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World Cup ‘slaves’ scandal: Qatar holds 2 UK rights researchers over ‘emigration violations’
Qatari authorities have confirmed they are holding two British researchers who are investigating the 2022 World Cup facilities, which is linked with a scandal over poor working conditions and dozens of deaths of foreign workers.

07.09.2014 14:08

FIFA president calls foul, says 2018 World Cup will stay in Russia
The president of FIFA, Sepp Blatter, says there is no chance of the 2018 World Cup being taken away from Russia. This came after calls from politicians to move the event because of Russia’s supposed role in the Ukrainian conflict.

03.09.2014 19:02

​Now do it for Israeli kid! Calls on Lionel Messi to balance his support of Palestine children
Netizens are trying to get soccer ace Lionel Messi to honor a four year-old boy, who was killed by a missile fired by Hamas. The child idolized the Barcelona star. Earlier Messi had spoken out about the plight of Palestinian children.

25.08.2014 13:29

UEFA won’t recognize Crimean clubs playing in Russian league
European football’s ruling body UEFA said that the three Crimean Republic clubs that have joined Russian competitions this season will not have their games officially recognized.

22.08.2014 19:07

​Zlatan Ibrahimovic gives $50,000 to help Swedish learning difficulties team make World Cup
Footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has donated $50,000 to help the Swedish learning difficulties team compete at the INAS World Football Championships in Brazil. The team had only wanted a signed shirt, but in the end got far more than they had hoped for.

13.08.2014 16:45

Foreign soccer players must speak Russian – Duma plan
A leftist lawmaker is preparing a bill to impose new legal restrictions on athletes who receive Russian citizenship in order to represent Russian clubs and national teams. If it is approved all soccer players might be forced to learn Russian.

31.07.2014 13:20

Pro-Gaza protesters attack Israeli team during soccer match in Austria
A friendly between the Israeli and French football team in Austria turned ugly, after several pro-Palestinian protesters stormed the pitch and attacked the Israeli players.

24.07.2014 10:18

UEFA sides with Shakhtar Donetsk as club’s players go AWOL
European football’s governing body UEFA has sided with Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk in their dispute with six South American players who refused to travel back to Donetsk, citing safety reasons, following a training camp in Switzerland.

22.07.2014 14:44

Football superstars donate their World Cup prize money
The World Cup may be over for Germany and Argentina, but players on both teams are putting their cash winnings to good use by donating them to worthy causes.

17.07.2014 01:53

Assange filmed ‘cross training’ with footballer-turned-actor Eric Cantona (VIDEO)
Julian Assange ‘cross trained’ with former Manchester United footballer Eric Cantona sweating on Assange’s treadmill. The whistleblower’s rendezvous left journalists guessing what the deal is behind the two as the video of them training emerged online.

16.07.2014 15:21

Russian comedian’s pitch invasion at World Cup final goes viral on YouTube
A Russian prankster stunned social media across the globe on Sunday night as he ran on to the pitch as Germany was playing Argentina in the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro. His popularity soared, with his YouTube page soaring to over 6 million hits.

14.07.2014 08:27

Brazil hands over World Cup to Russia at Rio’s Maracana Stadium
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff symbolically handed over the World Cup to her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Sunday, as Russia is set to host the 2018 tournament. The two were joined by FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

13.07.2014 22:10

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