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Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 19:54 UTC

Falklands' largest ever squad competing at Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Badminton squad: Sonia Arkhipkina, Laura Minto, coach Rebecca Pantaney, Doug Clark, physio Nat Hill, Chris Eynon, Anna Luxton, Dominic Jaffray, Louise Williams, Ross Stewart and Michael Brownlee

Commonwealth Games take off in Glasgow, Scotland on Wednesday with the Falklands squad the largest the Islands have ever sent to the Games. Falklands will be competing in Badminton, Lawn Bowls and Shooting. The Games are estimated to have a global audience of 1.5 billion during the lavish opening ceremony.

Saturday, July 19th 2014 - 07:15 UTC

FIFA's calendar of world cups: US in 2026 and Uruguay/Argentina 2030?

The Centenario stadium where the first world Cup was played and won by Uruguay 4-2 against Argentina

Two strong favourites have emerged to host the 2026 and 2030 World Cups. The UK is hopeful that they can follow Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022 and bring the cup to the country for the first time since 1966.

Tuesday, July 15th 2014 - 06:55 UTC

Alleged illegal World Cup ticket sales chief surrenders to judge in Brazil

Ray Whelan is director of Match which held the rights to sell hospitality tickets for the World Cup.

The British boss of a FIFA partner firm being investigated over alleged illegal World Cup ticket sales has surrendered to a judge in Brazil. Police had tried to arrest Ray Whelan four days ago but he was not at his exclusive Rio de Janeiro hotel. Mr. Whelan, director of Match Hospitality, denies any wrongdoing.

Tuesday, July 15th 2014 - 03:10 UTC

Blatter praises Brazil's “very special World Cup” and leaves Rio 'a happy man'

Blatter admitted to being “a little bit surprised” by the Golden Ball award to Lionel Messi

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has praised a “very special World Cup” in Brazil on Monday and gave the hosts a mark of 9.25 out of 10, slightly better that the 9 he had given South Africa four years ago.

Monday, July 14th 2014 - 05:07 UTC

Brazilians join Germans in celebrating the World Cup and Argentina's defeat

Brazilians painted the German flags on their cheeks or even wore the European team's jersey.

Brazilians bitter about their team's disastrous World Cup celebrated Argentina's defeat to Germany in the final Sunday by dancing and launching fireworks, relieved that their arch-rivals failed to triumph on their soil.

Monday, July 14th 2014 - 04:58 UTC

“Show the world you are better than Messi”, Löw told Götze

The German team celebrating the score

“Show the world you are better than Messi and you can decide the World Cup”, German coach Joachim Löw told Mario Götze before sending him to the field, and effectively scoring the only goal of the match that gave Germany its fourth Cup.

Saturday, July 12th 2014 - 10:24 UTC

Cristina Fernandez will miss the Maracana final; ten leaders are expected to attend

Dilma together with Putin and Zuma will be handing the World Cup to the winner. Putin since Russia hosts the next Cup in 2018 and Zuma because in 2010 it was played South Africa

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez will not be attending the Brazil World Cup final in Maracana stadium on Sunday when Argentina clashes with Germany, but will be present for the BRICS-Unasur-Mercosur summit scheduled for next week.

Friday, July 11th 2014 - 05:53 UTC

UK businessman associated with FIFA and accused of ticket scalping is on the run

Raymond Whelan fled the luxurious Copacabana Palace Hotel after a judge ordered him and 10 other suspects to be held in detention

An executive from the World Cup’s hospitality services firm escaped out the back door of his plush Rio de Janeiro hotel Thursday to avoid arrest on charges of illegally selling tickets, police said.

Friday, July 11th 2014 - 05:44 UTC

Neymar wants Argentina and his friend Messi and Marchesaono to win the World Cup

“I always said I wanted Argentina to get to the final because Brazil would be there but it never worked out like that,” Neymar told reporters.

Brazil forward Neymar has done the unpredictable once again by revealing he will support Brazil's biggest rivals Argentina in Sunday's World Cup final against Germany.

Thursday, July 10th 2014 - 21:43 UTC

FIFA suspends Nigeria from international competition following Lagos meddling with football affairs

Nigeria's soccer president Aminu Maigari was arrested after he returned from Brazil. The government blamed officials for embarrassing the country

FIFA has suspended Nigeria from international competition after soccer leaders were fired by the government following the team’s World Cup exit amid a dispute over player bonuses. The suspension took effect immediately Wednesday, with Nigerian teams and officials barred from international matches and meetings.

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