Tag Archives: FIFA

After failed coaching, Diego Maradona wishes to be FIFA President

Diego Maradona – widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time has expressed desire to stand for the role of FIFA’s new president. Earlier in the month, amid a train of allegations that the global FIFA, the body’s long-term president, Sepp Blatter quit the job, a few days after becoming the president for a record fifth term. In our ...

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Interpol breaks ties with FIFA, suspends 20 million Euros partnership with the governing body

International police agency, Interpol on Friday morning announced that it would break its 20 million Euros (14 million pounds) partnership to scrap match-fixing with the governing body of world football, FIFA. The corruption hit body signed “Integrity of Body,” an agreement for anti-match fixing and prevent illegal gambling with Interpol in May 2011 that saw them donating 20 million Euros ...

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Barcelona signs Aleix Vidal, former Sevillan to stay until 2020

Barcelona has just done history by winning the treble – Spanish La Liga, Copa Del Rey and UEFA Champion’s League for a second time. But there is no resting for the Catalan giants as they’ve recruited Sevilla’s Aleix Vidal until 2020. Vidal won the Europa League with Sevilla, last month after the Spanish club defeated their Ukrainian counterpart, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, ...

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FIFA: Sepp Blatter resigns, weekend meeting postponed by UEFA

In view of the surprise resignation-announcement by FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, a weekend meeting in Berlin of European football’s apex body was on Wednesday postponed by UEFA president Michel Platini. Ironic but it was only on Friday that Sepp Blatter took office of FIFA as the president for the fifth term, but now he may no longer relish the mighty position. Amidst ...

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Ramadan 2014: Muslims Begin Fasting Today; Coincides with World Cup

Muslim holy festival Ramadan that is observed with one-month fasting all over the world began on Saturday, June 28, after clerics confirmed sighting of the new moon. Muslims all over the world observe fasting from dawn to dusk and eat only in the night. Muslims believe that the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad during Ramadan and the occasion ...

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Luis Suarez Punished by FIFA (Full Statement)

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has reached a decision in the case related to Luis Suárez of Uruguay following an incident that occurred during the FIFA World Cup™ match between Italy and Uruguay played on 24 June 2014. The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided that: · The player Luis Suárez is regarded as having breached art. 48 par. 1 lit. d ...

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Flick: Lahm role stays despite injuries

Germany’s goal-scoring defender Mats Hummels is doubtful for their second FIFA World Cup™ match on Saturday against Ghana, assistant coach Hans-Dieter ‘Hansi’ Flick said Wednesday. Hummels headed Germany’s second goal in Monday’s 4-0 thrashing of Portugal in Salvador before having to be helped off with deep bruising to his right thigh. The Borussia Dortmund centre-back now faces a race against ...

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Uruguay striker Luis Suarez : My ‘barbarian’ desire to win

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez says that he has a “barbarian” desire to beat England in their FIFA World Cup™ clash this week. The Liverpool striker, who missed his country’s shock 3-1 Group D defeat to Costa Rica, also appealed Uruguayan fans to have trust even though there is no word yet whether he will play in Thursday’s game. “I have ...

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FIFA Fan Fest passes the one million mark

Ever since the FIFA Fan Fest opened its doors to the public on the opening day of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, fans from all over the world have been flooding into the 12 venues to watch matches live in stunning Brazilian locations. The three games which took place on Tuesday, 17 June saw the total attendance figure smash the one ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo returns for open training

Cristiano Ronaldo received a rock star’s welcome as he returned to training on Wednesday, with Portugal seeking to regroup after their mauling from Germany in their FIFA World Cup™ opener. The Real Madrid star had a light workout for about 45 minutes before having ice applied to his troublesome left knee: a precaution the medical staff have also taken in ...

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Brazil vs Croatia: FIFA World Cup 2014 Opening Match Preview, Team News, Prediction, Live Streaming Information

After a long wait for four years, today’s opening match between host Brazil and fellow Group A team Croatia will kick off the 2014 World Cup officially in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Thursday, catering the billion and odd soccer/football fans around the world who have been waiting with bated breath for the world cup to begin. Time: June 12, 2014 ...

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Nishimura to referee the opening match of Brazil 2014

Japan’s Yuichi Nishimura has been assigned as the referee for the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ between Brazil and Croatia on Thursday 12 June. He will be assisted by compatriots Toru Sagara and Toshiyuki Nagi, with Alireza Faghani of Iran designated as the fourth official. Referee designations have been made for the first four matches of the ...

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FIFA Wold Cup 2014: More tit bits at a glance

Bosnia Herzegovina – Former Yugoslavian outfit Bosnia and Herzegovina will be making their debut in this edition of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The ‘dragons’ as they are dearly called have never qualified for the major soccer tournament after being declared as an independent nation and will look to make the most of their very first opportunity. The nation ...

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