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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Footballs Highlight World's Plastic Problem

June 25th, 2014
10:33 AM ET

Mandy Barker photographs over 700 footballs found on beaches around the world to highlight plastic debris in the ocean.


Filed under:  Activism • Climate change • Environment • Parting Shots • Soccer

Which TV Ads Score at the 2014 World Cup?

June 11th, 2014
06:37 AM ET

The World Cup wouldn't be the World Cup without the innovative, entertaining advertising campaigns that come with it. As with the U.S. Super Bowl, the sport is sometimes a sideline for fans of fantastic TV marketing. Amir Daftari explores the best of the big spenders.


Filed under:  Entertainment • General • Parting Shots • Soccer • Sport

Qatar 2022 Bribery Claims Threaten to Derail Winning Bid

June 2nd, 2014
08:19 PM ET

Qatar's successful World Cup bid was supposed to cement the Gulf emirate's position on the global stage. But the aftermath of its selection has been plagued by concerns over human rights, heat, seasonal changes, broken promises and – most recently – alleged corruption. The chairman of Fifa's Independent Governance Committee Mark Pieth tells Becky Anderson why he wants a rerun of the 2022 World Cup vote.


Filed under:  Becky's Interviews • Breaking News • Middle East • Soccer • Sport

Man Utd in trouble on and off the pitch

February 27th, 2014
02:55 PM ET

Sir Alex Ferguson was the most successful manager in Manchester United history. During his 26 years in charge, the team picked up an incredible 38 trophies.

Since he bid farewell to Old Trafford, Manchester United has seen a dramatic slide in results. 
 
With the team currently sixth in the English Premier League, hopes for more silverware are fading fast.
 
This isn't just bad news on the football field. The club's share price is dropping, and the dissatisfied views of investors may just seal the fate of current manager David Moyes.
 
Alex Thomas from World Sport joined Becky to tell her what's going wrong, and how the club is dealing with what he calls a "whole other ballgame."

Filed under:  Soccer • Sport