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FIFA’s Club World Cup – Chelsea Will Meet Corinthians in the Final (Controversy on Goal Line Technology?)

FIFA’s Club World Cup – Chelsea Will Meet Corinthians in the Final (Controversy on Goal Line Technology?)

The last semi-final between Chelsea and CF Monterrey just came to an end a few moments ago, with the ‘Blues’ beating the Mexican team by 3-1 (Spaniards Juan Mata’s  and Fernando Torres goals, and own goal by Chávez scored for Chelsea) and ensuring a place in next december 16th (11:30 CET) final against Brazilian team Corinthians. Blues coach –

FIFA’s 2012 Ballon d’Or and Best Coach: Our Predictions

We are running two polls on our website to survey our readers sentiment about next January 7th FIFA awards for 2012 best world player (FIFA’s Ballon d’Or) and coach. FIFA’s Ballon d’Or 2012 – Who will win? Vote on our Poll! FIFA’s 2012 Best Coach – Who will win? Vote on our Poll! The current

FIFA’s Club World Cup – Corinthians Moves to the Final

The first semi-final of FIFA’s 2012 Club World Cup came to an end a few moments ago in Japan. Brazilian team Corinthians booked a place in next December 16th final after beating African Champions Al Ahly by 1-0. Corinthians will face the winner of the match between Chelsea and CF Monterrey that will be held tomorrow (11:30 CET).

FIFA’s Club World Cup 2012 – First Summary Results

The first games of FIFA’s Club World Cup already took place. Last December 6th the team that received  the host country wild card to enter in the competition – Sanfrecce Hiroshima – beat Auckland City FC by 1-0 nill (amazing goal you can see in the video below) thus gaining a spot in the first quarter-final against Al Ahly (African

Best World Football Player Award – History, Facts and Figures

The award for best football player of the World started being attributed in 1956 by the renowned magazine “France Football”. The Trophy was (and still somehow is) named Ballon d’Or (Golden Ball). The first footballer to be elected World’s Number 1 was Englishman Stanley Mathews and the last one under this exclusive France Football format was Lionel

FIFA’s Club World Cup 2012 – Schedule, Format and History

The 2012 FIFA’s Club World Cup will start next December 6th and have its final match in December 16th. Goal-line technology will be used for the first time in this competition after its approval by the International Football Association Board back in July this year. The FIFA’s Club World Cup , that replaced the former Intercontinental Cup in

UEFA’s Financial Fair-Play Rules

The UEFA Executive Committee approved in September 2009, unanimously, a concept of “fair-play” for the financial well-being of the sport. The concept has also received the support of the entire football family, being its main goals as follows: • introduce more discipline and rationality in club football finances; • cut the pressure on wages and transfer

FIFA – Football Associaton or a Cash Cow Bank ?

FIFA is the international body that regulates football all over the world, namely by organizing world cups of both men and women (competitions of all different ages) and also Indoor and Beach Football. FIFA also supersedes alterations to the Laws of the game which are managed in a very conservative way, although it recently approved Goal’s line technology as