World Cup

Women's World Cup Top Scorer Retires

Celia Sasic, one of the most pivotal German women to put on her country’s shirt, has announced her retirement from football at the age of 27. Her efforts during the 2015 Women’s World Cup has earned her the title of top scorer in the competition. Her match against the Ivory Coast during the group stages was enough to convince anyone that they would have won the whole competition had the USA not burst their dream. 

Equal Pay For Equal Play: Why It's Time To Pay Women Soccer Players

Long after the stadium lights have dimmed, the interviews have ended and the traveling has stopped, the battle for equal pay continues for female soccer players.

Even though the USWNT just won the Women's World Cup, the team will only receive $2 million, compared to $35 million for the German men’s team last year. Individually, the USWNT players will each get about $300,000, which is roughly comparable to what the Germans got.

No Era Penal: A Year Later

The 2014 FIFA World Cup has come and gone. It’s been more than a year since Germany took home the championship and since Mexico suffered a controversial exit at the hands of the Netherlands.

Mexico had fought tooth and nail against some of the tournament’s favorites. A Guillermo Ochoa-inspired Mexico kept a clean sheet against host Brazil, the second time in a row that Mexico had to face a host nation (South Africa in 2010).

FIFA Ethics Committee Bans Former World Cup Bid Evaluation Chairman

The FIFA Ethics Committee has handed a seven-year ban from all national and international soccer activity to Harold Mayne-Nicholls, former chairman of the Chilean FA and the bid evaluation group for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Mayne-Nicholls was tasked by FIFA to look into the suitability of the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, but it is believed his report was largely ignored.