Michael Platini said he didn't think Ronaldo should get the Ballon d'Or. Ronaldo didn't appreciate that. Real Madrid won the Club World Cup on Saturday with a win over San Lorenzo. After the victory, Ronaldo opted to skip the hug and/or...Show More Summary
FIFA president Sepp Blatter said the decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won’t be revoked.
FIFA’s executive committee agreed Friday to publish the investigative report into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups “in an appropriate form,” but President Sepp Blatter said the organization would not reopen the bidding for the two tournaments, which were awarded to Russia and Qatar despite corruption claims. “There are no legal grounds […]
One of the most pressing concerns in Spanish soccer today is how to deal with fan violence. Apparently, a more pressing concern is whether Real Madrid will win the Club World Cup that takes place this week, since the president of Spanish Soccer blew off a meeting addressing the violence to watch Los Blancos. Read more...
Tim Howard was thrust into stratospheric standing amongst Americans with his heroic performances at the World Cup. Lauded by all, branded as the “Secretary of Defense,” indulging in nonchalant phone calls with the President and co-commentating Premier League games for NBCSN; … Continue reading ?
Did Valdimir Putin get an assist from Pablo Picasso toward his goal of bringing the 2018 World Cup competition to Russia? According to a British report that has just been made public, former soccer star, UEFA president, and FIFA executive member Michel Platini received a Picasso painting as a bribe in return for supporting Russia's bid to host the 2018 soccer World Cup.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter eschewed responsibility for the well-being of migrant workers building Qatar’s World Cup facilities, saying instead that the obligation belongs to the companies who hired them, the Associated Press reports. Blatter made the remarks on Tuesday while visiting Sri Lanka. “Blatter said the workers are employed by companies from Germany, France and […]
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UEFA president Michel Platini told AFP on Sunday that rumours he was given a Picasso painting in return for voting for Russia to host the 2018 World Cup were "totally fictitious". British newspaper the Sunday Times claims to have access to a database of allegations compiled by the failed English bid team for the 2018 World Cup. Show More Summary
Russian President Vladimir Putin allegedly offered a Picasso painting to UEFA president Michel Platini in exchange for World Cup votes, according to a new report from The Sunday Times. The allegations are being made by England’s 2018 World Cup bid committee, which, according to the Sunday Times, gathered intelligence “from a network of British embassies and […]
The controversy surrounding the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups shows no sign of slowing down. The latest standout claim comes from The Sunday Times, who reported that UEFA President Michel Platini was given a lucrative...Show More Summary
Two-time World Cup winner Ronaldo attended PSG 's game with Nice on Saturday. The Brazilian posted a picture on his Instagram account with former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and a subtle hint that there could be a role at the Parc...Show More Summary
UEFA president Michel Platini made a pretty reasonable comment in Madrid earlier this week, saying in his opinion the Ballon d'Or should go to a German player after the country's success in the World Cup. The statement set off the Real Madrid spin machine though, and the team took matters into their own hands. Read more...
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
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 […]
Fancy drinking from cups similar to those used by China’s most powerful man? Want to shelter under somber black parasols of the same style as President Xi Jinping’s? If “Xi Dada” uses them, so can you.
This year, U.S.-Russia relations have been shrouded in acrimony and distrust. Washington and Moscow have butted heads over a range of geopolitical crises, from turmoil in Ukraine to resolving the bloody civil war in Syria. Read full article >>
This year, U.S.-Russia relations have been shrouded in acrimony and distrust. Washington and Moscow have butted heads over a range of geopolitical crises, from turmoil in Ukraine to resolving the bloody civil war in Syria. But away from the glare of the headlines, the delicate art of diplomacy continues. That's very much on display in the State Department's […]
FIFA's president has previously warned LGBT fans to "refrain from any sexual activities" while in Qatar for the World Cup. The post Qatari Sports Minister Promises ‘Creative’ Solutions For Allowing Gay Fans At World Cup appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Great honour: #silver #laurel #leaf for our @DFB_Team World Cup victory given to us by our president Joachim Gauck pic.twitter.com/I3AzgncZhv — Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) November 10, 2014 It was a busy day for the German national team yesterday, as they first received the Silver Laurel Leaf, before heading off to the premier of the film […]