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Gareth Bale and Co are considered the ninth best international team on the planet, a place higher than Roy Hodgson's side
Michel Platini, the current UEFA President, looks set to run for the FIFA presidency
Video: Could Cristiano Jr.'s love of Messi bring the two great rivals closer together?
English sides paid out over $1bn in 2013
Champagne looks to burst the bubble of the long-serving Fifa overlord in next year’s presidential elections
Webb took charge of the 2010 final, becoming the first Englishman to referee a World Cup final since Jack Taylor in 1974
The Barcelona forward was among those short listed for the Fifa Ballon d'Or
The Fifa president mocked the Real Madrid forward for 'spending time at the hairdresser'
Sepp Blatter, the Fifa president cannot remember a World Cup host nation falling as far behind with its preparations as Brazil has, he said in an interview. However, he later tweeted the event would be a success.
Fifa president hits out at host nation after work is delayed on stadiums, hotels, airports and roads ahead of 2014 tournament
Pellegrini admits that players are constantly 'cheating' and making it difficult for referees
Fifa boss Sepp Blatter is never far away from controversy and he has hit the headlines once again after going to court in his native Switzerland to ban the publication of a book of cartoons.
Broadcasters want the 2am GMT kick-off brought forward while fans have been warned that 'it is possible to meet alligators at night' in the Amazonian city
Such a switch would likely result in a tougher draw for the Three Lions
Noon kick-offs have been criticised
French player arrived back from Qatar last week after being allegedly being stranded there for 17 months