Sepp Blatter hits out at 'racist' British media and plot to destroy Fifa

Blatter lashed out against the critics of football’s world governing body in two defiant speeches, finally breaking his silence over the corruption crisis to engulf the organisation he leads ahead of the World Cup in Brazil. Fifa has been under mounting pressure over the emergence of new evidence linked to its decision to award the […]

Blatter told not to stand for re-election next year

Uefa executive committee member Michael van Praag says he told Blatter he should not be a candidate for re-election because Fifa’s reputation has been so damaged during his presidency. While the likes of FA chairman Greg Dyke and David Gill were also critical of Blatter’s regime. Van Praag says “people link Fifa to corruption and […]

Danny Welbeck: I can't dance like the Brazilians

Are you enjoying  samba dance ? “Yeah, I am, I’m really enjoying it. Obviously it’s only the second day we’ve been here, and we’ve really enjoyed the first couple of days. Going to training today, this morning, it was hot but we’ve prepared ourselves well for these conditions The Three Lions squad on Monday visited […]

Jordaan: South Africa’s legacy lives on

And now, Brazil is preparing to do the same in just three short days. While the World Cup competition may only span the course of a month, its legacy has the ability to last forever. When evaluating the impacts of hosting a World Cup, the way in which the event affects the Host Country once […]

FIFA Setting the record straight

Ensuring that the World Cup has a positive impact on the host country is crucial and FIFA runs a variety of activities to contribute to a positive and lasting football, environmental, economic and social legacy. Staging a global sporting event is a complicated and challenging process for FIFA and the host nation and it can […]

France, Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador and Honduras land in Brazil

“I’m excited to be in Brazil for the FIFA World Cup”, said French coach Didier Deschamps. “We had a good preparation and the players are ready to go. They look forward to playing in the Maracana stadium as well, where our third group match will be.” The French squad then travelled to Ribeirao Preto, in […]

Slimani: Algeria want to make history

“Algeria has never got past the first round, so that’s our goal,” he told FIFA.com. “We are flying to Brazil with ambitions. It will be our fourth appearance at the finals. We all know about the victory against [West] Germany in 1982 with the likes of [Rabah] Madjer, [Salah] Assad or [Lakhdar] Belloumi. We all […]