2013 Fifa News
The mystery of FIFA Ultimate Team's rarest items
Despite starring on the series' cover since FIFA 13, the four-time Ballon d'Or winner's ridiculous Team of the Year variation, which arrived at 98 overall and draws a price of around eight million coins on the PC version, ensures he "doesn't really ...
Luiz Gustavo: We know what we have to do
Luiz Gustavo's role in his country's FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 victory proves as much. The defensive midfielder was ever-present for Brazil during the tournament, playing a major role in A Seleção's successful campaign that saw them concede ...
Top 15: Final FIFA Ballon d'Or rankings
Cristiano Ronaldo was a well deserved winner of the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or award, beating the likes of Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery to the most prestigious individual accolade in world football. The Real Madrid forward has been by far and away the ...
FIFA Medical Emergency Bag to provide essential care
Following its initial launch in May 2013 when the FMEB was provided to all FIFA's 209 member associations, a partnership with FIFA World Cup Sponsor Johnson & Johnson ensured the bags were provided to all competing teams at the FIFA Confederations ...
The Nation. (blog)
A Red Line for FIFA? Israel, Violence and What's Left of Palestinian Soccer
The Nation. (blog)
My article aimed to show that this incident, alongside the jailing, injuring and killing of prominent members of the Palestinian national soccer team would have the effect of adding fuel to the movement to have Israel removed from FIFA. I expected to ...
FIFA approves headscarves but bans all slogans on undershirts
A further relaxation of FIFA rules came in July 2013 after the Canadian Soccer Federation lobbied FIFA to change rules to allow turbans to be worn on the football pitch. No more slogans on undershirts. On the same day it was relaxing its position on ...
Fifa allows wearing of head covers for religious reasons
Portugal and Ronaldo flying high
The end of 2013 was a happy time to be a Portuguese football fan, and the start of 2014 no less so. After clinching their place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ by seeing off Sweden in the European play-off, Portugal had the honour of seeing ...
Ronaldo sets all-time scoring record for Portugal
Ronaldo hero for Portugal
Brazil's love affair with the holding midfielder
And so we arrive at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In contemporary times there is no doubt. Gilberto Silva's thinking was 100 per cent valid for the man at the helm of A Seleção in 2002. Shortly before the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013, Luiz Felipe Scolari ...
2014 FIFA World Cup: Italy To Face Toughest Challenge Yet in Brazil