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    1. 6 hours ago

      Fifa corruption probes: a summary

      There were dramatic off the field events in Switzerland on Wednesday for Fifa, football’s governing body. We bring you up to...

    2. 7 hours ago

      Two corruption investigations engulf Fifa

      The two investigations engulfing Fifa — one by the Swiss attorney-general and the other by the US Department of Justice —...

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      8 hours ago

      Fifa's day of reckoning

      Charges of corruption have swirled around Fifa for many years. Now with the arrest of senior officials at football’s world...

    2. 8 hours ago

      Timeline: Fifa World Cup corruption case reopened

      The arrest of high-ranking Fifa officials in connection with alleged corruption at world football’s governing body has blown...

    3. 14 hours ago

      US indicts 14 over ‘rampant’ Fifa corruption

      Fifa executives took bribes worth well over $150m in a culture of “rampant, systemic and deep-rooted” corruption, US...

    4. February 24, 2015

      Fifa recommends winter 2022 World Cup

      Fifa’s World Cup in Qatar looks likely to be shifted from the summer months of 2022 to November and December of that year,...

    5. January 30, 2015

      What happened to the lost World Cup?

      Last May I was staying at the Ritz in London for the first and only time in my life. Guy Oliver, who works for Fifa’s...

    6. December 19, 2014

      Fifa to publish controversial report into World Cup bids

      Fifa has decided to publish the controversial report into World Cup bidding allegations, but the scale of publication and...

    7. November 26, 2014

      Britain calls on Fifa to publish World Cup bid report

      The culture secretary has called on Fifa to make public the findings of its inquiry into the bidding to host the 2018 and...

    8. November 24, 2014

      Wanda and Providence weigh bids for Infront Media

      At least two Chinese groups are weighing bids for Infront Media, the Swiss sports marketing group run by the nephew of...

    9. November 14, 2014

      Brussels launches sliding tackle against Fifa

      The EU’s top sports official is urging Fifa to come clean with findings from its corruption investigation, in a warning that...

    10. November 13, 2014

      Fifa World Cup bid report turns into game of two halves

      Even by Fifa standards, it was a day of dramatic accusations and recriminations. More evidence of strange goings-on that...

    11. November 13, 2014

      The farce at Fifa that shames global football

      There is no more controversial organisation in sport today than Fifa. For the past four years, the governing body of world...

    12. November 13, 2014

      The contested findings of the Fifa report into World Cup bids

      Fifa’s attempt to release only parts of an investigation into alleged corruption in the 2022 World Cup bidding backfired...

    13. November 13, 2014

      Fifa in turmoil over Qatar World Cup bid

      Fifa’s attempt to clear Russia and Qatar to run the next two World Cups was plunged into controversy when the man chosen to...

    14. November 12, 2014

      Qatar accused of ‘dragging its feet’ on labour reform ahead of World Cup

      Qatar has come under renewed criticism for alleged labour abuses ahead of its hosting of the 2022 World Cup, with Amnesty...

    15. July 14, 2014

      Ecstatic Germans celebrate World Cup victory

      Germany is celebrating its World Cup victory with a thousand parties. They began at 23.36 German local time on Sunday, when...

    16. July 14, 2014

      Baby-faced Götze swivels and scores to crown a reinvented Germany

      Germany deserved this title – perhaps not for the final, in which they were at times outplayed by the Argentine underdogs,...

    17. July 13, 2014

      Argentina hangs its head in dismay after World Cup loss

      Silence fell in Buenos Aires when Germany scored the goal in the closing minutes of extra time that led to their 1-0 World...

    18. July 13, 2014

      Götze wins World Cup for Germany in extra time

      RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Germany won the World Cup for the fourth time on Sunday when substitute Mario Götze volleyed in a...

    19. July 11, 2014

      Brazil after the World Cup

      In the end, Brazil did not get the golden outcome it had hoped for: a sixth World Cup victory. The national team’s drubbing...

    20. July 11, 2014

      World Cup is a good bet for Spreadex

      The World Cup should prove to be a bonanza for Spreadex, a spread betting and fixed odds operator, with the company...

    21. July 11, 2014

      Brazil’s World Cup collapse eludes banks’ best minds

      Brazil’s shocking 7-1 defeat in this week’s World Cup semi-final left behind 200m miserable Brazilians – and a host of...

    22. July 10, 2014

      Some Argentines excel, but others would be odd World Cup victors

      Watching Argentina’s coach Alejandro Sabella, one is strangely reminded of the actor Peter Sellers. In the 1979 film Being...

    23. July 9, 2014

      What the British can teach Brazil about football

      Being British, I have little experience of how it feels to define your nation by sporting success. There have been odd...

    24. July 9, 2014

      Brazil poll contenders fear World Cup hangover

      Brazil mourns World Cup rout Like millions of other Brazilians on Wednesday morning, Giovani Machado woke up wishing the day...

    25. July 9, 2014

      Eight lessons rock-bottom Brazil need to learn from the best

      Ten years ago this week, the German team was at rock bottom. It had exited Euro 2004 without beating anyone, not even...

    26. July 8, 2014

      Brazil shell-shocked by World Cup horror show

      Brazil mourns World Cup rout It’s hard to think of a bigger humiliation in sporting history than Brazil 1 Germany 7....

    27. July 8, 2014

      Van Gaal’s tactical acumen faces Messi challenge

      As Holland and Costa Rica headed for a penalty shootout on Saturday, I got a text message from the Dutch journalist Hugo...

    28. July 8, 2014

      Three cities on shortlist to host 2022 Winter Olympics

      Beijing, Oslo and Almaty have been shortlisted to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the three remaining cities in a bidding...

    29. July 7, 2014

      Brazil’s Fred and Germany’s Müller are footballing opposites

      Each has an unmistakable physique. Germany’s forward Thomas Müller, with long skinny legs above tiny socks, looks like a...

    30. July 6, 2014

      World Cup performance is poor test of transfer value

      A month ago nobody wanted the Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa. He had just finished bottom of the French league with the...

    31. July 3, 2014

      Bridge collapse mars Brazilian World Cup

      At least two people were killed and 20 injured in Brazil following the collapse of an overpass being built for an urban...

    32. July 3, 2014

      World Cup: Things are looking up for Colombia on and off the pitch

      Sometimes, a football team just happens to embody a country’s story. That is the case in Colombia right now. Off the field,...

    33. July 3, 2014

      I can stomach America’s soccer loss

      After the US was knocked out of the World Cup in Brazil this week, I was calm, cool and collected. I took it like the man I...

    34. July 3, 2014

      World Cup cheer for Dilma Rousseff premature as Brazil poll looms

      It is an unlikely line-up of speakers: a metro employee, students with matching dreadlocks, a woman from a nearby slum and a...

    35. July 2, 2014

      Before World Cup battle with Germany, France at peace with itself

      The word “Seville” is enough to trigger the traumatic memory in a French football fan. In the Spanish city in July 1982,...

    36. July 2, 2014

      World Cup sets US live streaming record

      The World Cup has become the most streamed live sporting event in the US, as Americans tune in to this year’s tournament on...

    37. July 1, 2014

      World Cup: Teams lacking shootout data will pay the penalty

      “Neymar is not an incredible guy for kicking penalties,” says Ignacio Palacios-Huerta, economist at the London School of...

    38. June 30, 2014

      World Cup: Performances fail to meet Belgians’ expectations

      You don’t often see outbreaks of Belgian nationalism, but there’s one going on now. Belgium’s opening victory in the World...

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