World Cup Final 2006.
Zidane tragic exit.
Coming all through the summer on LGF:
World Cup Final 2006.
Zidane tragic exit.
Coming all through the summer on LGF:
This may not seem like a large issue - but with citizen and crowd sourced journalism likely to make a huge push this summer, if the people cannot get their information out, we will be left sourcing it from the msm - not an ideal situation in what promises to be the most tweeted event to this point in history.
Rio de Janeiro’s legendary Maracanã stadium was in a frenzy. Brazil had trounced the Spanish world champions. Yet 73,000 soccer fans could scarcely send a text message to celebrate.
The final of the 2013 Confederations Cup, a dress rehearsal for this year’s World Cup, was a promising 3-0 victory for Brazil’s national team but a bad omen for its cellphone network.
Despite costly investments and another year to prepare, phone companies are still struggling to provide adequate coverage of key sites for the tournament starting in June.
Several stadiums were delivered months late and work at major airports remains unfinished, forcing the telecoms industry to cut back and in some cases even cancel planned investments.
“Where we don’t have much time, we probably won’t be able to give complete coverage for the stadiums,” said Eduardo Levy, head of a Brazilian industry group tasked with preparing cellphone coverage at World Cup venues.
If the problems from last year recur, it may be hard for fans to make a phone call at a big game, let alone upload photos or peruse social media.
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Could it be true?
Manchester United have won the race for Southampton’s sought-after teenager Luke Shaw, according to TWO United fanzines.
United We Stand and Red Issue - who are both fairly reliable and have sources close to the club - claim United have agreed a £27m deal for 18-year-old Shaw, who will earn £85,000-a-week at Old Trafford and replace 32-year-old Patrice Evra, who is out of contract in the summer.
Shaw made his England debut last month and has been a regular for Saints at left back since their return to the top flight.
the daily mirror thinks so also : mirror.co.uk
Shaw has been a talisman of sorts for Southampton, his attack based play from the defensive position is keeping in line with Patrice Evra and Rafael Da Silva, his info via wikipedia:
Pete Holland, a Manchester lad who would pay one and six in old money to watch the Red Devils from the Stretford End, has built one of the biggest fan groups on the planet
The appeal of Manchester United is unrivalled across the globe, with fans coming from far and wide to be a part of one of England’s grandest institutions.
You do not have to be at Old Trafford for long before you realise just how many lives this club has touched. People do not fly for thousands of miles in the middle of the week for no reason, they do it because of the love they have for Manchester United.
There is perhaps no greater example of how United’s reach spread around the world than that of Pete Holland, the Manchester lad who has established one of the biggest supporters’ groups on the planet. His organisation, ‘One United USA’, has grown hand in hand with United over the last 20 years.
Goal caught up with Pete in the Red Cafe at Old Trafford during a cup of coffee with Manchester United stadium announcer Alan Keegan. Pete had flown in to Manchester from the States that morning, and after a quick stop off at the Aon Training Centre to meet David Moyes, he was at Old Trafford for some lunch and another look at the club’s famous The bond he has forged with United, one of the most famous clubs in world football, is nothing short of a fairytale.
The bribes in the millions, the worker deaths in the hundreds, so how long do we let this travesty of a World Cup continue? It depends how seriously FIFA are prepared to take the next item on the Qatar 2022 agenda.
The photographs and reports that place leading members of the World Cup delivery team in the same room as advocates of murder. The links, the official support, for men who preach violence.
The more one peers beneath the surface of Qatar’s grand coming out ball, the more dangerous FIFA’s choice of host becomes. Jack Warner isn’t the half of it. Wait until the world discovers who else Qatar likes to do business with.
A friend of the 2022 World Cup bid speaking, do not forget. And suddenly the corrupt former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner looks the least troubling of Qatar’s social circle. Warner now stands accused, with his family, of accepting roughly $2m from the Qatari bid, the deal uncovered in an investigation spearheaded by the FBI. Mohamed Bin Hammam, the FIFA executive member for Qatar, is alleged to have paid $1.2m to Warner in 2011.
A note from one of Warner’s companies, Jamad, to Bin Hammam’s Kemco enterprise requests the payment for work carried out between 2005 and 2010. The document is dated two weeks after Qatar secured the World Cup. Separate payments to Warner’s sons and a company employee are said to amount to a further $1m. Then there is the mounting death toll of construction workers, which the International Trade Union Confederation estimates, at the current rate, will reach 4,000 by the time the tournament begins.
‘Sheik Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani, chairman of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Supreme Committee’s Security Committee as well as Minister of State for Internal Affairs, chaired meetings with Hamas interior minister Fathi Hamad. ‘
‘This club will rise again,’ said Moyes, striking a rather dramatic tone.
‘My future hasn’t changed and we never discuss it,’ he said. ‘The biggest assurance is that the club let me get on with the job.’
It is a familiar Moyes theme and would deserve a more sympathetic audience if only his team’s football showed some sign of improving.
Sadly, the manner of Sunday’s defeat to Liverpool has done nothing to inspire any kind of optimism as United try to overturn a 2-0 first leg deficit.
Moyes may have sounded confident about his future yesterday but if performances don’t change soon then something else will.
United’s supporters will not stay classy forever. They may have more power than they think.
Read more: dailymail.co.uk
The 18-year-old, who was born in Tampa, Fla., played for Germany in three qualifiers for the 2014 European Under-19 Championship, making his debut last Oct. 10 against Belarus and getting assists two days later against Latvia and on Oct. 15 versus Scotland.
He made his professional debut for Bayern on Nov. 27 as an 88th-minute substitute in a Champions League match at CSKA Moscow.
FIFA since 2009 has allowed a one-time change in national team affiliation for a player who has appeared in an official match for a youth national team as long as the player had dual citizenship at the time.
“We are absolutely thrilled,” U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said in a statement Tuesday. “He is a very special talent. We wanted him to feel comfortable with our program and listen to his heart when making this decision.”
there comes a point where continuity becomes to look rather more like atrophy.
And it seems Manchester United, a once virile body, are irreversibly breaking down, wasting away to the point where they are but a shadow of themselves.
Sunday’s 3-0 defeat to Liverpool was a case in point. United can hardly have envisaged a more chastening afternoon.
While not hitting their absolute worst level in a season which has consistently shocked in its incompetence, they still allowed Liverpool to enjoy the run of the turf at Old Trafford, Steven Gerrard claiming boldly and correctly in a post-match interview that his side “bossed” the midfield battle.
Police were called to Regents Park Road, NW1, at 12.55pm on Wednesday 12th March, following reports of an assault. Officers from Camden Borough attended and a man in his mid-40s was arrested on suspicion of common assault.
He was taken into custody and subsequently cautioned for common assault. The victim, a man, did not require medical assistance at the scene.
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