United States will host the 2026 FIFA World Cup after its three-way bid – along with Mexico and Canada – was granted staging rights during a vote here on Wednesday. The “United” bid, that will see 60 of the tournament’s games held in the U.S., with Canada and Mexico getting 10 each, beat out […]

Ex-spy’s poisoning raises speculation that England could boycott FIFA World Cup.

Just weeks after the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang had politics as one of its central storylines, the other major global sporting event of 2018 also seems certain to be affected by external controversies. This summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia is just three months away, but has been rocked by calls for a boycott by […]

Clinton Foundation Received Donations from FIFA, Qatar 2022 World Cup Committee

It seems that to donate to the Clinton Foundation, one must be a modern-day super villain. Following the indictment of FIFA officials on corruption charges, it was revealed that the organization, along with Qatar’s 2022 World Cup Committee, were both Clinton Foundation donors. While exact donation amounts were unclear, FIFA donated between $50,000-$100,000, and Qatar’s […]

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