December 11, 2017

Costa Rica, Mexico & Panama learn World Cup opponents

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From CONCACAF A general view of the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia at the State Kremlin Palace on December 1, 2017, in Moscow, Russia. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images) MOSCOW – The Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup took place on Friday at the State Kremlin Palace. CONCACAF’s trio […]

Fifa loses nearly £300m in 2016 and scheduled to lose further £400m in 2017

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World football governing body Fifa lost nearly £300m in 2016 and is scheduled to lose close to £400m in 2017. Legal costs related to the corruption scandal which engulfed the organisation and “ill-considered previous investments” contributed to the losses. The latest financial results follow a loss of nearly £100m in 2015. Fifa forecasts a financial […]

2016 Swammy Awards: Caribbean/Central AM. Female Swimmer of the Year

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From Swim Swam 2016 Swammy Awards: Caribbean/Central AM. Female Swimmer of the Year – ALIA ATKINSON Jamaican Alia Atkinson had a fantastic 2016 in her specialty, sprint breaststroke. Her year was highlighted by two world records, one in the 50 SCM breast and one in the 100 SCM breast. Her story in the 100 breast in short […]

Panama named host for 2017 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship

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Twelve teams to compete for regional championship and four available spots in the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 Miami, FL (Monday, July 25, 2016) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced that Panama will host the 2017 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship, scheduled for April 21 to May 7, […]

Bermuda: Bascome quits after Caribbean Cup loss

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From The Royal Gazette Andrew Bascome has stepped down as Bermuda coach after his team’s elimination from the Scotiabank Caribbean Cup in Cayenne, French Guiana. Bermuda needed to defeat French Guiana to keep their hopes alive of advancing to the third round of the competition, but came unstuck against a “far superior side” and were […]

FIFA: A World Cup of FRAUD

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From Sportsmanagementdegreehub.com A look at FIFA’s ongoing corruption problem Everything FIFA sized is big [#estimated global fans per sport][7] Soccer — 3.5 billion Cricket — 2.5 billion Field Hockey — 2 billion Tennis — 1 billion Volleyball — 900 million Table Tennis — 850 million Baseball — 500 million Golf — 450 million Basketball — 400 […]

WICB vice president hits out at Darren Sammy

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From Cricbuzz Emmanuel Nathan, West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) vice-president, lashed out at Darren Sammy for his scathing comments against the cricket board following West Indies’ win in the T20 WC 2016, terming it “irrelevant, demeaning, insulting and unfortunate”. “To spoil what was a tremendous achievement for the Caribbean civilization with comments that are totally […]

Germany pledged millions to tainted official Jack Warner for vote: Report

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By Agence France-Presse By NDTV SP RTS Jack Warner, former CONCACAF head, was offered bribe as well as several other perks by the German Football Federation, in return of votes for the hosting rights of the 2006 World Cup, according to news magazine Der Spiegel London: Germany’s football association promised a package worth millions of […]

Swiss approve [former Cayman Islands FA secretary] Takkas extradition to US

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From ninemsn The Swiss justice ministry has approved the extradition to the United States of British-born businessman Costas Takkas, one of the FIFA officials whose arrest in May ignited an unprecedented crisis in world football. “The Federal Office of Justice has approved the extradition of Costas Takkas to the USA. The British citizen has 30 […]

Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini and Jérôme Valcke suspended for 90 days

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By Owen Gibson from Guardian UK • Swiss’s reign as president all but over after 17 years • Michel Platini’s ambitions as good as ended after sanction Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have both been provisionally suspended from football. Sepp Blatter’s 17-year reign as the Fifa president is all but over after the ethics committee […]