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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. […]

Doha, Qatar, swooped in with $37 million offer moments before winning vote on 2019 world track and field championships

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Qatar seems to have the whole bidding-for-world-sporting-events things down pat. It won the 2022 World Cup, even though it has little soccer history and has a climate that is wholly unsuitable for any activity that involves running. And last week, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced that Doha, Qatar, had won the right […]

USA Star Tim Howard on His World Cup Heroics, Russia 2018 and Jurgen Klinsmann

If one man underlined the madness that can engulf the World Cup finals, it is Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard. The United States international was at the heart of his country's successful campaign in Brazil, creating a new World Cup record...Show More Summary

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

17 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

18 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

22 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

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

More bad news for FIFA with Sony set to end World Cup sponsorship - originally posted on Soccerlens.com 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 Soccerlens.com - Football News

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

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

Take your foosball skills global with Foosball Cup World

Battle numerous other countries in none other than Foosball Cup World, a game that puts your virtual foosball skills to the test. Play quick matches or choose challenges and put in some more effort to achieve special goals within the game. The game...

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

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