Coca-Cola Spokesman Quotes On FIFA’s Concerning ‘Conflicting Perspectives’

Filed under: Soccer News

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~~  After a 40 year World Cup relationship, how telling is this quote…. Listen, it’s not like there won’t be plenty of companies lining up to replace Coca-Cola is they walk, but when Fortune 100′s ‘spokesman’ say something like this….. You wonder how much momentum this situation continues to pick up.

via SkySports

Coca-Cola, which has sponsored FIFA’s flagship tournament for almost 40 years, says it is concerned over “conflicting perspectives” of the long-awaited report into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 finals.

A summary of the report from FIFA’s top ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert cleared successful bidders Russia and Qatar of significant wrongdoing while specifically taking issue with aspects of England’s 2018 bid.

Eckert’s version was then criticised by Garcia, who claimed his conclusions had been misrepresented, and in the fallout several senior figures within the game, including Football Association chairman Greg Dyke, have called for the report’s full publication.

FIFA says legal restrictions mean this cannot happen, but in the meantime football’s governing body is facing pressure to act transparently from one of its most recognisable sponsors.

A Coca-Cola spokesman, quoted in The Sunday Times, said: “Anything that detracts from the mission and ideals of the FIFA World Cup is a concern for us.

“The current conflicting perspectives regarding the investigation are disappointing. Our expectation is that this will be resolved quickly in a transparent and efficient manner.”

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Lionel Messi has hat trick and sets ALL-TIME La Liga Goal Scoring RECORD

Filed under: Goals, La Liga News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Spanish La Liga, Legends, Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi had a hat trick to break the all-time La Liga goal scoring record and propel FC Barcelona to a runaway victory over Sevilla on Saturday night at Camp Nou.

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FC Barcelona’s Tribute to King Lio

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Video :: Man United Supporters Sing “20 Times, Man United” at EMIRATES after Win Over Arsenal

Filed under: Arsenal, EPL News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | English Premier League Highlights, Manchester United, Stadiums, Supporters

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Manchester United fans singing ’20 Times Man United’ at Arsenal fans after Arsenal 1-2 Manchester United, EPL, 22/11/14

You can clearly make out the lyrics (if you don’t know them already) but here they are:

“20 times 20 times Man United, 20 times 20 times I say, 20 times 20 times Man United, Playing football the Busby way!”

[H / t FullTimeDEVILS on youtube for the video]

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Premier League Saturday Recap and Highlights – 11 22 2014

Filed under: EPL News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | English Premier League Highlights, Highlights

Chelsea 2 – 0 West Bromwich Albion : Recaps (Chelsea) (West Brom)

Leicester City 0 – 0 Sunderland : Recaps (Leicester) (Sunderland)

Stoke City 1 – 2 Burnley : Recaps (Stoke) (Burnley)

Everton 2 – 1 West Ham : Recaps (Everton) (West Ham)

Manchester City 2 – 1 Swansea City : Recaps (Man City) (Swansea)

Arsenal 1 – 2 Manchester United : Recaps (Arsenal) (Man United)

Newcastle United 1 – 0 Queens Park Rangers : Recaps (Newcastle) (QPR)

[H / t NBC Sports video team]

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International Trailer :: American Heist starring Adrian Brody, Hayden Christensen & Jordana Brewster

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Trailers, Videos

Trailer - American Heist

~~ Hmmm…. I mean, there’s always Jordana Brewster……

Frankie (Christensen) and James (Brody) are two brothers with checkered pasts; one struggling on the road to normalcy, the other just released from prison. When one drags the other into an ill-fated bank robbery by a gang of dangerous criminals led by the nefarious Sugar (Akon), the loyalty of their sibling bond is tested and the brothers prove how far they will go for greed and family.

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Caskers

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle

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~~ Yes, yes and yes…..  This is one of those ‘why didn’t I think of that’ moments…..  And Mrs. Dunseth s ALL OVER this site.

via Uncrate

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Added on November 22nd, 2014 by

Vine :: Fellaini v. Jack Wilshere … WTF! … Who ya Got?!?

Filed under: Arsenal, Jack Wilshere, Manchester United, WhoYaGot?

The intensity in this Arsenal v. Manchester United game is definitely ratcheted up a couple of notches, but this Fellaini v. Jack Wilshere beef was legit laugh out loud funny. The “WTF!” bomb from Fellaini is priceless!

[H / t @EricFreeman88]

Added on November 22nd, 2014 by

Sergio Ramos Almost Takes out a TV Camera with Clearance

Filed under: La Liga News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Spanish La Liga, Real Madrid

Apparently, even the camera person has to keep their head on a swivel when Sergio Ramos is clearing. That ball had some HEAT on it. Just the way its supposed to be.

[H /t BeIN Sport]

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