FIFA President Joseph Blatter has admitted to being surprised by the Golden Ball award to Lionel Messi as the outstanding player of the World Cup in Brazil.
“I was myself a little bit surprised when I saw Messi coming up for the best player of the competition,” the head of football’s world governing body said on Monday.
However, Blatter said consideration would have been made to how Argentina arrived in the final and the four goals scored by Messi. “They were decisive,” he said.
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The Ghanaian government has converted the committee set up to investigate Black Stars’ poor performance at the just-ended FIFA World Cup in Brazil into a presidential commission with the powers of a high court.
The decision for the conversion was to ensure that people were compelled to give evidence during the investigations, Mahama Ayariga, Minister of Youth and Sports told Parliament on Monday, reports Xinhua.
He explained that the Commission of inquiry would also allow prosecutions if advers
A British World Cup ticketing executive accused of involvement with a scalping network blamed for fraud worth tens of millions of dollars turned himself in on Monday after a manhunt, authorities said.
Ray Whelan, a director of FIFA partner Match Services, who had left his Rio hotel before police could detain him last Thursday, surrendered to a judge in the city, prosecutor Marcus Kac told AFP.
Police confirmed Whelan, 64, had been detained after turning himself in to examining magistrate Rosita