Category archives for: Soccer

FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s statement in full

MARRAKECH, Morocco (Reuters) – World soccer’s governing body FIFA on Friday agreed to allow the publication “in an appropriate form” of the report on the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups. Following is a statement from FIFA President Sepp Blatter. – – – Based on the recommendation from Domenico Scala, the independent Audit and [...]

FIFA to publish Garcia report in appropriate form

By Brian Homewood MARRAKECH, Morocco (Reuters) – FIFA's executive committee has unanimously agreed to allow the publication "in an appropriate form" of the report on the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups, but gave no indication of when it might happen. Soccer's governing body had previously said it could not publish the 430-page report [...]

Pope wishes Rome luck on Olympic bid but jokes ‘I won’t be around’

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Friday wished Rome luck for its bid to host the 2024 Olympics, which may include some events in the Vatican, but then joked that he would not be around to enjoy them. Francis, who turned 78 on Wednesday, improvised the comment at the end of an address to [...]

FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and will publish at least some of the confidential report into the bidding process, President Sepp Blatter said Friday. View full post on World Soccer on Yahoo Sports

Putin says Russia will not stint on spending for 2018 World Cup

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia would not stint on spending money to stage the soccer World Cup in 2018 at an end-of-year news conference on Thursday. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Alexander Winning, editing by Elizabeth Piper) View full post on World Soccer on Yahoo Sports

FIFA meets amid crisis over Garcia’s resignation

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — The FIFA executive committee is meeting Thursday amid a renewed crisis after the prosecutor it appointed resigned in protest over the handling World Cup bid investigation. View full post on World Soccer on Yahoo Sports

Soccer-Reus picks up hefty fine for driving without licence

(Updates with club reaction, more details) BERLIN, Dec 18 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund and Germany winger Marco Reus has been fined more than half a million euros for driving without a licence for years. The 25-year-old international, who has been advertising the club’s car sponsor and has also been in ads for a petrol company, [...]

Two-speed labor system in Qatar for 2022 World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Men crammed together, dozens to a room, on bunk beds so close they can reach over and shake hands. View full post on World Soccer on Yahoo Sports

Soccer-Liverpool’s Johnson out for a month with groin injury

LONDON, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Liverpool defender Glen Johnson will be out for around a month with a groin injury, British media reported on Wednesday. The 30-year-old tore his groin during the first half of Liverpool’s 3-0 defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday and according to the Liverpool Echo, the England defender [...]

FIFPro urges FIFA to probe Club World Cup game

HOOFDDORP, Netherlands (AP) — The international players’ union wants FIFA to investigate why a Club World Cup match was played on a potentially dangerous rain-soaked field in Morocco. View full post on World Soccer on Yahoo Sports

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