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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 — […]

Like Sochi, the West’s Smear Campaign Against Russia’s 2018 World Cup Won’t Work

In the latest of brewing Cold War sentiments between the US and Russia, controversial Republican Senator John McCain recently reissued a demand to pull the plug on Russia’s right to host the World Cup in 2018. Speaking to ESPN/ABC podcast Capital Games program, McCain asked whether it was “appropriate to […]

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, […]

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The Transformation of Liverpool Under Kenny Dalglish

Since returning to the managerial spotlight at Anfield, Kenny Dalglish has set about constructing a Liverpool team with a solid core and an old-fashioned British mentality. Although several of Liverpool’s squad possess overseas passports, the transformation of the sides core has a particularly home-grown feel. At the back we can expect to see […]

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