Friday, April 4th 2014 - 04:20 UTC

FIFA confirms Uruguay will be in the World Cup despite domestic football problems

Uruguay will be playing at the World Cup, confirmed Blatter

Uruguay's Football Association (AUF) has been suspended by South American soccer body CONMEBOL, a move the AUF said did not affect the national team's participation at the World Cup. The announcement Uruguay would be in Brazil was confirmed by statements from FIFA president Joseph Blatter from Costa Rica.

Tuesday, April 1st 2014 - 03:45 UTC

Conflict with government over violence in Uruguayan football could have FIFA consequences

The match between Nacional and Newell's Boys and following violence triggered the current situation

Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) president Sebastián Bauza and the entire body's board of directors have tendered their resignations, as a fierce conflict sparked by President José Mujica's decision to remove police officers from the country's two most popular teams' matches (Peñarol and Nacional) generally marred by violence and destruction.

Monday, March 10th 2014 - 20:50 UTC

Falkland Islands turns out to receive the Commonwealth Games Queen's baton

MLA Summers holding the baton surrounded by children (Pic by FIOGA)

The Queen’s Baton promoting the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this year received a hearty welcome in the Falkland Islands, as residents grouped on the Stanley public jetty at 6.30pm on Thursday 27 February when it was hurtled to Stanley from HMS Clyde.

Monday, March 10th 2014 - 06:24 UTC

Brazil opens the ninth World Cup stadium; three more on the waiting list

The Arena da Amazonia will host four matches in June, including England vs. Italy and United States vs. Portugal

Brazilian officials inaugurated the Arena da Amazonia in the Amazon city of Manaus, the ninth World Cup stadium to become available for soccer’s showcase event. Three still have to be finished, including the one hosting the opening match in Sao Paulo in about three months.

Wednesday, March 5th 2014 - 04:30 UTC

Blatter becomes Brazilian: Cup problems under control: it will be an exceptional event

Brazil is “the country of football, and they will receive this competition with open arms and full of their heart”, according to Blatter.

Problems with Brazil's World Cup venues are under control with just 100 days to go before the first match kicks off, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Tuesday.

Thursday, February 27th 2014 - 21:19 UTC

British cruisers name favorite cruise ships in 2014

Royal Caribbean rode the waves in the awards for the Large Ship class, with Serenade of the Seas

Cruise Critic has released its 2014 Cruise Critic U.K. Cruisers' Choice Awards, the cruise awards based entirely on reviews submitted by cruisers. Royal Caribbean rode the waves in the awards for the Large Ship class, with Serenade of the Seas, the third ship in the Radiance-class fleet, named Best Overall ship, Best Value-for-Money and Best Dining. Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas took Best for Embarkation.

Tuesday, February 25th 2014 - 17:29 UTC

Gibraltar moved from Group to avoid playing Spain at qualifier for UEFA EURO 2016

The Rock team will now play Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Poland and Georgia

Gibraltar will play against the might of Germany, Scotland, Poland, the Republic of Ireland and Georgia in Group D of the qualifying rounds in the Euro 2016 football championships. Gibraltar’s first match is a home-fixture on 7 September against Poland.

Tuesday, February 25th 2014 - 04:19 UTC

Barca pays 13.5m Euros on the contract of Neymar after charges of tax-fraud

The club has now paid just short of 100 million Euros to secure the Brazilian player's services

Barcelona have made a payment of 13.5 million Euros ($18.53 million) to the Spanish treasury, after they were charged last week with tax fraud in the signing of Brazil forward Neymar.

Monday, February 24th 2014 - 06:42 UTC

Sao Paulo protest against World Cup and demand more hospitals and schools

Brazil's business city will host the inaugural match of the Cup

Brazilian police used tear gas and made an estimated 230 arrests on Saturday evening to disperse a protest in Sao Paulo ahead of the World Cup. Among those arrested in Brazil's business hub, which will host the opening match of the World Cup on June 12, were five journalists, O Estado de Sao Paulo daily reported.

Saturday, February 22nd 2014 - 06:06 UTC

Dilma invites the pope to the World Cup and presents him with a 'verde-amarella' jersey

The number 10 jersey from Brazilian football greatest Pele

Pope Francis received Friday in a private audience Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who formally invited the Argentine pontiff to visit her country during the World Cup soccer championship, which begins June 12.


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