Ián Martínez-Simmons

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FIFA Is Holding The $11 Million World Cup Draw At This Lavish Resort In The Middle Of Nowhere

The 2014 World Cup Draw will be held Friday in Costa do Sauipe — an isolated luxury resort near the port city of Salvador.<p>There are no residents within a 30-mile radius of the resort, according to ESPN's Gab Marcotti. And some are criticizing the event and its price tag ($11 million) as the height …

Brazil plans 'World Cup courts'

World Cup courts are likely to be established at next year's tournament in Brazil as organisers address the country's high crime rate and brace for the possible return of the mass demonstrations that overshadowed the Confederations Cup this summer.<p>Although the rallies, which brought more than a …

Lionel Messi completes double at La Liga awards while Cristiano Ronaldo picks up newly created prize

Barcelona star makes it five consecutive years of winning Best Player and Best Forward, as Cristiano Ronaldo is named the first ever Most Valuable Player<p><b>Lionel Messi</b> or <b>Cristiano Ronaldo</b>? The debate rages on season after season, but in Spain there has only ever been one winner.... until now.<p>For the …

Arturo Vidal extends Juventus contract

Arturo Vidal has extended his contract at Juventus until 2017.<p>Juventus' star midfielder Arturo Vidal has had an extra year added to his <i>bianconeri</i> contract, meaning he'll stay in Turin until 2017. Given that he's arguably the best player in the current Serie A leaders' squad, it's little surprise …

Fifa World Cup footballs through history