July 14 – FIFA blocks Barcelona from publicly presenting their new $128 million signing Luis Suarez due to his four-month ban from all football-related activities.
July 14 – FIFA says Brazil 2014 proved to be a “social, mobile World Cup” as more than a billion fans interacted across its official digital platforms.
On the day of the Final, the winners of the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy outshine everything and everyone else. For the fourth time in the history of the FIFA World Cup, Germany have laid hands on the most prized trophy in football. But away from the action itself, a number of outstanding players have been
July 13 – Germany beat Argentina 1-0 to win a thrilling World Cup final… Heavy police presence ahead of the final, with VIPs including Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Dilma Rousseff and IOC chief Thomas Bach in attendance. Christian Radnedge reports from Rio.
July 13 – FIFA backs scandal-hit ticketing partner Match… Four Germany players on shortlist for Golden Ball award… Italian Nicola Rizzoli, criticised for favouring Argentina in clash with Belgium, refs today’s final. Christian Radnedge reports from Rio.
July 11 – Liverpool sell Luis Suarez, the disgraced Uruguay striker at the centre of the World Cup’s biggest controversy, to Barcelona for $128 million… FIFA’s Jim Boyce wants divers sent off… Argentine FA sanctioned. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 9 – Many Brazil fans were left despondent after their side was destroyed 7-1 by Germany in the World Cup semi-final – but there were some who maintained that there was a bigger picture. Christian Radnedge reports from Rio.
July 9 – IOC president Thomas Bach was in celebratory mood after Germany’s 7-1 trouncing of Brazil but he will have to temper his euphoria when he heads to Rio today. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Lausanne.
Ray Whelan has been released from police custody and will assist the police with further enquiries. MATCH have complete faith that the facts will establish that he has not violated any laws. MATCH will continue to fully support all police investigations, which we firmly believe will fully exonerate Ray. In the meantime, Ray Whelan, as
July 8 – FIFA confirm no positive doping tests so far at the World Cup… Director of FIFA VIP ticketing agency Match Hospitality arrested in ticketing probe. Christian Radnedge reports from Rio