The governing body of football, FIFA has been under heavy scrutiny and the main reason of this was due to the scandals and proof of corruption that was discovered.
The decision to award Russia with the chance of being the hosts for the approaching 2018 World Cup is one that has been criticized by the media and there were allegations that cash as well as gifts was awarded to executive members of FIFA in order to secure the bid despite what the voting results could have resulted with.
This ended up with a number of FIFA officials being banned while others were arrested.
Brazil reached a milestone as their Ministry of Tourism recorded that over 6 million tourist travelled to the South American country in 2014 and this was mainly due to the 2014 World Cup which was held in different regions around Brazil but that eventually reached it’s end in Rio de Janeiro which is where the last match was played with Germany facing off with Argentina and claiming a 1-0 triumph over the team of Lionel Messi.
South Korean national football team coach Uli Stielike says that the players have already been warned about the prospect of complacency in the upcoming game against Laos.
Frank Lampard and Jose Mourinho both worked together during their time at Stamford Bridge and the English midfielder praised Mourinho for what the manager has done.
Jose Mourinho is a very controversial figure in the world of football as the Portuguese tactician is an outspoken manager who is not afraid on voicing his mind. During the managerial career of Mourinho, he has been fined for €200,000, has been given touchline bans and a number of other things.
Sepp Blatter has defended the prospect of Russia hosting the next World Cup despite several calls for FIFA to boycott in this tournament due to the violence in the region.
The 2014 edition of the World Cup ended a few months ago with Germany lifting the prestigious title and it has recently been revealed that certain club has earned more than £600,000.
Clubs are rewarded for the number of players who attended the previous international tournament and the higher amount of performer that there is, is better for the particular club. This system was initiated during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and continues rolling on
After Louis Van Gaal’s resignation as Holland manager, Ronald Koeman was the man who was believed to take over.
The 51-year old had himself said in the media that he was interested in the job. But, the officials of the Netherlands association had other ideas.
Instead of giving the job to Koeman, they decided to give it to Guus Hiddink who was comparatively older in age.
Hiddink had been in charge of the Oranje previously as well for three years in the nineties. So because of that past experience, the decision makers would have considered him a suitable man for the job.
That disappointment of finishing on the losing side in the final match of the World Cup 2014 is still there in the heart of the Argentina skipper Lionel Messi.
Messi said that while talking to the reporters in the press conference yesterday after his team suffered a 0-2 loss to Brazil in a friendly.
According to the 26-year old, to see the World title drift away after coming so close was a painful feeling and it would take years for that anger and disappointment to go out of the system.
Many people opposed the idea of introducing certain types of technology in Soccer as they stated that it could do more damage than good as well as ruining the ‘’essence’’ of the most watched and played sport in the entire world.
Group D was believed to be the group of death in the FIFA World Cup 2014. There were three strong teams in the group i.e. England, Italy and Uruguay and it was hard to predict which two out of these three would be able to make it to the knockouts.