*** FIFA to investigate claims of match fixing for international friendlies. Last Wednesday, the Turkish resort town of Antalya hosted two matches: the first, between Bulgaria and Estonia, ended in a 2-2 draw, and the second saw Latvia defeat Bolivia, 2-1. All seven goals were made from the penalty spot. Suspicions of manipulation emerged not long after the match as irregular betting patterns were identified. An official FIFA spokesperson said, “We take these claims very seriously. It is a major offense to manipulate a match without secretly sharing the benefits with at least one member of the executive committee. We will not tolerate unapproved corruption.”
*** Ronaldo announces retirement. This past Monday, the Brazilian goalscoring legend announced that he would cut his final season at Corinthians short and enter retirement. During his illustrious career, Ronaldo won two world cups and was named FIFA player of the year three times. transsexual hookers and churasscaria owners throughout Brazil are all licking their lips.
*** MLS releases 2011 schedule. In his most recent super mega huge major announcement, Don Garber revealed the schedule for the 2011 campaign. The timing of the announcement caught many supporters off guard, in light of the previous string of delays many expected that the schedule wouldn’t be released until early 2012.