SWC winner sold medal to buy cocaine

2015-04-19 08:59

Former Brazil international Paulo Cesar has admitted he sold his Soccer World Cup winners medal from 1970 to buy cocaine.

Sport: The great equaliser

2014-07-16 15:58

In a world obsessed with instant gratification, sport teaches us the virtue of patience and acceptance.

Platini gets a word in over Qatar bid

2014-06-03 13:52

Michel Platini attacked a British newspaper for seeking to "tarnish" his reputation by linking the UEFA president to the Qatar SWC debacle.

Did dictators fix World Cups?

2013-04-25 21:50

Football's biggest prize may have twice been won with the help of dictators fixing matches for the host team.

Beer a hot potato at 2014 SWC

2012-03-21 18:16

The sale of beer in stadiums during the 2014 Soccer World Cup in Brazil has become a serious obstacle in the run-up to the event.

SWC sponsor extends deal

2011-10-25 18:34

Budweiser has extended its sponsorship of the Soccer World Cup through the 2018 edition in Russia and the 2022 event in Qatar.

Jordaan reveals SWC revenues

2011-06-01 10:53

CEO of SA's 2010 SWC LOC, Danny Jordaan, has revealed financial statements support the tournament’s success.

FIFA finalise 2010 SWC profits

2011-02-22 18:15

FIFA is preparing to reveal its total profit from the 2010 World Cup, and is deciding on qualification for the 2014 tournament.

Jordaan: 80% of stadiums fine

2010-10-06 19:40

SA does not plan to demolish any of its SWC stadiums nor will any of them turn into 'white elephants', Danny Jordaan has said.


Artificial pitches for SWC?

2014-10-30 05:10

The SWC could be played on artificial pitches after FIFA defended its decision not to stage the 2015 women's tournament on grass.

Eduardo excited by SWC debut

2014-06-09 10:47

Croatia striker Eduardo admits the prospect of making his World Cup debut in Brazil is a dream come true.

Mexico may miss SWC

2013-10-09 09:31

Mexico's new coach Victor Manuel Vucetich must deliver a victory against Panama, or Mexico could fail to qualify for the SWC.

Platini renews Qatar SWC call

2012-12-29 11:00

UEFA's Michel Platini renewed his call for the 2022 SWC in Qatar to be switched to winter to avoid the heat of a Gulf summer.

Brazil overturn SWC booze ban

2011-12-07 14:18

Brazil will overturn a ban on alcoholic drinks at sports venues, drafting a bill to allow for their sale at 2014 SWC matches.

Letter exposes 1966 Germans

2011-10-05 18:15

Historians have found a letter indicating three members of West Germany's 1966 World Cup soccer team broke doping rules.

SWC 'a huge financial success'

2011-03-03 19:50

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has hailed Africa's first world cup, that took place in South Africa in 2010 as a huge financial success.

SWC cities: FIFA owe us money

2010-10-08 13:09

SA's SWC host cities say FIFA still owes them money, with one city manager threatening to "go to the next step" if not paid.

Maradona loves Fidel Castro

2010-07-24 21:37

Diego Maradona has sent a message of love and admiration to former president Fidel Castro and promised to visit Cuba soon.

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