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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.
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.
Russia and Qatar could lose the 2018 and 2022 World Cups if irregularities are proven in them being awarded the hosting rights.
FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke on Friday confirmed Russia and Qatar will host the World Cups in 2018 and 2022 respectively.
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.
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.
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.
Kazakhstani skier Alexey Poltoranin has arrived second at the Tour de Ski 15-kilometer classic race.
Kazakh athlete Yuliya Galysheva has won a gold medal in dual moguls at Freestyle Skiing World Cup held on December 13 in Ruka, Finland.
World football boss Sepp Blatter said that FIFA categorically backs Russia's staging of the 2018 World Cup and praised its preparations.
The Russian government approved rules on subsidising construction of infrastructure for the 2018 football World Cup.
Kazakhstan's sport website Vesti.kz has selected the most beautiful fans of World Cup 2014 Final.
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.
The World Cup in Brazil has ended but the memories will stay with us for a long time.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin vowed "an unforgettable football feast" when his country hosts the 2018 World Cup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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