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FIFA Recovers, Donates Luxury Watches To Non-Profit Organization

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.26.2016 | Canada Business

An ethics committee found they were unauthorized gifts.

Germany Bribed Its Way To 2006 World Cup: Report

CP | Posted 10.16.2016 | Canada Business

BERLIN — Der Spiegel is reporting that Germany's bid to host the World Cup in 2006 was aided by bribes paid to FIFA executive committee members. Th...

FIFA Can't Find Any New Sponsors

CP | Graham Dunbar, The Associated Press | Posted 07.24.2015 | Canada Business

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - The FIFA corruption crisis is hurting its search for new World Cup sponsors. Targeting almost $6 billion in revenue from t...

FIFA Women's World Cup Was a Triumph for Vancouver

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

While the FIFA tournament was a national event, with six Canadian cities hosting games, Vancouver has been the big winner -- especially because the Americans made the final. While tickets for the championship match were sold out long ago, the influx of visitors from south of the border spiked spending this weekend.

U.S. Vice-President Headed To Vancouver For World Cup Final

CP | Anne M. Peterson, The Associated Press | Posted 07.03.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"Let's cheer the team on and bring the World Cup trophy home."

Why This Women's FIFA World Cup Could Be Canada's Best

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Living

It's an exciting time for Canadian soccer fans. The Women's World Cup is on home turf, attendance is at an all-time high and Team Canada is on track f...

Canada Beats Switzerland, Advances To World Cup Quarter-Finals

CP | Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Living

The win was Canada's first ever over a European side at the soccer showcase.

Women's World Cup In Canada Will Set New Attendance Record: Officials

CP | Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Living

The figures show how front and centre women's soccer has been in Canada.

This Is a Business' Biggest Secret Weapon

Aaron H. Emery | Posted 06.04.2016 | Canada Business
Aaron H. Emery

In an age where one well-placed tweet or a vine secretly filmed by an unengaged employee or unsatisfied customer can cost a company millions of dollars, business leaders will have to adapt or die. The inner workings of a company are no longer strictly "inner." And within this reality, transparency is the secret weapon for leaders in the new economy.

$10-Million Payment 'Categorically' Not A Bribe

CP | Lynsey Chutel And Gerald Imray, The Associated Press | Posted 06.03.2016 | Canada

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's sports minister "categorically" denied on Wednesday that the $10 million paid to former FIFA official Jack Warner in 200...

6 Linked To FIFA On Interpol's Most Wanted

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada

PARIS - Interpol added six men with ties to FIFA to its most wanted list on Wednesday, issuing an international alert for two former FIFA officials an...

FIFA Women's World Cup a Winner for Tourism

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Living
Adrian Brijbassi

Last week, FIFA took centre stage in the world media for all the wrong reasons. This week, the beautiful game will rely on its most beautiful players to re-focus attention on the sport itself. That means eyes of the soccer world will be on Canada for the entirety of the 2015 Women's World Cup, which starts on June 6 with a pair of matches in Edmonton and culminates on July 5 in Vancouver.

FIFA Boss Resigns

CP | Graham Dunbar, The Associated Press | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Business

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter will resign from soccer's governing body amid a widening corruption scandal and has promised to call for f...

Integrity Is Good for Business and Boards

Richard Leblanc | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Business
Richard Leblanc

Western industry will mistakenly argue that integrity laws will disadvantage them or cost their industry jobs, but the reality is the opposite. Tough integrity laws will prevent substandard competitors from offering bribes, will disincentivize recipients from receiving bribes, and will strengthen Western companies who compete on the basis of price, quality and service.

Bell, Scotiabank Reviewing FIFA Ties After Arrests

CP/HuffPost Canada | The Associated Press | Posted 05.28.2016 | Canada Business

Canadian FIFA sponsors are keeping a close eye on developments in the bribery scandal engulfing the international soccer organization. “We are de...

Canada's Women's Soccer Team To Be Featured In New FIFA Game

CP | Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2016 | Canada Living

The made-in-Vancouver game launches in September.

FIFA Corruption Charges Put Sponsors In Tight Spot: Expert

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Business

Corruption allegations against senior FIFA officials have put sponsors of the upcoming Women's World Cup in Canada in a tight spot, says a sports marketing expert.

Accused FIFA Exec Played Big Role In Canadian Soccer

CP | Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada

TORONTO - Jack Warner, charged in a U.S. Department of Justice indictment that led to a wave of FIFA-related corruption arrests Wednesday, has played ...

World Celebrates Germany's Win

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada

There's plenty of reason to celebrate for Germany, after the country's soccer team claimed victory at the 2014 World Cup. Loyal fans around the wo...

FIFA Attracts Racist Fans and Migrant Soccer Stars

Dana Wagner | Posted 08.30.2014 | Canada
Dana Wagner

In any place where race is tied to wealth, as it is almost everywhere, the stadium will likely look vastly different from the average neighbourhood. Clubs needs to invest in better representing the community in the stadium for their claim to be a true site of integration and inclusion. One way to do this is by changing ticket pricing and distribution.

WATCH: John Oliver Tries To Spot Fake Soccer Player Names

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada

Talk-show host and comedian John Oliver was the talk of the Internet last week for his scathing, and at times, hilarious rant about FIFA, the world go...

Which Team Is Canada Supporting?

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 06.19.2014 | Canada Business

Canadians may not have a home team to cheer on during the World Cup, but we’re still getting in on the action, buying flags for cars, jerseys for ou...

Tear Gas, Truncheons.. Opening Match

CP | Adriana Gomez Licon And Bradley Brooks, The Associated Press | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada

SAO PAULO - Protesters and Brazilian police clashed in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and at least three other World Cup cities on Thursday ahead of the fi...

Ordinary Brazilians Don't Want to Play Ball With FIFA

Lio Perron | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada
Lio Perron

From the 1976 Olympics in Montreal to FIFA World Cup 2014, it's always the same pattern: there are "unforeseen" construction cost overruns, taxpayers get stuck with the final bill while profits remain in private hands. Ordinary Brazilians are told that the world cup represents a unique opportunity to showcase their growth and to free themselves from the label of a third world nation. Brazilian trade unions and protest groups refuse to play ball. Can you blame them?

WATCH: This Ball Is Unlike Anything You've Ever Seen Before

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada

Soccer fans the world over have a saying to explain odd and unexplainable events that transpire during a game. The ball, they say, is round. Tha...