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Controversies and doubts are some of the elements which pops up when FIFA is being talked about as the football governing authority is consistently being related with a series of bribes which have been recently and the latest one is regarding the upcoming 2022 World Cup which is going to be held in Qatar.
When Qatar was officially selected and revealed to the public as the country where the 2022 edition of the World Cup is going to take place, a number of FIFA officials were accused of corruption and even stated that Qatar was allowed to outright buy their way into the tournament as the hosts. Continue reading →
Recently, there has been a number of increasing cases and incidents concerning racism in the world of football. This is something certainly not new but it has been growing with players and fans being called racists and sanctions have been made.
One of the recent sanctions that were awarded was towards CSKA Moscow as the Russian club was forced to play their Champions League match against Manchester City on an empty stadium. This punishment was given to CSKA Moscow due to the racist behavior of their fans.
The Russian side was also sanctioned with a fine of €200,000 as well as being banned from selling tickets to their supporters for certain matches.
Racism is one of the possible issues that fans and football figures are taking into consideration but the FIFA disciplinary chairman Claudio Sulser stated that Russia will be punished if their fans display any behavior or actions related to racism.
“It’s a situation we have to deal with. It’s very critical and not easy to decide over but we have to see what the responsibility of the association is.We cannot sanction the association if they are doing something which is fair or ethical from their point of view, but you cannot forget about the situation. You have the society, then you have the people who come into a stadium and people do not change because they are in a stadium. It’s a problem of the society and it’s correct to sanction an association for these attitudes.” Claudio Sulser said as he outlined some of the potential problems that could arise in the 2018 World Cup.
Racism is just one of the many problems that are being analyzed and taken into consideration in relation to the upcoming worldwide football competition but all of the executives and authorities of FIFA including the president, SeppBlatter remain optimistic and are envisioning Russia to be an ideal place for the 2018 World Cup to take place in despite all of their issues with Ukraine and many other issues.
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Manchester City has not made a big splash in this summer transfer window as they have indeed signed a few players here and there but nothing too big at least compared to other clubs in the Premier League but it has proven to be a good decision for them as they kicked off the English League with nothing but victories.
So far, 2 matches in the Premier League have been played and Manchester City came out as the victorious side in both games. Manuel Pellegrini opted to go with instead of having to sign big name players in the transfer market; he decided to extend the contracts of the main influential figures in the team such as: Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Vincent Kompany.
Even though only the League has only started, Sergio Aguero is making his mark on the history books and proving why Manchester City is willing to pay him €150,000 each week of wages. The Argentinean forward scored in both opening matches of the season against Liverpool and Newcastle United and he has turned into the player with best minutes-per-goal ratio in the Premier League as he scores an average of 1 goal in every 113 minutes.
The Chilean manager of Manchester City, Manuel Pellegrini decided to release Sergio Aguero into the playing grounds in the 2nd half of each game against Liverpool and Newcastle United and in a matter of only a few minutes Aguero scored important goals which helped his team on securing the triumphs.
Sergio Aguero’s previous Premier League campaign saw him scoring 17 league goals in 23 appearances for Manchester City but if he can continue his current pace then it will be an even more impressive season for the Argentinean superstar.
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