In an exclusive interview, Marwan Bishara asks the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) president Sepp Blatter about the implications of the changing state of football, from Palestine to Europe to Africa, Asia and the Americas.
As 2012 draws to a close, FIFA.com looks over some of the year’s most eye-catching stats in the world of football. Manchester United appearances was the landmark reached by Ryan Giggs in February, 7,666 days after his debut for the club in March 1991.
PUBLISHED: 06:55 EST, 29 December 2012 | UPDATED: 09:48 EST, 29 December 2012 Despite spending nearly £80,000 on racehorses last year, Wayne Rooney’s investments have only earned him a paltry £5,000 in winnings. The Manchester United striker’s returns were published in the accounts of Stoneygate 48 Ltd, the company which handles his image rights and other commercial ventures.