Global tour giant Thomas Cook says it will stop selling tickets to any animal attractions that keep orcas in captivity. That means marine parks like Sea World in Florida and Loro Parque in Tenerife will be dropped next year.
The world's football governing body FIFA has been urged to conduct an independent investigation into claims the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid team ran a secret campaign in 2010 to sabotage competing host bids.
The UK Government is open to discussions on a possible bid to host the football World Cup in 2030, Downing Street has said. Prime Minister Theresa May’s official spokesman said ministers would be “happy” to talk with football authorities about any proposal they might want to put forward to FIFA.
The Argentine Football Association (AFA) quietly announced that it had parted company with coach Jorge Sampaoli by “mutual consent,” following the national team's poor campaign in Russia.“Today the Argentine Football Association and Jorge Sampaoli agreed by mutual consent to bring to an end his position as head of the national team,” AFA said in a statement.
Gianni Infantino praised the organization of the Russia World Cup and restates that the first Middle East host could expand the tournament. Speaking at FIFA’s closing press conference of the four-week World Cup, the FIFA president said: ”For a couple of years, I was saying this would be the best World Cup ever, today I can say it with more conviction because I lived it and you lived it. It is the best World Cup ever.”
FIFA has picked Argentina's Nestor Pitana to referee Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.
France is only one step away from reaching the fourth World Cup final of its rich football history. Didier Deschamps’ team beat Uruguay 2-0 and now has qualified for its sixth World Cup semifinal.
FIFA says it strongly rebukes comments made by its ambassador Diego Maradona criticising American referee Mark Geiger's handling of England's win against Colombia in the World Cup round of 16 on Tuesday. It's the third controversy involving the Argentina great at the World Cup, which he has mostly attended as a VIP guest of FIFA.
The Falklands' fishing company Argos is to be the Principal Sponsor for the local team competing at the Island Games to be held in Gibraltar in 2019. The announcement was made by the Falkland Islands Overseas Games Association, and Argos (Argos Group Ltd and Argos Ltd of Stanley, and Argos Operations Ltd of Gibraltar).
Uruguay has passed this Saturday to the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia after beating Portugal 2-1.