FAN World Cup selected as a National finalist in Get In The Ring Global Startup Challenge


The FAN World Cup ( has been selected as a National Finalist in the 2015 Get In The Ring Global Startup Challenge.

Get In The Ring ( is the Olympics for Startups; a worldwide competition for start-ups with 130+ events in 80 countries where entrepreneurs “pitch” their ideas to an international judging panel, champion investors and over 100+ GITR global partners. GITR’s mission is best described as follows:

Abolish corrupted FIFA and start again with a new untainted name, suggests David Dein

david deinFormer FA and Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein is keen to explore how much support he can muster for his radical proposal to dissolve FIFA and start again with a renamed organisation.

Dein, one of world football’s great networkers with an unrivalled contacts book, has been thinking about this since he was disillusioned by the murky £1.35million consultancy cheque paid by Sepp Blatter to Michel Platini nine years late and with no written contract to validate it. […]

STOP Fifa Elections!


FIFA is probably experiencing the most traumatic and dehabilitating time of its 85 year old life. Its 8th President, Sepp Blatter has been suspended for 90 days, along with Michal Platini and Jerome Valcke while US indictments were brought against 14 soccer executives on charges including money laundering, fraud, tax evasion and racketeering. Top soccer executives, high profile football clubs and financial institutions have also been identified and brought into the corruption and money laundering spotlight by US, Swiss and UK investigators.

FIFA’s call for candidates for the position of FIFA president has now closed with 7 male candidates who will contest and lobby all of the 209 federations who are voting members in the FIFA family. The special congress election is slated for Feb 26th 2016 to elect a replacement for Mr Blatter but what can we expect will happen?


Meet the new boss, same as the old boss: how Fifa’s seven candidates rate

Seven men have stepped up promising to bring change and transparency to a new, cleaned-up Fifa. Just don’t expect too much Prince Ali bin al-Hussein Jordan, 39. Odds 4-6 fav Fifa’s version of a clean break, fresh-start, man of the people candidate. The Jordanian prince and long-term Fifa insider – who said in 2012 he Read more about Meet the new boss, same as the old boss: how Fifa’s seven candidates rate[…]