The 2014 World Cup helped create a record revenue of 2 billion dollars for FIFA last year, with 337 million in profits coming from the four-year cycle leading up to the finals in Brazil.
FIFA has ended more than four years of uncertainty over the timing of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar by announcing that it would be played in November and December with the final on December 18. It also anticipated that it will release funds to clubs for release of players.
British architects Foster & Partners has been appointed to design Qatar’s Lusail Stadium, venue for the Qatar 2022 World Cup opening match and final. The London-based firm won the international tender competition for the project, Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy announced on Monday.
Two helicopters have collided in mid-air in northern Argentina, killing 10 people including cast members filming a French reality show, officials said. The crash happened Monday afternoon in a mountainous part of La Rioja, a scenic area popular with tourists, around 1,100 kilometres north of the capital Buenos Aires.
By Federico Coronado - Argentina's team prepares for this coming weekend's clash against Brazil. Statement of unity with controversial choice of words for tie versus sporting arch-rivals. Del Potro still not fit, will be there to assist teammates, anyway.
The Beija-Flor samba group was declared the champion of Rio de Janeiro's hotly contested Brazilian Carnival parade competition on Wednesday. However the group stoked controversy by staging a presentation focusing on Equatorial Guinea, run by Africa's longest-ruling dictator, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.
Luis Figo has pledged to distribute “2.5 billion” among the member associations of FIFA if he is elected president in May. He also wants to expand the World Cup, and proposes a term limit of 12 years for the presidency.
The 2026 World Cup will be shown on FOX in the United States. The world soccer body awarded the rights on Thursday to Fox without a bidding process. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
XH558, the world’s only flying Avro Vulcan ‘V-bomber’, is RNAS Yeovilton Air Day’s first confirmed flying display participant. . Now 55 years old, this thunderous Cold War icon which played a great role in the Falklands' conflict, will be among the largest, heaviest and noisiest types involved in this year’s show on Saturday 11 July.
National Geographic Traveller (UK) has confirmed the finalists of its fourth Photography Competition 2015 which in the Animal category includes an image of penguins at Bleaker Island in the Falklands.