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FIFA backs reform ‘road map’ at annual congress


May 26th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Budapest, May 26 (IANS) Amdist charges of corruption flying thick and fast, delegates at the 62nd FIFA Congress backed measures to reform structures within the world football governing body ... Read more...

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FIFA plans to build football museum


April 21st, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, April 21 (IANS) FIFA is planning to build a football museum including 3D animations, interactive games, trophies and "everything a football fan could wish for" as part of an ... Read more...

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FIFA official to return to Brazil next week


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 3 (IANS) FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke will return to Brazil next week for a Senate hearing on the country's 2014 World Cup preparations.It will be ... Read more...

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Ronaldo reveals desire to become president of CBF


March 19th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 19 (IANS) Retired soccer star Ronaldo revealed his aspirations of entering the world of politics and becoming the next president of the Brazilian Confederation of Soccer ... Read more...

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2014 World Cup to be best ever: Ronaldo


March 18th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 18 (IANS) Filling in as the leader of Brazil's Local Organizing Committee, Ronaldo declared that the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil will be the biggest ... Read more...

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73 killed, 1,000 hurt in Egypt football stadium violence (Second Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 2 (IANS) At least 73 people were killed and up to a 1,000 injured following clashes and a stampede at a football stadium in the Egyptian city of ... Read more...

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Maradona calls FIFA ‘dinosaur’


June 5th, 2011 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 5 (IANS) Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona has called FIFA a "dinosaur", saying the global soccer body was controlled by people who did not understand the game.Maradona, who ... Read more...

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Blatter re-elected as FIFA President amidst bribery scandal


June 2nd, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by BNO News
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Joseph Blatter on Wednesday was re-elected as president of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) amidst bribery scandal and calls for postponing the vote.Blatter received 186 ... Read more...

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FIFA opens ethics proceedings against its President Joseph Blatter


May 27th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by BNO News
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) -- The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) on Friday announced the opening of ethics proceedings against its President Joseph Blatter over alleged cash payments to delegations.FIFA Executive ... Read more...

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Medvedev thanks FIFA for choosing Russia as host country for 2018 World Cup


December 6th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday thanked FIFA President Joseph Blatter and the FIFA Executive Committee for choosing Russia as host country for the 2018 football world cup.Medvedev ... Read more...

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FIFA launches investigation into treatment of North Korean players


August 11th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 11 (DPA) FIFA president Joseph Blatter confirmed Wednesday that football's ruling body has began an investigation into the alleged mistreatment of North Korean players and coaches following the team's poor ... Read more...

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Blatter hails South Africa for successfully hosting World Cup


July 12th, 2010 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (IANS) FIFA president Joseph Blatter was fullsome in his praise Monday of South Africa as hosts of the 2010 World Cup. "After the Confederations Cup, I gave South Africa a ... Read more...

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Iniesta goal gives Spain World Cup glory (Second Lead)


July 12th, 2010 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) Andres Iniesta became a legend Sunday by scoring in extra time to give Spain their first World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands in ... Read more...

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Casillas becomes third goalkeeper to captain World Cup winning side


July 12th, 2010 - 5:12 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) When Iker Casillas lifted the World Cup trophy presented to him by FIFA president Joseph Blatter and South African president Jacob Zuma, he became only the third goalkeeper ... Read more...

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Spain end long wait for football’s Holy Grail


July 12th, 2010 - 5:11 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) Viva Espania! Spain crowned their meteoric rise to football grandeur Sunday by lifting the World Cup for the first time in the country's history. Andres Iniesta netted the ... Read more...

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World Cup trophy handed over to Spain


July 12th, 2010 - 4:23 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) The 2010 World Cup trophy was handed over to Spain captain Iker Casillas by FIFA head Joseph Blatter and South Africa President Jacob Zuma at Soccer City following ... Read more...

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Pitch invader lunges at World Cup trophy (Lead)


July 12th, 2010 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) A well-known Spanish pitch invader ran onto the field at Johannesburg's Soccer City stadium shortly before the teams came out for the World Cup final between the ... Read more...

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Man runs onto pitch in bid to cop World Cup trophy


July 12th, 2010 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) An unidentified man ran onto the pitch towards the gold World Cup trophy shortly before the teams came out for the final between the Netherlands and Spain at ... Read more...

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South Africa’s star power restored as World Cup ends


July 11th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 11 (DPA) From "ugly worm" to "beautiful butterfly," as the country's Nobel-winning Archbishop Desmond Tutu put it, the remarkable success of the World Cup confirmed the metamorphosis of South Africa ... Read more...

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Freeman, Theron among celebs to attend World Cup final


July 10th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 10 (DPA) Nelson Mandela's attendance at the World Cup final in Johannesburg is uncertain but his double, US actor Morgan Freeman, will be ther, so will South African-born actress ... Read more...

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Future dim for South Africa’s World Cup stadia


July 9th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 9 (DPA) For the past month the world has oohed and aahed at the bevy of glittering football stadia built by South Africa for the World Cup. From Johannesburg's Soccer City ... Read more...

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FIFA, France Football combine for best footballer award


July 5th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 5 (DPA) World football governing body FIFA and the magazine France Football will jointly award the Golden Ball for the best footballer in the world, FIFA president Joseph Blatter said ... Read more...

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FIFA remain silent on refereeing controversy


June 28th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 28 (DPA) The ruling football body FIFA Monday remained silent on the latest two blatant refereeing mistakes at the World Cup. FIFA spokesman Nicolas Maingot said he was not in a ... Read more...

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FIFA not to ban vuvuzela


June 14th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 14 (DPA) Football's governing FIFA sprang to the defence of the much-maligned vuvuzela Monday with president Joseph Blatter ruling out the favourite accessory of South African football fans being banned ... Read more...

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Mandela brought World Cup to South Africa


June 10th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 10 (DPA) Would the football World Cup be taking place in Africa this year if it weren't for Nelson Mandela? FIFA president Joseph Blatter didn't seem to think so when he ... Read more...

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Mandela will attend World Cup opening game


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 3 (DPA) South Africa's revered former president Nelson Mandela, 91, will attend the opening game in the football World Cup next week, a local newspaper quoted the country's sports minister ... Read more...

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Vuvuzelas could give South Africa an edge: Thailand coach Robson


May 17th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 17 (DPA) The thunderous sound of thousands of fanfaring plastic trumpets could spur South Africa's unfancied football team to success in the World Cup, according to Thailand's coach Bryan Robson. South ... Read more...

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Al Hadary hails Egypt team for winning Africa Cup of Nations title


February 1st, 2010 - 6:40 am ICT by IANS
Luanda (Angola), Feb 1 (DPA) Egyptian goalkeeper Essam Al Hadary Sunday hailed the Pharaohs, who had just made history by becoming the first team to win three successive Africa Cup of Nations ... Read more...

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Africa Cup of Nations starts as confusion continues


January 11th, 2010 - 2:50 am ICT by IANS
Luanda, Jan 11 (DPA) As the Africa Cup of Nations opened Sunday in the Angolan capital of Luanda, confusion remained whether Togo would honour their opening Group B fixture in Cabinda Monday ... Read more...

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A ball to celebrate the first World Cup in Africa


December 5th, 2009 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Dec 4 (DPA) The official match ball for next year's football World Cup finals in South Africa will be called Jabulani, it was announced Friday. The ball was introduced for ... Read more...

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New Maradona video shows more obscenities


October 18th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Oct 18 (DPA) A newly released video showed Argentina football coach Diego Maradona making obscene gestures after Wednesday's key game even as controversy swirled over his verbal remarks after ... Read more...

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Ghana win Under-20 World Cup football


October 17th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Oct 17 (DPA) Ten-man Ghana Friday became the first African country to win the under-20 World Cup after beating four-time champions Brazil 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out in the final here ... Read more...

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Rio’s choice opens door for Africa, Munich


October 4th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Oct 4 (DPA) The selection of Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Olympics was not only good news for South America, but for various future bidders as well. Rio was ... Read more...

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Blatter to vote for Rio 2016, governor says


September 30th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro (DPA) International Football Federation (FIFA) president Joseph Blatter said he will vote for Rio de Janeiro as the host of the 2016 Olympics, Rio de Janeiro Governor Sergio Cabral ... Read more...

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We have to develop football in India: FIFA secretary general (Interview)


September 23rd, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Zurich, Sep 23 (IANS) Long delays and problems in project implementation notwithstanding, world soccer governing body FIFA says it has given top priority to developing Indian soccer to tap its ... Read more...

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