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FIFA sticks with Panini and EA Sports as 2014 roll out gathers pace

Panini stickersBy Mark Baber
April 17 - This week has seen the launch of the Panini Online Sticker Album for the 2014 FIFA World Cup hosted on FIFA.com in association with presenting partner Coca-Cola, and the roll-out of the official video game for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, published by EA Sports for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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FIFA kills US demands for Russian World Cup expulsion

russia vs USBy Richard van Poortvliet
April 3 - FIFA has refused to kick Russia out of this year's World Cup in Brazil, after two American senators asked for the country to be banned due to their role in the unrest in Ukraine.

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Japan, like the US, say they too are ready to host 2022 if needed

Japan 2022 bidBy Andrew Warshaw
April 1 - In an unexpected twist to the debate over the 2022 World Cup, Japan has declared it would be ready to stage the tournament if FIFA strips Qatar of hosting rights - even though there is no indication that is likely to happen.

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FIFA plans big hike in 2018 World Cup prize money

World Cup winnersBy David Owen
March 27 - FIFA, world football's governing body, has paved the way for a big increase in prize money at the 2018 World Cup, to be staged in Russia.

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Exclusive: European clubs take 98% of injury compensation cash

injured playerBy David Owen
March 26 - European clubs have hoovered up nearly all the €27 million in compensation money paid out over the first 18 months of FIFA's Club Protection Programme (CPP).

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Plot to remove Garcia is halted in its tracks

michael garciaBy Andrew Warshaw, chief correspondent
March 25 - FIFA has side-stepped a potential new storm after it emerged that tentative moves were taken last week by senior figures to try and shut down the probe into the voting procedure for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups and remove chief prosecutor Michael Garcia from the process.

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Valcke heads for Rio as heat builds up for a fast finish

Jerome valcke 5March 25 - FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke is back in Brazil for another series of trouble-shooting World Cup meetings, this time focussing on Sao Paulo, which stages the opening game.

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FIFA earmarks extra $70 million for 2014 World Cup

World Cup and ballBy David Owen
March 25 - Unexpected costs last year forced FIFA to earmark an extra $70 million for the problem-plagued 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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FIFA banks a record year with more to come in 2014

FIFA HouseMarch 24 – FIFA's 2013 annual financial report has been released showing the governing body managed a surplus of $72 million on revenue of $1.386 million. 2013 was a record year for FIFA with income of $1.386 billion in the third year of a four-year commercial cycle linked to the 2014 World Cup.

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