Articles containing the tag ‘FIFA
By Rik Snuiverink On Thursday, July 12th, 2018

These mobile games are capturing the imagination across South Africa

Back in 2015, it was obvious which way the wind was blowing. Mobile gaming was taking the world by storm, and it seemed inevitable that South Africa would get caught up in all the excitement. Three years on, an... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Sunday, June 7th, 2015

FIFA Crisis: Morocco, not South Africa, Should Have Hosted the World Cup in 2010!

As the FIFA crisis deepens, more absurd and dramatic claims are beginning to emerge. One of the revelations is that the right to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup was won by Morocco rather than South Africa, who bec... Read more »
By Brian Harry On Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

FIFA Officials Arrested on Bribery Charges

Several FIFA officials were arrested today in a Zurich hotel after a 6am Raid by the police as part of a US investigation into bribes and fraud campaigns. This comes two days before the FIFA elections as Sepp B... Read more »
By Brent Robyn Smith On Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Why Lionel Messi Deserves to be Crowned the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or Winner

Barcelona are in with a chance of winning a treble this season and that is largely due to the influence and contribution from their talisman, Lionel Messi. The Argentine is arguably the greatest footballer of a... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Christiano Ronaldo Wins the FIFA Ballon d’Or Award for 2014, Beating Messi

Christiano Ronaldo has once again won the top football award, the FIFA Ballon d’Or award. The trophy was presented to him in a ceremony held in Kongresshuis, Zurich, Germany on Monday, the 15th of January... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

African Teams Bow Out Of The FIFA World Cup

It was the same this time around for African nations. So near and yet so far. However, these African representatives can go back home with their heads held high and claim that they represented the continent wit... Read more »
By Robert Wiggill On Monday, June 16th, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup – Germany Gives Portugal Plenty to Worry About

Germany has made the road ahead a tricky one for the men from Portugal with a 4-0 final score that few, if any, could have predicted to be the outcome. Both of the two teams have been plagued with injuries over... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Sunday, June 15th, 2014

FIFA World Cup: Colombia Beats Greece 3 – 0

The Colombians have not graced the FIFA World Cup tournament for more than a decade and their qualification process has been anything but glamorous. In fact, they have been secretly been touted the dark horses ... Read more »
By Robert Wiggill On Saturday, June 14th, 2014

FIFA World Cup Results and Upsets

The 2014 FIFA World Cup got off to a controversial start with many upsets and unexpected results all-round and a below-par opening ceremony. India’s Business Times even ventured as to say that the opening... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Sunday, June 8th, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup Opening Match Preview: Brazil vs Croatia

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is upon us. The opening match will be on Thursday the 12th of June between Group A teams, Brazil and Croatia, at the Arena de São Paulo. Group A comprises the hosts Brazil, Croatia, Cam... Read more »