FIFA suspend Belize FA over government interference

FIFAWorld football’s governing body, FIFA, announced Friday that it had suspended the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) with immediate effect because of "severe governmental interference".

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Che Guevara riding companion passes away in Cuba

R.I.PThe motorcycling companion of Argentine medical student turned revolutionary, Che Guevara, has died in Cuba at the age of 88.

Cuban state media said Alberto Granado died in Havana at the weekend. The report added that Granado’s last wish was that his ashes be spread in Cuba, Venezuela and Argentina, the country where he and Guevara were born and from which they began their odyssey on motorbikes in 1951.

United Insurance continues its support of School Chess in Barbados

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Sponsor's Photo  - United Interschool Chess Championships 2011

United Insurance Company Limited will once again provide full sponsorship of the national Inter-School Chess Championships for 2011.

United recently handed over a cheque for Bds$17,000 to the Barbados Chess Federation to ensure the continuation of four major Chess championships: the Inter-School Primary and Secondary Schools Competitions; the Tertiary Institute Championships and the Girls Inter-School Competition.

At the recent launch of the Championships at the St. Michael School, United’s marketing manager, Sharron Alleyne-Elcock commended the Barbados Chess Federation for its continued efforts to ensure that Barbadians continue to have the opportunity to be exposed to a game which not only entertains, but which has been shown to develop young minds.

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West Indies team bus stoned after win over Bangladesh

stoneThe West Indies team bus was struck by stones thrown by Bangladesh supporters following their side’s humiliating nine-wicket defeat in Mirpur.

The Tigers scored only 58 runs in the Group B encounter before West Indies romped home in 12.2 overs.

The International Cricket Council’s media manager for Bangladesh, Rabeed Imam, confirmed to BBC Sport that stones were thrown.

And Windies’ Chris Gayle commented on the attack on his Twitter account.

FIFA rejects 4th CONCACAF 2014 World Cup place

FIFA decided today that its six continents will keep the same number of qualifying places for the 2014 World Cup as they had in 2010.

However, an open draw will decide the playoff round match-ups instead of the prearranged pairings that counted against North and Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF) last time.

FIFA President Joseph S Blatter ponders during a press conference in Zurich, Switzerland today. (AP Photo/Keystone, Walter Bieri)

FIFA President Sepp Blatter said the executive committee rejected CONCACAF’s request for a fourth guaranteed slot of the 31 available to join host Brazil.

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