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Thursday, May 28th 2015 - 00:18 UTC

“Red Card” for 14 FIFA and sports marketing officials

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch laid out charges against FIFA officials, who used the US financial system for bribes and kickbacks

The United States Department of Justice brought charges on racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering on 14 FIFA and sports marketing officials. Dubbed the “World Cup of corruption” by Richard Weber, chief of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation unit, the charges are the result of an investigation from the U.S. District Attorney’s office in Eastern New York.

Wednesday, May 27th 2015 - 14:46 UTC

Platini blasts Blatter for 'lying' and supports Prince Ali ahead of FIFA's Friday election

“I have the unpleasant feeling of having given my support on the basis of a lie,” Platini told the French newspaper L'Equipe

UEFA president Michel Platini blasted Sepp Blatter for lying about his pledge to step down in 2015 and throws his support behind presidential challenger Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein.

Tuesday, May 26th 2015 - 06:25 UTC

Blatter expected to retain FIFA's presidential chair in next Friday's election

After 17 years as FIFA chief, Blatter's stranglehold of support in world football’s six regional confederations is clear.

Unless something dramatic happens, Sepp Blatter will on Friday emerge victorious from his latest FIFA presidential battle. Despite the challenge from Jordanian Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, the 79-year-old Swiss is widely expected to secure the majority of votes of the 209 member federations in the secret ballot, reports World Football Insider.

Monday, May 25th 2015 - 07:12 UTC

Iconic London 2012 Games symbol decorates Rio 2016 Olympics Park

The choice of Madureira Park as the “home” of the Olympic Rings complies with the Municipality’s concept of integrating the whole of Rio with the Games.

The most iconic symbol of the Olympic Games is decorating the city for the Rio 2016 Games. City Hall has installed giant Olympic Rings in Madureira Park, ahead of the largest sporting event in the world.

Monday, May 25th 2015 - 06:55 UTC

FIFA Election: ITUC back Prince Ali on human rights commitments

Jordan’s Prince Ali has re-affirmed commitment on labour and human rights and was the first in 2013 calling for FIFA to act on workers’ rights abuses

The International trade Union Confederation is calling on FIFA delegates to support Jordan’s Prince Ali in this week’s election for FIFA President, following Ali’s re-affirmed commitment on labour and other human rights. The other two challengers to incumbent Joseph Blatter, Luis Figo and Michael van Praag have withdrawn from the race.

Wednesday, May 20th 2015 - 04:13 UTC

Hooligan involved in pepper spray attack at Argentina's super derby is remorseful

“I regret my actions. The moment I realized, I wanted to die. I have never been in a police station, I am despairing,” confessed Adrian Napolitano, 'the baker'

A long time identified hooligan supporter of Argentina's Boca Juniors, Adrian 'El Panadero' (the baker) Napolitano has admitted carrying out the pepper spray attack on River Plate players during last Thursday's super derby for the Libertadores Cup while arguing he did not realize the damage the assault would cause.

Tuesday, May 19th 2015 - 01:40 UTC

Qatar World Cup building sites working conditions again targeted: letters to the sponsors

International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) leader Sharan Burrow said the work conditions in Qatar were “simply slavery”.

Fifa sponsors are being asked by a new campaign grouping to speak out about working conditions at the 2022 World Cup building sites in Qatar. The working and housing conditions of migrant construction workers have been heavily criticized.

Thursday, April 16th 2015 - 08:34 UTC

British embassy in Montevideo awards scholarships to young football players

Athletes received certificates from Ambassador, Ben Lyster-Binns; Fernando Caceres, Director of Sports and Pablo Hernandez, Coordinator of “Goal to the Future”.

A football player doesn’t only depend on their sporting attributes on the pitch, but also needs to have the skills to be competitive out of the stadium. For those who start playing football, English can be the key to access to new opportunities, or to put it another way, it can be like a Goal to the Future.

Friday, April 10th 2015 - 07:12 UTC

Jeremy Clarkson pulls out as guest host in the “Have I Got News For You” show

The popular show man, sacked from Top Gear, was scheduled to appear on the new program April 24

Jeremy Clarkson has pulled out of his planned appearance as guest host of the BBC show Have I Got News For You. He had been due to appear on 24 April in his first BBC appearance since being dropped as a co-presenter of Top Gear, following an attacked on a producer.

Thursday, April 9th 2015 - 07:50 UTC

Jeremy Clarkson is back on BBC as guest host of “Have I got news for you”

Clarkson was suspended by the BBC on 10 March following a “fracas” with Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon in a hotel in North Yorkshire.

Jeremy Clarkson is set to make his first appearance on the BBC since losing his job as co-presenter on Top Gear. The controversial broadcaster will appear as the guest host of 'Have I Got News for You' on 24 April. Clarkson became notorious in Argentina for his 'provocative' Top Gear program using cars with plates (H982 FKL) that made reference to the Falklands war of 1982 triggering strong reactions.

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