FIFA is getting it from all sides right now, and for good reason. Last night the US Justice Department reportedly arrested officials for fraud related to the upcoming World Cups in Qatar and Russia. And even before the arrests, fans were protesting the use of forced labor at World Cup construction sites by hitting the…
There should be a sense of pride and revelry overtaking the nation of Brazil, where the World Cup starts today. Yet residents in cities across the country are protesting with transit strikes and tent occupations, hoping to draw attention to the extreme costs and unfinished facilities stunting the sluggish economy.
With less than 50 days to go before Brazil hosts the World Cup finals, chatter over whether it's prepared has been growing by the day. This doesn't help: The event's logo is being ridiculed for bearing an uncanny resemblance to the internet's favorite way to express disgust, shame, or embarrassment—the ol' facepalm.
While watching sports, have you ever stopped (midway through a bowl of Cheetos) to wonder, "How far are those guys actually running?" It's a common question, one that's historically been subject mostly to guesswork, Thanks to some recent technological developments, though, we can now actually apply some data to it.
If you like sports and awesome data visualization, you will love these posters, which can be printed to order in beautiful paper. You can choose the final playoffs of every major sport event since 1903—427 brackets from the American MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLS to the European Champions League, the UEFA Euro and FIFA's…
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Developers are really getting a sense of what they can do for iOS, namely, making console-quality ports of their popular franchises. FIFA 11 feels as good as the older FIFAs did a few years ago, meaning, I'm still lousy at them.
With the 2010 World Cup a distant memory, Japan has started preparations for its 2022 World Cup bid. Judging by what they're showing FIFA, it's going to be ridiculously futuristic. Like real-time holographic matches beamed across the world futuristic.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has acknowledged that referee mistakes were made and that FIFA will "take on board again the discussion about technology." But he's not going far enough.
The Middle-Eastern state of Qatar is so keen to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, they're building five solar stadiums to woo organizers. Each stadium looks stunning, but the fact they take advantage of the country's sunshine is even better.
The winner of last year's EA Sports Fifa case mod contest pulled a repeat this year, managing to outdo himself as well as the competition. The case itself is covered in a textured paint that simulates a leather soccer ball (sorry 'the rest of the world,' your sport is still "soccer" here) and even the peripherals are…
All we can say to this one is "Wow". That, and the stuff between this sentence and the end of the post.
The World Cup finally started today with Germany and Costa Rica providing one of the better opening matches in recent memory. The official ball of the tournament, the Adidas Teamgeist (or "team spirit," which is unbelievably lame), is packed to the seams with well-researched hi-tech goodness.
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Microsoft will be releasing a soccer-inspired bundle of the Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 Blue Edition will have all of the same parts as the Premium edition packages, but also include a super-sporty Adidas Japan blue faceplate, Adidas Japan blue bandana and also include 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany. This special edition…