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Wednesday, October 14th 2015 - 06:29 UTC

Maradona thanks the Queen and Houses of Parliament for their confidence

“I would like to say hello to the Queen and the British Parliament, and tell them I whole-heartedly accept the nomination they have given me”

Diego Maradona has thanked the Queen and the Houses of Parliament for giving him the chance to provide “true justice” as head of an organization designed to help young children.

Saturday, October 10th 2015 - 02:56 UTC

FIFA in turmoil: Blatter appeals suspension; emergency meeting 20 October

Blatter's lawyers on Friday confirmed they had filed an official appeal and asked for further hearings with the ethics committee.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has appealed against the 90-day ban that forced him out of office, as world football's sleaze-tainted governing body headed into months of turmoil over how to find a new leader.

Saturday, October 10th 2015 - 02:38 UTC

“Enough is enough”, FIFA needs 'credible external presidential candidate', says IOC head

“They must act swiftly to regain credibility because you cannot forever dissociate the credibility of FIFA from the credibility of football”, said Bach

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has issued his strongest critique of FIFA and urged the scandal-tainted federation to seek a “credible external presidential candidate” to regain credibility.

Friday, October 9th 2015 - 07:30 UTC

“Something is rotten in FIFA”: out Blatter, Platini, Valcke, and in comes Africa's Hayatou

“Today, amid extraordinary circumstances, I have assumed the office of FIFA president,” said Hayatou. “I will serve only on an interim basis”

The president of the African football confederation Issa Hayatou steps up to replace Sepp Blatter who was on Thursday suspended for 90 days over corruption allegations. Blatter was provisionally suspended for 90 days along with secretary general Jerome Valcke and UEFA chief Michel Platini.

Thursday, October 8th 2015 - 08:55 UTC

Blatter's lawyer denies any suspension; FIFA ethics committee also looking into Platini's case

“Mr. Blatter has not been notified of any action by the ethics committee,” Richard Cullen, Mr. Blatter’s lawyer, said

Sepp Blatter, the president of FIFA, was facing a potential suspension this week as the independent ethics committee of world soccer’s governing body deliberated on whether to remove him, at least temporarily, while Swiss authorities investigate him for possible corruption.

Wednesday, October 7th 2015 - 02:02 UTC

The Globe with Shakespeare's “Much ado about nothing”, in Chile, Uruguay and Brazil

Renowned theatre company The Globe will present William Shakespeare’s 'Much ado about nothing' this week at Santiago

Thanks to an alliance between the British Embassy and Corpartes, renowned British theatre company The Globe will present William Shakespeare’s ‘Much ado about nothing’ at the Centro de las Artes 660 / CA660 in Santiago de Chile. The play will be on stage from 9 to 11 October, sponsored by the British government’s GREAT Campaign.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 10:42 UTC

Rio 2016 Olympic Games budget drastically cut

“The days of lavish spending are over,” said Andrada. “We need to be creative in the way we find these savings.”

The organisers of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games are making cutbacks of up to 30% to avoid going over the $3.6bn dollars budget. Rio 2016 communications director Mario Andrada said the Brazilian public would not tolerate an overspend.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 10:40 UTC

Ecuadorian international desperate to play regularly

IBARRA, a fast-flowing right winger (Pic by - Paul Meima)

On Friday Ecuador kick-off their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with a tough game against Argentina in Buenos Aires, and 24 year old RENATO IBARRA is hoping that he will be selected to play from the very beginning of the game and not have to sit on the bench as a substitute which has been his fate for sometime now.

Friday, September 25th 2015 - 22:57 UTC

Tremor in FIFA: Swiss prosecutors open criminal proceedings against Blatter; Platini questioned

Attorney general's office said it has opened criminal proceedings against Blatter over possible criminal mismanagement and misappropriation of FIFA money.

President Michel Platini says a payment to him being looked into by Swiss authorities was for work carried out under contract at FIFA. FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been questioned by Swiss federal police over alleged financial corruption. The attorney general's office in Switzerland said it has opened criminal proceedings against Blatter over possible criminal mismanagement and misappropriation of FIFA money.

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015 - 14:38 UTC

Trinidad approves extradition proceedings for Concacaf ex chief, Jack Warner

Untied States wants to try Mr. Warner, 72, a Trinidadian national, on corruption charges. He is accused of accepting millions of dollars in bribes.

The extradition proceedings against Jack Warner, a former vice-president of football's world governing body FIFA, are to go ahead after being approved by Trinidad's attorney general. Untied States wants to try Mr. Warner, 72, a Trinidadian national, on corruption charges. He is accused of accepting millions of dollars in bribes.

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