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Platini admits 1998 World Cup was fixed

Former UEFA president Michel Platini has claimed “a little trickery” was used in the 1998 World Cup draw to increase the chances of France and Brazil meeting in the final. Platini is currently serving a four-year ban from involvement in football – reduced twice from an original eight-year sanction – after he was found guilty of receiving a “disloyal payment” ...

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World Cup match-fixing scandal

ZURICH (AP) FIFA has banned a former El Salvador coach for two years for his role in offering players money to perform well in a World Cup qualifying game, and thereby help his native Honduras. FIFA says ethics committee judges found Ramon Maradiaga guilty of ”bribery and corruption” and failing to report the plot. El Salvador’s players were offered cash by a third ...

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Instructors’ course helping to develop futsal in Colombia

The legacy of the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup is still apparent in host country Colombia. A Futsal Instructors’ Coaching Course took place in Villavicencio from 16 April to 20 April, under the guidance of FIFA instructor Jose Maria Pazos Mendez. Part of a wider project which started during Colombia 2016, the course is designed to provide futsal instructors – leaders at ...

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World Soccer 100 Players of the Century

  As part of the discussion of the greatest athletes from all sports, including soccer, here is one view of the greatest football (soccer) players of the 20th century. This list of the 100 greatest football players of the 20th century was published in the December 1999 issue of World Soccer, an English language football magazine. Where is Messi? – This ...

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Messi Or Ronaldo: Who is leading the stats?

It’s the overarching debate that seems to govern world football; Messi or Ronaldo? Both have redefined the standards upon which all other players are measured. Witnessing parameters of what is capable in the sport stretch and widen to surreal has been the ultimate pleasure for fans. But you can always follow the current stats here: http://messivsronaldo.net/   Share This:

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Dear Ronaldo: Good Guy Messi Was There To Bid You Farewell

Dear Ronaldo, …Can’t get to start informal with you. This may not be an informal letter after all. You won a thing yesterday? Yeah, you made FIFA team 11 too. Good luck on that. You Portuguese have some things in common. I heard a Mourinho in your speech yesterday. Suddenly, after finally catching up, you’d technically give that Messi vs ...

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Not Ronaldo, not Messi, not Pele but President George Weah: Mirror, mirror, who’s got the fairest CV of them all?

    Won the Ballon d’Or, wore the captain’s band and coached the soccer team at the same time, became Uefa Champion’s league highest goal scorer in a season and was later democratically elected as president of his nation. There’s no footballer with such a CV on the planet. Ediale Kingsley capture’s this moment in history and names it notable ...

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ahMad Of Fire

Madagascar Football Association chief Ahmad has been elected Confederation of African Football president, ending Issa Hayatou’s 29-year rule. Share This:

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My 10 Cents About The Video Assistant Referee

By Ediale Kingsley You must have heard that the dudes in charge of dictating the pace and trends of football are contemplating the introduction of the VAR. Yep, Video Assistant Ref. Job’s pretty simple: like the already accustomed Goal Line Technology, the VAR will come handy in helping the center ref make the right decisions. It just so happened that ...

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