Thursday, 23 August 2012

The World Football Favourites Tournament(FIFA) To Celebrate the 20th of Existance in 2014 Brazil

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The only football tournament that bring the world together is to make history in 2014.FIFA World Cup is to be the 20th FIFA World Cup,an international tournament association football tournament that is scheduled to take place in  Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014.

Brazil will be hosting this competition for the second time,the first being the 1950 FIFA World Cup.Brazil will be the fifth country to have been hosted the FIFA World Cup twice,after Mexico,Italy,France and Germany.This competition will be the first to be held in Southern America since the 1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentine,is the first time two consecutive  World Cups are staged outside Europe and the first time two consecutive  World Cups  are held in the Southern Hemisphere(the 2010 FIFA World Cup was held in South Africa).

The FIFA World Cup,often simply the World Cup is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Federation International Football Association(FIFA),the sport's global governing body.The championship has been awarded every four years since the official position of the tournament in 1930,except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held due the Second World War.The current champions Spain won the 2012 tournament.

THE HOST NATION:Flag indicating
Brazil as the 2014 World Cup host
The current format of the tournament involves 32 teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation(s) over the period of about a month,this phase called is often called World Cup Finals.A qualification phase which currently takes place over the preceding three years,is used to to determine which teams qualify for the tournament together with the host nation(s)

The 19 World Cup tournament have been won by eight different national teams:
  • Brazil have won three time,and they are the only team to have played in every tournament
  • Italy have won four times
  • Germany have won three times
  • Argentine have won two time
  • Uruguay have won two time
  • England,France and Spain with one title each.
The World Cup is the world's most widely viewed sporting event and the most tournament that brings the world together to stand as one thing.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Fabrice Muamba has announced he will retire from football due to illness

It came as a surprise but he had no choice than to save his life.It follows his heart attack in last  season;s FA Cup against Tottenham Hotspurs.

The 24 year-old Congolese born had previously spoken of his determination to resume his career after his incredible recovery from the collapse which left him effectively dead for 78 minutes.But he has now bowed to medical advice from many specialists.

EARLY RETIREMENT: Fabrice Muamba has announced his
retirement from football.
Muamba has been described by sources close to him as''shattered'' that he will not be able to continue playing football at all.But after consultations with England and Pedro Brugada the Belgium-base cardiologist,the former England Under 21 midfielder has retired.Muamba said:"As part of my ongoing recovery,last week I travelled to Belgium to seek further medical advice from a leading cardiologist.But the news I received was obviously not what I had hoped it would be,and it means I am now announcing my retirement".
"Football has been my life since I was teenage boy and it has given me so many opportunities.Since suffering from my heart and being discharged from hospital,I have remained utterly positive in the belief I could one day resume my playing career and playing for Bolton Wanderers".
  • A great lose for Bolton and the entire football family
  • Young and gifted but illness forced him to hangup his boots
    TEAM FLAG: Bolton Wanderers flag:
  • A dream shutdown for him as he hoped to resume his playing career.
A benefit game for Muamba is also a possibility,with the player attracting widespread support from the global football community.

Lets stand by our players and give them the support they need in good times and bad times.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Issues in football's players' agents and principles they need to follow

Football may be the world most favourite sport but it has its own problems when it comes to players' agents.

FIFA has been regulating the activity of players' agent since 1991.At the time anyone wishing to become an agent was required to have a personal interview of his or her relevant football association before FIFA would issue the licence.In addition,a bank guarantee of 200,00 Swiss Fracs was required to be lodged with FIFA by the successful applicant.

Nothing but trouble with the players' agents.The regulations in place today have tried to define the requirements to become a players' agent and monitor relevant professional competence.FIFA has also limited the period of validity of the players' agents licence and attempted to promote reasonable players' agents' fees,whilst trying to restrict the activities of unlicensed players' agent.

  • Application of regulations to players and clubs that engage the services of intermediaries
  • Intermediaries having no links to FIFA
  • Written contracts between intermediaries and clubs/players
  • Conflict of interest
  • A registration system for intermediaries(implemented by the member associations and through information provided by their affiliate clubs and/or registered players)
  • Non payment of commission to intermediaries if player is a minor
  • Invalidation of current FIFA Players' Agent Regulations.
TOP AGENT:Tim Suzuki.
Players are people like everyone and they deserve the best for what they work for in the field of play without being treated like slaves.

Do you think players' agents are treating players well as their representatives?

Thursday, 2 August 2012


The Premier  Soccer League announced that tickets for the MTN8 quarterfinals fixture are officially on sale and football fans can now book their seats.

Tickets price will be R40.00 adults while children under the age of 12 will pay R10.00.They can be purchased at Computicket outlets and Shoprite/Checkers countrywide.

PSL acting CEO,Cambridge Mokanyane says this year's competition promises to be a great spectacle.
"I know that football fans have been waiting for the kick-off of the 2012/2013 season with bated breath.As the PSL,we are equally excited about what we hope will be a thrilling MTN8 competition.We therefore urge our supporters to go and purchase their tickets on time,"Mokanyane said.

EXCITED: SA Football fans during the ann-
ouncement of the MTN8 fixtures.

  • Defending MTN8 champions,Orlando Pirates will kick-off their defence against Bloemfontein Celtic at the Orlando Stadium on Friday.
  • On Saturday,Super Sport United will host the tricky Free State Stars at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.
  • On Sunday,Mamelodi Sundowns will take on Kaizer Chiefs at Pretoria's Loftus Stadium.
  • Again on Sunday the Dube birds(Moroka Swallows) will play against AmaZulu at the Volkswagen Debsonville Stadium in Soweto.

The question is,who will be crowned the MTN8 champions?