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FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin Al Hussein criticised the organisation's "culture of intimidation" and challenged incumbent Sepp Blatter to a public debate as he kick-started his campaign on Feb. 3.
RIO DE JANEIRO - Agence France-Presse
FIFA President Sepp Blatter plays down worries that one of the World Cup host cities, Curitiba, may not be ready in time for the top event. His deputy, Valcke, however, is not so optimistic
ZURICH - Reuters
A tearful Cristiano Ronaldo was named the world's best footballer for the second time on Monday, preventing his great rival Lionel Messi from winning the award for a fifth year in a row.
LONDON - Reuters
Sepp Blatter’s former right-hand man Jerome Champagne officially launched his bid to stand for the FIFA presidency
PARIS - Agence France-Presse
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will not be held in June-July and would best be held in the winter time, FIFA's general secretary announced
Cüneyt Çakır will be the first Turkish referee in 40 years to officiate at a World Cup, as world football’s governing body, FIFA, announced its list of 25 referee trios on Jan. 15.
TANGERANG, Indonesia - Agence France-Presse
Cameroonian striker Salomon Bengondo is the second foreign player known to have died after going unpaid in the Asian country
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