John Terry has been handed a four match suspension along with a $356,000 fine by the English Football Association for abusing Queens Park Rangers player Anton Ferdinand. Terry also recently announced his retirement from international soccer.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter and the governing body's anti-corruption advisers are working on resolving issues between the two sides. Blatter was upset that his colleagues were publicly targeted for resisting reform proposals within the league.
Goal-line technology exists, but it is not being used in FIFA. After another questionable goal-line judgment, many are calling for the technology to be put into play to make the world's most popular sport even better.
There are two years between now and the 2014 World Cup tournament in Rio de Janeiro, but just as important as the actual event itself are the qualifying games that will determine which countries are represented in the event.
Players on a cash-strapped Greek soccer team now wear pink practice jerseys with the logos "Villa Erotica" and "Soula's House of History," two bordellos it recruited as sponsors after drastic government spending cuts left the country's sports clubs facing ruin.