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Ibet: Argentina Look The World Cup Bet At 13/2, Football

Ibet: Argentina Look The World Cup Bet At 13/2

Gareth Purnell takes a look at the outright prices in the World Cup betting market with a touch of value in mind

By | Football, Notebook, Sport | Thursday, 5 June 2014 at 4:08 pm

Fifa threatens Brazil with World Cup expulsion (almost…), Football

Fifa threatens Brazil with World Cup expulsion (almost…)

June 12, 2014. England against Brazil in the opening game of the World Cup. Surprisingly the stands at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo are almost entirely empty…

By | Football, Sport | Friday, 18 October 2013 at 2:44 pm

The Football Lawyer: Qatar 2022 compensation claims and the problem with quotas, Football

The Football Lawyer: Qatar 2022 compensation claims and the problem with quotas

The reality is that Fifa and Qatar cannot predict what a court might rule…

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 15 October 2013 at 3:50 pm

When was the last time England started with no Manchester United players?, Football

When was the last time England started with no Manchester United players?

An England line-up with no Manchester United players. When did that last happen?

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 12 September 2013 at 1:25 pm

The Football Lawyer: What would the true cost of moving the 2022 World Cup to winter be?, Football

The Football Lawyer: What would the true cost of moving the 2022 World Cup to winter be?

Sponsors and rival tournaments could be in line for compensation, while holding the Qatar tournament in the summer poses other costly problems.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 29 August 2013 at 12:29 pm

A view from the ground in Sao Paulo as the protests in Brazil continue to rage, Notebook

A view from the ground in Sao Paulo as the protests in Brazil continue to rage

On Monday, I joined thousands on the streets of São Paulo to protest against the brutality used by Brazil’s military police as they confronted students demonstrating against rising bus fares. Thousands joined us across the world in support – 2,000 marched in Dublin, 600 in Berlin, as well as many more in other cities.

By | Notebook | Friday, 21 June 2013 at 5:08 pm

End of the beginning: Confederations Cup an important World Cup yardstick for Brazil, Football

End of the beginning: Confederations Cup an important World Cup yardstick for Brazil

With apologies to Donna Summer, this time we know it’s (almost) for real. At least for Brazil.

By | Football, Sport | Friday, 14 June 2013 at 3:58 pm

Brazilian football’s big dog culture leaves Mano Menezes looking like a Chihuahua, Football

Brazilian football’s big dog culture leaves Mano Menezes looking like a Chihuahua

And so it goes. Brazilian football management proves once more that it is no country for level headed, if slightly ponderous, middle-aged men.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 27 November 2012 at 1:02 am

Do France have any hope against Spain tonight?, Football

Do France have any hope against Spain tonight?

Didier Deschamps’s men travel to Madrid tonight to face Euro 2012 winners, Spain, in a crucial 2014 World Cup qualifier.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 16 October 2012 at 12:56 pm

Beer: the mistake that beat the world, Notebook

Beer: the mistake that beat the world

Britons tend to return disappointed from World Cups; the tradition is to skulk off amid bitter recriminations just as the real meat of the competition is getting started…but that’s not how it always goes. There are exceptions. One such came at the World Beer Cup – yes, even beer now has a world cup – in San Diego this month.

By | Notebook | Friday, 18 May 2012 at 10:21 am

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