Wenger, 70, said last night: “My objective, as well as Fifa’s, is to continuously think about ways to improve our game. … [Read more...] about Arsene Wenger’s attempts to fix offside shambles blocked by FA and Fifa
And the Swiss authorities also halted their investigation into allegations of bribery in connection with the media rights for the 2026 and 2030 World Cups after Fifa confirmed last month it had reached an “amicable agreement” not to proceed with its own internal case. … [Read more...] about PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi charged over bribery scandal linked to Sardinia villa bought by axed ex-Fifa chief Valcke
The latest group to take industrial action over pay were staff at Rio's two main airports, Galeao and Santos Dumont. They have launched a go-slow, but promised to maintain 80% of the usual service, raising the risk of delays for the 600,000 foreign fans expected to visit Brazil during the tournament. A small group of airport workers briefly blocked traffic outside the Galeao international airport on Thursday morning, adding to the delays. … [Read more...] about Anti-World Cup protests in Brazilian cities mark countdown to kick-off
The Football Leaks website, created by anonymous whistle-blowers from Portugal, first went online in 2015. In 2016, a trove of emails, contracts and private messages were obtained exclusively by Der Spiegel, and the German news magazine has sought to deal with the volume of information it's received by sharing it with an investigative reporting consortium called European Investigative Collaborations. … [Read more...] about Football Leaks: The next installment?
"We can assure the family that a full inquiry will be taking place in the near future, and those involved in any in appropriate behaviour will be severely reprimanded and reminded of their obligations and responsibilities whilst representing Bow Street Football Club and to themselves as individuals. … [Read more...] about English World Cup supporters living in Wales tormented by ‘racist’ abuse over St George’s World Cup flag