I am sure the issue will be settled somehow soon but it looks like beIN wishes to humiliate us some more before the World Cup ends.
beIN Sports has filed a lawsuit against the state-run Tele Liban for airing the World Cup games for free and without permission, TL announced on Saturday evening.
“beIN decided to sue the nation’s television channel TL over airing the World Cup matches,” sports analyst at the state’s network Ali Alawiyeh announced right before the Brazil-Chile game kicked off on Saturday evening.
Tele Liban started broadcasting its first 2014 World Cup match on June 16, although a deal reached between the government and beIN Sports’ sole agent in Lebanon did not involve granting TL the rights to air the tournament. [Naharnet]
I guess he’s a glory hunter, or as Figo would describe him, he supports whoever is winning and getting the results, while claiming they he has been supporting them before the inception of mankind. That’s a funny video nevertheless, I hope it doesn’t get him into trouble.
Check out the 8 types of FIFA World cup fans you’ll encounter in Lebanon and the 4 other types that my friend Mohammad added.
via Lord Of The Wings
In case you missed the bite from yesterday’s game, check it out [Here].
I am loving Al Rifa and Almaza’s ads on the World Cup. The last ones on Del Bosque and Ochoa are hilarious! They are always updated their page with new comments on every game so check them out [Here] and [Here].
Pierre Gemayel was back then the captain of the Lebanese football team and the president of the Lebanese Football federation. Kheireddine Al-Ahdab was the first Sunnite Prime Minister in Lebanon.
Picture taken from Kheireddine El-Ahdab
I think what matters the most is that the series finally came to an end and someone won fair and square without fights or politics involved. It’s quite unfortunate that fans were banned from watching the last 3 games, but it was necessary and I hope both teams will learn how to control their fans next year. As for the federation, I am glad they decided to keep the series going and I urge them to take the appropriate measures to avoid any clashes next year and have a very strict policy towards all the teams and players.
All in all and despite everything that happened, I think this year was one of the best in terms of competitiveness and the years to come promise to be even better.
I am so glad she’s a Brazilian supporter.
Thanks Kriks for ruining my day!
I think we’ve all had it with playacting in football games. It’s becoming more frequent with every tournament and is spoiling the sport. FIFA should seriously consider reviewing these acts after the game and sanctioning the players involved.
On another note, the best commercial that I’ve seen on how “soft” football players have become is the one below.
The Comfu team
Not all Lebanese were happy to hear the news today simply because a lot had already paid a subscription fee or got the whole cable setup installed just for the world cup.
I know that it is unfair, but the majority of Lebanese have an illegal cable subscription and a lot of them can’t afford paying the 100$ a month plus the installation fees and all to watch the world cup. The government is to be blamed here of course for not doing the necessary to secure a proper deal prior to the World Cup, but the harm is done and at least all Lebanese will get to watch the games now.
Both pics via Chi7as
Schumacher is my hero and I am so glad to hear this news! I know it’s still a long way before he fully recovers but that’s awesome news and I couldn’t be happier
Here’s what Schumacher’s management said:
“Michael has left the CHU Grenoble to continue his long phase of rehabilitation. He is not in a coma anymore.
“His family would like to explicitly thank all his treating doctors, nurses and therapists in Grenoble as well as the first aiders at the place of the accident, who did an excellent job in those first months.
“The family also wishes to thank all the people who have sent Michael all the many good wishes to Michael. We are sure it helped him.
“For the future we ask for understanding that his further rehabilitation will take place away from the public eye.”