COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil - FIFA is working to improve the rights of workers in Qatar but everyone needs to "calm down" about the problems surrounding the 2022 World Cup, the world football body's president Sepp Blatter said on Thursday.
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BARCELONA - European football chief Michel Platini wants yellow cards to be replaced by a rugby-style system of sin bins.
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COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil - The 32 teams at next year's World Cup finals will share a total fund of $576 million, including a prize-money pot of $358m with the winners taking home $35m, FIFA said on Thursday.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil - The stadium that will host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup will not be ready until April 14 or 15, less than two months before the tournament kicks off, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Thursday.
SUN CITY, South Africa - Former world number one Luke Donald made a blistering start to the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Thursday but the first round was cut short by thunderstorms.
World number one Magnus Carlsen toppled local favourite Viswanathan Anand in Chennai to add the world championship title to his already impressive resume on Friday.