(WFI) Barcelona superstar also talks about the disappointment of his international career during interview.
Oct. 24 – A strong social media push propelled a wolf named Zabivaka to victory in the mascot race for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Aug. 16 – Joao Havelange is credited with transforming FIFA into a multi-billion dollar business but his legacy is tainted by corruption. Mark Bisson reports.
June 3 – FIFA attorneys say ex-FIFA bosses Sepp Blatter, Jerome Valcke and Markus Kattner got insider deals worth millions.
Feb. 12 – Two weeks before the presidential election, FIFA’s top judge bans former secretary general Valcke for 12 years for misconduct relating to a World Cup ticketing scam, abuse of travel expenses and destruction of evidence. Mark Bisson reports
Nov. 27 – FIFA’s ethics committee recovers 48 of 65 watches handed out to top football officials last summer in a breach of federation rules. They have been donated to NGO streetfootballworld.
Nov. 12 – Rio 2016 Olympic football tournaments kick off in Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro, with the finals at the Maracana.
Sept. 18 – FIFA is plunged into further turmoil after secretary general Jerome Valcke is suspended amid allegations linking him to a World Cup ticketing scam. Mark Bisson reports.
March 16 – Despite FIFA concerns about using Amazon capital Manaus for Rio 2016, it was on Monday named as one of six Olympic football cities. Mark Bisson reports.
Feb. 12 Rio 2016 says Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Manaus, Sao Paolo and Salvador are eligible to host matches for the 2016 Olympic football tournament.