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Thursday, July 10th 2014 - 21:36 UTC

FIFA rejects Suarez appeal presented by the Uruguayan Football Association

Suarez initially denied biting Chiellini but apologized nearly a week later.

Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, banned from all soccer activity for four months and nine competitive internationals for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup match, has lost his appeal, FIFA said.

Wednesday, July 9th 2014 - 08:00 UTC

Kerry wishes the Argentine team 'good luck' in the World Cup

The Secretary of State message was motivated by Independence Day

US Secretary of State John Kerry congratulated the people of Argentina on the country’s Independence Day on July 9 and wished the national team good luck in Brazil’s World Cup.

Wednesday, July 9th 2014 - 07:16 UTC

Brazil's KO becomes open question for Dilma's re-election and social unrest

TV commentators talked of the “Mineirazo,” after the Mineirao Stadium, with the sports website globoesporte.com calling the defeat the “Shame of Shames.”

Brazilians cried, cursed their president and covered their faces in shame after their beloved football team's humiliating 7-1 thrashing by Germany in the World Cup semi-finals Tuesday. President Dilma Rousseff twitted how sad she was with defeat but called on Brazilians “we won't let ourselves stay down”.

Tuesday, July 8th 2014 - 07:44 UTC

World Cup cleared of doping after more than 1.000 negative tests

“We have not found any prohibitive substances... either prior or during competition,” Dvorak said.

Every player tested for drugs at the World Cup in Brazil has been cleared of doping after more than 1,000 tests came back negative, FIFA's medical committee announced on Monday.

Tuesday, July 8th 2014 - 07:35 UTC

FIFA will take no disciplinary action against player who injured Neymar

 The foul of Zuñiga which left Brazil without its main star and scorer

FIFA will not take action against the Colombia player who injured Neymar and ended the Brazil star's World Cup. FIFA said its disciplinary panel “cannot consider this matter” under the rules because the match referee saw the challenge by Camilo Zuniga and judged it at the time.

Tuesday, July 8th 2014 - 07:01 UTC

FIFA hospitality's provider arrested over World Cup tickets scalping

Raymond Whelan, director of Match Hospitality AG, appointed by FIFA, to sell hospitality packages for all World Cup soccer games

Rio do Janeiro state police said Monday they arrested the head of the soccer world governing body's hospitality provider, accusing him of aiding scalpers who illegally resold World Cup tickets worth an estimated 100 million dollars.

Monday, July 7th 2014 - 06:50 UTC

World Cup tickets resale and investigation becomes major scandal for FIFA

Humberto Grondona son of the Argentine Football Association and FIFA vice-president must present a report

World football governing body FIFA has revealed that the son of Argentina Football Association (AFA) president Julio Grondona, Humberto, must present a report explaining his actions following a scandal over the resale of tickets at the 2014 World Cup.

Friday, July 4th 2014 - 07:00 UTC

Tragic overpass collapse resurfaces Brazil's World Cup spending controversy

Two people were killed, at least 23 injured and several vehicles crushed by the collapsing tons of concrete

Concerns over Brazil's World Cup preparations took a deadly turn on Thursday after a partially finished highway overpass collapsed on a road below, killing at least two people and wounding at least 23 others in Belo Horizonte, according to state health officials.

Monday, June 30th 2014 - 06:23 UTC

“FIFA leaders are a bunch of old sons of bitches”, said Uruguay president Mujica

The incident took place at the Carrasco airport on arrival of the Uruguayan national football team from Brazil   (Pic TV12)

FIFA leaders are “a bunch of old sons of bitches” and could have imposed sanctions “but certainly not fascist sanctions” complained Uruguay's president Jose Mujica referring to the suspension suffered by Uruguay's scorer Luis Alberto Suárez who was banned for nine matches and with four months of complete football inactivity.

Saturday, June 28th 2014 - 10:23 UTC

Uruguay's coach resigns FIFA post to protest 'excessive' ban of Suarez

Tabarez said it is not “prudent” to be involved in an organization with “different values” than his own.

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has resigned his post in the FIFA strategic commission over the federation’s decision to ban Luis Suarez from the World Cup after the forward bit Italy’s defender Giorgio Chiellini during a group stage match.

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