Monday Dec 9
Sepp Blatter confident Brazil will host the World Cup ever
A World Cup draw which began in sombre style, featuring a tribute to Nelson Mandela and an appeal for peace on the streets from Sepp Blatter, ended with the maximum frenetic drama possible being wrung from expectation ahead of the finals in Brazil next June and July.
Albany Times Union
Past champions betting on Brazil to win 2014 WCup
FIFA World Cup Ambassador Mario Zagallo, right, listens to a question, as Ronaldo, center, and Bebeto look on during a press conference in Costa do Sauipe, near Salvador, Brazil, Thursday, Dec.5, 2013.
Brazilian footballers protest, could take more action
Less than a year before it stages the World Cup, Brazil is once again in the news for the wrong reasons.
South Korean soccer star Park Eun-seon 'humiliated' by gender claims
South Korean soccer player Park Eun-seon is coming under "humiliating" scrutiny, with rival teams threatening to boycott competitive matches and questioning her gender.