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“A new era has been started as we speak. You will be proud of FIFA. You will be proud of what FIFA will do for football.” ~GIANNI INFANTINO of Switzerland, on his election as the president of FIFA, soccer’s world governing body. Source: Quotation of the Day – The New …

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“I will no longer keep secrets for them who actively seek to destroy the country.” ~ Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner in a televised address in Trinidad, promising to prove a link between soccer’s governing body and his nation’s elections in 2010. Source: Quotations in the News

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“Although the members of FIFA have given me the new mandate, this mandate does not seem to be supported by everybody in the world of football.” ~SEPP BLATTER, announcing that he would resign as president of world soccer’s governing body. Source: Quotation of the Day – NYTimes.com

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“Sir, I’m just calling you to say that we’re going to need you to come to your door and open it for us, or we’re going to have to kick it in.” ~Concierge at the Baur au Lac hotel during the arrest of FIFA officials. Source: Quotation of the Day …

Brazil’s WCup: Anger over waste, poor planning

CUIABA, Brazil (AP) — Pedestrians tiptoe across a road scarred with deep puddles, piles of gravel and a detour sign. Black oily slush leaves no room for missteps or steering mistakes. The debris in this small city in western Brazil is part of the grand-scale mess of unfulfilled promises. Unfinished …

Brazil risking reputation on World Cup, Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Preparing for the World Cup and Olympics is putting Brazil’s reputation on the line, giving South America’s biggest country a chance to boost its profile while also exposing it to mounting pressure and unrelenting scrutiny. The deaths of two construction workers at a stadium in …

Brazilians protest high cost of hosting World Cup

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — At least 500 protesters complaining against the high cost of staging the World Cup rallied Saturday in front of the National Stadium in Brasilia just hours before Brazil played Japan in the opening match of the Confederations Cup. Riot police were called up to keep demonstrators …

World Cup Final: A New Tweets Per Second Record

 The FIFA Women’s World Cup set two new records for number of tweets sent per second on Sunday. The final game, between USA and Japan, set the new all-time high with 7,196 per second at the end of the game. The Paraguay vs. Brazil game is the new number-two spot …