- U.S. Economist Says FIFA Needs Internal Reform
American economist Andrew Zimbalist, of the Smith College of Massachusetts, is a major critic of the exaggerations seen during major sports events and, consequently, the World Cups to take place in Russia in 2018 and in Qatar in 2022.
Published on 07/06/2015 - 09h36
- In Prison, Former President of CBF Writes a Diary and Has Lost Eight Pounds
After over 30 days in prison in Switzerland, the former president of the CBF, Jose Maria Marin keeps a diary in his cell.
Published on 07/03/2015 - 10h32
- Despite Criticism, Brazilian Football Players Command High Market Value
Following the infamous 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Germany in last year's World Cup, along with the recent elimination from the Copa América by Paraguay, the Brazilian football "seleção" has become an object of derision and ridicule among fans.
Published on 07/02/2015 - 09h07
- Former CBF President Spends US$ 614,000 to Avoid Imprisonment in the US
The Brazilian Football Confederation ex-president José Maria Marin, 83, who was arrested in Switzerland 34 days ago following accusations of involvement in a corruption scheme, has already spent R$1.9 million (US$ 614,000) on his defense, which primarily aims to prevent him from having to serve prison time in North America.
Published on 06/30/2015 - 10h10
- Real Estate Equity of CBF President Increases by 175% Since Taking Up Position in the Organization
The involvement with the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) coincides with an unpublished period of economic prosperity for its president, Marco Polo Del Nero.
Published on 06/25/2015 - 09h37
- Ex-CBF President and South American Leaders Received Gold Watches from Qatar
A gold watch was the gift offered by the then-Emir of Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani to each of the South American leaders with the right to vote in FIFA in exchange for support for the Arab country's bid to host the 2022 World Cup.
Published on 06/16/2015 - 10h03
- 8 of the 12 World Cup Stadiums Accumulated Losses of over U$S 40 million
Exactly one year after Brazil's World Cup opening, the stadiums, advertised as the main sporting legacy for the country, have become a headache for clubs, governments and concessionaires.
Published on 06/12/2015 - 15h26
- CBF President Refuses to Disclose Financial Records and Says He Will Not Resign
Marco Polo Del Nero, president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), said in Brasília on Tuesday (9) that he would not give in to those calling for his resignation.
Published on 06/10/2015 - 09h33
- Review: FIFA Film "United Passions" Is Comedy Gold in Light of Current Scandal
If anyone is in any doubt as to the vanity and arrogance of FIFA, they should see "United Passions", a film that football's governing body produced at a cost of USD$25 million to defend its reputation.
Published on 06/03/2015 - 09h56
- Romário Leads Drive for Brazilian Probe Into Fifa
Brazil's upper house has voted to launch a congressional inquiry into corruption allegations relating to the country's football federation and its hosting of the 2014 World Cup.
Published on 06/02/2015 - 10h28