Last “Maracanazo” survivor invited to World Cup draw

Last “Maracanazo” survivor invited to World Cup draw

The draw will be held on Dec. 6 in the northeastern Brazilian city of Salvador, one of the 12 tournament venues. The last living member of Uruguay’s shock 1950 World Cup victory in Brazil, known as the “Maracanazo”, has been invited by FIFA to attend the December draw for the 2014 finals. “It was nice(…)

Xabi Alonso suffers foot injury, could be out for 3 months

Xabi Alonso suffers foot injury, could be out for 3 months

  Real Madrid will be without Xabi Alonso for around three months after the veteran midfielder broke the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot in training on Wednesday. The 31-year-old Spanish midfielder only recently returned to full match fitness after missing Spain’s Confederations Cup campaign due to a groin problem. Alonso’s injury was confirmed(…)

Germany’s Klose to retire from international football after World Cup

Germany’s Klose to retire from international football after World Cup

Veteran Germany forward Miroslav Klose has said that he is likely to retire from international football next summer following the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The 35-year-old forward has scored 67 goals in 128 games for Germany, leaving him in striking distance of the German record of 68 goals set by Gerd Muller. Klose is also(…)

Sale of FIFA World Cup tickets begins

Sale of FIFA World Cup tickets begins

The much awaited sale of FIFA World Cup tickets has started on 20th August, 2013. Fans from around the world can now purchase the tickets through the official website of FIFA. As announced by FIFA, a total of 3 million tickets will be on sale during 3 different phases of sale. The first round of sales, which began on(…)

We deserve the 2022 World Cup: Qatar to FA

We deserve the 2022 World Cup: Qatar to FA

Hitting back  at the English Football Association, Qatar’s football leaders said that they deserved a chance to host the 2022 World Cup. New English Football Association chairman Greg Dyke had earlier angered the Qataris by arguing that the heat in Qatar could be “very dangerous” and a summer World Cup in Qatar would be “impossible”.(…)

Awarding 2022 World Cup to Qatar a ‘blatant mistake,’ FIFA member says

Awarding 2022 World Cup to Qatar a ‘blatant mistake,’ FIFA member says

Theo Zwanziger, member of the FIFA’s executive committee has said that the decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup was a “blatant mistake” and that even moving it to avoid summer temperatures wouldn’t be ideal. Theo Zwanziger, also the former German soccer federation president, told SportBild that a suggestion by FIFA President Sepp Blatter to play the tournament(…)

FIFA to use goal-line technology at the 2014 World Cup

FIFA to use goal-line technology at the 2014 World Cup

FIFA has announced that it will use the goal-line technology (GLT) in the next year’s World Cup to be held in Brazil. GoalControl, a German firm, will provide the goal-line technology system at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Surprisingly, FIFA chose GoalControl-4D over three other firms: GoalRef and Cairos, which both use magnetic sensor fields; and Hawk-Eye,(…)

FIFA World Cup 2014 Ball

FIFA World Cup 2014 Ball

FIFA has announced the name of the Official Match Ball for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The FIFA World Cup 2014 ball will be called the Adidas ”Brazuca”. The name was selected by a public vote that received responses from more than 1 million Brazilian football fans, with 70% of the votes going to ”Brazuca”. Adidas, the official(…)

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