The Football Academy of Saligao, India
The only real sport is the non-professional sport.
The football World Cup is a joke and should not be taken seriously.
In 1915, a soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester United was fixed. (Match Fixing in Football)
Liverpool accepted money to lose the match and they bet on themselves to lose.
They lost 2-0.
In 1965, Peter Swan, Tony Kay and David Layne, all of Sheffield Wednesday and England, were jailed for accepting bribes. (Football stars charged with taking bribes - News - The Independent)
In the 1970s, in Germany, the manipulation of games was revealed when the president of Kickers Offenbach, Horst-Gregorio Canellas, presented an audio-tape to DFB officials and a few journalists.
In that tape several players offered to let themselves be bribed (including German internationals Bernd Patzke and Manfred Manglitz) to help Offenbach avoid relegation. (Bundesliga scandal)
"Liverpool keeper Bruce Grobbelaar was caught on videotape discussing match-fixing with members of a known gambling syndicate.
"Specifically, he was accused of taking £40,000 to ensure that Liverpool lost to Newcastle." (Match Fixing in Football)
In 1995, three top UK soccer players were charged with taking bribes to rig results between 1991 and 1995.
Bruce Grobbelaar, the Southampton and Zimbabwe goalkeeper, John Fashanu, the Aston Villa striker, and Hans Segers, the Wimbledon goalkeeper, were accused of conspiring "to give and corruptly to accept gifts of money as inducements to influence the outcome of football matches".
Two alleged accomplices, a Malaysian businessman, Heng Suan Lim, and Mr Fashanu's wife, Melissa Kassamapsi, were also charged. (Football stars charged with taking bribes - News - The Independent)
In early 2005, in Germany, a 2 million euro match-fixing scandal was discovered. Referee Robert Hoyzer confessed to fixing and betting on matches. (Bundesliga scandal)
Numerous players, coaches and officials were accused of involvement with an organised crime group in the scheme, which came on the eve of Germany playing host to the 2006 World Cup.
In 2005, in Brazil, football match-fixing was denounced by Veja magazine (Brazilian football match-fixing scandal)
In 2008, in Portugal,Porto president Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa stood trial for allegedly bribing a referee before a Portuguese Premier League match in 2004. ("Porto chief up on referee bribery charges". )
In May 2010, the head of the English Football Association, Lord Triesman resigned his post.
Triesman was of the opinion that World Cup matches were in danger of being fixed .
Picture from Indonesia by Jonathan McIntosh
In May 2008, in the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Cup competition, Zenit St Petersburg beat Bayern Munich 5-1 on aggregate.
Zenit then beat Rangers in the European final.
It all looked fishy.
Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon reportedly has a taped phone conversation of suspected Russian mafia member Gennady Petrov saying that 50million of a currency, thought to be euros, was paid to Bayern.
Petrov's friend Leonid Khristoforov reportedly boasted to Petrov that he knew Zenit would win the second leg 4-0.
Malcolm Glazer, who owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is Jewish.
Glazer won control of Manchester United, sparking outrage among fans.
Jewish Tribal Review has an article on Jewish influence in the sports business. (http://www.jewishtribalreview.org/sports.htm)
"All the heads of the 4 major American sports professional organizations are Jewish."
"By the early 1980s Jewish individuals owned or controlled a huge number of professional baseball, basketball, football, hockey and other sports teams."
"Some of these sports moguls have questionable pasts, having been linked (though never convicted of anything) with characters in the criminal underworld."
"Eventually, Jewish gangsters like Meyer Lansky, Dutch Schultz, Waxey Gordon, Bugsy Siegel, Arnold Rothstein, and Lepke Buchalter helped move the criminal underworld into boxing."
"The world of sports betting and gambling has long been largely Jewish as well, influenced in many spheres by the Jewish criminal underworld..."
"Jews from around the world are buying up Great Britain's sports teams."
JTR Contributor's comment: "the wealthiest sports franschise in the world is Manchester United Football [soccer] Club."
"The billionaire Russian Jew, Roman Abramovitz, ... recently purchased for around 140 million pounds another wealthy English based football club, Chelsea...
"The ... interesting thing is, of course, the increasing number of Jewish owners or CEOs in English football....
"There is also David Levy, who is CEO at Tottemham FC, which was ranked the 16th richest football club in the world in 2001, with an annual income of around 108.5 million US.
"David Dein of Arsenal, which was ranked 10th in the world in the same year (151.9 million US).
"Then there was former Charman of Manchester City club, David Berstein, which although not in the top 20 of world football clubs, is a fairly well supporter team in England (definitely in the top 20 in terms of wealth)."