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.

Saturday, February 22nd 2014 - 05:48 UTC

Tall ships parade in Punta del Este; Mujica invited to a reception in ARA Libertad

ARA Libertad will host Mujica and Argentine ambassador Dovena

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica is scheduled to attend a reception on Saturday at Argentina's tall ship Libertad, which together with several similar vessels is participating in the '2014 Latin American Sails' tour of thirteen Latin American and Caribbean ports, and on Friday arrived to Punta del Este.

Friday, February 21st 2014 - 10:02 UTC

Barcelona charged with tax fraud when the purchase of Brazil's forward Neymar

Neymar, how much was the final price and how was the split

Barcelona have been charged by a Spanish court with committing tax fraud in the signing of Brazil forward Neymar last year in the latest twist to a saga that has already claimed the scalp of the club president.

Thursday, February 20th 2014 - 10:27 UTC

Scolari wants to banish the ghosts of the 1950 when Brazil was beaten by Uruguay

Ghiggia the Uruguayan striker that with his goal silenced 200.000 Brazilian fans ready to celebrate.

Coach Luis Filipe Scolari says he wants Brazil to banish the ghosts of 1950, when his country last hosted the World Cup and lost the final in a defeat against neighboring Uruguay that has haunted them ever since.

Monday, February 17th 2014 - 09:57 UTC

FIFA will conduct surprise doping tests of all World Cup players

FIFA chief medical officer Jiri Dvorak will appeal to the players' 'biological passport'

FIFA is expected to conduct surprise doping tests of all World Cup players at least once beginning in March, setting up biological passports to determine possible irregularities in blood and urine samples. FIFA chief medical officer Jiri Dvorak said all teams and players should be tested unannounced between March 1 and the World Cup opener in June.

Friday, February 14th 2014 - 21:16 UTC

Russia welcomes Gibraltar to the UEFA family

Gibraltar Football Association was founded in 1895

Pravda, Russia’s political newspaper associated with the Communist Party, welcomed Gibraltar into UEFA’s family in an article publish online on Thursday.

Saturday, February 8th 2014 - 08:51 UTC

English football association looking for new sponsor: Budweiser steps down

The US drinks giant sponsors the World Cups

England's Football Association (FA) has confirmed it needs a new sponsor for the FA Cup after Budweiser decided not to renew its £9m-a-year deal. The current deal with the US drinks giant expires at the end of the season, and the search is on for a replacement for the 2014-15 competition.

Saturday, February 8th 2014 - 08:46 UTC

Unfinished World Cup stadium takes another life: this time in Manaus

 Amazonia Arena should have been completed in December according to FIFA

A worker died in an accident while working outside the World Cup stadium in the Brazilian city of Manaus, local authorities and the Sports Ministry said. The Amazonia Arena, which should have been completed in December according to FIFA's original deadline, is behind schedule and workers were rushing to get the job finished.


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