WORLD FOOTBALL TID-BITS - 14th March 2015
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ADHIRAJ DUTTA :FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb has cast doubt on the future of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, claiming the tournament cannot be held there with the current level of racism in the country. Qualification for Russia 2018 began on Thursday but Webb, who also serves as CONCACAF's president, believes FIFA will have to move the World Cup somewhere else if the Eurasian nation does not clean up its act. According to the World Values Survey - an international network of social scientists - between 15 and 20 per cent of the Russian population answered "people of another race" when asked to pick groups they would not want as neighbours in 2013.
The A-League, Australian football's elite division, has new leaders after Wellington Phoenix subjected Perth Glory to an eighth game without a win, prevailing 2-1 on Saturday. Glory had the chance to resume top spot from Melbourne Victory, but saw their slump continue as Roy Krishna struck twice to eclipse Ruben Zadkovich's effort.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said the Premier League champions have offered James Milner all they can but the Chilean boss remains hopeful a new deal can be agreed. Milner is out of contract at the end of the 2014-15 Premier League campaign but the 29-year-old is no closer to extending his contract with City.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been accused of mistreating his players, with former Netherlands international Willem van Hanegem scathing of the Dutchman's lack of respect for , Radamel Falcao and Angel Di Maria. For the first time since taking the reins at Old Trafford, Van Gaal is facing a seemingly uncertain future with United's top-four hopes hanging by a thread, and Van Hanegem, who featured for Netherlands at the 1974 World Cup, has hit out at his countryman's managerial style.
Germany head coach Joachim Low has extended his contract until 2018. Low guided Germany to glory in last year's World Cup as they beat Argentina 1-0 in the Rio de Janeiro showpiece in July. That success marked Germany's fourth world title, although they have since stumbled in qualification for Euro 2016, taking seven points from four group games.
Mainz have been fined POUND 7,500 by the German Football Association (DFB) for the "unsportsmanlike conduct" of their fans during last month's defeat at Borussia Dortmund. Smoke bombs were let off by supporters in the 46th minute of the clash at Signal Iduna Park, blocking the view for some of the travelling fans.
West Ham have confirmed that centre-back James Tomkins has suffered a dislocated shoulder. Tomkins is reported to have sustained the injury during training on Thursday, with the club confirming he later received treatment at hospital.
GOal Machine ODAFA OKOLIE signed I-League side Sporting Goa. While In I-League 28th march Kolkata Deby between Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, the host of the match Mohun Bagan decided the ticket price of hospitality block amount to Rs. 1000/-.