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Dilma faces penalty shoot-out in October: Nomura | Financial Times

Print this page<p>Does Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff look for the first time like she might lose the October election?<p>Nomura economists Tony Volpon …

Can We Kick out Corruption From the World Cup and Beyond?

<i>Co-authored with Seren Fryatt, Executive Director of L.A.C.E.S</i><p>Excitement for the Word Cup in Brazil is building, but the tournament has got off to a bad start even before the first ball has been kicked. Stadiums, airports and roads are still not finished, with just a day to go until the opening …

Brazil and FIFA: A Time Bomb Ticking?

A week in Sao Paulo gave me a really interesting window onto the state (and soul) of the country. Two observations.<p><b>The people's openness for profound change has never felt stronger.</b> I felt that openness at the launch of Novos Urbanos, a sharing economy initiative around collaborative, conscious …

Sepp Blatter ready to stand for FIFA presidency - CNN.com

<i>Follow us at @WorldSportCNN and like us on Facebook</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Like a pop star leaving their biggest hit for the encore, Sepp Blatter made sure he saved his best for last.<p>As a long day at the FIFA Congress in Sao Paulo came to an end, the 78-year-old announced he would stand for a fifth term -- …

Fifa 'like mafia family', says former FA boss Triesman

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/1083000/1083841_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534464143_7dc1bd982ce2f3ff4d8de4ffa94a3584<p><b>The former chairman of the Football Association, Lord Triesman, has accused Fifa of behaving like a "mafia family".</b><p>Speaking in Parliament, the …

Corruption

'The World Cup is really just for the people in helicopters'

From a hillside above traffic-choked São Paulo, the residents of the Copa do Povo (People's Cup) flash camp can see the gleaming £180m stadium that will host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup. Despite the Brazilian flag fluttering over the makeshift tents, the camp organiser, Helena Santos, …

Predicting the World Cup, through the power of math

There are many ways of coming up with predictions for the World Cup, so let's go down the "rigorous mathematical model" route. There might be a surprise or two along the way.<p>Is it possible to predict the outcome of soccer matches? Certainly, it's impossible to do so perfectly. But on the other …

England striker Danny Welbeck misses training with thigh injury ahead of World Cup 2014 clash against Italy

Danny Welbeck fails to appear at training, increasing likelihood that Raheem Sterling will start in Manaus<p>Danny Welbeck did not start training at <b>England</b>'s base at Urca this morning. Welbeck left the field on Tuesday clutching his right thigh. If he is out of contention for Saturday's Group D opener …