Thursday, November 7th 2013 - 17:51 UTC

Falklands’ tourist board on 'path to worldwide recognition'

Falklands’ representative in London Ms Cameron and Mr. Mason at World Market in London

“We are encouraged to see the natural progression of the Falklands tourist board on a path to worldwide recognition”, said Managing Director Tony Mason who announced plans for the establishment of an Islands' tourist board branch in London.

Tuesday, November 5th 2013 - 13:50 UTC

Brazil consumer watchdog orders airlines to reduce 'abusive' domestic fare for 2014 World Cup

The World Cup is expected to attract 600.000 foreign tourists

Brazil's consumer watchdog Procon Rio do Janeiro branch has ordered five airlines to reduce “abusive” domestic fares during next year's FIFA World Cup. Avianca, TAM, Gol, Azul and Oceanair have been accused of inflating prices up to 10-fold during the June 12-July 13 tournament.

Saturday, October 19th 2013 - 15:36 UTC

Italy tax collectors formally notified Maradona of his debt: 39 million Euro

Maradona is still considered an idol in Napoli which he helped win two top league titles

Italy’s tax collection agency says it has formally notified Diego Maradona that it will begin procedures to freeze his assets in Italy to pay off his tax debt of 39 million Euros or 53 million dollars.

Friday, October 11th 2013 - 13:03 UTC

FIFA investigator meets English officials on frustrated 2018 World Cup bid

Michael Garcia has been tasked to check if any rules were broken as Russia and Qatar were awarded the 2018 and 2022 tournaments

Senior officials from the England team which bid to host the 2018 World Cup are meeting a lawyer appointed by FIFA to investigate allegations of wrong-doping surrounding the voting process.

Friday, October 11th 2013 - 12:57 UTC

Gibraltar Under-19 football team makes history as they compete for European Qualifier

Gibraltar Under-19 national football squad left the Rock en route to be the first team representing Gibraltar in a European Championship Qualifier. The first stop is in Bulgaria, where the Gibraltar players will prepare with a friendly against the Bulgarian national team. From there, they will travel to the Czech Republic to compete at the European Championships.

Friday, October 11th 2013 - 12:51 UTC

Over six million ticket requests for 2014 World Cup, with 70% from Brazil

Opening and final matches at Morumbi and Maracaná stadiums, the most demanded

A total of 6,164,682 requests for tickets for the 2014 FIFA World Cup had been received when the initial application period ended on Thursday 10 October 2013, of which 70.86% were from Brazil, with the remaining 29.14% from the rest of the world.

Friday, October 11th 2013 - 12:33 UTC

Aerosmith rockers declared fans of Uruguayan president Jose Mujica

Mujica with the group and the guitar with autographs

American rockers Aerosmith have declared themselves fans of Uruguayan leader Jose Mujica, a colourful former guerrilla known for his simple lifestyle. But the 78-year-old Mujica can't say the same of Aerosmith, admitting after meeting with band members that he hadn't heard any of their songs.

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013 - 22:50 UTC

Rousseff names top military officer as head of the Olympic Public Authority

International Olympic Committee is worried about progress on some of the Rio planned projects

President Dilma Rousseff nominated a senior army officer to fill one of the top roles in organizing the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Major General Fernando Azevedo e Silva’s appointment to head the Olympic Public Authority, which coordinates the work of state and local governments, has gone to Brazil’s senate to be ratified, the nation’s official gazette said.

Friday, September 27th 2013 - 21:52 UTC

“Appalling conditions” for workers readying the 2022 World Cup hosted by Qatar

“There is no excuse for any worker in Qatar to be treated in this manner”

Qatar 2022 World Cup organisers say they are “appalled” by the findings of an investigation into the treatment of migrant workers in the country. The Guardian reported Nepalese workers in Qatar “face exploitation and abuses that amount to modern-day slavery”.

Wednesday, September 25th 2013 - 07:59 UTC

FIFA confirms it will discuss timing of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Blatter promised in July that he would put the proposal to the executive committee

FIFA has confirmed that it will discuss the timing of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar at its next executive committee meeting. The agenda for the meeting on Oct. 3-4, published on Tuesday, included the item “FIFA World Cup Qatar, period of the competition.”

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