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FIFA bites back

June 26th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

Fifa has banned Uruguay’s Luis Suárez from all “football-related activities” for four months for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini, ruling the striker out of the rest of the World Cup. Suárez has will not be able to play or train for club or country for four months, is also banned for nine competitive international matches, and […]

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FIFA backlash gains momentum

June 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Features, Football

Today UEFA executive committee members Michael van Praag and David Gill told FIFA President Sepp Blatter he should not stand for re-election. Blatter, 78, had announced his intention to run for a fifth term in 2015 despite appearing to step down last year. Greg Dyke also waded in with a rebuttal of Blatter’s extraordinary accusations […]

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FIFA corruption shocker!

June 1st, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

The once hidden world of Fifa continues to unravel in public. Although no surprising new allegations have emerged it seems that long festering suspicions can now be backed up by hard evidence, courtesy of a long running investigation by The Sunday Times. The one that has caused the most fuss is the successful bid by Qatar […]

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Revenge of ExCo.

December 4th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Features, Football

Amid all the fall-out from the World Cup bidding process it has become increasingly clear that the England bid team were promised support that didn’t materalise. The growing optimism of the days leading up to the decision was clearly based on formal support by Concacaf President Jack Warner. The three votes that Jack brings would […]

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England 2010 – The Silver Lining

July 11th, 2010 · No Comments · Features, Football

About the only good thing to come from England’s performance in the World Cup 2010 was the unexpected boost to the beautifully presented bid to host the tournament in the UK in 2018. In an almost mirror image of the on-pitch shenanigans the bid team seemed to have a Spain-like control over their opponents […]

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