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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.

Friday, June 27th 2014 - 06:56 UTC

Mujica strongly supports Suárez and blasts FIFA: “they went too far”

“The fact is that we are small and our television rights are not worth much”,  pointed out Mujica.

Uruguay's president Jose Mujica blasted FIFA's Thursday decision to fine and suspend the country's main scorer Luis Suarez from any football activity for four months arguing the association that rules world football measures things with different rods, and since Uruguay “is a small country, it's cheap for them”.

Tuesday, June 24th 2014 - 04:19 UTC

Brazil's supermodel declines invitation to deliver the World Cup 13 July

Gisele Bündchen was to deliver the World Cup to the winning team next 13 July instead of President Dilma Rousseff

Brazil's supermodel Gisele Bündchen who was to deliver the World Cup to the winning team next 13 July has declined the invitation from FIFA. Allegedly Gisele does not want to link her image to an event which has been highly criticized by Brazilian public opinion, according to the Brazilian media.

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