Tuesday, August 18th 2015 - 15:15 UTC

Chung wants to clean FIFA; accuses Blatter-Platini of father-son relation

''The real reason FIFA has become such a corrupt organization is because the same person and his cronies have been running it for 40 years”, Chung said.

Honorary FIFA vice president Chung Mong-Joon says he will clean the sport of football if elected president of FIFA. Chung blames the previous president Sepp Blatter for the recent corruption scandals which have cast shadows over the sport and its organizing body.

Friday, August 7th 2015 - 07:10 UTC

UK embassy farewell for Uruguay's rugby team Los Teros that will be disputing the World Cup

Ambassador Lyster-Binns and The Teros team that will be playing some warm-up matches in Japan, before the world tournament in England and Wales

British Ambassador, Ben Lyster-Binns, gave a farewell for the Uruguayan Rugby Team, Los Teros, before they leave for the World Cup in England and Wales from 18 September.

Thursday, August 6th 2015 - 03:47 UTC

Rio 2016: The greatest sport festivity in the heart of Brazil

On 5 August 2016, we will light with the Olympic flame, our passion for sport, and host the flag bearing the five interlocking rings

By Dilma Rousseff (*) - We are still one year away from it, but Brazil's heart is already beating faster.The generous Brazilian heart leaps up when confronted with two of its passions -- welcoming people from all over the world and competing with enthusiasm and fair play in a superb sport performance.

Saturday, August 1st 2015 - 10:00 UTC

FIFA corruption: Argentine indicted businessman pleads not guilty in US court

 Burzaco is one of nine soccer officials and five marketing executives accused by the US Justice of exploiting the sport through bribes of more than $150 million

The former chairman of an Argentina-based sports marketing business, one of 14 people indicted in a corruption case that has rattled the soccer world's governing body FIFA, pleaded not guilty in US federal court on Friday.

Friday, July 31st 2015 - 05:44 UTC

Ex-Top Gear team will front a new motoring program with Amazon Prime

Clarkson's contract was not renewed following an “unprovoked physical attack” on a Top Gear producer. His co-hosts then followed him in leaving the show.

Former BBC' Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have signed up to present a new show on Amazon's streaming video service. The trio will front three series of a new motoring program for Amazon Prime, with the first season to be made available worldwide in 2016.

Thursday, July 30th 2015 - 08:30 UTC

Platini confirms bid to replace Blatter and “give FIFA the dignity it deserves”

Platini declare his intention to run for the FIFA presidency after Blatter announced on July 20 that he would definitely step aside on Feb. 26.

Michel Platini launched his bid to replace Sepp Blatter at the helm of world football, pledging “to give FIFA back the dignity and the position it deserves”.
On Wednesday he sent a letter to the leaders of FIFA's 209 member associations, some of whom he canvassed for their support at the 2018 World Cup draw in St Petersburg last Saturday.

Tuesday, July 28th 2015 - 06:21 UTC

Di Caprio in Ushuaia for the final scenes of “The Revenant”

Di Caprio plays a well-known U.S. explorer who upon being attacked by a bear and abandoned by his companions, begins a dangerous expedition during winter

U.S. actor Leonardo Di Caprio is in far southern Argentina to shoot the final scenes of “The Revenant,” directed by Mexican Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu, the recent winner of the Oscar for Best Picture for “Birdman.”

Saturday, July 25th 2015 - 05:14 UTC

FIFA admits corruption scandal is putting off new World Cup sponsors

Secretary-general Jerome Valcke said: “The current situation doesn't help to finalize any new agreements.”

FIFA has admitted the corruption scandal is putting off new World Cup sponsors and plans to hold a summit with existing backers in August. Secretary-general Jerome Valcke said: “The current situation doesn't help to finalize any new agreements.”

Tuesday, July 21st 2015 - 04:33 UTC

Despite incident, defiant Blatter won't leave FIFA until after successor is elected February 26

“This is for North Korea 2026,” Brodkin said as he put the bills on the desk in front of Blatter. He then tossed the notes into the air as security led him away. (Pic Reuters)

A British comedian disrupted a news conference by Sepp Blatter on Monday, showering the FIFA president with fake money. As Blatter took his seat, performer Simon Brodkin rose from a front-row seat to confront him.

Friday, July 17th 2015 - 07:44 UTC

The man who silenced Maracana in 1950 passes away with full honors

Ghiggia at the time was 22 and admits on scoring the second decisive goal (2 -1) he didn't realize until much later what a monumental feat had been achieved.

“Only three people silenced Maracana: the Pope, Frank Sinatra and me”. The comment belongs to Alcides Ghiggia, Uruguay's last member and striker of the team that beat Brazil in the World Football Cup final of 1950 and thus winning the Jules Rimet Cup. It would be Uruguay's second world cup: the first in 1930 when it beat Argentina.


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