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Former FIFA watchdog member Watson jailed for seven years
Former FIFA watchdog member Watson jailed for seven years

A FIFA sign is seen outside the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland December 17, 2015. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich/FilesBy Simon EvansMIAMI (Reuters) - A former member of world soccer body FIFA’s financial watchdog has been sentenced to seven years in prison in the Cayman Islands after being found guilty of fraud, his lawyer said.Canover Watson, who was a member of FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee, was found guilty of five charges

Feb 7 2016
FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino will visit Russia as part of his election campaign
FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino will visit Russia as part of his election campaign

Gianni Infantino is one of the five candidates running for the presidential post.FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino plans to visit Russia as part of his election campaign, a spokesman for European football's governing body (UEFA) has said.Infantino is one of the five candidates running for the presidential post in the world football's governing body (FIFA), reports Tass.The officially registered candidates running for the p

Jan 28 2016
8 relatively unknown facts about Zinedine Zidane
8 relatively unknown facts about Zinedine Zidane

It seems as though Zinedine Zidane was born to be a Real Madrid legend. First, as a player, his volley goal against Bayer Leverkusen stamped his status as a legendary figure in the history books of Real Madrid. For France, he was their best player. His glorious international career was crowned with a Euro and a World Cup. He almost won a second in 2006, in a tournament where he rolled back the years to surge an aging France team to the final, bu

Jan 20 2016
Uruguay Football Association resolves to tighten security in stadiums
Uruguay Football Association resolves to tighten security in stadiums

AUF President Wilmar Valdez has promised to revamp security in football stadiumsThe Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) and the government's National Ministry for Sport (SND) have agreed to advance with a package of security measures to eradicate violence in stadiums."We have already progressed in some points. We are one step away from completion. The dialogue, and the willingness we have is important," AUF president Wilmar Valdez

Jan 15 2016
Carlos Bilardo says Messi has to win the World Cup to cement his position amongst all-time greats
Carlos Bilardo says Messi has to win the World Cup to cement his position amongst all-time greats

Carlos Bilardo is currently the general manager of the Argentina national teamCarlos Bilardo who was the coach of the Argentina national team when they went on to win the 1986 World Cup feels Lionel Messi has not yet become the greatest player ever to have graced the game of football.However, he accepted the fact that Messi is undoubtedly the best in the game now. He also thinks that the Argentine scores over Ronaldo as there is a considerable ga

FIFA sacks secretary general Jerome Valcke
FIFA sacks secretary general Jerome Valcke

FIFA have sacked Jerome Valcke from his post of general secretaryZurich, Jan 13 (IANS) World football's governing body FIFA on Wednesday announced the dismissal of secretary general Jerome Valcke from the post.The 55-year-old Frenchman was provisionally suspended from football for his alleged involvement in a scheme to profit from the sale of World Cup tickets. He was relieved from his duties on September 17, last year, after being accused of

Jan 13 2016
8 famous footballers you probably didn't know were immigrants
8 famous footballers you probably didn't know were immigrants

In football the eligibility criteria for a player to represent any nation on the international stage are many. Everyone knows that players are allowed to represent the nation in which they are born. In addition to this, the player can represent any country in which their biological parents or grandparents were born and finally the player can also represent a nation where he has acquired citizenship. Looking at the vast opportunity these rules of

Jan 9 2016
Argentina, Uruguay will bid to co-host 2030 World Cup
Argentina, Uruguay will bid to co-host 2030 World Cup

The two country’s presidents made a joint announcement on co-hosting the 2030 World Cup.South American countries’ hopes of hosting a World Cup again got a huge boost when both Football Association and government of the two nations announced that the two countries would bid to stage the 2030 FIFA World Cup.Uruguay's President Tabare Vazquez and Argentina's President Mauricio Macri pledged on Thursday to organise a joint bid to

Jan 8 2016
Belgium retain top spot in FIFA rankings as 2016 begins, with Eurocentric top 10
Belgium retain top spot in FIFA rankings as 2016 begins, with Eurocentric top 10

Belgium remain the #1 ranked FIFA team while Argentina are a relatively distant secondBelgium began 2016 in the same manner as they ended 2015, standing atop the FIFA National Team Rankings with 1494 points. Argentina and Spain are 2nd and 3rd in the recently updated rankings respectively, as the standings remain largely unchanged from last month.The Rode Duivels achieved their #1 status for the first time in their history bac

Jan 7 2016
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