Friday, February 26th 2016 - 18:04 UTC

Infantino elected president of FIFA, after a surprise win in two rounds

Infantino led all candidates with 88 votes after the one round of voting causing a look of shock and surprise to overcome Sheikh Salman who garnered 85.

FIFA elected on Friday Gianni Infantino to replace disgraced president Sepp Blatter in an unexpected turn of events. UEFA secretary general Gianni Infantino defeated expected frontrunner Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain, former FIFA vice president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan and former FIFA executive Jerome Champagne.

Friday, February 26th 2016 - 04:26 UTC

World's eyes turn on Zurich as FIFA chooses president and hopefully a new era for the beautiful game

Salman was backed by Asian football leaders at a member’s association lunch at which AFC ExCo members toasted their leader ´

The five contenders for the FIFA throne pitched the regional confederations in Zurich on Thursday in a last-ditch plea for votes in Friday’s election. Sheikh Salman, Gianni Infantino, Prince Ali, Jerome Champagne and Tokyo Sexwale made their appeals to CONCACAF, UEFA and Oceania congresses staged at various hotels in the Swiss city where Sepp Blatter’s successor will be 26 February.

Wednesday, February 24th 2016 - 05:38 UTC

Suspension of FIFA Friday's presidential requested by candidate Prince Ali

The FIFA ad-hoc electoral committee denied the Jordanian prince request to use the transparent booths.

FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Al Hussein of Jordan is appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to implement transparent voting booths in Friday’s election. CAS says Prince Ali is asking for “urgent provisional measures” against the Feb. 15 decision of the FIFA ad-hoc electoral committee to deny his request to use the transparent booths.

Tuesday, February 16th 2016 - 08:16 UTC

Argentina's “Wild Tales” wins best non-English language Film at British Academy

Damián Szifron’s box-office hit and Oscar nominated picture 'Wild Tales' won Best Non-English Language Film last night at the BAFTA Awards.

Argentine box-office hit and Oscar nominated picture Wild Tales (“Relatos Salvajes”) won Best Non-English Language Film at the BAFTA Awards. The British Film Academy also showered a lot of love on The Revenant, awarding Best Picture to Alejandro González Iñárritu and Best Actor to Leonardo DiCaprio.

Tuesday, February 16th 2016 - 08:09 UTC

“Rolling Stones should return to their roots” says Elton John

“What I think the Rolling Stones should do is a great blues record, and go back to what they used to do, in their early career”, said Elton John

Elton John has often given his fellow rock legends unsolicited advice over the years, and the Rolling Stones, once again, are the recipients. In a new interview, he said the Stones should return to their roots and stop following current trends.

Tuesday, February 16th 2016 - 07:43 UTC

Brazil will hold Olympic Games despite Zika, says president Rousseff

”Zika will not compromise the organization of the Games. Certain cities, like Rio de Janeiro, will be given priority (in the fight against the disease)”

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said that the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro would take place despite the Zika virus, at a time when various athletes have expressed their fears about competing.

Monday, February 15th 2016 - 06:32 UTC

Macri and First Lady celebration with the Rolling Stones

The official picture of the band with Macri, Juliana and their daughter Antonia at their country house

Argentine president Mauricio Macri and First Lady Juliana Wanda hosted the Rolling Stones on Sunday night at their country house, (in Malvinas Argentina), following their last presentation in Buenos Aires.

Saturday, February 13th 2016 - 05:55 UTC

CONCACAF will not advance which candidate it supports for FIFA presidency

“We spoke about the FIFA statutes. Because of all of the nations coming together, four of the [candidates] asked us if they could present”, Mainka said.

CONCACAF (Central America, North America and Caribbean Football Confederation) deputy general secretary Jurgen Mainka says the purpose of this week’s meeting in Miami was to discuss FIFA and CONCACAF reforms, not to decide on which FIFA presidential candidate the regional confederation will support.

Saturday, February 13th 2016 - 05:45 UTC

Valcke banned for 12 years from FIFA for misconduct and destruction of evidence

Valcke breached seven FIFA ethics rules, resulting in the ban and a fine of 100,000 Swiss francs.

Two weeks before the presidential election, FIFA's top judge bans former secretary general Jerone Valcke for 12 years for misconduct relating to World Cup ticket sales, travel expenses and destruction of evidence.

Saturday, February 13th 2016 - 04:08 UTC

'Queen Mary 2' calls in Ushuaia after ten-year absence

Passengers after landing at the Ushuaia jetty, with the Queen Mary 2 anchored in the bay

One of the world's largest and most iconic cruise vessels called at Ushuaia, extreme south of Argentina, on Thursday following an absence of over ten years. Given the size of the 'Queen Mary 2', she anchored in the bay and those passengers of the 2.600 on board who decided to land were brought ashore in tenders.

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