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FIFA Council hails Russia 2018 World Cup as best in history

By ethan / October 26, 2018

The FIFA Council has praised the Russia 2018 World Cup as the best in the event’s history, as officials discussed the tournament and its success at a meeting in Kigali, Rwanda. Russian Local Organizing Committee chief Alexey Sorokin told TASS that council members had “unanimously” recognized the event as the best in World Cup history. […]

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FIFA to block plans for Barcelona v Girona La Liga game in US

By ethan / October 26, 2018

The FIFA Council dealt a damning blow to plans for a Spanish La Liga fixture to be held in the US, with president Gianni Infantino saying the body had “clear views” that domestic games should be played in their home countries. Plans have been made for Barcelona to meet Girona in a La Liga game […]

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FIFA: No Saudi govt funding for new tournaments

By ethan / October 25, 2018

FIFA says funds for planned new tournaments will not come from Saudi government sources, amid increased scrutiny of the kingdom over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. World football’s governing body is seeking to raise funds for two new tournaments, including a controversial expanded Club World Cup, with speculation […]

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Modric moments: A look at The FIFA Best Men's Player’s best bits

By ethan / September 26, 2018

Luka Modric clinched the FIFA Best Men’s Player trophy on Monday night, capping a season of Champions League success and a World Cup final. Here, RT Sport takes a look at the Croatian captain’s best moments of a phenomenal year. READ MORE: Modric beats Ronaldo & Salah to claim FIFA men’s player of the year […]

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'Bravo Luka! Deserved!' – Croatia president Grabar-Kitarović congratulates Modric on FIFA Best award

By ethan / September 25, 2018

Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović has congratulated national team captain Luka Modric on his FIFA Best Men’s player award with a “bravo” message to her official Facebook page. READ MORE: Modric beats Ronaldo & Salah to claim FIFA men’s player of the year award “Bravo Luka – deserved! Captain, congratulations on your choice for the best player in […]

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Modric beats Ronaldo & Salah to claim FIFA men’s player of the year award

By ethan / September 24, 2018

Croatia and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has won the FIFA award for the best men’s player of the year, beating fellow nominees Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah to claim the award for the first time. Modric, 33, topped the vote for the accolade, which is decided on by the national coaches of FIFA Member […]

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Salah beats Ronaldo & Bale to win FIFA Puskas Award for goal of the year (VIDEO)

By ethan / September 24, 2018

Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah has won the FIFA Puskas Award for goal of the year for his individual effort for club team Liverpool against local rivals Everton at Anfield in December last year. Salah topped the vote on the official FIFA website from a list of 10 candidates, with fans opting for the Liverpool striker’s […]

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Credit Suisse lambasted by financial watchdog over FIFA money laundering

By ethan / September 17, 2018

Switzerland’s financial supervisor FINMA says one of the country’s largest banks, Credit Suisse, failed to properly oversee its anti-money laundering procedures for FIFA, as well as Brazil’s and Venezuela’s state oil companies. According to the regulator, the banking multinational showed serious “deficiencies” in its attempts to counter illegal financial activities when dealing with soccer’s ruling […]

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