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3 winners and 4 losers from the 2018 World Cup draw

The 2018 World Cup draw has been made, and it appears that the new draw format has paid dividends. Teams were seeded according to FIFA rankings instead of arranged geographically, and the result is that there’s no terrible group and no obvious group of death.

But that doesn’t mean that some teams didn’t get better draws than others. The FIFA rankings are based on a deeply flawed system, after all. Plus, Russia is a Pot 3-quality team that got an automatic top seed…………..Read More

Here are the 32 teams that qualified for the 2018 World Cup

Qualifying for the 2018 World Cup concluded on Wednesday night, with Peru clinching the final place in Russia. With their entry, the pots for the World Cup draw were set, and fans can start thinking about the possible matchups they’re going to see this summer…………..Read More

Hope Solo accuses former FIFA president Sepp Blatter of sexual assault

U.S. women’s national team goalkeeper Hope Solo has accused former FIFA president Sepp Blatter of sexually assaulting her at an awards ceremony in 2013.

Solo told Portuguese newspaper Expresso that she “had Sepp Blatter grab my ass” backstage at the Ballon d’Or awards gala before Solo presented the women’s player of the year award to teammate Abby Wambach……..Read More

Another Klassiker Thrashing: Dortmund fall to Bayern Munich

On a night when so much needed to go right for BVB to find a result, almost nothing went right, as Borussia Dortmund fell to Bayern Munich in decisive fashion. From the 17th minute, when Arjen Robben’s curved shot found the back of the net, to the final whistle, it just felt like it wasn’t going to be Dortmund’s night. They had their chances, and Bayern had their chances. Alas, until the 88th minute, when the match was already all but over, it was only the Bavarians who finished theirs. By the time the final whistle sounded, Dortmund faced a scoreline of 3-1, and only more questions about where to go next……………Read More