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Lionel Messi Breaks Champions League Record With 74 Goals

bloomberg.com — Lionel Messi, the only soccer player to be named the sport's best four times, broke the all-time record for Champions League goals with 72. Messi, who this weekend eclipsed the record for the number of goals in Spain's top league, put Barcelona ahead 2-0 against Apoel Nicosia of Cyprus.

British World Cup Ticket Official May Be Jailed in Brazil

bloomberg.com — A senior executive of soccer governing body FIFA's ticketing and hospitality partner could be jailed if he returns to Brazil to await trial for charges including money laundering, racketeering and illegally selling World Cup tickets.

Top Italian Soccer Team Could Be Demoted Over Player Trade Debts

bloomberg.com — Top division Italian soccer team Genoa faces sanctions that could include a points deduction or even demotion after failing to pay a debt related to a player trades. A disciplinary panel at soccer governing body FIFA will discuss sanctions at its next meeting after Genoa failed to pay Chile's Deportivo Colo-Colo more than 144,900 euros ($180,000) related to forward Cristobal Jorquera.

Three-Time World Cup Soccer Winner Pele Hospitalized

bloomberg.com — Pele, the only three-time winner of soccer's World Cup, was re-admitted to hospital following treatment to remove kidney stones earlier this month. The 74-year-old is "undergoing tests and is in stable condition," according to a statement from the Israelita Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo.

Rio Olympics Not Hurt by Corruption Probe, Mayor Says

bloomberg.com — The Rio de Janeiro Olympic games in 2016 will not be affected by a corruption scandal implicating some of Brazil 's biggest construction companies and the country's state-controlled oil producer, according to the city's mayor.

Batista ‘Megalomaniac Dream’ Makes Test Case, Judge Says

bloomberg.com — Former billionaire Eike Batista's public persona makes his insider-trading trial a landmark case in Brazil, according to the judge hearing the case. "Eike is a symbolic figure," Judge Flavio Roberto de Souza told reporters in Rio de Janeiro after the trial's first hearing yesterday.

World Cup Witnesses Complain to FIFA After Being Identified

bloomberg.com — Two former officials who gave evidence in FIFA's investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 soccer World Cups said promises to conceal their identities weren't kept. Phaedra Al Majid and Bonita Mersiades, former communications staffers with the Qatari and Australian bids, met with Michael Garcia, a former U.S.

Rio Olympics Extend Deadline After Volunteer Numbers Flag

bloomberg.com — Organizers of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics extended a registration deadline for volunteers after getting slightly more than half its original target of 300,000 applicants. Rio 2016, the first South American Olympics, secured 167,000 entries before tomorrow's original deadline. The games require 70,000 volunteers.

Equatorial Guinea Steps In to host African Soccer Championship

bloomberg.com — Equatorial Guinea will replace Morocco as host of Africa's regional soccer championship in January, the sport's regional governing body said today. The Confederation of African Football, or CAF, stripped Morocco of hosting rights after the Arab nation said it wanted to postpone the event because it was concerned about the spread of Ebola.

Investigator to appeal Fifa World Cup probe

bdlive.co.za — RIO DE JANEIRO - The investigator who led a probe into the award of the next two soccer World Cups said he will appeal a decision that cleared Russia and Qatar to remain hosts.
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Nov 26, 2014

@MBisson_ATR so all or nothing? Calculation being I'm gonna get kicked off exco so may as well run for presidency?

Nov 26, 2014

As Pele was being admitted to hospital his Twitter account was welcoming Clayton Kershaw to Subway sandwich family- bloom.bg/1C9QCzq

Nov 26, 2014

RT @WyreDavies: Environmental groups in #Brazil question gvt's claim that deforestation rate in the #Amazon are falling. Other figures suggest otherwise.

Nov 26, 2014

RT @Matt5cott: Column @insidewldftball: Why the Q22 winter WC debate is nonsense. Do it in the summer if you're doing it at all. insideworldfootball.com/matt-scott/159…

Nov 26, 2014

Reports that Prince Ali may mount a challenge to Blatter at next year's FIFA election. Keen to hear why he would he make a good president?

Nov 26, 2014

@LatinLawIntl Vamos-la! Oi Sandro - eu mandei meu telefone a Sheena

Nov 26, 2014

"@DuffofBrentford: Real Madrid remove cross atop club crest for Abu Dhabi bank card marca.com/en/2014/11/25/… via @MarcainEnglish" lucro

Nov 26, 2014

RT @pkelso: SFO line on its view of *potential* Fifa investigation "There is no information... that shows UK criminal courts would accept jurisdiction."

Nov 25, 2014

@sgevans Will be interesting. he was due back this week

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