October 22, 2018

Former Cayman Islands Football Association secretary receives life ban and fine from FIFA

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Costas Takkas, former CIFA secretary and aide to former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb, has received a life ban from FIFA and a US$1.03M fine. See AP story below: FIFA life bans for 3 who pleaded guilty in US case ZURICH (AP) — FIFA’s ethics committee has imposed life bans on three officials for bribery […]

Cayman Islands attorney appointed to CFU

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Theresa Pitcairn appointed as administrative consultant to the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) By Dwight Fraser From IrieFM Pitcairn replaces former general secretary Neil Cochrane, whose contract ended at the end of July. Cochrane remained with the organization for an additional month to facilitate a smooth transition for his successor. Pitcairn, an attorney from Cayman Islands […]

The Editor Speaks: Corruption

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Is corruption everywhere? Even here in the Cayman Islands? If you are tuned in to the daily radio talk shows and listen to the promotional ads for these programmes you would answer ‘Yes’ there is corruption here. However, where is the proof? Years ago, proving corruption was difficult. In a lot of countries, where the […]

Soccer: Study- ‘Heading the Ball’ riskier for female players

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From Newsmax Brain damage from heading a football may be five times more extensive in women than men, said a US study Tuesday based on nearly 100 amateur players. The report in the journal Radiology suggested that sex-specific guidelines may be needed to guard against head injuries in football, or soccer as it is widely […]

Soccer-Former Caribbean boss Derrick’s ban cut to four years

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From Reuters ZURICH, July 31 (Reuters) – Former Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick’s ban from football for ethics violations has been cut from six years to four following an appeal, global soccer body FIFA said on Tuesday. Derrick, also a former general secretary of the Antigua FA, was banned by FIFA’s ethics committee […]

The World Cup showed how VAR will shape soccer’s future

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By Edgar Alvarez From engadget FIFA’s Video Assistant Referee tech has added a new dimension to the sport. For every football (aka soccer) fan, it doesn’t get any bigger than the FIFA World Cup. Every four years since 1930, the tournament has been held in different parts of the globe, and honestly, it hasn’t changed […]

RIP, ‘Pro Evolution Soccer’

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By Edgar Alvarez from Engadget I have a mild obsession with FIFA video games, largely because I like playing with official teams and players rather than fictional ones. But, I always gave Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) a chance. Two years ago, I even wrote that Konami’s title was actually better than EA Sports’, much to […]

FIFA World Cup is coming back to Concacaf region

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We are very excited and humbled that the FIFA Member Associations have entrusted the Concacaf region with the honor of hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup in its new extended format. This is a monumental victory for the Concacaf family, as the United Bid exemplified the strong collaboration, beyond politics and business, that currently exists […]

FIFA lifts suspension of Guatemalan Football Federation

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Miami (Thursday, May 31, 2018) – After months of arduous work by The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf), on May 31st, 2018, FIFA announced it has lifted the suspension imposed on the Federacion Nacional de Futbol de Guatemala (FEDEFUT). This action restores […]

Russia World Cup in ‘FIFA 18’

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‘FIFA 18’ let me live out my World Cup fantasies By Edgar Alvarez, From engadget EA Sports didn’t skimp on details with its free update for the game. It took a few tries, but I was finally able to lift the World Cup trophy with my beloved Mexico in FIFA 18. It wasn’t an easy […]