Gold Cup 2019

Chelsea-bound Pulisic proves his price tag for US at Gold Cup

By Andrew Warshaw

July 10 – Chelsea will be getting a humble, unselfish all-round player who will do everything for the team when €64 million US star Christian Pulisic joins up with the club following last weekend’s Gold Cup final.

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Oceania to miss out on World Cup vote

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By Andrew Warshaw in Zurich

December 1 – The numbers of voters at tomorrow’s double World Cup ballot will remain at 22 after Reynald Temarii dramatically refused to resign from FIFA’s Executive Committee leaving Oceania without a say in deciding the host nations for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.

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David Owen: Time for a changing of the guard at FIFA

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The BBC’s Panorama programme told us nothing new about the 2018-22 World Cup campaign.

But it underlined the need for a changing of the guard in FIFA’s upper echelons.

World football’s governing body plainly has no intention of further investigating the nature of links between football officials and the ISMM/ISL sports marketing organisation which collapsed nearly a decade ago.

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Fallout from Panorama probe intensifies

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By Andrew Warshaw in Zurich

November 30 – The fallout from BBC claims of corruption against high-ranking FIFA officials intensified today when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced it would be investigating those involving FIFA vice-president Issa Hayatou, who is also an IOC member.

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