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Sepp Blatter Asked by UK Government to Release Report on World Cup Bidding

The British government has asked FIFA president Sepp Blatter to publicly release the evidence collected by Michael Garcia, which led to the exoneration of Russia and Qatar in the controversy surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process. Show More Summary

Third Qatar 2022 World Cup stadium will keep pitch at 26 degrees Celsius

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

With the Al Wakrah and Al Bayt stadium designs already announced, a third design has now been unveiled for use at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The existing Khalifa International Stadium will be renovated to bring it up to current FIFA...Show More Summary

World Cup biter Luis Suarez scores first competitive goal for Barcelona

11 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Uruguayan World Cup villain Luis Suarez finally showed his teeth for Barcelona — luckily, only in the proverbial sense. Since his FIFA-imposed ban for biting an Italian opponent this summer was lifted in late October, the newly transferred Barcelona star had failed to convert a single goal during competitive play. But that changed Tuesday when in […]

Sony walks away from FIFA and World Cup sponsorship

Sony has ditched FIFA, becoming the second major sponsor this month to walk away from the troubled governing body of international soccer.

Does Injury-Prone Thomas Vermaelen Have a Future with Barcelona?

Thomas Vermaelen ’s Barcelona career is not off to a good start. The former Arsenal center-back picked up an injury during last month’s World Cup and has yet to recover, leaving the Catalans with plenty of questions about when he will...Show More Summary

Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez finishes third in voting for MLS top defender

14 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez was good enough to start for the U.S. in the World Cup but apparently that doesn't make him the best defender in Major League Soccer.

Tiny nation of Qatar wants to be global sports power

16 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Qatar may have been a controversial choice for the 2022 World Cup but the small Persian Gulf nation is nevertheless pushing ahead with its campaign to become a big player on the international sports scene.

More bad news for FIFA with Sony set to end World Cup sponsorship

18 hours agoSports / Football : Soccerlens

More bad news for FIFA with Sony set to end World Cup sponsorship - originally posted on FIFA has been dealt another blow to its image with the news that Sony is set to end its partnership with world football’s governing body. Reuters reports that the company – a FIFA sponsor for the past eight years, with … Read More ? From - Football News

Sony won’t renew World Cup sponsorship, Coca-Cola lashes out at FIFA

20 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Despite numerous questions surrounding FIFA’s handling of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding processes, FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s place atop world soccer’s governing body was deemed to be safe, so long as the money keeps rolling in. But on Tuesday came word that Sony, one of six “official partners” of FIFA, will not renew […]

Sony Set to End FIFA World Cup Sponsorship Amid Qatar and Russia Concerns

Growing concerns over FIFA's transparency will see football's global governing body lose its second sponsor in the space of a month after it was reported Sony Corp. intends not to renew their partnership agreement. The current deal is...Show More Summary

Argentine legends team tries to dupe crowd fielding ex-Newcastle player as a fake Claudio Caniggia

A crazy story has developed over the weekend following an arranged masters match between Brazilian and Argentinean legends. The event was sold on the back of promoted appearances from former World Cup players, including Mauro Galvao, Edmilson and Junior Baiano for Brazil, and Roberto Sensini and Ariel Ortega for the Albiceleste. Also in the Argentine side […]

News: Brangelina, Bill Cosby, Gay Rugby World Cup, Beyonce

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The New York Times looks at the "legal golden ratio" that may play a role in a SCOTUS ruling on gay marriage. “Historically, there seems to be a tipping point at which the justices seem more comfortable setting aside state...

ESPN reportedly looking to launch Cricket subscription service

yesterdayTechnology : GigaOM

ESPN is looking to launch a subscription service for cricket fans in time for the Cricket World Cup next February.

Organisers of Legends Match Try to Pass Off Guy in Headband as Claudio Caniggia

This weekend, Brazil took on Argentina in a legends match in Natal, and one of the star attractions was former Argentine World Cup star Claudio Caniggia. Caniggia helped Argentina reach the 1990 World Cup final, scoring the winner against Brazil in the second round off a pass from Diego Maradona, and he also played in USA 1994. Show More Summary

Touching! Bastian Schweinsteiger’s brilliant comeback for Bayern Munich v Hoffenheim [Official Video]

Bayern Munich captain Bastian Schweinsteiger finally made his first appearance of the season this weekend, coming on as a sub in a 4-0 win over Hoffenheim. The World Cup winning central midfielder, who is now captain of both club and country, received an amazing reception upon being subbed on in the 77th minute. Schweinsteiger marked […]

World Cup Sponsor Coke Adds To FIFA's Woes By Publicly Criticizing Its Disastrous Corruption Investigation (KO)

Coca-Cola has become the first tier-one sponsor of the World Cup to publicly criticize FIFA for its handling of the investigation into corruption over the bidding process for the 2018 tournament in Russia and 2022 competition in Qatar, according to a report in The Sunday Times. Show More Summary

Confirmed: Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus out until January with ankle ligament rupture

Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus has been plagued by injury in recent times. Ruled out of the Germany’s World Cup winning campaign, Reus has suffered with injury problems since the start of the season and yesterday was stretchered off in a 2-2 draw at newly-promoted Paderborn. On Sunday it was confirmed that Marco Reus would […]

Fox Sports 1 to air the FIFA Women’s World Cup Draw next month

Fox is making a big deal out of next month’s FIFA Women’s World Cup Draw. Promoting it as “the first time since 1999 that the Official Draw of FIFA Women’s World Cup™ is being televised in English in the United States,” Fox is pulling...Show More Summary

John Wall Shows Kyrie Irving He's Top PG in East and Other Friday NBA Takeaways

In August, Team USA opted to take Kyrie Irving to the FIBA World Cup instead of John Wall. After the Washington Wizards' 91-78 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night, it appears the Kentucky product may not have forgotten...Show More Summary

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