November 19, 2019

FIFA imposes Life Ban on former CONCACAF Official Sanz

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AP From US News ZURICH (AP) — FIFA HAS imposed a life ban for bribery on Enrique Sanz, the former general secretary of North American soccer body CONCACAF. Sanz was easily identified as an unnamed co-conspirator in U.S. Department of Justice documents in 2015 — No. 4 in the original indictment in May that year, and […]

Did you know slavery is involved in bringing us the World Cup?

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From Freedom United The Women’s 2019 World Cup is drawing to a close and many of us are now looking forward to the Men’s 2022 World Cup – but not at the expense of workers’ freedom. Migrant workers in Qatar, some of whom are involved in construction projects for the World Cup, are alleging labor abuses that amount […]

Concacaf clarifies it is fully committed to the Concacaf Gold Cup

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Concacaf Statement Following recent media reports, Concacaf clarifies that it is fully committed to the Concacaf Gold Cup and confirms that the 2019, 2021 and 2023 editions are part of the FIFA Calendar. Additionally, once the new FIFA calendar is produced after 2023, Concacaf will continue organizing the pinnacle event of our confederation. Concacaf.com

Tri-nation football for Barbados

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By George Alleyne From Caribbean Life Wiser now from their mistakes that placed them in the bottom rung of the regional football competition, Barbados Tridents are gearing for the future by hosting a European and a fellow Caribbean team this month. Between Jan. 21 and 29, Barbados will be home to world-rated Serbia and St. […]

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 […]