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Abkhazia (Аҧсны́; აფხაზეთი; p) is a territory on the eastern coast of the Black Sea, south of the Greater Caucasus mountains, in northwestern Georgia.
Adidas AG (stylized as ɑdidɑs since 1949) is a multinational corporation, founded and headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany, that designs and manufactures shoes, clothing and accessories.
Ahmad (born 30 December 1959) is a Malagasy football administrator.
Alejandro Dominguez Wilson-Smith (born on 25 January 1972) is a Paraguayan football administrator, president of CONMEBOL, a vice-president of FIFA and a member of the FIFA Council.
Aleksander Čeferin (born 13 October 1967) is a Slovenian lawyer and football administrator.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.
Amos Adamu was Director General of the Nigerian National Sports Commission for ten years before being redeployed in November 2008.
Andrew Jennings is a British investigative reporter.
Andrew Edward Anson (born) is a British businessman primarily known for his work in the sports and media industries.
Andrew Murray Burnham (born 7 January 1970) is a British Labour politician who has been serving as the Mayor of Greater Manchester since May 2017.
The Argentine Football Association (Asociación del Fútbol Argentino) is the governing body of football in Argentina.
Argentines, also known as Argentinians (argentinos; feminine argentinas), are the citizens of the Argentine Republic, or their descendants abroad.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of association football in Asia and Australia.
The Associated Press (AP) is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.
Association football culture refers to the cultural aspects surrounding the game of association football.
There are various individual skills and team tactics needed to play effective football.
The Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan, also known simply as the AFFA, (Azərbaycan Futbol Federasiyaları Assosiasiyası, AFFA) is the governing body of football in Azerbaijan.
Australia submitted an unsuccessful bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The Australian Senate is the upper house of the bicameral Parliament of Australia, the lower house being the House of Representatives.
The Åland Islands or Åland (Åland,; Ahvenanmaa) is an archipelago province at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea belonging to Finland.
The Bahamas Football Association (BFA) is the official football federation in The Bahamas.
The Ballon d'Or ("Golden Ball") is an annual football award presented by France Football.
Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding.
Basketball is a team sport played on a rectangular court.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.
BBC One is the flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.
Beach soccer, also known as beach football or beasal, is a variant of association football played on a beach or some form of sand.
Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup is an international association football competition.
The Brazil national football team (Seleção Brasileira de Futebol) represents Brazil in international men's association football.
Bribery is the act of giving or receiving something of value in exchange for some kind of influence or action in return, that the recipient would otherwise not alter.
Young Boys of Bern is a Swiss sports club based in the capital city Bern.
In broadcasting, a commercial bumper, ident bumper or break-bumper (often shortened to bump) is a brief announcement, usually two to 15 seconds in length that can contain a voice over, placed between a pause in the program and its commercial break, and vice versa.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Société Radio-Canada), branded as CBC/Radio-Canada, is a Canadian federal Crown corporation that serves as the national public broadcaster for both radio and television.
Canadian football is a sport played in Canada in which two teams of 12 players each compete for territorial control of a field of play long and wide attempting to advance a pointed prolate spheroid ball into the opposing team's scoring area (end zone).
The Canadian Soccer Association (Canada Soccer) (Association canadienne de soccer) is the governing body of soccer in Canada.
The Caribbean Football Union, often referred to by its initials CFU, is the nominal governing body for association football in the Caribbean as well as Bermuda, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.
Carlos Manuel Brito Leal Queiroz, ComIH (born 1 March 1953), is a Portuguese football manager who is currently in charge of the Iran national team.
CBC News is the division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation responsible for the news gathering and production of news programs on the corporation's English-language operations, namely CBC Television, CBC Radio, CBC News Network, and CBC.ca.
Charles Gordon Blazer (April 26, 1945 – July 12, 2017) was an American soccer administrator, who held a number of high level positions before becoming a government informant on widespread corruption within organized soccer.
Coca-Cola, or Coke (also Pemberton's Cola at certain Georgian vendors), is a carbonated soft drink produced by The Coca-Cola Company.
The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF,; typeset for branding purposes since 2018 as Concacaf) is the continental governing body for association football (soccer) in North America, which includes Central America and the Caribbean region.
The Confederation of African Football or CAF (Confédération Africaine de Football) is the administrative and controlling body for African association football.
The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL,; Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol; Confederação Sul-Americana de Futebol or CSF) is the continental governing body of association football in South America (apart from Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana) and it is one of FIFA's six continental confederations.
Cornel Borbély (born 1978) is a Swiss jurist.
Cornelis August Wilhelm Hirschman (1877 – 1951), known as Carl Anton Wilhelm Hirschman, was a Dutch banker, co-founder of FIFA in 1904 and the 2nd General Secretary of FIFA, serving from 1906 to 1931.
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit).
Crimea (Крым, Крим, Krym; Krym; translit;; translit) is a peninsula on the northern coast of the Black Sea in Eastern Europe that is almost completely surrounded by both the Black Sea and the smaller Sea of Azov to the northeast.
The Cyprus Football Association (CFA) (Κυπριακή Ομοσπονδία Ποδοσφαίρου (ΚΟΠ)) is the governing body of football in Cyprus and is based in Nicosia.
Damian Noel Thomas Collins (born 4 February 1974, Northampton) is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.
Daniel Burley Woolfall (15 June 1852 – 24 October 1918) was the second president of FIFA.
The Danish Football Association (Dansk Boldspil-Union; DBU) is the governing body of football in Denmark.
Daniel Alexander "Danny" Jordaan (born 3 September 1951) is the president of the South African Football Association (SAFA).
Dave Zirin is an American political sportswriter.
David William Donald Cameron (born 9 October 1966) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2005 to 2016.
David Alan Gill (born 5 August 1957) is British football executive, formerly chief executive of Manchester United and a vice-chairman of The Football Association.
David Maxim Triesman, Baron Triesman (born 30 October 1943) is a British politician, Merchant Banker and former trade union leader.
Richard William Duncan "Dick" Pound, (born March 22, 1942) is a Canadian swimming champion, lawyer and prominent spokesman for ethics in sport.
Diego Armando Maradona Franco (born 30 October 1960) is an Argentine retired professional footballer and manager.
Emirates (طَيَران الإمارات DMG: Ṭayarān Al-Imārāt) is an airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura (born 9 September 1962 in Senegal) is a Senegalese senior executive.
The Federated States of Micronesia (abbreviated FSM and also known simply as Micronesia) is an independent sovereign island nation and a United States associated state consisting of four states from west to east, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosraethat are spread across the Western Pacific Ocean.
The FIFA Ballon d'Or ("Golden Ball") was an annual association football award presented to the world's best men's player from 2010 to 2015.
The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup is an international beach soccer competition contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA, the sport's global governing body.
FIFA Club of the Century was an award presented by FIFA to decide the greatest football club of the 20th century.
The FIFA Club World Cup is an international men's association football competition organised by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body.
The FIFA Confederations Cup is an international association football tournament for men's national teams, currently held every four years by FIFA.
The FIFA Congress is the supreme legislative body of the International Federation of Association Football (French: Fédération Internationale de Football Association), commonly known by the acronym FIFA.
The FIFA Council (formerly the FIFA Executive Committee) is an institution of FIFA (the governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer).
The FIFA Ethics Committee is one of FIFA's three judicial bodies.
The FIFA eWorld Cup, formally known as the FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC), is an eSports tournament held by FIFA and its presenting partner EA Sports.
The FIFA Fair Play Award is a FIFA recognition of exemplary behaviour that promotes the spirit of fair play and compassion in:association football around the world.
The FIFA Futsal World Cup is the international championship for futsal, the indoor version of association football organized by FIFA.
The headquarters of FIFA (German: FIFA-Hauptquartier) is a distinctive complex in Zürich.
The FIFA Presidential Award was an Association football award given annually at the FIFA World Player Gala.
The FIFA Puskás Award is an award established on 20 October 2009 by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), at the behest of then-president Sepp Blatter, in order to award the player, male or female, judged to have scored the most aesthetically significant, or "most beautiful", goal of the year.
The FIFA Two refers to Colin Healy and Gareth Farrelly, two Irish international football players who were prevented from playing for Cork City as they had already played for two other clubs in the 2006-07 period.
The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup is an international association football tournament for female players under the age of 17.
The FIFA U-17 World Cup, founded as the FIFA U-16 World Championship, later changed to its current name in 2007, is the world championship of association football for male players under the age of 17 organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
The FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup is an international association football tournament, organized by FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), for national teams of women under the age of 20.
The FIFA U-20 World Cup is the biennial football world championship for male players under the age of 20, organised by FIFA.
The FIFA Women's Club World Cup is a proposed international women's association football competition that is being organised by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body.
The FIFA Women's World Cup is an international football competition contested by the senior women's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body.
The FIFA Women's World Rankings for football were introduced in 2003, with the first rankings published in March of that year, as a follow-on to the existing FIFA World Rankings for men.
The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body.
The FIFA All-Time Team is an fictive all-time association football team published by FIFA in 1994.
The FIFA World Cup Dream Team is an all-time FIFA World Cup all-star team published by FIFA in 2002 after conducting an internet poll of fans to select a World Cup dream team.
The FIFA World Player of the Year was an association football award presented annually by the sport's governing body, FIFA, between 1991 and 2015.
The FIFA World Ranking is a ranking system for men's national teams in association football, currently led by Germany.
"FIFA's Dirty Secrets" is an episode of the BBC documentary series Panorama which was broadcast on 29 November 2010.
The Fédération Internationale des Associations de Footballeurs Professionnels (English – International Federation of Professional Footballers), generally referred to as FIFPro, is the worldwide representative organisation for 65,000 professional footballers.
The Football Association of Wales (Cymdeithas Bêl-droed Cymru) (FAW) is the governing body of association football in Wales, and controls the Wales national football team and its corresponding women's team.
At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain, an official football tournament between national representative selections was contested for the first time: football at the two previous games had been played between club teams.
The boys' football tournament at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics took place at the Jiangning Sports Center, located in Nanjing, China, between 15–27 August 2014.
The girls' football tournament at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics took place at the Wutaishan Stadium and the Jiangning Sports Center, both located in Nanjing, China, between 14–26 August 2014.
The men's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was held from 4 to 20 August 2016.
The women's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was held from 3 to 19 August 2016.
Association football has been included in every Summer Olympic Games as a men's competition sport, except 1896 and 1932.
Football was inducted at the Youth Olympic Games at the inaugural edition in 2010 for both boys and girls.
Football Federation Australia (FFA) is the governing body of soccer, futsal and beach soccer within Australia.
The Football Federation of Armenia (FFA) (Հայաստանի Ֆուտբոլի Ֆեդերացիա) is the governing body of association football in Armenia.
The Football Federation of Chile (Federación de Fútbol de Chile or FFCh) is the governing body of football in Chile.
The Football Federation of Kazakhstan (Қазақстанның Футбол Федерациясы; r) is the governing body of football in Kazakhstan.
France Football is a French weekly magazine containing football news from all over the world.
The France national football team (Équipe de France de football) represents France in international football and is controlled by the French Football Federation, also known as FFF, or in Fédération française de football.
Frank James Lampard, (born 20 June 1978) is an English football manager, former professional footballer and children's writer.
Franz Lambert (born 11 March 1948) is a German composer and organist.
The French Football Federation (FFF) (Fédération Française de Football) is the governing body of football in France.
French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language of the Indo-European family.
Futsal is a variant of association football played on a hard court, smaller than a football pitch, and mainly indoors.
Public Joint Stock Company Gazprom (Публи́чное акционе́рное о́бщество «Газпром», Publichnoe Aktsionernoe Obshchestvo Gazprom, abbreviated PAO Gazprom, ПАО «Газпром») is a large Russian company founded in 1989, which carries on the business of extraction, production, transport, and sale of natural gas.
The Georgian Football Federation (GFF) (საქართველოს ფეხბურთის ფედერაცია) was founded in 1936.
The German Football Association (Deutscher Fußball-Bund; DFB) is the governing body of football in Germany.
Giovanni Vincenzo "Gianni" Infantino (born 23 March 1970) is a Swiss–Italian football administrator and the current president of FIFA.
Građanski nogometni klub Dinamo Zagreb, commonly referred to as GNK Dinamo Zagreb or simply Dinamo Zagreb, is a professional Croatian football club based in Zagreb.
In sports, a goal is a physical structure or area where an attacking team must send the ball or puck in order to score points.
In association football, goal-line technology (sometimes referred to as a Goal Decision System) is the use of electronic aid to determine if a goal has been scored or not.
Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat,; Grønland) is an autonomous constituent country within the Kingdom of Denmark between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
Guadeloupe (Antillean Creole: Gwadloup) is an insular region of France located in the Leeward Islands, part of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean.
Guernsey is an island in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy.
The Guyana Football Federation is the governing body of football in Guyana.
Hans-Joachim Eckert (born 1948 in Plochingen) is a German jurist.
HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C. is one of the world's largest publishing companies and is one of the Big Five English-language publishing companies, alongside Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster.
Henry Alfred Kissinger (born Heinz Alfred Kissinger, May 27, 1923) is an American statesman, political scientist, diplomat and geopolitical consultant who served as the United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.
The home nations, refers collectively to England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland (countries of the United Kingdom), and in certain sports (e.g. rugby football) contexts, to England, Scotland, Wales and the whole island of Ireland.
The Hyundai Motor Group (stylized as HYUNDAI) is a South Korean multinational conglomerate headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, and it is the largest car manufacturer in the country.
Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points.
Instant replay is a video reproduction of something that recently occurred which was both shot and broadcast live.
International Financial Reporting Standards, usually called IFRS, are standards issued by the IFRS Foundation and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) to provide a common global language for business affairs so that company accounts are understandable and comparable across international boundaries.
The International Football Association Board (IFAB) is the body that determines the Laws of the Game of association football.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC; French: Comité International Olympique, CIO) is a Swiss private non-governmental organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland, which is the authority responsible for the modern Olympic Games.
International Sport and Leisure (ISL) was a Swiss sports marketing company that was closely bound to FIFA.
The Irish Football Association (IFA) is the governing body for association football in Northern Ireland.
The Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin), also known simply as Mann (Mannin), is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland.
The Israel Football Association (IFA; ההתאחדות לכדורגל בישראל, HaHit'aḥdut leKaduregel beIsrael, literally "The Association of Football in Israel") is the governing body of football in Israel.
Issa Hayatou (born 9 August 1946) is a Cameroonian former athlete and sports executive.
The Ivorian Football Federation (Fédération Ivoirienne de Football, FIF) is the governing body of football in Ivory Coast and is in charge of the Ivory Coast national team and other footballing matters in the country.
Ivory Coast, also known as Côte d'Ivoire and officially as the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a sovereign state located in West Africa.
Austin "Jack" Warner (born 26 January 1943) is a Trinidadian politician, businessman, and former football executive.
Jacques Anouma (born 11 December 1951) is a football administrator and a former member of the FIFA Executive Committee.
Jacques Jean Marie Rogge, Count Rogge (born 2 May 1942) is a Belgian sports administrator and physician who served as the eighth President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 2001 to 2013.
Jérôme Valcke (born 6 October 1960) is a French football administrator, best known as the former Secretary General of FIFA (the international governing body of the sport).
Jersey (Jèrriais: Jèrri), officially the Bailiwick of Jersey (Bailliage de Jersey; Jèrriais: Bailliage dé Jèrri), is a Crown dependency located near the coast of Normandy, France.
Jean-Marie Faustin Godefroid "João" de Havelange (8 May 1916 – 16 August 2016) was a Brazilian lawyer, businessman, athlete and centenarian who served as the seventh President of FIFA from 1974 to 1998.
Hendrik Johannes "Johan" Cruijff OON (anglicised to Cruyff; 25 April 1947 – 24 March 2016) was a Dutch professional football player and coach.
José Hawilla (11 July 1943 – 25 May 2018) was a Brazilian businessman, the owner and founder of Traffic Group, a multinational sports marketing conglomerate.
Kiribati, officially the Republic of Kiribati (Gilbertese: Ribaberiki Kiribati),.
Lambert Maltock is the president of the Vanuatu Football Federation since 2008.
Swiss law is a set of rules which constitutes the law in Switzerland.
The Ligue de Football de la Guyane is the governing body of football in French Guiana.
This is a list of lists of association football clubs from all over the world.
This is a list of major football stadiums, grouped by country and ordered by capacity.
FIFA assigns a three-letter country code (more properly termed a trigramme or trigram) to each of its member and non-member countries.
This is a list of international sports federations, each of which serves as a non-governmental governing body for a given sport and administers its sport at a world level, most often crafting rules, promoting the sport to prospective spectators and fans, developing prospective players, and organizing world or continental championships.
In top-level football, 27 players have scored 500 or more goals over the course of their career, according to research by the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
This is a list of the men's national association football teams in the world.
The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body.
The following is a list of presidents of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the world association football governing body.
This is a list of countries located on more than one continent, known as transcontinental states or intercontinental states.
This is a partial list of women's association football club teams from all over the world sorted by confederation.
This is a complete list of national association football teams in women's association football, arranged alphabetically within their confederations.
The following are lists of people who play football.
In the United States, mail and wire fraud is any fraudulent scheme to intentionally deprive another of property or honest services via mail or wire communication.
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 530,300.
Mark Victor Arbib (born 9 November 1971) is a former Australian politician and trade unionist, who was an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian Senate from 1 July 2008 to 5 March 2012, representing the state of New South Wales.
The Marshall Islands, officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands (Aolepān Aorōkin M̧ajeļ), is an island country located near the equator in the Pacific Ocean, slightly west of the International Date Line.
Martinique is an insular region of France located in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a land area of and a population of 385,551 inhabitants as of January 2013.
Michel François Platini (born 21 June 1955) is a French former football player, manager and administrator.
Mohamed bin Hammam (محمد بن همّام; born 8 May 1949) is a Qatari who was a football administrator and president of the Asian Football Confederation from 1 August 2002 to 14 June 2011, and a member of FIFA's 24-man executive committee from 1996 to 2011 for more than 15 years.
Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco (Principauté de Monaco), is a sovereign city-state, country and microstate on the French Riviera in Western Europe.
The Monégasque Football Federation (Fédération monégasque de football, FMF) is the governing body of football in the nation of Monaco.
Money laundering is the act of concealing the transformation of profits from illegal activities and corruption into ostensibly "legitimate" assets.
Montevideo is the capital and largest city of Uruguay.
The National Football Museum is England’s national museum of football.
The Netherlands national football team (Het Nederlands Elftal) represents the Netherlands in international football.
Nicholas Xenophon (né Xenophou; 29 January 1959) is an Australian politician who was a Senator for South Australia from 2008 to 2017.
Nicolás Leoz Almirón (born September 10, 1928) was President of CONMEBOL (South American Football Confederation) from 1986 to 2013.
Nigerians or Nigerian people are citizens of Nigeria or people with ancestry from Nigeria.
Niue (Niuean: Niuē) is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean, northeast of New Zealand, east of Tonga, south of Samoa, and west of the Cook Islands.
Northern Cyprus (Kuzey Kıbrıs), officially the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC; Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti), is a partially recognised state that comprises the northeastern portion of the island of Cyprus.
The Northern Mariana Islands, officially the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI; Sankattan Siha Na Islas Mariånas; Refaluwasch or Carolinian: Commonwealth Téél Falúw kka Efáng llól Marianas), is an insular area and commonwealth of the United States consisting of 15 islands in the northwestern Pacific Ocean.
The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is one of the six continental confederations of international association football, consisting of New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, and other Pacific Island countries.
Palau (historically Belau, Palaos, or Pelew), officially the Republic of Palau (Beluu er a Belau), is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean.
Panorama is a BBC Television investigative current affairs documentary programme.
The politics of the Netherlands take place within the framework of a parliamentary representative democracy, a constitutional monarchy and a decentralised unitary state.
Qatar (or; قطر; local vernacular pronunciation), officially the State of Qatar (دولة قطر), is a sovereign country located in Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula.
The Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup bid was a bid by Qatar to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Qatar Airways Company Q.C.S.C. (القطرية, Al Qatariyah), operating as Qatar Airways, is the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar.
A racket is a planned or organized criminal act, usually in which the criminal act is a form of business or a way to earn illegal or extorted money regularly or briefly but repeatedly.
The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act or simply RICO, is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization.
Réunion (La Réunion,; previously Île Bourbon) is an island and region of France in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and southwest of Mauritius.
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol ("Royal Madrid Football Club"), commonly known as Real Madrid, or simply as Real, is a professional football club based in Madrid, Spain.
Ricardo Terra Teixeira (born June 20, 1947) is the former president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).
Rob May (born 15 February 1969, in London) is a musician, songwriter and record producer.
Robert Guérin (28 June 1876 – 19 March 1952) was a French journalist, and the 1st President and one of the founders of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
The Royal Belgian Football Association (Dutch: Koninklijke Belgische Voetbalbond, KBVB; French: Union royale belge des sociétés de football association, URBSFA; German: Königlicher Belgischer Fußballverband, KBFV) is the governing body of football in Belgium.
The Royal Dutch Football Association (Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond,, or KNVB) is the governing body of football in Netherlands.
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (Real Federación Española de Fútbol) is the governing body of football in Spain.
Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century.
The Russian Football Union (Российский Футбольный Союз, Rossiyskiy Futbolnyy Soyuz, or RFS) is the official governing body of the sport of football in the Russian Federation.
Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa (سلمان بن ابراهيم آل خليفة; born 2 November 1965) is the President of the Asian Football Confederation since 2 May 2013.
Sándor Csányi (born 20 March 1953) is a Hungarian billionaire businessman, banker, investor, philanthropist, specializing in finance.
The Scottish Football Association (also known as the SFA and the Scottish FA; Scottish Gaelic: Comann Ball-coise na h-Alba; Scots Fitbaw Association), is the governing body of football in Scotland and has the ultimate responsibility for the control and development of football in Scotland.
Joseph "Sepp" Blatter (born 10 March 1936) is a Swiss football administrator who was the eighth president of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) from 1998 to 2015.
Simon Hill, (born, 25 February 1969, Bristol) is a musician, songwriter and record producer.
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.
Sint Maarten is an island country in the Caribbean.
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.
The South African Football Association or SAFA is the national administrative governing body that controls the sport of football in the Republic of South Africa (RSA) and is a member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
South Ossetia or Tskhinvali Region, is a disputed territory in the South Caucasus, in the northern part of the internationally recognised Georgian territory.
A sports governing body is a sports organization that has a regulatory or sanctioning function.
Palestine (فلسطين), officially the State of Palestine (دولة فلسطين), is a ''de jure'' sovereign state in the Middle East claiming the West Bank (bordering Israel and Jordan) and Gaza Strip (bordering Israel and Egypt) with East Jerusalem as the designated capital, although its administrative center is currently located in Ramallah.
The Surinamese Football Association (Surinaamse Voetbal Bond) is the governing body of football in Suriname.
The Swedish Football Association (Svenska Fotbollförbundet; SvFF) is the governing and head body of football in Sweden.
The Swiss Football Association (Schweizerischer Fussballverband, Association Suisse de Football, Associazione Svizzera di Football/Calcio, Associaziun Svizra da Ballape) is the governing body of football in Switzerland.
Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a sovereign state in Europe.
Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles).
The Coca-Cola Company is an American corporation, and manufacturer, retailer, and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups.
The Football Association (FA) is the governing body of association football in England, the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man.
The Japan Times is Japan's largest and oldest English-language daily newspaper.
The Real News Network (TRNN) is a nonprofit news organization.
The Sunday Times is the largest-selling British national newspaper in the "quality press" market category.
Towson University, often referred to as TU or simply Towson for short, is a public university located in Towson in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States.
Traffic Group is a sports event management company founded in Brazil, headquartered in São Paulo.
Traffic Sports USA, based in Miami, is a soccer event management company in the North American, Central American and Caribbean region.
Transparency International e.V. (TI) is an international non-governmental organization which is based in Berlin, Germany, and was founded in 1993.
The Turkish Football Federation (TFF), also called the Turkish Football Association (Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu), is the governing body of association football in Turkey.
Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, about midway between Hawaii and Australia, lying east-northeast of the Santa Cruz Islands (belonging to the Solomons), southeast of Nauru, south of Kiribati, west of Tokelau, northwest of Samoa and Wallis and Futuna and north of Fiji.
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA; Union des Associations Européennes de Football; Vereinigung Europäischer Fußballverbände) is the administrative body for association football in Europe, although several member states are primarily or entirely located in Asia.
The UEFA Champions League is an annual continental club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and contested by top-division European clubs.
Union des sociétés françaises de sports athlétiques (USFSA) is a former French sports governing body.
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also known as the Justice Department, is a federal executive department of the U.S. government, responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice in the United States, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries. The department was formed in 1870 during the Ulysses S. Grant administration. The Department of Justice administers several federal law enforcement agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The department is responsible for investigating instances of financial fraud, representing the United States government in legal matters (such as in cases before the Supreme Court), and running the federal prison system. The department is also responsible for reviewing the conduct of local law enforcement as directed by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. The department is headed by the United States Attorney General, who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate and is a member of the Cabinet. The current Attorney General is Jeff Sessions.
The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories per the United States Constitution since 1792.
The United States Soccer Federation (USSF), commonly referred to as U.S. Soccer, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the official governing body of the sport of soccer in the United States.
Urbis was an exhibition and museum in Manchester, England, designed by Ian Simpson.
Uruguay, officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay (República Oriental del Uruguay), is a sovereign state in the southeastern region of South America.
Victor Montagliani is a Canadian businessman, soccer executive, and the president of CONCACAF.
Visa Inc. (also known as Visa, stylized as VISA) is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Foster City, California, United States.
Wanda Group, or Dalian Wanda, is a Chinese multinational conglomerate based in Beijing.
Worawi Makudi (วรวีร์ มะกูดี) (born 29 November 1951 in Thailand), also referred to in the Thai media as Bung Yee (บังยี) is a Thai football official.
World Rugby is the world governing body for the sport of rugby union and rugby sevens.
Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania.
Zürich or Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich.
The 1994 FIFA World Cup was the 15th FIFA World Cup, held in nine cities across the United States from 17 June to 17 July 1994.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the 19th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup was the 20th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial world championship for men's national football teams organized by FIFA.
In 2015, U.S. federal prosecutors disclosed cases of corruption by officials and associates connected with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer.
The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup was the seventh FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international women's football world championship tournament.
The 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup was the 8th edition of the FIFA Futsal World Cup, the quadrennial international futsal championship contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA.
The 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup was the fifth edition of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, the biennial international women's youth football championship contested by the under-17 national teams of the member associations of FIFA.
The 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup was the 8th edition of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, the biennial international women's youth football championship contested by the under-20 national teams of the member associations of FIFA.
The 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup was the ninth edition of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, the premier international beach soccer championship contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA.
The 2017 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 presented by Alibaba Cloud for sponsorship reasons) was the 14th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised international club football tournament between the champion clubs from each of the six continental confederations, as well as the national league champion from the host country.
The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup was the 10th FIFA Confederations Cup, a quadrennial international men's football tournament organised by FIFA.
The 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup was the 17th FIFA U-17 World Cup, a biennial international football tournament contested by men's under-17 national teams.
The 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup was the 21st edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, the biennial international men's youth football championship contested by the under-20 national teams of the member associations of FIFA, since its inception in 1977 as the FIFA World Youth Championship.
The bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups was the process by which the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) selected locations for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup is the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international men's football championship contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA.
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