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FIFA Is Hoping Everyone Ignores All Its Controversies To Focus On World Cup

DOHA — FIFA officials will look to put aside division and controversy and turn the focus to this year's World Cup finals when they hold their annual congress in the Qatari capital on Thursday.

For the past year, FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been under fire from critics, particularly in Europe, over his proposals to turn the World Cup from an event held every four years to a biennial tournament.

Megan Rapinoe To Harder & Eriksson: ‘Because You’re Both Beautiful, You’re Not Gay Looking, It Does Break Barriers’

Pernille Harder and Magdalena Eriksson are icons in the women’s soccer world, not just for their accomplishments on the pitch but for the way they’re openly gay in a world that isn’t always accepting of LGBTQ+ people. But even they have heroes, and this week they spoke with one of their role models, USWNT star Megan Rapinoe.

Angry Fans Are Threatening Mexico With THAT Homophobic Chant In Game Against USMNT: Here’s Why

The game vs. the United States could become a new nightmare for Mexican soccer in its war against the homophobic chant — "eeeh, puto!" — if local fans commit to social media campaigns calling to boycott the Mexican Football Federation.

Team Named After LGBTQ+ Community Says ‘Gay’ Too Political For Banner

Editor’s Note: See update at bottom.

The Orlando Pride are, by their very name, a symbol of the LGBTQ+ community. Many of the Pride’s most prominent players have been gay, and Exploria Stadium includes 49 rainbow-colored seats as a memorial to the victims of the 2016 Pulse nightclub mass shooting. But apparently, the word “gay” is too political for the team.

LaLiga Needs To Punish Mallorca And Its Fans After The Vile, Racist Abuse Against Vinícius Jr.

Vinícius Jr. is lighting up LaLiga 2021-22. The talented 21-year-old is becoming a crucial resource for Real Madrid, and he is also demonstrating why he's the best Brazilian forward in Europe. His recent performance against Mallorca was one to watch, scoring and breaking some rivals' hips

Sadly, the visit to Son Moix was far from being perfect. All because of a group of racist idiots who decided to attack him.

Carli Lloyd Needs To Follow Tom Brady And Unretire So She Stops Shit-Talking Her Former Teammates

This week, Tom Brady decided to end his one-month retirement and return to the NFL. Carli Lloyd should do the same, just so she finds something else to put her energy into besides sticking her foot in her mouth. 

Carli Lloyd ended an illustrious career last fall, hanging up her cleats after winning two Women’s World Cups, two Olympic gold medals and FIFA World Player of the Year in 2015. She retired as the second-most capped USWNT player and in the top five in goals and assists in USWNT history. 

Alexis Vega Reveló El Violento Asalto Que Sufrió A Punta De Pistola: "Sentí Frío"

A Jesús Angulo no solo le encanta jugar fútbol. En su tiempo libre, el Canelo también disfruta creando contenido que luego comparte en su canal de YouTube. Famoso es su video probando las camas "antisexo" de los Juegos Olímpicos de Tokio y ahora su emprendimiento como podcaster, donde entrevista a varios de sus compañeros de Chivas.

MLS Launches Historic Partnership With Black Banks; Here’s Why It Matters

Black Players for Change formed in response to nationwide protests following the murder of George Floyd by a police officer in 2020. An independent organization of more than 170 players, coaches and staff in Major League Soccer, the BPC aims to “bridge the racial equality gap” in American society. 

On Thursday, MLS announced one of the organization’s biggest wins yet, a $25 million loan from a syndicate of Black banks. The landmark deal will help bridge that racial economic gap in ways never done before in American professional sports. 

The Hand Of God: Journalists In Ukraine Saved By Diego Maradona Tattoo

Amidst the coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a group of South American journalists had a tense and scary encounter with local authorities, but after some interrogation and anxiety, a Diego Maradona tattoo helped to deescalate the situation. 

Daniel Matamala, a news anchor for CNN Chile, was one of the journalists detained. Once released, he told the story through his Instagram account. 

A Hernán Cristante Lo Llaman Héroe Por Su Increíble Rol En El Caos Entre Querétaro Y Atlas

En medio de la barbarie que obligó a suspender el partido entre Querétaro y Atlas -y toda la Jornada 9 de la Liga MX- también hubo momentos profundamente humanos, gestos que hacen pensar que en esta vida no todo está perdido.

Uno de los protagonistas de esos instantes, por cierto, fue nada menos que Hernán Cristante, entrenador de los Gallos Blancos. El DT hoy se lleva elogios y hasta el calificativo de "héroe" por las acciones que hizo para proteger a varias familias de Atlas de los violentos incidentes que se producían en el Estadio La Corregidora. 

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