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KEIR RADNEDGE: LITTLE SUBSTANCE BEHIND THE SMILE

Russia’s football leaders could learn a lesson from Liverpool. If the issue is racial discrimination or abuse do not bury your head in the sand and dive into denial mode. Thursday this week was Anti-Discrimination Day. This would have been … Continue reading

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KEIR RADNEDGE: FIFA’S WORLD CUP PROGRESS-CHASER

Remember the FIFA reforms? Sepp Blatter’s project to come up with the answer to life, the universe and everything? Good news is that proposals for change will emerge from a multiplicity of task forces at the world federation’s congress in … Continue reading

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Ronaldo becomes new face of Brazil 2014  The former Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Corinthians star was officially unveiled here today as the new face of the Organising Committee of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The two-time World … Continue reading

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Corruption case leads to Brazilian sports minister’s resignation  Brazil’s Minister for Sport Orlando Silva came under investigation for corruption charges earlier this week. He faced allegations that he took more than $20 million from public money intended for social programmes … Continue reading

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Sao Paulo awarded Brazil 2014 Opener  FIFA have given Sao Paulo the honour of hosting the Brazil 2014 World Cup opener, ending months of speculation that stadium financing and construction troubles would mean South America’s largest city would be overlooked … Continue reading

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KEIR RADNEDGE: PREPARATION MATTERS, FOOTBALL MATTERS

Brazil 2014 was never going to be easy. This is a vast land – as FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke once said: “Not so much a country, rather a continent” – and the complications of taking the World Cup back there … Continue reading

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