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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New corruption revelations rock World Cup vote

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By Duncan Mackay
British Sports Internet Writer of the Year

November 29 – Renewed corruption allegations involving FIFA Executive Committee members surfaced today  just days before they are due to appoint the hosts of football’s 2018 and 2022 World Cups under the eyes of world leaders.

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David Owen: English football’s coming national inquest

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Once the white smoke from FIFA’s conclave of cardinals has dissipated into the clear alpine air on Thursday (December 2), the way will be clear for an almighty inquest into the way English football is run.

The disappointing nature of the national team’s 2010 World Cup campaign in South Africa has ensured this inquest will happen whether or not England’s bid to stage world football’s flagship tournament in 2018 succeeds.

But,

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Battle of the stats for 2022 World Cup

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By David Owen

November 25 – A World Cup in Australia would offer FIFA and its partners “huge economic and financial opportunities”, the country’s bid has claimed, as the contest for the 2022 World Cup turned into a statistical battleground.

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