England make an interesting move in FIFA rankings, Northern-Ireland reach all-time high

Since the start of 2015, England have played a total of 12 international matches – six friendlies and six qualification matches for Euro 2016. The Three Lions won eight of them, including a 2-0 win against France and a 3-2 triumph over world champions Germany in Berlin. Meanwhile, England registered just two draws (against Italy and Ireland) and two defeats (against Spain and the Netherlands). Conclusion: England won their last six competitive matches, while beating two major countries during friendlies. However, those results didn’t translate in a higher place in…

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Real to stockpile Premier League stars before transfer ban?

Real Madrid could stockpile a bunch of Premier League stars after they were banned from doing any transfers during the next 14 months, according to The Guardian. The Galaticos, together with city rivals Atletico Madrid, were banned from registering new players in the next two transfer windows by FIFA. Their disciplinary committee said the two clubs “violated several provisions concerning the international transfer and first registration” of players under 18 years of age. Pending appeals, neither club will be allowed to register new players until the summer of 2017, as they will…

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(Video) Cristiano Ronaldo screams “f*** FIFA” before storming out of interview

Cristiano Ronaldo has proved once again that he is not afraid to speak his mind (or throw his toys out the pram) when he prematurely closed down an interview because he didn’t like the questions. Speaking on a Spanish language sports show, he was asked for his opinions on the recent FIFA corruption scandal, to which the Real Madrid star insisted that he didn’t have any. To quote the great man: “I don’t give a f*** about FIFA”. He then stormed out of the interview uttering more profanities, undoubtedly leaving…

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Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez wants FIFA apology for bite ban

Former Liverpool star Luis Suarez wants FIFA to apologise to him for handing out such a lengthy ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at last summer’s World Cup, the Metro reports. The Uruguayan international was caught taking a chunk out of Chiellini’s shoulder during their final group game in Brazil and was subsequently banned for nine games and told that he would not even be allowed into the stadium to cheer on his teammates. He was then slapped with an with an eight-month ban, further extending his exile from…

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FIFA to choose Sepp Blatter successor on 16 December

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Sepp Blatter’s 17-year reign of terror as the the president of Fifa finally has an end date – 16 December, according to the BBC. Having announced his decision to step down from his role just days after being re-elected, representatives from all 209 member associations will meet in Zurich on 16 December to decide his successor. Blatter tended his resignation amid two probes into corruption of his organisation, after seven Fifa officials were arrested on 27 May following a raid on a luxury hotel in Switzerland. However, there were 14…

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Six FIFA officials including vice-president arrested on suspicion of corruption

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Football’s governing body has been rocked, after six of their officials, including vice-president Jeffrey Webb, were arrested on suspicion of corruption this morning, according to BBC Sport. Swiss police raided a hotel in Zurich where the members of FIFA were staying, and held the suspects at the request of the US Department of Justice. The BBC report that they are being held under suspicion of receiving millions of US dollars in bribes from the early 1990s right through to the present day. And now the Swiss police are looking into…

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