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Swiss widen FIFA money-laundering investigation
Swiss widen FIFA money-laundering investigation

The number of alleged money laundering transactions linked to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups bids won by Russia and Qatar has ballooned from 53 to 81.

Swiss widen FIFA money-laundering investigation
No 'easy' way back for humiliated Brazil: Dunga
No 'easy' way back for humiliated Brazil: Dunga

Exactly a year after their 7-1 World Cup humiliation by Germany, Brazil's once all-conquering football team appears as lost as ever and with no quick way back.

No 'easy' way back for humiliated Brazil: Dunga
Russia, Qatar face losing World Cups if bribery proven: FIFA official
Russia, Qatar face losing World Cups if bribery proven: FIFA official

Russia and Qatar could lose the 2018 and 2022 World Cups if irregularities are proven in them being awarded the hosting rights.

Russia, Qatar face losing World Cups if bribery proven: FIFA official
Valcke confirms Russia, Qatar will host 2018, 2022 World Cups
Valcke confirms Russia, Qatar will host 2018, 2022 World Cups

FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke on Friday confirmed Russia and Qatar will host the World Cups in 2018 and 2022 respectively.

Valcke confirms Russia, Qatar will host 2018, 2022 World Cups
S.Africa ex-president denies FIFA World Cup bribe claims
S.Africa ex-president denies FIFA World Cup bribe claims

South Africa's former president Thabo Mbeki joined government officials in denying allegations that the country paid bribes to secure the right to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

S.Africa ex-president denies FIFA World Cup bribe claims
S.Africa allegedly paid $10 mn to host World Cup: US
S.Africa allegedly paid $10 mn to host World Cup: US

South African officials paid more than $10 million in bribes to host the 2010 World Cup and handed over a briefcase stuffed with $10,000 stacks of banknotes in Paris.

S.Africa allegedly paid $10 mn to host World Cup: US
FIFA scandal: McDonald's, other World Cup sponsors concerned
FIFA scandal: McDonald's, other World Cup sponsors concerned

Key World Cup sponsors including McDonald's, Adidas and Budweiser expressed strong concerns after global football body FIFA was enveloped by a new corruption scandal.

FIFA scandal: McDonald's, other World Cup sponsors concerned
Kazakhstan's Poltoranin finishes 2nd at Italian Tour de Ski
Kazakhstan's Poltoranin finishes 2nd at Italian Tour de Ski

Kazakhstani skier Alexey Poltoranin has arrived second at the Tour de Ski 15-kilometer classic race.

Kazakhstan's Poltoranin finishes 2nd at Italian Tour de Ski
Yuliya Galysheva ©Roza Yesenkulova
Kazakh mogul skier wins gold at World Cup stage in Finland

Kazakh athlete Yuliya Galysheva has won a gold medal in dual moguls at Freestyle Skiing World Cup held on December 13 in Ruka, Finland.

Kazakh mogul skier wins gold at World Cup stage in Finland
FIFA fully supports 2018 World Cup in Russia: Blatter
FIFA fully supports 2018 World Cup in Russia: Blatter

World football boss Sepp Blatter said that FIFA categorically backs Russia's staging of the 2018 World Cup and praised its preparations.

FIFA fully supports 2018 World Cup in Russia: Blatter
Russia okays $150 mn to subsidise World Cup venues
Russia okays $150 mn to subsidise World Cup venues

The Russian government approved rules on subsidising construction of infrastructure for the 2018 football World Cup.

Russia okays $150 mn to subsidise World Cup venues
Top beauties of World Cup 2014 Final
Top beauties of World Cup 2014 Final

Kazakhstan's sport website Vesti.kz has selected the most beautiful fans of World Cup 2014 Final.

Top beauties of World Cup 2014 Final
Norberto Odebrecht. Photo courtesy of wikimedia.org
Brazil construction magnate Norberto Odebrecht dies at 93

Norberto Odebrecht, founder of the Brazilian construction company behind large-scale infrastructure projects including several World Cup stadiums, was buried Sunday after dying of heart failure. He was 93.

Brazil construction magnate Norberto Odebrecht dies at 93
One of the memes inspired by Robin van Persie's memorable goal
20 postcards from 2014 World Cup

The World Cup in Brazil has ended but the memories will stay with us for a long time.

20 postcards from 2014 World Cup
Putin inherits World Cup baton, promises 'unforgettable' 2018
Putin inherits World Cup baton, promises 'unforgettable' 2018

Russia's President Vladimir Putin vowed "an unforgettable football feast" when his country hosts the 2018 World Cup.

Putin inherits World Cup baton, promises 'unforgettable' 2018
Football: World Cup history for Germany as Goetze sinks Argentina
Football: World Cup history for Germany as Goetze sinks Argentina

Mario Goetze scored a superb extra-time winner as Germany beat Argentina 1-0 to become the first European team to win a World Cup held in South America.

Football: World Cup history for Germany as Goetze sinks Argentina
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World Cup boosts TV sales in football-mad Southeast Asia

Sales of flat panel televisions across Southeast Asia rose sharply in May as demand soared in the football-crazy region ahead of the World Cup, a report said.

World Cup boosts TV sales in football-mad Southeast Asia
Argentina in the final: Brazil's Cup nightmare deepens
Argentina in the final: Brazil's Cup nightmare deepens

Brazilians might have thought that their World Cup nightmare couldn't possibly get any worse -- and then bitter rivals Argentina reached the final in their own backyard.

Argentina in the final: Brazil's Cup nightmare deepens
Football: Disaster for Brazil as Germany run riot

Brazil's World Cup dream was smashed into oblivion Tuesday as majestic Germany ran riot to win an extraordinary semi-final 7-1, sending the hosts crashing to the worst defeat in their 100-year footballing history.

Football: Disaster for Brazil as Germany run riot
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India's Reliance looking into black market for World Cup tickets

India's largest private company Reliance Industries said it was investigating how costly World Cup tickets it had bought ended up on the Brazilian black market.

India's Reliance looking into black market for World Cup tickets