SAO PAULO: When the former boss of Brazilian football was arrested in Zurich in a 2015 graft case that would see him sentenced to prison, his successor in the job didn't lose a minute - he got on the first plane to Rio de Janeiro and didn't look back.That was three years ago, and since then Marco Polo Del Nero has seen FIFA's top brass toppled in a scandal that has disgraced the world's biggest sport, including ex-Brazil football chief Jose Maria Marin who was sentenced in New York on Wednesday (Aug 22) to four years in prison for taking US$6.6 million in bribes.Del Nero, former head of the Brazilian Football Confederation, is wanted for trial in the same case and in April received a life ban from FIFA.But in his native Brazil, Del Nero is safe from extradition, which is only permitted in narco-trafficking cases. Also sheltering here is Ricardo Teixeira, who likewise headed the Brazilian Football Confederation - in his case for 23 years - and stands accused in the same bribery … [Read more...] about Brazil’s tainted former football chiefs enjoy safe haven
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Follow our CNA LIFESTYLE page on Facebook for more trending stories and videosSINGAPORE: Looking back at the last four weeks as the World Cup Final between France and Croatia takes place this Sunday (Jul 15), one can say it’s been a tournament of a few surprises.England got so much further than anyone expected. Argentina and title- holders Germany shockingly got booted out in the group stages. Yet, sadly there are still some things that unsurprisingly never change: Sexism in football fandom.This writer was watching England beat Sweden during the quarter-finals at a house party when a male acquaintance started “mansplaining” the beautiful game to me.“You know why that’s a foul? Now, they are going to take a freekick. You know who is very well known for freekicks? The very handsome David Beckham,” he said to me, and only me - the lone girl on a couch full of men.“Eh, are you a real football fan or just watching because … [Read more...] about Why are female football fans still victims of sexism in 2018?
ZURICH - Football's lawmakers on Saturday were set to approve video assistant referee technology (VAR) for this summer's World Cup, in what would be one of the biggest changes to the sport in years. The German Bundesliga has built a control centre in Cologne where officials can review video from games The International Football Association Board (IFAB) was meeting in Zurich ahead of a decision expected to rubber-stamp a move already backed by FIFA's top brass, including president Gianni Infantino.Assuming IFAB endorses VAR, FIFA may take the final formal step of integrating the technology into World Cup competition rules at a meeting in Colombia later this month.VAR can only be used when there is doubt surrounding any of four key game-changing situations: goals, penalty decisions, straight red cards or mistaken identity.It has already been implemented in top European leagues including the German Bundesliga and Italy's Serie A -- along with tests in multiple other leagues.Spain's La … [Read more...] about Football: Laws body set to approve VAR for World Cup
BERLIN: Louis van Gaal has ruled out returning to Bayern Munich and succeeding Jupp Heynckes -- as long as Uli Hoeness remains club president. Louis van Gaal, who went to watch Bayern and fellow Dutchman Arjen Robben lose in Paris in September, says he does not want to work again for the current leadership of the German club. Bayern are 19 points clear in the Bundesliga table and in the hunt for the treble of European, German league and cup titles. However, Bayern's current head coach Heynckes, 72, has repeatedly said he will quit at the end of the season. The search is on to replace him and Van Gaal, currently without a club, would be an obvious candidate. The 66-year-old has won 20 club titles in his career, most recently the 2016 FA Cup in a two-year stint at Manchester United. He coached Bayern from 2009-11, losing the 2010 Champions League final, but winning the Bundesliga and German Cup titles only to be sacked the following season. The Dutchman says he "loves" Bayern, but … [Read more...] about Van Gaal rules out Bayern return while Hoeness is president
• Dating your coworker can be a tricky prospect. • To get some perspective, we asked Business Insider readers to share their own stories of finding love in the office. • Some of these workplace romances fizzled out, while others resulted in a lasting love. Jumping into a relationship with a coworker is the ultimate mix of business and pleasure. Sometimes, the recipe results in a toxic mess – and even termination. But other times, things work out. Your deskmate might just turn out to be your soul mate. Business Insider recently asked readers to share their tales of success (and woe) about their office romances. You responded with everything from disastrous affairs to heartwarming love stories. These answers are real people’s anecdotes gathered through a Google form. They’re for fun, not advice – if you’re looking for that, check out rules for dating your coworker. Here are some of your … [Read more...] about We asked and you answered: Here are your top stories about falling in (and out) of love in the office