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FIFA Ethics Committee proceeds With Mohamed Bin Hammam Case

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On 4 December 2012, the chairman of the investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee, Michael J. Garcia, who is also the head of the investigation conducted by the Ethics Committee into Mohamed bin Hammam, notified Bin Hammam of the completion of the investigation and informed him that the final report, together with the investigation files, would be submitted to the adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee for examination. On the same day, all of the documents were sent by Garcia to the chairman of the adjudicatory chamber, Hans-Joachim Eckert.

Together with the final report and all of the investigation files, Garcia requested the imposition of provisional measures against Bin Hammam in accordance with the first sentence of art. 83 par. 1 of the FIFA Code of Ethics (FCE). Garcia stated that the request was not based on the necessity to protect an ongoing investigation, but rather that it was necessary because, given the extraordinarily complex nature and the considerable scope of the present case, it appeared highly unlikely that a decision on the relevant issues may be taken early enough within the meaning of article 83 par. 1 of the FCE. Given the seriousness of the violations of the FCE as alleged in the final report, Garcia said in his letter to the chairman of the adjudicatory chamber that it was imperative that Bin Hammam remained banned from football during the pendency of any decision on these charges.

On 6 December, having examined the final report and investigation files, Eckert deemed that the final report was complete and decided to proceed with adjudicatory proceedings in this case, in accordance with art. 69 par. 4 of the FCE. At the same time, Eckert established a deadline for Bin Hammam to respond.

Based on the report, the chairman of the adjudicatory chamber has decided to provisionally ban Bin Hammam given that a breach of the FCE appears to have been committed and that a decision on the main substance of the case may not be taken early enough.

 

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Fourteen Eritrean football club Players disappear in Uganda

(Reuters) – At least 14 members of the Eritrea football squad have disappeared in Uganda while playing in a regional tournament and may eventually claim asylum, Ugandan officials said on Monday.

Eritrea is one of the world’s most secretive states ruled by a reclusive president. This year United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay accused the Asmara government of meting out summary executions, torture and detaining thousands of political prisoners.

In July last year 13 members of an Eritrean football club sought asylum in Tanzania while 12 members of the national squad disappeared in Kenya in 2009 after competing in a regional tournament.

Rodgers Mulindwa, a spokesman for the Federation of Ugandan Football Associations (FUFA), told Reuters the players had not been seen since early Sunday.

“It’s true, some of the Eritrean players have disappeared. They’ve not been seen at their hotel since early yesterday and it’s very unfortunate,” Mulindwa said.

Police spokesman Ibn Sekundi put the number of missing squad members at 18 but said the team’s management had informed them the players were simply “checking on relatives”.

Eritrea were taking part in the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) competition. Eritrea last played on Friday, losing 2-0 to Rwanda.

Moses Watasa, from Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) which is responsible for processing asylum applications, said the Eritrean players had not made contact.

“As of now we haven’t had any contact with them so we don’t know their whereabouts, but it’s possible they might want to seek asylum later,” he said.


Football: FIFA suspends South Korean player over Olympic political gesture

SEOUL: FIFA has suspended a South Korean player for two international matches over a post-match political gesture at the London Olympics, the South’s football body said Monday.

FIFA’s disciplinary committee has also slapped a fine of 3,500 Swiss francs ($3,781) on Park Jong-Woo following his actions, which relate to an island dispute with Japan, the Korean Football Association (KFA) said.

The association itself was warned for failure to properly instruct players on rules of conduct.

“We’ve decided to humbly accept FIFA’s decision after consultations with Park Jong-Woo,” the KFA said in a statement.

The 23-year-old midfielder was excluded from the awards ceremony for his country’s bronze win in August after he held up a sign reading “Dokdo is our land” while celebrating the Korean team’s 2-0 victory over Japan.

The Seoul-controlled islands, known as Dokdo in Korea and Takeshima in Japan, are the subject of a decades-old territorial dispute.

The incident came hours after South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak paid a surprise visit to the disputed islands, angering Japan.

Park insisted he took the sign from a fan in the crowd after the match and it was not pre-planned.

FIFA ruled that his action was not premeditated but deserved punishment for “displaying unsporting behaviour”, Yonhap news agency said.

International Olympic Committee officials said Park breached rules against political demonstrations at the Games.

The player has not yet received his bronze medal, but South Korean officials say he will qualify for a pension paid to Olympic medallists.


adidas Cafusa launched at Brazil 2013 draw

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The name and design of the Official Match Ball for the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 was unveiled on Saturday at the Draw in Sao Paulo. This is only the second time that a specifically-designed ball has been launched for the so-called ‘Festival of Champions’.

The Cafusa name combines three symbols which are at the core of Brazilian culture – carnival, football and samba. Together with the vibrant colour scheme, the ball is a true reflection of the Brazilian national identity, with a particular focus on the southern cross constellation represented in the Brazilian flag.

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“Unveiling the Official Ball of the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 is a big moment for us” said Rodrigo Messias, Director of the Project 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. “Brazilians are passionate about football and we wanted to deliver an inspirational ball for this competition. We are very pleased with the adidas Cafusa, the final product has strong Brazilian elements in place throughout the design.”

To showcase the new football to all Brazilians there will be an exhibition of ten giant balls, each two metres in diameter, which will travel across the country until the end of June 2013. The balls will begin their journey in Rio de Janeiro before heading on to the other Host Cities of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 – Recife, Fortaleza, Salvador, Brasilia and Belo Horizonte.

The adidas Cafusa will make its on pitch debut at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012, which takes place between 6 and 16 December.


2014 World Cup Armadillo Mascot Officially named Fuleco | FIFA

 

SAO PAULO (AP) – Brazilians have voted to name the 2014 World Cup mascot Fuleco.

FIFA says more than 1.7 million people in Brazil took part in the vote to select the name for the armadillo. The other options were Zuzeco and Amijubi.

Fuleco comes from the Portuguese words “futebol” (football) and “ecologia” (ecology). FIFA says it “seamlessly represents the way in which the FIFA World Cup can combine the two to encourage people to behave in an environmentally friendly way.”

Soccer’s governing body said Sunday that Fuleco received 48 percent of the vote, while 31 percent went for Zuzeco and 21 percent for Amijubi.


Ibrahimovic Cross Bar Challange | Sweden | Friends Arena

In the warm up for the game, in which Sweden ran out 4-2 winners against England, Ibrahimovic was amongst his team-mates preparing for the big game by…juggling the ball.

 


Soccer no excuse for outdoor sex Italian Court Rules

(Reuters) – Italy‘s highest court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by a couple who said they should not have been convicted of obscene acts in public because they had sex outside while the rest of their town was inside watching a football match.

The couple, then a 60-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman, were caught having sex outside in southern Italy in 2006 while the national football team was playing in the World Cup football quarter-finals in Germany.

Their defence at a previous trial was that they had timed their tryst under the stars so they would not offend anyone, because everyone else would be watching the game on television.


Lady GAGA Goes Brazilian | Rio de Janeiro

Lady GaGa took time out from rehearsing for her current world tour to play football with local children in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro.

Gaga waved to adoring fans from her balcony wearing a Brazil shirt before descending for a kick-about with local kids.

Gaga hadn’t just popped in at random: She was there to get a closer look at the social development project underway in the area, the work of Brazil’s Globo Television and the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Gaga called the experience the “best day [she] ever had,” tweeting, “i’ll never forget Rio, you lit my heart into flames.”

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we even played football, they were SO GOOD IT WAS CRAZY.

Messi & Ronaldo | Life Link

 

The mystery of ‘869 days’ behind Ronaldo, Messi and sons revealed!

A bizarre coincidence involving two of the world’s greatest footballers, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and their sons, has been revealed by fans on Twitter.

While Ronaldo is 869 days older than Messi, astonishingly, Ronaldo’s son, Cristiano Ronaldo Junior, is also 869 days older than 25-year-old Messi’s lad, Thiago.

“Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were born 869 days apart, and their sons (CR Jr + Thiago) were also 869 days apart. How amazing is that?” The Sun quoted a Twitter user, as posting.

According to the paper, Messi’s girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo gave birth to their lad earlier this month while Ronaldo Junior arrived on June 17, 2010.

Ronaldo, 27, was born on February 5, 1985, while Messi was born on June 24, 1987, the paper said.


World Cup 2018 Stadium Relocation,Relocation

 

The World Cup 2018 stadium in the Russian city of Samara is to be built on a different site to the one visited by FIFA officials before FIFA approved the city to host the tournament, the local government said Friday.

Samara is one of 11 host cities after three others were dropped in September.

A $29 million tender to design the stadium posted on a state contracting website states that the 45,000-seater stadium will be near the airport rather than on the island the FIFA delegation visited.

The price has increased to around $430 million, which is $100 million more than regional deputy governor Alexander Nefedov said last month, and more than double the figure of $180 million widely mentioned in Russian media in late 2010, after Russia was awarded the tournament.

The original site had been variously criticised for being far from city transport links and hotel accommodation, ruining a river view and requiring port traffic to be rerouted.

A tender to design the arena there was canceled by regional governor Nikolai Merkushin in July, after the visit, when he said the cost estimates were not transparent.

The new site is near a major highway and the city airport.

Most of the host cities are far ahead of Samara in their preparations, with construction work well under way on new stadiums in and St. Petersburg, while building has even started in the little known city of Saransk.

Via  (R-Sport)


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