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Football 27 Jan 2016 | 9:31 PM

BBC abandons plans to hold FIFA presidential debate

ZURICH (Reuters) - BBC has abandoned plans to stage a televised debate with the five candidates vyving for the presidency of football's scandal-plagued governing body FIFA after one declined to take part and others imposed conditions.

Football 18 Oct 2017 | 11:58 PM

MP Ross misses parliamentary debate to monitor Messi

LONDON (Reuters) - While his parliamentary colleagues debate a new welfare payment system in Westminster, MP Douglas Ross will be in Barcelona's dazzling Nou Camp stadium, focusing on whether Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have strayed offside.

Football 30 Dec 2015 | 7:30 AM

ESPN in TV debate invite to FIFA candidates - spokesman

MIAMI (Reuters) - U.S. sports television network ESPN has invited the five candidates in FIFA's presidential election to participate in a debate on the future of the crisis-hit governing body for world football.

Football 06 Sep 2015 | 2:02 AM

Zico wants September debate with FIFA rivals - source

BERNE (Reuters) - FIFA presidential candidate Zico wants to hold a debate with his rivals in Zurich later this month, a source close to the former Brazilian international told Reuters on Saturday.

Football 20 Mar 2015 | 1:17 AM

Prince Ali says candidates have 'duty' to take part in debate

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan believes he and his three rivals have a duty to take part in a televised debate after incumbent Sepp Blatter said he would not be participating.

Football 23 Mar 2015 | 9:47 PM

Van Praag unhappy TV debate with Blatter is off

VIENNA (Reuters) - FIFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag said on Monday he was "very disappointed" a television debate with the other challengers had been abandoned because incumbent Sepp Blatter refused to take part.

Tennis 25 Jan 2014 | 12:37 PM

Nadal win may intensify 'all-time greatest' debate

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal has the opportunity to add another chapter to his storied career, and intensify an already robust debate, should he beat Stanislas Wawrinka in Sunday's Australian Open final.

Football 04 Jun 2015 | 8:32 AM

Champagne calls for transparent debate on FIFA future

ZURICH (Reuters) - Former FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne has said there needs to be "transparent, democratic and meaningful debate" within world soccer's scandal-hit governing body, but has yet to decide whether he will run again for the top job.

Football 02 Sep 2015 | 1:37 AM

Zico appeals to FIFA rivals for early debate

BERNE (Reuters) - FIFA presidential candidate Zico has invited his potential rivals to take part in an early debate about football's troubled governing body.

Tennis 26 Mar 2019 | 4:21 PM

Tennis: Underarm or underhanded? Kyrgios serve stokes debate

(Reuters) - Having annoyed Rafa Nadal with an underarm serve at Acapulco, Nick Kyrgios doubled down with the tactic to win two points against hapless Serb Dusan Lajovic at the Miami Open and fire up a timeworn debate between modern fans and purists.