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Ex-Liverpool CEO shares biting story of Suarez transfer

Ian Ayre’s got jokes.

The former Liverpool CEO lifted the lid on some transfer stories during a Merseyside lecture this week.

Of note, Ayre admitted that the club thought Dele Alli demanded too much given what he had produced when the Reds has the chance to sign him as a 16-year-old, and said that Liverpool could’ve landed Alexis Sanchez but the player wanted to live in London (“We couldn’t move the football club to London, unfortunately,” he quipped). 125 more words

Premier League

Schweinsteiger shares thoughts on MLS, much more in lengthy interview

Ambassadors responsible for Bastian Schweinsteiger’s move to America extend deep into the 1970s.

1977 to be exact. That’s when Franz Beckenbauer first came to the New York Cosmos from Bayern Munich, a three-season tenure that went so well he returned to New York for his final professional season after time with Hamburg. 240 more words

Major League Soccer

Germany's Toni Kroos brutally brings up Brazil's 7-1 World Cup loss in Happy New Year tweet

Germany midfielder Toni Kroos saw a great opportunity in “2017,” so he took it.


— Toni Kroos (@ToniKroos) December 31, 2016

He wished everyone a Happy 2017 with the Brazil flag to represent the “1” and the Germany flag to represent the “7.” He did that because in the 2014 World Cup, 

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Brazil anti-trust body says bids rigged for 2014 World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Brazil’s anti-trust body says several construction companies rigged bids for 2014 World Cup stadiums, driving up costs by overcharging for the work. 100 more words

2014 World Cup

'Here Comes the Ball' Tumblr Illustrates World Cup's Finest Moments

Sports noobs, this one’s for you. If the ins and outs of the World Cup are flying over your head, then the Tumblr “Here Comes the Ball is your new go-to guide on all things soccer (ahem, football). 18 more words


After 1,192 days, Brazil mega-event run ends at Paralympics

RIO DE JANEIRO – After 1,192 days, Brazil’s run of hosting mega-sports events came to an end Sunday at the Paralympic Games.

It began with soccer’s Confederations Cup in 2013, extended to the 2014 World Cup, ran through IOC President Thomas Bach’s goodbye speech last month at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and finished with the closing ceremony of the Paralympics before 45,000 spectators at Rio’s Maracana stadium. 850 more words