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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Wednesday, May 7, 2014
FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke admits that FIFA has "been through hell" over this summer's World Cup, thanks in large part to Brazil's politicians. Speaking at an event in Lausanne on Tuesday, Valcke said: "In Brazil there are certain politicians who are against the World Cup, and the fact is ... Read the whole story
Helena Costa on Wednesday became the first female to coach a professional men's team in France when she was named coach of Clermont Foot of Ligue 2. Costa, 39, is the current coach of the Iranian women's national team, but has also worked as a scout for Scottish giant Celtic. ... Read the whole story
In an interview with Brazilian TV channel SporTV, Cristiano Ronaldo sounded off on Portugal's tough group at this summer's World Cup. When asked about his country's chances of becoming world champion, the Portugal captain pointed out that his team has landed in one of the tournament's most difficult groups, Group ... Read the whole story
Manchester City is reportedly furious with UEFA for being offered similar settlement terms to Paris Saint-Germain over the European governing body's new Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, as it emerged on Tuesday that both clubs face fines of nearly 50 million pounds ($84.8 million) in addition to restrictions on their ... Read the whole story
The Guardian is reporting that Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers, whose team dropped two crucial points Cyrstal Palace on Monday that could see it lose the Premier League title, has agreed in principle to a new contract with the club's owner, Fenway Sports Group, that would tie him to Anfield until ... Read the whole story
Former Fulham owner Mohamed Al Fayed said that Fulham was relegated from the Premier League this season due to the removal of his Michael Jackson statue last November. When Shad Khan bought the club last year, he immediately sought to have the 7ft 6in statue removed. Al Fayed, who was ... Read the whole story
Manchester United will wait until the end of the season on Sunday to officially appoint Louis van Gaal as its new coach, ESPN is reporting. The former Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach emerged as the favorite to succeed David Moyes, who was ousted last month, after the storied club ... Read the whole story
David Beckham wants to build a $250 million state-of-the-art open air stadium with 25,000 seats for his recently acquired Miami-based Major League Soccer team, but shipping interests and local authorities have opposed the current proposals to build it near the port of Miami for fear it would be disruptive to ... Read the whole story


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