Saturday, March 21st 2015 - 06:07 UTC

FIFA confirms Nov/Dec for 2022 Qatar World Cup and compensation to clubs

“...yes, we are going to play in November and December and, yes, the final is going to be played on Dec. 18” De Gregorio announced

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.

Wednesday, March 11th 2015 - 02:08 UTC

British architects will design Lusail stadium, master piece of the Qatar 2022 World Cup

The 80,000-seat stadium will be built in a newly-built Lusail City, 15km north of Doha, which will be home to 400,000 people

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.

Tuesday, March 10th 2015 - 06:12 UTC

Former French Olympic sports' figures die in helicopter collision in Argentina

“Apparently, the two helicopters collided as they were filming. There are no survivors,” said La Rioja government spokesperson Horacio Alarcón.

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.

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015 - 06:05 UTC

“One Team, One Country, One Dream” - It's just Davis Cup tennis

Juan Martín del Potro will not play, but will assist Argentina's Davis Cup tennis team in any way he can to face Brazil over the weekend in 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.

Friday, February 20th 2015 - 07:44 UTC

Beija-Flor, the top samba group this year in Rio's Carnival, but who's behind?

In an emailed statement, Beija-Flor insisted its parade theme this year was ”strictly cultural and does not address (Equatorial Guinea's) government”.

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.

Friday, February 20th 2015 - 07:16 UTC

Figo pledges to distribute FIFA's reserves and a world cup with 40 teams

“I am proposing 50% of FIFA revenue 2.5billion dollars distributed to national associations over four years” Figo said.

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.

Friday, February 13th 2015 - 14:01 UTC

FIFA awards 2026 World Cup rights to FOX without a bidding process

Uncertainty over the dates for the 2022 World Cup is said to have played a part in FIFA awarding FOX the 2026 rights.

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.

Friday, February 13th 2015 - 09:53 UTC

World's only flying Vulcan bomber will be displayed at the Yeovilton Air show

The Vulcan’s RAF career peaked during the 1982 Falkland’s conflict when the type’s famous Black Buck missions became longest bombing raids in history.

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.

Friday, February 13th 2015 - 09:32 UTC

Falklands image in National Geographic Traveller photo competition

Barry Robertson  image, Bleaker Island, in the Falkland Islands.

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.

Wednesday, February 11th 2015 - 06:39 UTC

English Premier League TV rights break all records: £ 4.2 billion

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore said he was surprised by how much the matches had fetched

Pay-TV group Sky has agreed to pay 4.2 billion pounds (6.4 billion dollars) to show 126 live English Premier League matches a season from 2016 to 2019, pressured by fierce rival BT to smash analysts' forecasts and secure the best games.

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