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Football is the name given to a number of different, but related, team sports, although the first sport with this name originated in the United Kingdom. The most popular of these world-wide is association football (also known as soccer). The English word “football” is also applied to American football, Australian rules football, Canadian football, Gaelic football, rugby football (rugby league and rugby union), and related games. Each of these codes (specific sets of rules) is to a greater or lesser extent referred to as “football” and sometimes “footy”.

These games involve:
a large spherical or prolate spheroid ball, which is itself called a football.
a team scoring goals and/or points, by moving the ball to an opposing team’s end of the field and either into a goal area, or over a line.
the goal and/or line being defended by the opposing team.
players being required to move the ball mostly by kicking and – in some codes – carrying and/or passing the ball by hand.
goals and/or points resulting from players putting the ball between two goalposts.
offside rules, in most codes, restricting the movement of players.
in some codes, points

10 Best Clubs in FIFA 15 Barca, Juventus and Real Madrid

17Now that your thumbs are sore from practice, it’s time to choose the best club in FIFA 15.  EA Sports’ newest football game offers plenty of teams from all over the world, but only a handful are dominant. On that note, here are the 10 greatest clubs in the game. 

1. Bortussia Dortmund

These talented guys play for the German Bundesliga and we consider them a top pick.  Bort commands respect on the field.  They are a quality team in real life and seem to be equally good in FIFA 15.  Don’t let them slip beneath your radar.

2. Bayern Munich

Another Bundesliga pick, Bayern is considered the best German team right now.  Considering half of the squad played on the 2014 World Cup winning squad, you can assume they bring a lot of talent to the table.  The only reason they don’t rank higher on this list is because they are an aging team, and speed and stamina have become issues.

FIFA Online Preview

16Electronic Arts have been expanding their catalogue of free-to-play PC titles over the last year, and after the relative success of Battlefield Heroes and Tiger Woods Online, EA Sports are ready to bring one of the world’s biggest gaming franchises, the FIFA football series, into the online arena. Featuring over 30 of the world’s biggest football leagues and some 500 clubs, as well as a new mouse-driven control scheme and experience system, will FIFA Online change how players approach PC online football games, or does it spell the end of serious sporting simulation on the platform?

 Online Graphics and Gameplay

 An earlier version of FIFA Online, confusingly known as FIFA Online 2, has been available for the Asian gaming market for several years, and was derived from the FIFA 07 engine. The new iteration of the game, however, is a complete technical reboot. The FIFA 10 engine used for the console titles has been tweaked to allow a wide

Chelsea and EA Sports Pilot New Coaching Programme

15Sixteen participants from five Southeast Asian countries recently gathered in Singapore for the EA Sports Chelsea FC Football Clinic, the first of its kind in the region, which was conducted by Chelsea Foundation international development manager Ian Woodroffe and international development coach Max Fouracre.

The participants from Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore were hand-picked from over 3,500 video submissions of the contestants attempting football skill moves in a regional campaign for FIFA Online 3 users between the ages of 16 and 19.

The clinic was aimed at relating EA Sports FIFA Online 3 with real-life football and the Chelsea Foundation coaches bridged digital with physical reality as they demonstrated technical and tactical techniques from the game in real life.

Six skill moves including the elastico, sombrero flick and drag-back were demonstrated both via an in-game FIFA Online 3 video showcase as well as by Fouracre before the participants were challenged to replicate each skill themselves.

The participants also got the opportunity to discuss different strategies and formations

FIFA Online 3 Championship 2015 Opening a Great Success

14– 14 Opening Day crowd of over 500 people in an open, Seocho-gu, Nexon Arena ‘Swarm
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Adidas Championship held 14 days of e-sports stadium in Seocho-gu. Seoul, Nexon Arena ‘2015 season openers, about 500 people gathered audience, filled the seat penetrating. This is the product of the quantity sold tickets sold online. In addition, the opener from defending champion Kim, Jung – Min, BJ from gimseungseop popular hot spot such as awareness has led to higher opening talented big fights between the sacraments.

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Why the US Took Action on FIFA Corruption

12The arrest of seven top FIFA officials and the indictment of a group of 14 on corruption charges has left many people stunned. But those paying close attention to world football over the years have been wondering why it has taken so long to topple FIFA’s house of cards.

Research has exposed corrupt practices within FIFA going back to the 1990s. In Europe, where the game dominates, little to no action has been taken. It took interest from the US, where football is still only emerging as a popular sport, for arrests to be made.

Despite all its merits, sport has, in recent years, become more and more enmeshed in a global system based on growth and inequality at the expense of social and economic justice. A good example of this is the 2014 World Cup venue in Manaus, deep in the Amazon, which is now Brazil’s largest bird toilet.

Not on our watch

While the culture that has developed inside the corridors of footballing power

How to Upgrade the Players in FIFA Online 3

13In FO3, the team is representing the players in the game. The player is not good? Good management like? Or intelligence, agility, flexibility to where? Judgment and tactics How reasonable? … All will be revealed by the victory of the team specifically against different opponents. So in other words, the main objective of the player joining the online football game FIFA Onlien 3, the key is to do for his team very strong, as strong as possible – that is the important factor picked.

How to boost the players in FIFA Online 3

Game football in particular and the game in general, strength is not the only factor that makes a success, but it is crucial, occupying the first position in the list of things to do for a team. As well as on the practice, after each season, the team can participate in the transfer market, sale or exchange of players to strengthen the squad, or perhaps for them to participate in a training course particular, the FO 3 there in a different way, more interesting,

Garena Gaming lets football fans ‘be the one’ with launch of FIFA Online 3 ‘Messi’s Arrival – I am the one’ campaign via Saatchi & Saatchi Thailand

11Saatchi & Saatchi Thailand has won Asia’s biggest online gaming company, Garena, with the launch of the FIFA Online 3 campaign ‘I am the one’.
The campaign was released the day before Argentina’s Lionel Messi set foot on the world stage at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and celebrates the idea that through FIFA Online 3 anyone can ‘be the one’.

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Saatchi & Saatchi Thailand’s Executive Creative Director, Nuntawat Chaipornkaew said, “We are really excited to be working with such a progressive company like Garena. This campaign lets South East Asians experience the FIFA World Cup – just like Messi.”

The campaign for the free-to-play multiplayer online football game was teased with the media hijacking of football news websites by replacing actual football stars mentioned in news articles with that of Thai game players, and launched through a stirring film dubbed ‘Messi’s Arrival’.

An interactive version of the film can be accessed at the website where viewers can insert their own faces into the film to ‘be the one’ and also join the world’s

FIFA Online 3 Lets Players Experience a Challenge on an International Level

10It doesn’t matter if you’re a soccer fan or not, the Fifa World Cup is something that grabs the attention of the whole world. Of course, you can’t participate in the tournament on the pitch, but online gamers can find a virtual substitute in the new “2014 World Cup Brazil Mode” of FIFA Online 3, the massively multiplayer online football game.

In World Cup Mode, players can experience the challenge on an international level with their preferred teams. Enhanced graphics, improvement in strategies and the latest players based on real World Cup squads are a major pull. Gamers flocked to the launch of the game last week in Bangkok to witness the online tournament, while others attended to buy special promotional items available only at game events.

“The part that I like most about this game is the ranking feature that lets players compete with others globally,” said Sing, a Matthayom 6 student and an avid gamer who attended the launch.

The real World Cup features 32 teams, but in the game you can choose

Pleasure from Football Fever Slot

For football lover, football can means everything. Things related to the footballs will always get attention. In this case, the game of football will always get the first place. Watching the game will be things that will never be missed. Even, if watching is not enough, some people will play the footballs with other players who are also football lovers. Surely, it can be more than a sports. It can also be a hobby and source of pleasure. Related to the football, actually it is not only about a game. There is a special slot game designed for football lover. The slot game is combined with the football to give football lovers alternative way to enjoy football. Even, people can find football slots for android, so it can be played more easily.

In this case, football fever slot is one of the examples and this can be the best one among other games. This game has a basic concept of slot machine. This is a classic gambling game. Then, this classic game is made modern by combining it with the football concept. This can be a real source of happiness. This can be a good way to

15 key facts about FIFA 2015

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left celebrates with teammate Neymar after scoring during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul White)1. Emotional Intelligence
FIFA 15 features Emotional Intelligence, with each player on the pitch reacting uniquely to the game situation. Your men will be down if they concede a penalty or miss a clear chance, but will be equally chirpy if they net a crucial goal. With 600 emotions possible, FIFA 15 promises a more human side to matches.

2. Unique crowds and atmospheres
In FIFA 15 each crowd will react and sound unique. Chants in Anfield will be different to the ones in the King Power stadium, and the atmosphere will change dynamically depending on what’s happening in the match.

3. Team tactics
As well as more emotion, FIFA 15 sees your opponents given significantly improved tactics. If you’re one goal down, you might find your computer controlled opponents time wasting, or even Parking

Commission Blows the Whistle Over Inflated Football Transfer fFees and Lack of Level Playing Field

9Football clubs spend around €3 billion a year on player transfers, but very little of this money trickles down to smaller clubs or the amateur game, according to a European Commission study published today. The number of transfers in European football more than tripled in the period 1995-2011, while the amounts spent by clubs on transfer fees increased seven-fold. But most of the big spending is concentrated on a small number of clubs which have the largest revenues or are backed by very wealthy investors. The situation is only increasing the imbalances that exist between the haves and have-nots, as less than 2% of transfer fees filter down to smaller clubs and amateur sport which are essential for developing new talent. The level of redistribution of money in the game, which should compensate for the costs of training and educating young players, is insufficient to allow smaller clubs to develop and to break the strangle-hold that the biggest clubs continue to have on the sport’s competitions.

“The European Commission fully recognises the

Why Big Brands Care About FIFA Online Games

8Firstly, game creator EA has launched its FIFA game series in 1993 (notable for being the first to have an official license from FIFA) and saw those become very popular even in places such as the US, which till very recently weren’t on the “soccer bandwagon.“ FIFA game series were perhaps the biggest driver, apart from real World Cup games, in cherishing and nourishing a fan base that, since the advent of TV has become worldwide and became a household item in many countries since 1993. Many of those fans play (online, real life), watch or both. Latest installments of FIFA games have not only World Cup series but include many national football league teams, which further appeals to football fans who are following national league games and other regional competitions such as UEFA Champions League. To date, the series has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling sports video game franchise in the world.

Secondly, a recent new-found coolness, which has partially resulted in showmanship of football virtuosos such as

Moya Dodd urges FIFA to Invest in Women’s Football to Boost Revenue and Image

7The 45-year-old Swiss, elected last month to replace the disgraced Sepp Blatter, has inherited an organisation in turmoil after several dozen football officials, including a number who held high-ranking FIFA positions at the time, were indicted in the United States.

At the FIFA Women’s Football and Leadership conference in Zurich, Infantino was told that “women are part of the solution” to the problems that have beset soccer’s scandal-plagued world governing body.

Dodd suggested to Infantino that women’s football was an untapped asset as the federation looks to boost its revenues.

“FIFA has a brand problem and women are part of the solution,” Dodd said

“I’ve never heard a bad thing about the Women’s World Cup, or about women’s football.”

The former Matildas vice-captain, who chaired FIFA’s task force for women’s football last year, had led the call for FIFA reforms to invest more in women’s football and give women greater representation in the organisation’s decision making.

FIFA passed a raft of reforms at the February 26 extraordinary congress which

World Cup Scandal Germany Appears to Have Bought Right to Host 2006 Tournament

6In what could turn out to be the greatest crisis in German football since the Bundesliga bribery scandal of the 1970s, SPIEGEL has learned that the decision to award the 2006 World Cup to Germany was likely bought in the form of bribes. The German bidding committee set up a slush fund that was filled secretly by then-Adidas CEO Robert Louis-Dreyfus to the tune of 10.3 million Swiss francs, which at the time was worth 13 million deutsche marks.

It appears that both Franz Beckenbauer, the German football hero who headed the bidding committee, and Wolfgang Niersbach, the current head of the German Football Federation (DFB), and other high-ranking football officials were aware of the fund by 2005 at the latest.

Acting in a private capacity, Louis-Dreyfus — who was, at the time, chairman of Adidas, the sporting apparel and supplies company that equips the German national team — lent the money to the German bidding committee prior to the decision to award the World Cup to Germany on July 6, 2000. The

World Cup

5World Cup, formally FIFA World Cup, in football (soccer), quadrennial tournament that determines the sport’s world champion. It is likely the most popular sporting event in the world, drawing billions of television viewers every tournament.

The first competition for the cup was organized in 1930 by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and was won by Uruguay. Held every four years since that time, except during World War II, the competition consists of international sectional tournaments leading to a final elimination event made up of 32 national teams. Unlike Olympic football, World Cup teams are not limited to players of a certain age or amateur status, so the competition serves more nearly as a contest between the world’s best players. Referees are selected from lists that are submitted by all the national associations.

The trophy cup awarded from 1930 to 1970 was the Jules Rimet Trophy, named for the Frenchman who proposed the tournament. This cup was permanently awarded in 1970 to then three-time winner Brazil (1958, 1962,

American Soccer Fans Dominate FIFA’s Online Audience

4For many Americans, FIFA has long been a foreign-sounding jumble of letters rather than the organization behind the World Cup, the globe’s biggest sporting event. (Where is the “S” for soccer?)

Not any longer.

Helped by the unlikely advance of Team USA in Brazil, users from within the United States now make up 20 percent of FIFA’s total global audience across its digital platforms, making America the biggest footballing nation in audience size, according to early tallies by FIFA’s digital arm. FIFA is set to release more detailed global data after the tournament’s final match on July 13.

FIFA.com, the organization’s global site, available in six languages, logged some 30 million visitors from the United States between June 1 and 26, or about 23 percent of the global audience, FIFA said. American users also account for almost a quarter of the 25 million downloads the FIFA World Cup App has logged on iOS and Android smartphones so far, making that app more popular in the United

Wolfsburg Sign One of the UK’s best FIFA Players

3Last year he represented England at the FIFA Interactive World Cup and has travelled to Las Vegas, New York and Rio de Janeiro to compete.

But he never thought he would get to play for an actual football club.

The 22-year-old signed for Bundesliga side Wolfsburg last month and reckons it won’t be too long before we see Premier League clubs getting involved.

Image caption David competing at the FIFA Interactive World Cup

As one of Wolfsburg’s two official FIFA players, David will wear their gear and represent them when he enters tournaments and streams his games online.

Speaking to Newsbeat, he says: “It’s absolutely massive for me the fact that a team like Wolfsburg have gotten involved with gaming.

“It was just something I was doing at home to start with, just playing my friends and wanting to be the best out of them, and all of a sudden I’m a part of a football club.”

So why are a big professional football

Jamaica Football FIFA Online highlights ‘Junglists’

2An article in this week’s edition of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) online magazine pays homage to the rise to form of current Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) leaders Arnett Gardens.

The article also lauded the efforts of Coach Jerome Waite, who “since taking over the hot seat again in October 2013, appears to have rediscovered the winning mentality that had been missing at the club.”

“The Junglists, as they are widely known, are currently enjoying their best season in several years. Arnett Gardens were a dominant force in Jamaican football at the turn of the millennium, winning successive national titles in 2001 and 2002 under the stewardship of head coach Jerome Waite,” the article explains.

The article goes on to point out the good position Arnett have taken up with just three games to go in the RSPL season and looks ahead to its semi-final match-up against league champions Montego Bay United.

The article was quick to point out that a big part of the

Top International Experts Join the New FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine

1With the support of some of the most recognised international experts in sports medicine, FIFA is launching a new initiative to help disseminate the latest knowledge in sports science and improve the care of players around the globe. The FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine is a free online course, accessible to all and also designed to help clinicians learn how to diagnose and manage common football-related injuries and illnesses.

Each module is written by international experts in their respective fields, sharing written content, podcasts and video examinations as well as providing links to journal articles and other resources. High-profile players also share their experiences of injury and what they learned through their recovery.

“The diploma provides an easily accessible method to disseminate the knowledge that the FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre (F-MARC) has gained over the past 22 years. For instance, by raising the awareness of the FIFA11+ programme alone, we may be able to reduce the incidence of football-related injury by up to 50 per cent,” says Dr Mark Fulcher, the New Zealand team doctor

Why On Earth Buy a Football Club?

AP7475821149131444323851Since the English Premier League was formed in 1992, football finances have boomed to the extent that £1m is now small change. However, it is still the case that buying a football club is unlikely to yield much of a return. Despite the significant TV and other commercial revenues, football clubs in England’s top flight still struggle to break even. This is ironic, given the goal of setting up the Premier League was to stabilise club finances.

According to the latest Deloitte Annual Review of Football Finance, only half the clubs in the Premier League made an operating profit in the last football season 2012-13 (that is, profits not including net transfer expenditure).

Overall, operating profits for the 20 Premier League teams were just 4% of revenues, and when the net costs of player trading are added, there are large overall net losses.

In the lower divisions where revenues are a fraction of that of the Premier League, the situation is not pretty. In the Championship, which is the second