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  1. December 5, 2013

    Slow progress for Brazil’s World Cup

    An overhaul of the stadium that will host the opening of the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil will be ready less than two...

  2. November 17, 2013

    Qatar labour standards review casts shadow on World Cup plan

    Qatar sought to ease controversy over conditions for workers building venues for the 2022 World Cup as it unveiled the first...

  1. October 4, 2013

    Fifa to begin ‘deep’ consultation over Qatar World Cup 2022

    Fifa will have to factor in compensation claims from sponsors, broadcasters and domestic leagues in deciding whether to move...

  2. October 3, 2013

    Fifa feels the heat over Qatar World Cup choice

    Fifa president Sepp Blatter and his senior colleagues meet in Zurich on Friday to discuss football’s awkward question: what...

  3. July 31, 2013

    Blatter says World Cup stadium work will run to last minute

    Fifa president Sepp Blatter said he did not expect Brazil to complete stadium construction work for next year’s World Cup...

  4. July 18, 2013

    Fifa’s Sepp Blatter backs moving Qatar World Cup to winter

    Sepp Blatter, Fifa president, has thrown his weight behind the idea of moving the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to the winter,...

  5. July 18, 2013

    Fifa questions Brazil as 2014 World Cup host

    Relations between Brazil, the host of next year’s football World Cup, and Fifa, the football governing body, have never been...

  6. May 31, 2013

    Reforming Fifa: off target

    Oh, they do like to be beside the seaside. Fifa, the governing body of world football, has been holding its annual congress...

  7. March 24, 2013

    Support for Russia-Ukraine football tie-up

    Plans to merge the top divisions of the Russian and Ukrainian football leagues have won further support from club owners...

  8. beyondbrics

    February 1, 2013

    Argentina's Globant: international innovation

    MIT, Stanford and Harvard may have written case studies about his company but Martín Migoya, CEO of Globant, an...

  9. beyondbrics

    October 1, 2012

    Putin: quit smoking and drinking, watch the World Cup

    Vladimir Putin has been holding forth about what Russia will gain by investing billions of dollars in preparations for the...

  10. June 8, 2012

    Advisers allege Fifa ethics panel sexism

    Fifa will not allow women to sit on a key ethics committee to investigate allegations of wrongdoing within football’s...

  11. MBA blog

    April 4, 2012

    From the Super Bowl to a chilli cook-off

    Albert Einstein, when asked to explain his theory of relativity said; “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it...

  12. March 30, 2012

    Fifa rapped over handling of graft claims

    Fifa’s handling of a raft of bribery and vote-rigging allegations was inadequate and the sanctions it imposed on wrongdoers...

  13. March 23, 2012

    Fifa urged to appoint investigator

    The man given the task of planning reforms for Fifa has called for the creation of an independent investigator to...

  14. March 23, 2012

    Can this man fix Fifa?

    Fifa may yet regret choosing Mark Pieth to clean it up. The cheery Swiss criminologist might actually do the job – and a lot...

  15. beyondbrics

    March 20, 2012

    Game over for Brazil's Teixeira

    WANTED: Sweet-natured Latin American to replace Ricardo Teixeira on FIFA’s executive committee. Must have experience of...

  16. March 12, 2012

    Brazil’s scandal-hit football chief quits

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Ricardo Teixeira, the head of the Brazilian Football Confederation and the man charged with organising the...

  17. beyondbrics

    January 21, 2012

    The weekender

    This week on beyondbrics: The World Bank warns that a Lehman-style financial shock could cripple EMs; mixed reactions to...

  18. January 19, 2012

    Fifa must show a red card to corruption

    Sport is the embodiment of a fundamental principle: achievement through merit. It is often the only way for people born into...

  19. beyondbrics

    January 19, 2012

    Brazil World Cup: trouble brewing

    For many football fans the world over, half the fun of match day is having a beer with your mates. In Brazil, that pleasure...

  20. December 11, 2011

    Construction groups race for Doha contracts

    British construction companies are scrambling to win lucrative contracts in Qatar as the gulf state gears up for the 2022...

  21. November 30, 2011

    Fifa lacks corruption controls, says report

    Fifa has no systematic controls to deal with corruption and its financial reporting is inadequate, according to a report...

  22. November 27, 2011

    Fifa eyes football fans’ goal software

    Most football fans content themselves with moaning in the pub or on a radio phone-in when a controversial decision goes...

  23. November 17, 2011

    Blatter’s gaffes

    It has not been a good year for Fifa. In May, football’s governing body was rocked by allegations of the use of bribery in...

  24. November 9, 2011

    Fifa to let players wear poppies

    A row over Fifa’s refusal to allow England’s footballers to wear poppies on their shirts at Saturday’s friendly...

  25. October 25, 2011

    AB InBev renews Fifa World Cup sponsorship

    Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s biggest brewer by sales, said on Tuesday that it had extended its sponsorship of the Fifa...

  26. beyondbrics

    October 18, 2011

    Brazil: football chief under fire again

    Brazilian soccer boss Ricardo Teixeira is under the microscope again amid reports that the country’s federal police have...

  27. October 4, 2011

    Carillion seeks Middle East expansion

    Carillion aims to double Middle Eastern revenues to £1bn over the next five years as it shifts away from the moribund UK...

  28. September 3, 2011

    Bridgepoint beats rival Infront bidders

    Bridgepoint, the private equity group, is set to acquire Infront Sports & Media, the Swiss agency that sells media rights...

  29. September 2, 2011

    Libyans flock to see Gaddafi’s homes

    As Hisham al-Jawhari rummaged through rubble in the basement darkness of Colonel Muammer Gaddafi’s burnt house, he denounced...

  30. August 22, 2011

    How England bowled out India on a budget

    Sport and business may often be uncomfortable bedfellows. The recent problems at Fifa, the world football’s governing body,...

  31. July 24, 2011

    Bin Hammam challenges Fifa lifetime ban

    Mohamed bin Hammam accused Fifa of carrying out an act of “revenge” after the football governing body imposed a life ban on...

  32. July 6, 2011

    IOC voting on 2018 Winter Olympic host

    The three contenders to host the 2018 Winter Olympics will learn on Wednesday which city has won when the International...

  33. July 5, 2011

    MPs accuse Fifa over bribery scandal

    Fifa has shown near contempt over its handling of allegations made in parliament of unethical behaviour by four senior...

  34. June 22, 2011

    Fifa report ties bin Hammam to bribery

    There is “compelling” evidence that Mohamed bin Hammam used bribery during his bid to become president of Fifa and that...

  35. June 21, 2011

    Fifa abandons Warner bribery investigation

    Fifa has dropped its investigation into Jack Warner, one of two executive committee members suspended last month over...

  36. June 17, 2011

    European football increases pressure on Fifa

    Fifa came under renewed pressure to deal with its ongoing corruption crisis after Uefa, European football’s governing body,...

  37. June 16, 2011

    Anti-corruption: Technology key to catching fixers

    Another quarter, another betting scandal. This time a Fifa football referee has been accused of wrongdoing after suspicious...

  38. June 3, 2011

    I never thought I’d pine for the old guard

    The first sports administrator I encountered when I started in local journalism was secretary of the county Football...

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