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Thursday, February 20th 2014 - 10:27 UTC

Scolari wants to banish the ghosts of the 1950 when Brazil was beaten by Uruguay

Ghiggia the Uruguayan striker that with his goal silenced 200.000 Brazilian fans ready to celebrate.

Coach Luis Filipe Scolari says he wants Brazil to banish the ghosts of 1950, when his country last hosted the World Cup and lost the final in a defeat against neighboring Uruguay that has haunted them ever since.

Monday, February 17th 2014 - 09:57 UTC

FIFA will conduct surprise doping tests of all World Cup players

FIFA chief medical officer Jiri Dvorak will appeal to the players' 'biological passport'

FIFA is expected to conduct surprise doping tests of all World Cup players at least once beginning in March, setting up biological passports to determine possible irregularities in blood and urine samples. FIFA chief medical officer Jiri Dvorak said all teams and players should be tested unannounced between March 1 and the World Cup opener in June.

Friday, February 14th 2014 - 21:16 UTC

Russia welcomes Gibraltar to the UEFA family

Gibraltar Football Association was founded in 1895

Pravda, Russia’s political newspaper associated with the Communist Party, welcomed Gibraltar into UEFA’s family in an article publish online on Thursday.

Saturday, February 8th 2014 - 08:51 UTC

English football association looking for new sponsor: Budweiser steps down

The US drinks giant sponsors the World Cups

England's Football Association (FA) has confirmed it needs a new sponsor for the FA Cup after Budweiser decided not to renew its £9m-a-year deal. The current deal with the US drinks giant expires at the end of the season, and the search is on for a replacement for the 2014-15 competition.

Saturday, February 8th 2014 - 08:46 UTC

Unfinished World Cup stadium takes another life: this time in Manaus

 Amazonia Arena should have been completed in December according to FIFA

A worker died in an accident while working outside the World Cup stadium in the Brazilian city of Manaus, local authorities and the Sports Ministry said. The Amazonia Arena, which should have been completed in December according to FIFA's original deadline, is behind schedule and workers were rushing to get the job finished.

Wednesday, January 29th 2014 - 06:36 UTC

Boxing superstar Mayweather bets 10m dollars on Denver Broncos in Super-bowl

The WBC Super-welterweight champion is known for his extravagant wagers

Reports from the US gambling haven of Las Vegas suggest that boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather has placed 10 million dollars on a Denver Broncos victory in the upcoming Super-bowl.

Friday, January 24th 2014 - 03:28 UTC

Falkland Islands cruise ship season looking “relatively healthy”

This weekend the Golden Princess with a capacity for 2,500 passengers is due to make her third call to Stanley

The Falkland Islands cruise ship season is looking “relatively healthy” to date, according to Sulivan Shipping Tourism Coordinator Samantha Marsh, with a third of the estimated 45,000 (total) passengers scheduled still to visit during February. The season got underway in October and to date 12,300 passengers have landed from 41 vessels of varying sizes.

Friday, January 24th 2014 - 02:07 UTC

Blatter confident it will be a great Cup, after meeting Brazil president Rousseff

“We will do everything to ensure that this will be the globe's most beautiful World Cup”, said Rousseff

FIFA president Sepp Blatter played down concern about sluggish World Cup preparations on Thursday, even when his deputy warned Curitiba must prove it can finalize work to remain a venue. Blatter met visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at FIFA headquarters in Zurich and the pair both made positive noises about Brazil's ability to deliver come the big kick-off on June 12.

Thursday, January 23rd 2014 - 21:22 UTC

Christ the Redeemer head and hands under repairs but still open to the public

The 1931 iconic monument is perched on the Corcovado mountain and offers spectacular views of Rio

Repairs have begun on Brazil's Christ the Redeemer statue after lightning damaged the 38 meters statue's head, right finger and thumb. The iconic statue of Christ overlooking Rio de Janeiro was struck again last week during a violent storm, damaging its right thumb.

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014 - 16:59 UTC

“Without a stadium, we can't organize a match”, FIFA warns city of Curitiba

“Not only is it very behind in its construction, but it has failed to meet any of the deadlines set by FIFA”, said Valcke.

Curitiba risks being dropped as a venue for this year's World Cup finals if work on the Arena da Baixada stadium there fails to make significant progress, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said on Tuesday. Curitiba is set to host four group matches, including the meeting of holders Spain and Australia.

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