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FIFA Did ‘Nothing Wrong’ With Fox World Cup Deal, Valcke Says — The FIFA official who negotiated a surprise broadcast extension with Rupert Murdoch's Fox Sports for soccer's World Cup says the agreement was needed to protect date changes required to hold the 2022 tournament in Qatar.

Blatter Election Pledges Would Hurt World Cup, Platini Says

Blatter Compared to Mandela While Gaining FIFA Election Support — FIFA President Sepp Blatter added support from the North American area soccer governing group in his attempt for a fifth term of the sport's global body, getting praise that compared him to Nelson Mandela.

Brazil Builder Collapse Jeopardizes Future of World Cup Stadiums — (Bloomberg) -- Brazilian construction company OAS's bankruptcy filing, amid allegations it bribed officials at state-owned oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, puts in doubt the future of two stadiums built for last year's World Cup. OAS said in a statement Tuesday it is selling its 50 percent stake in the company that operates the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador.

Rio 2016 Olympics Tickets Go on Sale as Mayor’s Pledge Unclear — (Bloomberg) -- Tickets for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics go on sale to Brazilian residents today with organizers still unaware of what events their biggest customer plans to attend.

Airbnb Olympics Agreement Has Rio Home Owners Expecting Windfall — (Bloomberg) -- Brazilian homeowners who profited by renting out their homes during the soccer World Cup last year are aiming to cash in again when Rio de Janeiro hosts the 2016 Olympics, this time with official help. Organizers of the first South American Olympics today signed a sponsorship agreement with Airbnb Inc.

McIlroy’s Game Suits Rio Olympics Course, Superintendent Says — (Bloomberg) -- The man responsible for preparing the first course to host an Olympic golf event in a 112 years is telling players to practice their short game. Neil Cleverly, superintendent at a new course built for the Rio de Janeiro games in 2016, said it would suit players like No.

Soccer’s Pele Ready to Take on The World in Sandwich Tour — (Bloomberg) -- Pele is going on a world tour on behalf of sponsors four months after kidney failure left him hooked up to a dialysis machine in a Brazilian hospital intensive care unit. The 74-year-old, the only person with three World Cup winner's medals, will travel to Britain, China and Australia to promote companies including sandwich chain Subway.

Taser-Threatened Pope Francis Featured in Fox Sports Brazil Ad — (Bloomberg) -- An actor playing Pope Francis sits in a chair, his arms immobilized by rope, his eyes shut and a lamp swinging over his head. His tormentor looks into the camera, blood staining his white cotton T-shirt and face.

Brazil Soccer Teams Get 20-Year Lifeline Over $1.2 Billion Debts — (Bloomberg) -- Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff signed into law a provisional debt-relief program for the country's soccer clubs, which have amassed as much as 4 billion reais ($1.2 billion) in unpaid taxes. The legislation to allow clubs to repay debts for as long as 20 years comes with strings attached, including the threat of demotion to lower-tier leagues for delinquent payers.
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Apr 23, 2015

Gerrard, Alonso, Mascherano... Tough acts to follow for Henderson. Will he be up to it?

Apr 23, 2015

Borussia Dortmund's Secret Insurance for Champions League Failure via @business @DuffofBrentford

Apr 23, 2015

@rorihuela ah. All this is far too complicated. Cheers man

Apr 23, 2015

@duffofbrentford has discovered Borussia Dortmund's Secret Insurance Against Champions League Failure via @business

Apr 22, 2015

Fox Will Pay FIFA a World Cup Premium If 2026 Tournament is Staged in the U.S. via @business

Apr 22, 2015

Interview: FIFA Did ‘Nothing Wrong’ With Fox World Cup Deal. GenSec Valcke Says FIFA & Fox are in Love via @business

Apr 21, 2015

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Apr 21, 2015

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