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Pele ‘Improving’ Following Health Scare

Doctors have revealed that Pele is continuing to improve following his admission to hospital earlier this week. The Brazilian soccer legend, who won the World Cup in 1958, 1962 and 1970, has insisted that he is on the road to recovery, despite the fact that he is still in Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein Hospital. Show More Summary

‘Matador’ Cancelled By El Rey Network After One Season

Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network has opted not move forward with a second season of its original action drama series Matador. Launched in July, following the World Cup, Matador starred Gabriel Luna as a DEA agent recruited by the CIA to go undercover as a professional soccer player. Show More Summary

This Cristiano Ronaldo Ballon D'Or Campaign Is Getting Really Gross

8 hours agoSports : Deadspin

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 NHL will auction off TV rights to the World Cup of Hockey

11 hours agoSports : Awful Announcing

It’s not even the worst kept secret in sports anymore, because it’s been the worst kept secret in sports so long. The NHL, in conjunction with the NHLPA, is going to stage a World Cup at some point in September of 2016. It will be held...Show More Summary

Real Madrid release statement on Michel Platini’s support for German player to win Ballon d’Or

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is widely considered the favourite to win this year’s Ballon d’Or award. Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is his biggest competitor having won the World Cup this summer whilst also revolutionising the role of a goalkeeper. UEFA president Michel Platini this week claimed a German player should win the Ballon […]

FIFpro World XI 2014 Midfielder Shortlist Named: Mesut Ozil, Arturo Vidal, More

FIFA has announced the 15 midfielders in contention to make this year's FIFPro World XI, with only the forwards shortlist left to be unveiled on Dec. 1. The midfield shortlist includes three World Cup winners with Germany captain Bastian...Show More Summary

England must avert World Cup crisis with win over Australia

Credits: David Rogers/Gett Alt Text: Owen Farrell Owen Farrell's fall from grace is the most obvious result of English rugby's awful autumn Preview Friday, November 28, 2014 - 9:39am A month ago the England rugby squad was feeling pretty pleased with itself. Show More Summary

FIFA & the Qatar World Cup bid are torn to shreds on Have I Got News for You [Official Video]

FIFA continue to be dogged by allegations of corruption and bribery in relation to Qatar’s successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup, and the news is cannon fodder for the comedy industry. Picking apart the whole debacle this week were the BBC’s Have I Got News for You, and once again football’s world governing body comes […]

Pele on Facebook: “I am doing fine”, after he’s moved to a Sao Paolo hospital special care unit

Fears over the health of 73-year-old Brazilian legend Pele heightened on Thursday when the World Cup winner was admitted to a special care unit in Sao Paolo hospital. Pele has been in hospital since Monday due to a urinary infection. It was his second time visiting Albert Einstein hospital in two weeks; he had an operation […]

Ballon d'Or 2015: Predictions for Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and More

Germany won the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but even the best players from that squad will have a hard time ending Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi 's tug of war over the Ballon d'Or. The insanely prolific pair have claimed the last four awards handed to the best player in the world. Show More Summary

English Premier League Would be Better if ‘Smaller’ Teams Could Win Titles

20 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Admittedly I am a newer soccer fan. The 2006 World Cup helped me truly fall in love with the beautiful game to the point where I began to actively follow it online and on TV. Since that World Cup, I … Continue reading ? English Premier League Would be Better if ‘Smaller’ Teams Could Win Titles is a post from World Soccer Talk.

Several FIFA officials, including VP, at center of probe

Several top soccer executives are reportedly under investigation for their roles in the suspicious voting process that awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments to Russia and Qatar.

Franz Beckenbauer linked to World Cup corruption: report

Five officials, including three long-serving FIFA executive committee members, are being investigated in the corruption probe into the bidding contests for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Visa Becomes Latest World Cup Sponsor To Castigate FIFA Over Corruption Allegations

Visa has become the latest World Cup sponsor to publicly criticize football's governing body FIFA for its handling of the investigation into alleged corruption over the bidding process that will see Russia holding the 2018 tournament...Show More Summary

FIFA World Rankings: Updated Standings and Biggest Movers in Latest Release

Germany remain atop the FIFA World Rankings after a busy month of international football fixtures. The Nov. 27 update comes after a scintillating round of qualifiers ahead of Euro 2016 and the African Cup of Nations, as well as friendlies...Show More Summary

International Premier Tennis League 2014 Team Rosters and Top Players

With the curtain closed on the ATP World Series and Davis Cup, International Premier Tennis League opens in Manila, Philippines, on Friday. Primary attractions from the men’s game include Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, while the best...Show More Summary

Pros, Cons of NHL Players Trading the Olympics for the World Cup of Hockey

The buzz is heating up around the possibility that the NHL will reboot its World Cup of Hockey tournament in 2016. Though no official announcements have been made, multiple outlets including the Toronto Star have reported that plans are in the works for an eight-team tournament to run in Toronto before the beginning of the 2016-17 NHL season. Show More Summary

Mesut Ozil got excited about Alexis Sanchez’s goal for Arsenal v Dortmund on Twitter

Still a fair way from returning to the Arsenal first team, Mesut Ozil is currently not much more than a Gunners fan at the moment. The German World Cup winner is on the sidelines with a knee injury, having largely struggled to make an impact for Arsene Wenger’s side this season. On Wednesday night, after […]

Australians did not tank basketball game, investigators say

International basketball officials have cleared the Australian national team of tanking at the recent FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Lukas Podolski confirms that Wolfsburg tried to sign him from Arsenal [Bild]

Lukas Podolski’s future at Arsenal is once again in the spotlight, after the German World Cup winner revealed that Wolfsburg have been trying to sign him. Podolski has spoken to Bild for their new magazine, and in his interview the Arsenal man discussed transfer speculation linking him away from the Emirates and to the Bundesliga. […]

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