The New York Times said the observance of Ramadan is a religious obligations for Muslims, who fast and forgo liquids from dawn until dusk for about a month. As Muslims all over the world prepare for the beginning of Ramadan, which will be on Saturday night, it would be curious to know how Muslim players set to play for their home teams in their upcoming knockout matches prepare for their games and at the same time follow their religious obligations.
An ambulance service assistant area manager Rob Marsh said that while emergency services personnel do understand the severity of England's loss to Uruguay in the World Cup, they do not condone the type of behavior made towards them, especially at the time when they are just doing their jobs.
The issue about the World Cup songs played in Morrisons' stores stemmed from Scotland unable to make it in the qualifying rounds to play at this year's World Cup tournament. England is currently playing in Brazil after making it through qualifying rounds.
Set up as a not-for-profit association in Switzerland, FIFA does not pay any taxes from revenues it gains from every World Cup tournament, the Forbes report wrote. It has also been observed that the organization has also managed to wrangled itself from laws in Brazil that would have required the organization to pay tax money.
Quartz said that researchers has already debunked the theory about sex as an influential physical factor to an athlete's performance. On the other hand, coaches remained to be unconvinced about the science dismissing the theory.
Chrysovalantis Vasilakis of the University of Warwick has reportedly found in a study of the increased globalization of soccer that by relaxing the rules on player migration endows significant benefits to those who have decided to move and for those who chose to stay.
Even if authorities have said that the stadium could be put to use for local games after the World Cup, football matches in Manaus could attract a thousand people at most, which would not make it an economical decision to host a local match there, the Guardian said.
According to police, around 400 had hit the street in the northeastern Brazil state of Rio Grande do Norte, threatening US fans who were making their way to the match. Aside from the US flag, the FIFA flag was also burned in protest.
A report by the National Journal questions why a global organization that prides itself from being socially-diverse like FIFA hand out hosting rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup events to countries who have legally and culturally oppose homosexuality.
A recent complaint filed by the the US Securities and Exchange Commission at a New York federal court is requesting a temporary freeze on US naturalized citizen Luis Chang or the company he has control over, Everbright Development Overseas Ltd, as the investor has fled to China on market manipulation charges relating to a fake bid for Allied Nevada Gold Corp shares, Bloomberg reported.