Football

Warner resigns from Trinidad and Tobago Government after damning CONCACAF report

By Duncan Mackay

Jack Warner with World Cup trophyApril 22 - Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has resigned as Trinidad and Tobago's National Security Minister after he was accused of "fraudulent" management of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF). 

Warner and Blazer accused of being "fraudulent" by CONCACAF report

By Duncan Mackay

Jack Warner Chuck BlazerApril 19 - Former FIFA Executive Committee Jack Warner and Chuck Blazer members were both  "fraudulent in their management" of Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), it was claimed today. 

Spanish giants FC Barcelona team up with IOC for Africa development project

By James Crook

FCB.svgApril 19 - FC Barcelona and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have agreed a partnership which will see them work together in an attempt to maximise impact from global development projects through the use of sport.

New women’s football documentary focuses on future following successful London 2012

By James Crook

164139064April 14 - A new documentary entitled A Different League: Where Next in the Evolution of Women's Football? has been produced, following the progress of women's football in England following an extraordinary London 2012 campaign which saw unprecedented attendances, including an Olympic record crowd of over 80,000 at Wembley Stadium.

FIFA hit by sharp rise in tax charge linked to growth in reserves

By David Owen

FIFA HQ 2April 10 - FIFA's recently-announced positive annual result of $89 million (£58 million/€68 million) for 2012 was achieved despite a striking 350 per cent increase in the world governing body's annual tax charge.

Libya plans to build new stadiums for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

By James Crook

164607208April 10 - Libya is planning to build a new 60,000-seater stadium in capital city Tripoli in time to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, Sports Minister Abdussalam Guaila has announced, with another smaller 23,000-capacity stadium to be located in Misrata also in the pipeline.

FIFA payments to top personnel soar by 81 per cent

By David Owen

FIFA HQApril 9 - FIFA payments to so-called "key management personnel" have surged in the past four years, as revealed by figures in the world governing body's financial reports.

Arjowiggins secure ticket contract for FIFA Confederations Cup and World Cup

By James Crook

arjowigginsApril 8 - Leading paper product producer Arjowiggins have secured a contract which will see them recognised as official ticket producer for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which are both to be held in Brazil.

Al Serkal stakes claim for AFC Presidency promising major overhaul

By James Crook

df907fddeeApril 8 - United Arab Emirates Football Association chief and current Asian Football Confederation (AFC) vice-president Yousuf Al Serkal has promised to "reunite Asian football" should he be elected as he launched his election manifesto for the AFC Presidency in Dubai today.
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