FIFA Soccer Funny Images

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in news |

 
I whipped up this article in a festive mood to loosen up a bit. For a change I made a write up for the much awaited event, that is, the World Cup with some funny images.

The contagious football fever will surely infect billions of fans from all four corners of the world as they cheer for their respective countries that made it into the Cup. Expect many to scream their lungs out or wave flags relentlessly.

The football fans and aficionados will be treated to an awesome spectacle as players are on their peak form to crisscross their way over defenders, make superb passes or score a goal that will surely bring the stadium down with too much noise and jubilation.

A win will inevitably spell great joy while a loss will result to dampened spirits.

There were a lot of great things that happened in the sports already and I think it is a high time to celebrate the human’s immense passion for the sports with these funny pictures:

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FIFA’s chief investigator escalates World Cup inquiry

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in news |

 
LONDON (Reuters) FIFA’s chief investigator is escalating his inquiry into the voting procedures for the 2018 and 2022 soccer World Cups which have been dogged by controversy.

Michael Garcia, a former New York attorney and head of the FIFA ethics committee’s investigative unit, will visit every country directly involved in the voting for the finals awarded to Russia for 2018 and Qatar for 2022.

The voting procedure for 2022 has never escaped widespread allegations of corruption or rule breaking. FIFA will this week consider whether to move the tournament to a new date, away from the fierce heat of a Qatari summer.

“I will conduct interviews in various places and I hope that those who have some information, even if they are not obliged to give me some, will agree to talk to me,” Garcia told weekly magazine France Football on Tuesday.

“My goal is to submit a report that covers the World Cup bidding and awarding process.”

A source close to the bidding process told Reuters: “It is very well known in FIFA circles what went on as far as Qatar was concerned.

“There was undoubted political interference, which is expressly forbidden by FIFA, and votes promised to one country were later switched to Qatar.

“The rules were ignored and now FIFA is left with a huge problem to clean up,” added the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Garcia will re examine allegations about the voting process which reached its climax in Zurich on December 2, 2010, when FIFA awarded the two finals on the same day, something FIFA president Sepp Blatter has since publicly admitted was a mistake.

Although there is no doubt Russia will stage the 2018 finals as planned, FIFA’s executive committee meets on Friday and could agree in principle to move the 2022 finals to a cooler time of year.

Blatter last week said the World Cup should “in principle” take place in June or July, but those two words do not feature in the clauses relating to the timing of the finals.

“The final competitions of the FIFA World Cup are scheduled to take place as follows: the 21st edition in June and/or July 2018; the 22nd edition in June and/or July 2022,” the document says.

The Confederations Cup, the eight team run through tournament held a year ahead of the finals, is scheduled for June in both 2017 and 2021.

Moving both the 2021 Confederations Cup and the 2022 World Cup could give FIFA a major headache.

Garcia has spent months compiling material and information and will begin his world tour in England on October 9, France Football reported on Tuesday.

England had high hopes of winning the right to stage the 2018 finals but was eliminated in the first round of voting.

An inquiry into the vote was held by the British parliament in 2011 following widespread allegations of bribery, corruption and political influence, all banned under FIFA’s strict guidelines.

Since 2010, a number of high profile members have left the executive committee following allegations of corruption.

Russia beat off joint bids from Spain/Portugal and the Netherlands/Belgium as well as England for 2018 while Qatar beat rival bids from the United States, Australia, South Korea and Japan for 2022.

A change of date could also invalidate deals with broadcasters, the magazine said, quoting Fox Sports reporter Leander Schaerlaeckens as saying: “Deals were signed for a summer World Cup”.

In 2011, Fox Sports agreed to pay a record $425 million for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.

A winter World Cup would be in competition with some of the network’s biggest assets such as the National Football League (NFL), and, if it was staged in January or February, the Winter Olympics and the Australian tennis Open. Thomson Reuters journalists are subject to an Editorial Handbook which requires fair presentation and disclosure of relevant interests.

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Cheap place to buy 2010 Panini Stickers FIFA World Cup Soccer Special Deal SIXTEENPacks of 2010 Panini Wo

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Great World Cup Collectible for all Soccer Fans WorldWide !This great package includes Sixteen (16) 2010 Panini South Africa FIFA World Cup Soccer Sticker Packs Plus an Official 2010 Panini South Africa FIFA World Cup Soccer Sticker Album! Each Factory Sealed sticker pack has 8 stickers. That is a Total of ONE HUNDRED TWENTY EIGHT(128) MINT World Cup Stickers ! Look for stickers of Landon Donovan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Kaka, David Beckham, Lionel Messi, and many more! The Sticker Album is HUGE and in MINT Condition

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