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FIFA banks record revenue of $2B in 2014, turns profit of $337M from Brazil’s $15B World Cup

AP and Business Insider ZURICH (March 20) — The World Cup’s commercial power led to record revenue of $2 billion for FIFA last year, with $337 million in profits coming from the four-year cycle leading up to the 2014 soccer tournament in Brazil. Continue reading

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Blatter disses Messi – undeserving of World Cup Golden Ball

Ver imagen en TwittertelSUR (Oct. 30) – At press conference in Russia Wednesday, FIFA president, Sepp Blatter said that Lionel Messi did not deserve the Golden Ball award for best player in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Continue reading

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Germany’s Ozil, World Cup winnings, and Gaza

Germany's Mesut Oezil (L) and Lukas Podolski celebrate after the 2010 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match between Argentina and Germany at the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa 03 July 2010 |Marcus Brandt dpa

Germany’s Mesul Oezil (L) and Lukas Podolski celebrate after the 2010 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match between Argentina and Germany at the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa 03 July 2010 |Marcus Brandt dpa

2014 FIFA World CupGerman international footballer and Arsenal FC player Mesut Ozil is reportedly donating his World Cup earnings to the children of Gaza amid the Israeli bombing campaign that has claimed at least 214 lives since July 7 at the time of publishing this report.

Ozil, who is of Turkish origion, made the annoucement after Germany’s World Cup triumph according to various news websites. Continue reading

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A terrific World Cup

THE Brazil World Cup 2014 is over. After 63 matches and 31 days of competition, the 20th edition of the FIFA World Cup ended with Germany’s 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday July 13It was a great final match of the tournament. Overall, we were very happy with how competitive and close a game it was.

Germany won the World Cup for the fourth time in Brazil, 2014.

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Israeli missile kills eight watching World Cup semi-final at café

Gaza health ministry says most of at least 100 killed in Israeli air strikes are non-combatants, half are women and children

Remains of the Fun Time Beach bar at Khan Younis beach, Gaza, where nine friends were watching the World Cup when they were struck by a fatal Israeli strike | Robert Tait, Telegraph

Remains of the Fun Time Beach bar at Khan Younis beach, Gaza, where nine friends were watching the World Cup when they were struck by a fatal Israeli strike | Robert Tait, Telegraph

Khan Younis (July 10) – They never lived to see the final score.

Inside the Fun Time Beach café on Gaza’s Mediterranean shore, nine friends and siblings gathered around a portable television powered by a generator to watch Argentina take on Holland in the semi finals of the World Cup. Continue reading

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Neymar backs friend Messi against Germany

If one is to believe the monopoly sports media, the people of Argentina and Brazil are at each other’s throats. Is this the reality? Brazilians call Argentines “hermanos” (brothers), they have an intense football rivalry, and their leading athletes are promoting respect and solidarity. 

Neymar and Messi with their kids at Barcelona

Neymar and Messi with their kids at Barcelona

AFP (July 12) – Tearful Brazil star Neymar says he is prepared to set aside the historical rivalry between South America’s two footballing heavyweights as he wants four-time world footballer of the year Lionel Messi to win the World Cup when Argentina meets Germany in tomorrow’s final. Continue reading

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Note from Fidel regarding his June 23 message to Maradona

Source: Granma International

fidel 5Yesterday I wrote Diego Armando Maradona, a renowned Argentine leading figure in the history of football, who via Telesur has offered us his opinions about the development of the world football competition.

As a sports fan, I sent a message to the Argentine star, who has additionally been an excellent friend of the Revolutions in Venezuela and Cuba. Continue reading

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