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Tag Archives: Brazil 2014

FIFA: who would want it?

Paul Kelso has speculated in London’s Telegraph that there are “increasing signs that the president will struggle to see out his full term to 2015, and could be forced out by the end of the year” in a coup d’etat orchestrated by the man who’s been waiting in the wings for a seeming eternity: UEFA […]

Ronaldo appointment a clanger

Well, it was always threatening to be an organisational disaster. Now it’s just about a sure thing, with three-time World Player of the Year Ronaldo (pictured, behind booty) installed as the new head of the organising committee for Brazil 2014. His appointment comes at the behest of the embattled Ricardo Teixeira, the president of the […]

Ognenovski: an unlikely Socceroos legend in the making

The last time I saw Sasa Ognenovski he was getting drunk with French World Cup winner Christian Karembeu, drop-dead gorgeous Australia women’s striker Kate Gill and a gaggle of football journalists in the only bar in Kuala Lumpur that stays open beyond 4am. I was among this motley crew. How I ended up being there […]