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FIFA World Cup actually boosted productivity at work

The whole world’s attention was on the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The television ratings scored huge points during the games as a significant portion of world population turned their television on for the games.
In the Media by Milton Este

FIFA's U-20 Women's World Cup is ready to take over Canada Special

The World Cup may have reached its conclusion Sunday afternoon, but the soccer craze surfacing throughout the country will remain for the rest of the summer, as Canada is set to host the seventh edition of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
Digital Journal Report by Tyrrell Meertins

World Cup: Europe or South America, the balance of power shared

Brazil has seen the best World Cup for decades — skilful play, last-gasp goals, smaller nations nearly upsetting the big boys and most of all a direct split between Europe and South America as to who holds the balance of power.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

United States v Belgium — brief preview

Salvador - Just over 24 hours from now, the United States Men's National Team will stare down the barrel of elimination for the first time at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
In the Media by Mike Rossi - 3 comments

Suarez tells FIFA he didn't bite but fell on Chiellini; fans mock

In a written statement to FIFA as they were investigating his bite on the shoulder of Italian defender Georgio Chiellini, Uruguay star Luis Suarez said it was all an accident. Clearly, FIFA refused to chew on his story long as they still suspended him.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Journalists claim FIFA heads secrectly doubled their salaries

Usually when you drop your pay you add benefits. FIFA leaders allegedly did the opposite and cut their benefits but raised their own pay in response.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Pubs to lose out as Spain crashes out of the FIFA World Cup

It seems not only football fans in Spain are disappointed at Spain's loss to Chile in the FIFA World Cup. Local bars, shops and restaurants will apparently be losing out on a whole load of loot as locals lose interest in the matches.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Holland squeak past Australia as van Gaal sticks to his script

In the first half, Holland looked like a shade of the side that thrashed Spain. Louis van Gaal’s side created very few chances and was pulled into a battle with group minnows –– a label that was awarded based on overall talent –– Australia.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins

USA wins battle in wide areas to sink Ghana

Jurgen Klinsmann couldn’t ask for a better start when Clint Dempsey’s impressive individual goal handed the USA a lead over Ghana 32 seconds into their third consecutive World Cup match.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins - 5 comments

World Cup 2014: How far will the Italian team spirit take them?

Manaus - England lost to Italy in Brazil's Amazon on Saturday after the Azzurri team won 2-1 in their first Group D match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Just how far will the Italian team spirit take Italy in this year's World Cup matches?

Blatter ready for new term as FIFA boss

Braz - Sepp Blatter is ready to seek a new term as FIFA's president, he announced Wednesday, ignoring calls from top European officials to stand down as controversy engulfs football's governing body.
In the Media by Talek Harris (AFP)

Op-Ed: Deschamps' France requires harmony to avenge Zidane's curse

It was a controversial climax to a World Cup final. Florent Malouda’s cross into the box was controlled on the chest by Gennaro Gattuso, and a quick exchange with Andrea Pirlo saw the midfielder lay the ball off to Fabio Grosso to clear Italy’s lines.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins

FIFA Congress stung by Blatter resign calls

Braz - Football rulers hold their annual congress on Wednesday amid calls from top European football for president Sepp Blatter to end his reign as FIFA president and damaging corruption accusations against Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid.
In the Media by Philippe Grelard, Talek Harris (AFP)

Op-Ed: Hodgson's sprightly England squad could surprise many in Brazil

Optimism has filtered throughout England over the past few months. There was never a dull moment in the Premier League as young promising English talent blossomed in a season where anything was possible.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins

Op-Ed: Lionel Messi and Argentina face pressure to deliver in Brazil

Lifting the World Cup in the Maracana would exceed Argentina’s previous triumphs on the international stage. It would surpass Diego Maradona’s world-renowned display in 1986, and Mario Kempes’ goals in 1978 would be a distant afterthought.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins - 1 comment

Marco Reus and Franck Ribery set to miss World Cup

Germany and France's World Cup hopes both suffered severe blows as Marco Reus and Franck Ribery are the latest casualties that will miss this summer’s tournament in Brazil.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins

FIFA Lawyer’s cup probe involves meetings in Australia

As part of an extended probe into corruption allegations over choosing the 2022 World Cup host city, FIFA special investigator Michael Garcia quietly met with FFA officials in Sydney.
In the Media by Simon Crompton

Op-Ed: Why Joachim Low's Germany need to win the World Cup

It’s now or never for Joachim Low. Low’s German squad –– that now boasts an average age of 24.6 years –– need to lift their fourth World Cup in the Maracana on July 13.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins

Op-Ed: Brazil is capable of meeting high expectations at World Cup

Brazil needs to win this summer's World Cup. Unlike other nations competing in football’s global showcase, second place is not an option for Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins

Pressure mounts for new 2022 World Cup vote

Paris - FIFA announced on Monday its probe into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup host bids would be completed by June 9 as the corruption row over Qatar's controversial winning bid intensified.
In the Media by Timothy Witcher (AFP)

Pressure mounts for new 2022 World Cup vote

Paris - Pressure mounted Monday for FIFA to call a new vote on the 2022 World Cup hosts with Australia declaring that corruption accusations against controversial winners Qatar were a "serious development".
In the Media by Timothy Witcher (AFP)

Op-Ed: Will Brazil’s World Cup be fixed?

At the time of writing, the 2014 World Cup is under 50 days away from taking its first breath in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It is, in truth, a competition like no other.
In the Media by Philip Jeffery - 1 comment

FIFA says lessons to learn after Brazil delays

Bras - FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said Thursday the organization had to learn from delays which have posed a series of headaches in the run-up to the World Cup in Brazil.
In the Media by Chris Wright (AFP)

FIFA has $1.4 billion cash pile to fall back on

FIFA has increased its cash pile to $1.432 billion after making a profit again last year, justifying the sum as a safety net should a World Cup have to be canceled.
In the Media by Reuters

FIFA committee members interviewed by ethics chief

Members of FIFA's executive committee are being interviewed by ethics chief Michael Garcia, who is investigating the decision to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar respectively.
In the Media by Reuters

2022 World Cup investigation after former FIFA boss paid by Qatar

The Qatar 2022 World Cup bid has been besmirched by yet another allegation of corruption, as it has been reported that a former FIFA executive accepted money from a Qatari organisation, following their successful bid.
In the Media by Daryl Hammond

Kick U.S. out of World Cup, Russian politicians tell FIFA

Two Russian politicians are demanding the United States be kicked out of this year's World Cup and has its membership of world soccer's governing body FIFA terminated.
In the Media by Dmitriy Rogovitskiy (Reuters)

Op-Ed: The future of advertising lies within video games

Although there are no commercial breaks in video games, there is no shortage of advertising and product placement within the gaming world.
In the Media by Adam Dawson

Op-Ed: Adam Lallana justified his World Cup credentials at Wembley

It was a night at Wembley that many supporters have become accustomed to witnessing: a dull performance, mixed with wretched, yet cautious tactics, and underachieving Premier League stars — this is England’s national team in a nutshell.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins

Brazil has left FIFA with a huge challenge says Valcke

FIFA has been left with a huge challenge following Brazilian delays in building stadiums for the 2014 World Cup, secretary general Jerome Valcke said Saturday.
In the Media by Brian Homewood (Reuters)
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Canadian midfielder Josh Simpson (right) ponders his options while being watched by defenders Cristian Arrieta (left) and Scott Horta (centre)
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A man holds a scarf reading the name of Germany's midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger as German fans gather in front of a stage installed for a victory parade of Germany's football national team on July 15, 2014 at Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate
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Canadian striker Olivier Occean goes up for a ball along with Puerto Rican goalkeeper Brandon Saldana
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Germany Vs. Argentina 4-0 from Berlin Kulturbrauerei, Prenzlauer Berg - Fifa World Cup 2010.
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Canadian striker Olivier Occean lunges forward to knock the ball just out of Byron's reach for the first goal of the game
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Running out of celebratory words.. :o)
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Canadian forward Tosaint Ricketts (centre) lies on the pitch after knocking the ball underneath Byron to increase Canada's lead to 4-0 in the 88th minute
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Lionel Messi displaying his treble of FIFA World Player Awards
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Lionel Messi displaying his treble of FIFA World Player Awards
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Canada s starting line-up: Back row (l-r) David Edgar  Kenny Stamatopoulos  Adam Straith  Josh Simps...
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Canada's starting line-up: Back row (l-r) David Edgar, Kenny Stamatopoulos, Adam Straith, Josh Simpson, Olivier Occean, Dwayne De Rosario. Front row: Tosaint Ricketts, Patrice Bernier, Will Johnson, Ashtone Morgan and Nik Ledgerwood.
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Spain Vs. Holland from Berlin
Spain Vs. Holland from Berlin
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Canadian striker Simeon Jackson (right) pushes the ball forward as Puerto Rican defenders close in on him
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Canada s Starting lineup: Back row (l-r): Lars Hirschfeld  David Edgar  Adam Straith  Josh Simpson  ...
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Canada's Starting lineup: Back row (l-r): Lars Hirschfeld, David Edgar, Adam Straith, Josh Simpson, Dwayne De Rosario and Simeon Jackson. Front row: Ante Jazic, Nik Ledgerwood, Terry Dunfield, Ian Hume and Julian de Guzman
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A delegation from the ITUC holds up a banner for a campaign asking FIFA to reconsider its awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
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The Berlin's Olympic Stadium
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Brazilians stay longer at bars outside of stadiums to drink says the BBC, making these areas more difficult to police.
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Demonstrators burn a mock World Cup trophy in Brasilia on June 23  2014
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Demonstrators burn a mock World Cup trophy in Brasilia on June 23, 2014
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Germany - Ghana from Berlin (FIFA World Cup 2010)
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Celebrations in Spain
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