July 31 – Jack Warner regains his parliamentary seat…Man Utd makes match available online… African Nations Cup profits beat projections… More inside.
7/1/2011 The Spanish footballing giants are the top-earning club with a $866,000 share of FIFA’s allocation of World Cup profits to 400 clubs from 55 member associations… Vauxhall Motors expected to be announced as major sponsor of Football Association next week… MLS newcomers Portland Timbers near season ticket sellout.
FIFA today announced another record for visitors to its website FIFA.com. On 15 June, 265 million pages were accessed by nearly 10 million visitors, when Brazil beat Korea DPR in their debut game. This builds on the total of 1.6 billion pages accessed by nearly 53 million individuals on FIFA.com in the first two weeks
Over the course of the opening weekend of the FIFA World Cup 2010™, Australian’s have come out in their numbers, not just to support the Socceroos but to be part of the world’s greatest sporting festival. Despite the late kick-off times for a domestic audience, more than 142,000 fans visited Sydney’s International FIFA’s Fan Fest
10/6/2010 David Beckham will boost the England 2018 World Cup bid when he appears at a bidding expo after today’s 60th FIFA Congress… Officials say transport gridlock is a “worry” ahead of opening match at Soccer City. WFI’s James Corbett reports from Johannesburg.
7/6/2010 Current world champions Italy and World Cup overachievers Paraguay are the latest countries profiled in our 32-team guide to the World Cup.
5/6/2010 Netherlands, one of the pre-tournament favourites, and Morten Olsen’s Denmark are the latest countries featured in our 32-team guide to the World Cup.
3/6/2010 Nelson Mandela’s appearance at the opening and closing matches of the World Cup is shrouded in uncertainty today… FIFA president Sepp Blatter visits Soccer City and opens International Broadcast Centre… England arrive at training base.
25/5/10 Strike action threatens power cuts and transport blockages during next month’s tournament… Al-Qaeda in Iraq issue a statement denying claims of a World Cup plot… Green Point set for FIFA handover… Qualifiers warm up matches… Maradona grabs more headlines.
11/5/10 FIFA admits it was forced to sign over a further $100 million to World Cup organizers in March in order to bring facilities up to scratch in time for next month’s tournament.