At Luzhniki stadium, which was first opened in 1956 but is now being completely overhauled for the World Cup, leaving only the facade intact, construction workers were incredulous about the Fifa investigation and the calls to cancel the 2018 World Cup. “How can they? We had an agreement. We need to take out the Americans, and the English too,” a worker who would give his name only as Fedul said. “Just let them try … If they cancel it, we’ll get even.” … [Read more...] about Fifa scandal fallout: Russia in disbelief over threat to World Cup 2018
Has england won a world cup
When Steele reported his findings, members of the bid team were predictably alarmed. England was doomed, Steele felt certain; it was never going to beat a country like Russia, which was clearly prepared to do anything to avoid a humiliating defeat on the world stage. But the former spy then had a second thought. The information he had been developing on Russia and Fifa was highly specific, but also unique and potentially valuable – perhaps extremely so. It would be a shame to see it go to waste. And it just so happened that Steele could think of another potential client for that information: the FBI. … [Read more...] about How Russia won the World Cup
“Can I extend my never-ending sympathy for the West Ham fans who trekked north in 1990 to watch their team in the Milk Cup semi-final first leg. It was at Oldham. That was bad enough but the weather was typically Oldham. They reached the ground soaking wet because of the lack of public transport (it hasn’t changed) and then stood on the Rochdale Road End which had no roof (that’s changed). It rained for the full 90 minutes. What could go wrong? The Hammers were only facing Oldham. Six-nil to the Latics! Oh we laughed in the Chaddy End, especially me; an ex-patriot Londoner and Chelsea fan. OK, so it was one of my best matches but I can do empathy” – Peter Holford. … [Read more...] about They would do anything (furlough) but they won’t do that
4. Bojo was deaf until the age of eight Bojo was severely deaf as a child because of glue ear - a condition where the ear canal fills with fluid that can cause temporary hearing loss. … [Read more...] about How old is Boris Johnson and what is his net worth?
'The site is within the predominantly residential area where there is a presumption in favour of development, this is providing the proposals do not have a detrimental impact on the amenity of neighbouring properties or on the amenity of the area. … [Read more...] about Glam-chester City! Inside Manchester football star Kyle Walker’s £3.5m Cheshire six-bed mansion with marble hot tub and five-a-side pitch – as he wins battle with neighbours over building 13ft high wall