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It's Sepp Blatter vs Prince Ali for FIFA job as Figo, van Praag pull out

May 22, 2015

It's Sepp Blatter vs Prince Ali for FIFA job as Figo, van Praag pull out

Luis Figo and Michael van Praag pulled out of the FIFA presidential election race on Thursday, leaving Jordan's Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein as the only challenger to incumbent and runaway favourite Sepp Blatter. #Sports #football #KickingAround #Lus Figo #Michael van Praag #Prince Ali #FIFA election
U-17 World Cup stadia should be ready nine months prior to event: FIFA

May 21, 2015

U-17 World Cup stadia should be ready nine months prior to event: FIFA

The stadia hosting the 2017 U-17 football World Cup matches in India will have to be ready at least nine months before the start of the showpiece event, visiting FIFA representatives said here today. #Sports #football #FIFA #KickingAround #FIFA U-17 World Cup #Stadia
Still no reforms for migrant workers' conditions in Qatar, says Amnesty International

May 21, 2015

Still no reforms for migrant workers' conditions in Qatar, says Amnesty International

Qatar is failing to deliver on reforms for its migrant workers a year after the wealthy Gulf nation announced plans to improve conditions for low-paid labourers building its highways, hotels, stadiums and skyscrapers, Amnesty International has said. #World #NewsTracker #FIFA #Qatar #migrant workers #FIFA World Cup Qatar #Migrant Worker Conditions #Sepp Blater
BBC journalists, investigating migrant workers for FIFA World Cup, arrested in Qatar

May 18, 2015

BBC journalists, investigating migrant workers for FIFA World Cup, arrested in Qatar

A reporting crew spent two nights in a Qatari prison after being arrested while trying to meet migrant workers in the nation that will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the British broadcaster said on Monday. #BBC #London #NewsTracker #FIFA #Qatar #AP #2022 FIFA World Cup #Mark Lobel
It's time for a change at FIFA, Blatter knows absolutely nothing: Maradona

May 05, 2015

It's time for a change at FIFA, Blatter knows absolutely nothing: Maradona

Maradona, 54, who was voted along with Pele the joint-best player of the 20th century by FIFA in 2000 #Sports #football #FIFA #Sepp Blatter #Diego Maradona #KickingAround #FIFA Elections
Explaining third party ownership and how banning it affects football's crazy transfer market

Apr 30, 2015

Explaining third party ownership and how banning it affects football's crazy transfer market

TPO can be defined as an economic arrangement whereby a football club sells a percentage of a players future transfer value to a third party. #football #Carlos Tvez #FIFA #KickingAround #Football Transfers #Marcos Rojo #TPO #FIFA bans TPO
Joseph Blatter backs Jeffrey Webb as potential FIFA president

Apr 19, 2015

Joseph Blatter backs Jeffrey Webb as potential FIFA president

FIFA president Joseph Blatter has suggested that Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) boss Jeffrey Webb has the potential to become the leader of world football's governing body. #NewsTracker #FIFA #CONCACAF #Joseph Blatter #Jeffrey Webb
FIFA Rankings: India jump 26 spots to 147th position

Apr 09, 2015

FIFA Rankings: India jump 26 spots to 147th position

India move up 12 spots to 24th among 46 nations in the rankings among the Asian countries. #Sports #India #football #KickingAround #AIFF #FIFA Rankings #India FIFA Ranking
All of Africa will vote for Blatter, says president of Confederation of African Football

Apr 07, 2015

All of Africa will vote for Blatter, says president of Confederation of African Football

The head of African football says his entire continent will back Sepp Blatter for re-election as FIFA president next month. #Elections #Sports #football #FIFA #Sepp Blatter #KickingAround #Issa Hayatou #president of the Confederation of African Football
Maradona blasts Pele for 'Beethoven' comment

Mar 26, 2015

Maradona blasts Pele for 'Beethoven' comment

Diego Maradona kept up his attack on fellow World Cup winner Pele on Thursday by mocking the Brazilian legend's suggestion that he was the Beethoven of football. #Barcelona #Pele #FIFA #SportsTracker #Maradona #Keith Richards #beethoven