Croatia President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic wins the World Cup and shows the power of football diplomacy
The appearances by the Croatian president during the tournament had media across the world frantically looking up her Wikipedia page to discover photos of her wearing a bikini and learning she was formerly Croatia’s Minister for European Affairs, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador to the United States, and Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy at NATO.
From then on his company was endemically corrupt. Every major deal required bribes to Leoz, Teixeira and other football bosses, including Julio Grondona, president of the Argentina FA from 1979.
Blazer’s cooperation with U.S. law enforcement helped investigators expose the deep well of corruption within CONCACAF – the confederation of which he was General Secretary for 21 years.
There was one finding in the Garcia Report into the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup bidding process that was buried and mostly overlooked by media, especially in Australia. Two words: “Peter” and “Hargitay”.
The five nation “army” that has cut diplomatic ties with Qatar has become a very real threat to 2022 FIFA World Cup. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen—have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, cut off all travel to and from the country, and ordered their citizens to leave the country.
Some ideas on why an unknown Bangladeshi official who didn’t know which team won the last women’s World Cup was elected to the FIFA Council ahead of “favorite” Moya Dodd.
So much for terrorism. The suspect was hoping to profit from a drop in the football team’s share price as a result of the attack.
Voiceless Victims claimed to be an organization “committed to give a voice for those who had their own silenced.” Its goal was to make “a better world by providing aid to those who need it most.” Then it was revealed to be fake.
Russian politicians have demanded FIFA 17 – the popular video game published by EA Sports – be banned because it violates Russia’s laws against ‘gay propaganda’.