(WFI) Barcelona superstar also talks about the disappointment of his international career during interview.
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. 11 – FIFA inks a memorandum of understanding with the Brazilian FA for the implementation of a $100 million World Cup legacy fund.
August 19 – Russia is on a collision course with FIFA over the number of cities and stadiums it uses for the 2018 World Cup. By INSIDER’s Mark Bisson
July 25 – Vitaly Mutko, FIFA ExCo member and 2018 World Cup chief, says the Russia conflict with Ukraine will not be an issue for tournament preparations… Dutch FA rejects calls for boycott. Christian Radnedge reports.
July 25 – Coca-Cola was the most recognised 2014 World Cup brand, according to a new study… Manchester United unveiled Chevrolet-branded jerseys in their 7-0 trouncing of LA Galaxy… Hull City and West Bromwich Albion ink deals with betting companies.
July 16 – Brazil’s deputy minister of sport tells INSIDER there will be a positive legacy after the World Cup, and the stadiums will not become white elephants. By Christian Radnedge.
July 15 – The media weigh in on Germany’s World Cup title and the road ahead for Russia as it gears up to host the World Cup in 2018. Compiled by Nicole Bennett.
July 15 – Some of the best shots of action and players involved in the hugely entertaining 2014 World Cup final at Rio’s Maracana stadium. Compiled by Nicole Bennett, with photos from Christian Radnedge in Rio.
July 15 – Sepp Blatter hails the “boom, boom” attacking football as the key to a successful World Cup, rating the tournament 9.25 out of 10… The Swiss says FIFA must do more to fight racism and hopes disgraced Luis Suarez can shine again. Christian Radnedge reports from Rio.