Tag Archives: world cup
- Mumbai police raid poker club, Kundra hoping for $6-$8m World Cup in 3-years
October 20, 2017
Mumbai police have raided a poker club in an upmarket part of Mumbai, and Match Indian Poker League (MIPL) chief Raj Kundra believes the International Federation of Match Poker (IFMP) will host a World Cup commanding a $6-$8m prize pool within three years. 25 people in a room playing cards....
- Swiss officials launch Qatar World Cup bribery investigation
October 17, 2017
Swiss officials have launched an investigation into World Cup bribery allegations involving the Chairman of Paris St Germain and Sepp Blatter’s former right hand man. Fancy a holiday to Qatar? I didn’t think so. The tiny country found on the coast of the Arabian Peninsula is currently being ostracised by...
- World Cup review: USA and Chile miss out; Panama feature for the first time
October 12, 2017
Another World Cup qualifying round-up including disasters for the USA and Chile, a Lionel Messi rescue act for Argentina, and a brand new experience for Panama. When it comes to the argument over who is the best player ever to grace a football pitch it doesn't matter how many individual...
- World Cup review: Iceland and Serbia make it to Russia
October 10, 2017
Another night of action from the European stage of the World Cup qualifiers sees Iceland become the smallest nation ever to make the World Cup finals. Serbia joins them. With a population of just over 334,000 people, Iceland became the smallest nation ever qualify for the World Cup Finals, after...
- World Cup Review: 15 seal qualification including champions Germany
October 9, 2017
A review of the latest tranche of World Cup ties including a place in the next round for four more European sides, two from Asia, one from Central America, and a pair from Africa. The last time I produced a round-up of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, I announced...
- World Cup review: Belgium makes it six through to the finals
September 5, 2017
A review of the current state of World Cup qualification for the 2018 tournament in Russia, including Belgium becoming the sixth nation to book their space. Only three weekends into the new English Premier League (EPL) season, a cavernous crack appears in the fixture list to make way for the...
Online gambling claims one-third of Belgium’s 2015 market revenue
September 7, 2017
EPL week 4 review: Liverpool lashed; Chelsea on the rise, and more
September 11, 2017