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Frank Lowy demands FIFA to compensate for 2022 World Cup time shift

Michael Lynch FFA chief Frank Lowy has demanded that FIFA pay back the $43 million worth of Australian taxpayer dollars wasted in the futile World Cup bid.

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Australia won't be compensated: FIFA

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FIFA has rebuffed Football Federation Australia's call for compensation over its failed $43 million World Cup bid, amid speculation the 2022 event will be moved to winter in Qatar.

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She's 'good looking': FIFA boss accused of sexism after comment on Australian candidate

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Megan Levy FIFA president Sepp Blatter has called Australia's candidate for a new woman's place on the executive committee "good and good looking" in an address to the Asian Football Confederation.

Australian on FIFA committee backs tough stance on racism

Lunch With Moya Dodd.

Michael Lynch The first Australian appointed to the FIFA executive committee, Moya Dodd, has pledged to work for inclusiveness in the world game, says the much criticised organisation is working towards cleaning...

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Spain breaks FIFA record in Confederations Cup annihilation

Fernando Torres.

Spain broke the record for the biggest margin of victory at the final phase of a FIFA tournament by crushing minnows Tahiti 10-0 at the Confederations Cup in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.

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FIFA bid process hit by new revelations

Fairfax Art and Design. For News 04-12-2010.Australia looses 2022 World Cup bid.Deflated soccer ball with map of Australia on it.

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker THE $10 million in taxpayer dollars that Australia's soccer federation spent on its World Cup bid book's creation and promotion was paid without an open tender process and was more than twice the...

FIFA takes step closer to goal-line technology

Soccer chiefs edged closer to bringing in goal-line technology after the idea was approved in principle by the sport's law-makers yesterday.

Football

World Cup ticket ballot set to open

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Dominic Bossi On Tuesday night, Socceroos fans will join a lucky dip with 3.3 million football supporters bidding for access to the greatest show in world sport when tickets to the 2014 FIFA World Cup go on sale...

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Europe ponders 2022 World Cup position

Qatar 2022

Leading clubs expect UEFA to decide next week on European football’s position in the debate about switching the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from the summer to a different time of year.

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Supergrass kingpin stayed in the game

Singaporean Wilson Raj Perumal (C) sits in the Lapland district court in Rovaniemi in this June 22, 2011 file photo. The Lapland district court on July 19, 2011 sentenced Perumal to two years in prison and gave nine soccer players suspended sentences after finding them guilty of match fixing. REUTERS/Kaisa Kiren/Lehtikuva/Files (FINLAND - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT SOCCER) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. FINLAND OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN FINLAND - RTR2P1DQ

Nick Miller Fortunes can turn quickly in football. A slip here, a moment of brilliance or ineptitude, and the entire game can change. It's part of the game's allure and frustration.

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Revealed: the international Mr Big calling the shots in football betting

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Nick McKenzie, Nino Bucci, Richard Baker The world's biggest match fixer is suspected of masterminding the rigging of Australian professional football matches while under police protection in Europe.

Football

Payback: the parting shot heard around the world

Michael Lynch dinkus

Michael Lynch Fair dinkum Frank. You might be on your way out from the top table of Football Federation Australia, but you seem determined to go out with a bang.

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SBS awaits decision on timing of World Cup

David Sygall Australia's World Cup broadcast rights holder, SBS, says it has not yet held negotiations with FIFA over possible compensation if the schedule for the 2022 tournament is changed.

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Australia had chance to speak up but leaders were silent

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Craig Foster Football has the global leadership it deserves and, as such, it is little use wailing if FIFA ultimately leaves Australia without compensation and having to watch the 2022 World Cup between trips to...

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Matildas beaten by US

Abby Wambach Laura Alleway.

The Matildas have been outclassed 4-0 by the United States in a women's soccer friendly international in Texas.

Live: Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Heart: A-League 2013 round 4

Besart Berisha.

Kristian Silva Can Brisbane return to the top of the ladder with a win over Melbourne Heart? Join us live from Suncorp Stadium.

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The five things at the top of Gallop's to-do list

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Craig Foster Nothing against David Gallop - he is acknowledged as one of Australia's finest sports administrators and, I'm told, a decent man - but there is a significant amount of fatigue within football for...

Football

Corinthians defeat Chelsea to take Club World Cup title

Corinthians' goalkeeper Cassio and teammate Chicao (centre) scramble to stop a shot from Chelsea's Gary Cahill of Britain's Chelsea (second left).

Paolo Guerrero gets the only goal of final as Brazil team records second win in competition.

Ronaldo and Iniesta are greats, but Messi's outrageous skill puts him in a league of his own

Lionel Messi

Paul Hayward Lionel Messi is monopolising the world-player-of-the-year title the way his feet dominate the ball. The little maestro's magnetism has kept the prize in his possession for a fourth consecutive year.

Drogba still our player, says Shanghai

Shanghai Shenhua's Didier Drogba

Star striker Didier Drogba's Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua have expressed outrage over his move to Turkish side Galatasaray, saying it breaches his current contract and he is still their player.