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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...
In Football
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...
In Football
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...
In Britain
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...
In Football
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 ...
In Sports
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...
In Sports
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...
In Football
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...
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January 6, 2016 10:28 am gmt |
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FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein published his election manifesto on Tuesday (December 5). The 40-year-old Jordanian royal, who was beaten by 133-73 votes by Sepp Blatter in last May’s election, is one of five men looking to replace the Swiss, who was banned from soccer for...
In Sports
December 25, 2015 6:09 am gmt |
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A Uruguayan judge ordered on Thursday (December 24) Eugenio Figueredo, the former head of South America’s CONMEBOL soccer body and FIFA Vice President, jailed pending a trial on corruption charges. CONMEBOL, an influential grouping that includes traditional soccer powerhouses such as Brazil and...
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December 5, 2015 10:04 am gmt |
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Former FIFA executive Jack Warner was indicted Wednesday (December 3) on new charges of corruption by the U.S. Department of Justice. Warner, who was also formerly the president of CONCACAF, the governing body for soccer in North, Central America and the Caribbean, from 1990 to 2011, spoke briefly to...
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December 5, 2015 6:17 am gmt |
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A high-ranking Fifa official has been identified by the FBI as a suspect in a £6.6m bribe paid in return for votes for 2010 World Cup hosts South Africa.  A new indictment from the US Department of Justice refers to the official as ‘co-conspirator 17′. He is not named.  It states he made ...
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December 1, 2015 6:04 am gmt |
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Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar make up the three-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or – the award given to the world footballer of the year. It is the eighth consecutive year that Real Madrid’s Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Messi have been on the shortlist. Mark Sampson is ...
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November 25, 2015 6:30 am gmt |
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Michel Platini, who hopes to become head of world soccer’s governing body FIFA, could face a life ban from the sport over a payment he received from FIFA head Sepp Blatter, a spokesman for the Frenchman’s lawyer said on Tuesday (November 24). A probe into the 2 million Swiss franc ($1.97 ...