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Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte and rapper Pitbull: another balls-up for FIFA.   Photograph:  Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

It would be desperately unfair to all involved to pre-judge the Brazil World Cup 2014 Official Song Anthem before it is released in March. But it will(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter, seen here confirming Qatar as the  hosts of 2022 World Cup in Zurich  2010.  Photograph: Getty Images

The extent of the risks faced by migrant construction workers building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been laid bare by offic(...)

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela with South African president Jacob Zuma at a prayer service for former president Nelson Mandela. Photograph: Joao Silva/The New York Times

The full magnitude of the late Nelson Mandela’s memorial service became apparent yesterday after it was confirmed dozens of the world’s former and sit(...)

Winnie Mandela

Inheritance can be messy in any family. For Nelson Mandela, a man who is survived by a wife, an ex-wife, three children, 17 grandchildren and 14 great(...)

In September a successful five-year brand partnership between the Dublin GAA and AIG Insurance was announced. At the same time Rory McIlroy had his s(...)

The Webb Ellis trophy: will it be won on Irish soil in 2023? Photograph: Dave Lintott/INPHO

Minister for Sport Leo Varadkar did two good things at the International Rugby Board conference in Dublin this week. He put to bed for good any idea o(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter  said a final decision on which months to play the 2022 World Cup in Qatar might be delayed until 2015. Photograph: Getty

The Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, has told Qatari World Cup 2022 organisers that there is no way they will be stripped of the tournament whatever the (...)

Uefa president Michel Platini

Uefa president Michel Platini has said that he will make a decision on whether to run for Fifa presidency next year at the earliest.“I have not yet d(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter will recommend to the Fifa executive that the Qatar World Cup dates be  changed. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Europe’s leading clubs are tomorrow expected to accept that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will have to be played in the winter - but only on the basis i(...)

The Ireland Women’s team. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Republic of Ireland have been drawn in Group 1 for the European qualifying phase of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup along with Germany, Ru(...)

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