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July 31, 2018 3:51 am gmt |
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Forest Green Rovers became the world’s first United Nations certified carbon neutral football club on Monday (July 30), after signing up to the UNFCCC Climate Neutral Now initiative for the upcoming season. FGR, who play in the English football’s fourth professional league, is the world&#...
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July 16, 2018 2:55 am gmt |
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France won the Fifa World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia’s bold challenge in a thrilling final in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. Didier Deschamps’ side repeated the success on home soil at France ’98 by a margin that hardly looked possible as Croatia stood toe-to-to...
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July 1, 2018 3:52 am gmt |
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More than 300 France fans gathered at a fan zone in Saint-Jean-De-Bournay, a small town near Lyon, on Saturday (June 30) to watch and celebrate France’s victory over Argentina. France’s interior minister, Gerard Collomb, announced there will be no World Cup matches’ shown in public ...
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June 30, 2018 4:49 am gmt |
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France have a number of options to limit Lionel Messi’s influence in their round of 16 clash against Argentina but they are also resigned that he could turn the match in an instant, coach Didier Deschamps said on Friday. Messi has yet to light up the World Cup in a stuttering Argentina side but...
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June 29, 2018 3:56 am gmt |
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Russian president Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino opened an exhibition soccer match on a pitch in Red Square on Thursday (June 28), with Putin taking the ceremonial first kick. Russian youth players were joined by former star footballers from Brazil, Germany and Spain – Ronal...
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June 19, 2018 3:57 am gmt |
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After failing to live up to pre-tournament hype with a disappointing 1-1 draw in their World Cup opener against Switzerland, members of the Brazil squad took to the training pitch on Monday in preparation for their next game. Brazil, who have won 17 of their 22 games under coach Tite, hope they can l...
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April 8, 2018 7:51 am gmt |
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The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) World Cup trophy arrived in Panama on Friday, as part of the trophy’s world tour before it arrives in Russia, the 2018 FIFA World Cup host-country, in May. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela received the iconic prize from French f...
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April 7, 2018 11:22 am gmt |
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The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) World Cup trophy arrived in Panama on Friday, as part of the trophy’s world tour before it arrives in Russia, the 2018 FIFA World Cup host-country, in May. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela received the iconic prize from French f...
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April 4, 2018 2:56 am gmt |
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Former French soccer start David Trezeguet unveiled the FIFA World Cup 2018 trophy in Bogota on Tuesday (April 3) as the trophy continued its world tour. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was at the ceremony to present the trophy and called it a symbol that “represents something very impor...
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December 17, 2017 3:49 am gmt |
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Cristiano Ronaldo scored with a free kick which went through the defensive wall to break Gremio’s brave resistance and give Real Madrid a 1-0 victory over the South American champions in the Club World Cup final on Saturday (December 16). Ronaldo’s 53rd-minute strike gave Real their secon...
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November 5, 2017 9:30 am gmt |
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An effigy of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was burnt at an annual event on Saturday (November 5) organised by a bonfire society in Britain’s south-eastern town of Edenbridge. Thousands of people, some in fancy dress, attended the event, that started with a procession and ended with the bu...
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September 16, 2017 3:42 am gmt |
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Sports minister of India’s coastal Goa State, Manohar Azgaonkar, on Friday (September 15) unveiled the FIFA U-17 World Cup Winner’s Trophy at an event in Margao city. Goa, whose official sports is football, is the fifth stop of the countrywide tour of the trophy before it travels to the s...
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July 16, 2017 5:26 am gmt |
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The six Arab countries who last month cut ties with Qatar are reported to have written to world soccer’s governing body FIFA to demand it be stripped of hosting the 2022 World Cup because they consider the Gulf state to be a “base of terrorism”. The Swiss website The Local reported ...
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June 2, 2016 9:27 am gmt |
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday (June 1) that he hoped Russia would participate in this year’s Olympic Games in Brazil. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday that it will target Russia, Mexico and Kenya in pre-Olympic drugs testing due to the countries...
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May 13, 2016 11:58 am gmt |
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino inaugurated the soccer body’s 66th Congress in Mexico City on Thursday (May 12), vowing to bring FIFA back to soccer after a series of scandals. The main focus of FIFA’s annual Congress, which begins in Mexico on Friday, will be bringing its 209 member foot...
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March 18, 2016 8:20 am gmt |
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Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Tuesday in Zurich, Switzerland said that no World Cup can be bought by money. Blatter made the remarks in an interview with China Central Television (CCTV) as football’s world governing body acknowledged for the first time that votes were bought in past Wor...
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February 27, 2016 8:06 am gmt |
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Gianni Infantino, the newly elected president of FIFA, said on Friday that he will work to restore the image and reputation of the world football governing body. Speaking at a press conference, Infantino, who won the presidential vote at the FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland on Friday, said FIFA n...
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February 26, 2016 12:23 pm gmt |
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FIFA members are due to elect a new president and to pass reforms they hope will open an escape route from a scandal symbolised by the downfall of Sepp Blatter. The result appears uncertain in the lead-up to Friday’s vote and experts say that football’s leaders will not be able to escape ...
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January 12, 2016 5:54 am gmt |
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Cristiano Ronaldo admitted on Monday (January 11) that Lionel Messi’s left foot is better than his own as they go head to head in the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or. Ronaldo and Messi, along with Neymar, attended a news conference ahead of Monday’s award ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland. When...