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World Cup set to bring in more than $4bn, Can FIFA ride the wave of negative publicity and keep football’s financial juggernaut on course?

London, June 9, 2014: Is the World Cup, Fifa’s cash cow, losing its lustre? FIFA’s global showpiece is set to open against a backdrop of street protests, corruption claims, deaths of construction workers and the rise of national and international club competitions: But Sportcal, the sports market intelligence company, reveals in the

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FIFA World Cup 2014 will be kicked off from June 12. By: Rashid Ali Siddiqui

Karachi – Pakistan, June 03, 2014: FIFA World Cup 2014 will start from June 12 through July 13 with action-packed matches thrilling the spectators. Brazil and Croatia will participate in the opening match at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo on 12 June. Germany will become the first team to reach 100

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AFC Expresses Concern over Anti-Corruption Commission Intervention

Malaysia, May 26, 2014: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) wishes to express its concern in respect of the intervention by the Anti-Corruption Commission of the Republic of Maldives to investigate alleged misconduct in the sale of tickets of the AFC Challenge Cup tournament currently being held in the Maldives. While the AFC Challenge

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THE APPEAL OF JOSIP SIMUNIC (Croatian football player) IS REJECTED

Lausanne, May 12, 2014: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rejected the appeal filed by the Croatian football player Josip Simunic against the decision of the FIFA Appeal Committee issued on 21 February 2014. The CAS confirmed the sanction imposed by FIFA against the player, who remains suspended for ten official matches, the

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Gambia suspended from all competitions for two years

Cairo, May 3, 2014: The Executive Committee of the Confederation Africaine de Football under the chairmanship of CAF President, Issa Hayatou met on 29 and 30 April 2014, at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. Fifteen (15) points were on the agenda including revision of the regulations of the Orange Africa Cup

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AFC President Sheikh Salman marks one year in office amidst continuing reform, reunification

Kuala Lumpur, May 2, 2014: Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has vowed to build on the positive achievements over the past year as the FIFA Executive Committee member from Bahrain marks his first anniversary as AFC President on Friday. Under the banner of unity and with a mission to reunite a

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CAF signed the Framework Agreement on the organization of the AFCON, Morocco 2015 with the FRMF

Rabat – Morocco, Apr 22, 2014: The Confederation of African Football (CAF) signed the Framework Agreement on the organization of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Morocco 2015 with the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) on Monday, April 21, 2014 in Rabat Morocco. CAF was represented by its 2nd Vice President,

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ExCo approves expanded AFC Asian Cup finals

Kuala Lumpur, Apr 16, 2014: In order to give opportunity for more Member Associations to be part of Asia’s flagship competition, the AFC Executive Committee on Wednesday decided to approve a proposal to increase the number of teams in the AFC Asian Cup from 16 to 24 from the 2019 edition. The

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Media accreditation process open for 64th FIFA Congress

Zurich, Apr 15, 2014: FIFA is pleased to announce that the application process for media accreditation for the 64th FIFA Congress in São Paulo on 10 and 11 June 2014 is now open on the FIFA Media Channel. The deadline for accreditation applications is 14 May 2014. The FIFA Congress and opening

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UEFA appoints VERO Communications to support international communications and media relations

London, March 27, 2014: The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the governing body of European football, has today appointed VERO Communications to help develop and support its international communications activities. VERO is pleased to announce this partnership as UEFA completes its 38th Ordinary Congress in Astana, Kazakhstan. Working closely with UEFA