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Tuesday, July 28th 2015 - 06:21 UTC

Di Caprio in Ushuaia for the final scenes of “The Revenant”

Di Caprio plays a well-known U.S. explorer who upon being attacked by a bear and abandoned by his companions, begins a dangerous expedition during winter

U.S. actor Leonardo Di Caprio is in far southern Argentina to shoot the final scenes of “The Revenant,” directed by Mexican Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu, the recent winner of the Oscar for Best Picture for “Birdman.”

Saturday, July 25th 2015 - 05:14 UTC

FIFA admits corruption scandal is putting off new World Cup sponsors

Secretary-general Jerome Valcke said: “The current situation doesn't help to finalize any new agreements.”

FIFA has admitted the corruption scandal is putting off new World Cup sponsors and plans to hold a summit with existing backers in August. Secretary-general Jerome Valcke said: “The current situation doesn't help to finalize any new agreements.”

Tuesday, July 21st 2015 - 04:33 UTC

Despite incident, defiant Blatter won't leave FIFA until after successor is elected February 26

“This is for North Korea 2026,” Brodkin said as he put the bills on the desk in front of Blatter. He then tossed the notes into the air as security led him away. (Pic Reuters)

A British comedian disrupted a news conference by Sepp Blatter on Monday, showering the FIFA president with fake money. As Blatter took his seat, performer Simon Brodkin rose from a front-row seat to confront him.

Friday, July 17th 2015 - 07:44 UTC

The man who silenced Maracana in 1950 passes away with full honors

Ghiggia at the time was 22 and admits on scoring the second decisive goal (2 -1) he didn't realize until much later what a monumental feat had been achieved.

“Only three people silenced Maracana: the Pope, Frank Sinatra and me”. The comment belongs to Alcides Ghiggia, Uruguay's last member and striker of the team that beat Brazil in the World Football Cup final of 1950 and thus winning the Jules Rimet Cup. It would be Uruguay's second world cup: the first in 1930 when it beat Argentina.

Friday, July 17th 2015 - 06:57 UTC

Comparing FIFA to the mafia “is almost insulting to the mafia”. US Senate grills soccer federation

“The fact of the matter is that what has been revealed so far is a mafia-style crime syndicate in charge of this sport” said Senator Blumenthal

Comparing FIFA to the mafia is “almost insulting to the mafia”, a US senator said, turning up the heat on football's corruption-tainted world governing body to reform. Richard Blumenthal made the remark at a Senate subcommittee hearing scrutinizing FIFA, after US authorities in May indicted 14 people - including top football officials over tens of millions of dollars of alleged bribes for media rights contracts.

Wednesday, July 8th 2015 - 07:21 UTC

Chile official involved in 2018/2022 World Cup inspections, suspended by FIFA

“I wonder why FIFA publishes a sanction that has outstanding resources, as this may be modified by higher courts”, said Harold Mayne-Nicholls

The official chosen by FIFA to inspect 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting candidates was banned from football for seven years for breaking ethics rules. FIFA’s ethics committee gave no reason for its decision to suspend Harold Mayne-Nicholls, a former president of Chile’s soccer federation who is disputing the sanction.

Tuesday, July 7th 2015 - 05:50 UTC

Falklands' competitors win three medals in Islands Games at Jersey

Proud Falklands competitors Dave Peck, Mark Lewis and Graham Didlick won silver medals (Pic C. Eynon by PN)

Falklands competitors took home 2 silvers and 1 bronze medal which they won at the 16th International Island Games which were held on the Channel Island of Jersey. The Falklands football team also retained the ‘Small Islands Cup’ which they won in Bermuda 2 years ago, beating the Norwegian island of Hitra 2-1.

Saturday, July 4th 2015 - 06:57 UTC

ITUC appeal to FC Barcelona voting members to end Qatar Airways sponsorship

“As one of the richest sports team in the world, Barcelona does not need Qatar’s blood money tainting its shirt”, said ITUC general secretary Sharan Burrow

The ITUC has called on FC Barcelona “socios” (voting members) and fans to end the club’s Qatar Airways sponsorship, saying that the airline is the very worst sponsor for a club with a 100-year tradition of democracy and universality.

Friday, July 3rd 2015 - 06:55 UTC

US asks Switzerland for extradition of seven FIFA officials on bribery charges

The list includes former CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb and FIFA vice-president Eugenio Figueredo from Uruguay (L)

The United States asked Switzerland on Thursday to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in an investigation into a global bribery scandal at soccer's governing body, the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) announced.

Thursday, July 2nd 2015 - 05:45 UTC

FIFA chief Blatter convinced he's “clean” and one day will go to heaven

“But if anybody calls me corrupt because FIFA is corrupt, I can only shake my head. Everybody who says something like that should go to jail” said Blatter

Sepp Blatter, president of the world soccer governing body FIFA that is embroiled in corruption investigations, has told a German magazine he has a 'clean and clear' conscience and believes he will “go to heaven one day”.

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