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FIFA Report Clears Qatar To Host World Cup; Report Contains Erroneous Details, Says Investigator

FIFA today announced that after an 18-month investigation by former New York district attorney Michael Garcia, there is not sufficient evidence to justify stripping either Russia or Qatar of the 2018 or 2022 World Cups. German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert ruled that there was not enough evidence to justify re-opening the […]

Russia Unveils Official Emblem For World Cup 2018

The Organizing Committee for the 2018 FIFA World Cup has unveiled the official emblem in Moscow. “The launch of the Emblem is a wonderful event to kick things off and I’m certain that the World Cup will be a success here in four years,” said FIFA President Sepp Blatter. See more — […]

Russia vs South Korea, Starting Lineups and Open Thread

For viewers in the United States, here’s where you can watch the game between South Korea vs Russia (6pm ET/3pm PT kickoff time). • English language: ESPN and WatchESPN • Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online • Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes+ Starting line-ups: Russia XI: Akinfeev, Ignashevich, Glushakov, Kokorin, Berezutskiy (c), Shatov, Zhirkov, Samedov, Fayzulin, […]

World Cup 2014: Group Stage Predictions – E to H

We’ve already covered our Group Stage predictions for World Cup Groups A through D. And now we still have four more groups to cover in this predictions bonanza. Let’s not waste any more time shall we, and dive straight in. Group E: Switzerland, France, Ecuador & Honduras Switzerland, under German […]

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Premier League Links Of The Day: December 16, 2010

Short documentary found by the guys at Off The Post. Thoughts on the modern day footballer from some young lads. Here’s the links: Lengthy EPL preview [Global Football Today] Shawcross return [Dirty Tackle] Player profile Ian Taylor [Three Match Ban] Fantasy – The Pundit [Barclays Premier League] Wenger looks for […]

Real Madrid will be without Ronaldo, James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos this weekend

Real Madrid will be without Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos for this weekend’s game against fourteenth-placed Eibar. After being one booking away from a one-match ban, all three players picked up yellow cards during the team’s 2-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday. James was booked in the […]

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 32: Open Thread

Five matches are on deck today in the Premier League with plenty to choose from depending whether you like to watch the race for UEFA Champions League qualification, the escape from relegation or both. The only shame is that all of the games today overlap, so either you’ll miss a lot […]

Interview: Andy Brassell

Where it regards what BBC Radio 5 Live overnight presenter Dotun Adebayo has termed ‘Brazilian shirt names,’ Andy Brassell has gone by many in his professional career. ‘Top Brass.’ ‘The Lion of Lyon.’ ‘(Getting Down To) Brass Tacks.’ Even once, on a night when he was on 5 Live’s World […]

Switzerland Game A Welcome Distraction For Rooney

Wayne Rooney will represent England against Switzerland in the midst of a media storm that is threatening to overshadow England’s 4-0 demolition of Bulgaria. While most would expect Rooney to struggle under the pressure, it would be just like him to return to form with a bang and do all […]

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Klopp says transfer committee ‘not a problem,’ had similar structure at Dortmund

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed suggestions he cannot work with the club’s transfer committee. The existing set-up, implemented by owners Fenway Sports Group to ensure some sort of continuity with signings, was a constant frustration for predecessor Brendan Rodgers. However Klopp, used to a similar structure at former club Borussia […]