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Women’s World Cup pairings for 2016 FIFA U-20

The Official Draw for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup has taken place at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland, with the pick of the sections pairing France with USA and Japan with Nigeria. Nigeria placed 2nd in 2010 and 2014. Hosts Papua New Guinea, meanwhile, face a series of intriguing challenges against Brazil, Sweden and Korea DPR in …

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TP Mazembe of Congo DR eyes FIFA Club World Cup

TP Mazembe of Congo DR, who claimed Africa’s Champions League crown, heads into the 12th International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Club World Cup finals competition on a high after enjoying a victorious year. This Africa club championship team wants to prove a point for the continent in Japan when the event kicks off December 10-20, 2015. In 2010 TP …

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FIFA sets presidential election for February 2016 and supports reform

Chaired by FIFA President Blatter, the Executive Committee today pushed for a range of important reforms to be submitted for decision to the upcoming extraordinary Congress, underlining FIFA’s commitment to better governance and greater accountability. They also decided that this Congress will take place in Zurich on 26 February 2016, when a new FIFA President will be elected. The reform …

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Africa can win next FIFA World Cup says Samuel Inkoom

Ghanaian international professional soccer player Samuel Inkoom says Africa can win the next FIFA World Cup if the continent does its home work well and learns from mistakes of the past two World Cups because there is an abundance of talent and experience on the continent. ‘We have a lot of quality talents and experience in Africa, all we need …

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Ghana’s Black Satellites receives morale booster for 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup

Ghana’s youth football team, the Black Satellites, have received a psychological boost to overcome their challenges at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup currently taking place in Turkey. The 38th edition of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana Awards crowned several athletes and other illustrious personalities of the Ghanaian sporting arena on June 29, 2013. One particular announcement, however, received huge applauds from …

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Washington prepares to make its pitch to host 2026 World Cup matches

With a global pandemic ongoing and sports facing unprecedented uncertainty, the 2026 World Cup seems like part of a distant future. FIFA has enough concerns about conducting qualifiers for the 2022 tournament, let alone the competition six years from now. But with the largest World Cup in soccer’s history coming to North America in 2026, spanning three countries and involving 48 men’s …

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Costa handed six-month prison sentence and fined for tax fraud

Atletico Madrid‘s Diego Costa has pleaded guilty to defrauding the Spanish state of more than €1 million (£813,000/$1,127,000) after failing to declare payments of over €5m earned from his 2014 move to Chelsea. The striker was sentenced to six months in prison on Thursday, but Spanish law states that non-violent crimes with a punishment of under two years’ imprisonment can instead be …

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Senghane Dominique Dieng and AfriScarves unifying Africa and the world

Senghane Dominique Dieng, AfriScarves CEO Sports, especially football is a game enjoyed all over Africa. The love for the game is not just with the play for the African but also the support and even the business that comes with it. Today, from the horse’s own mouth, an African sporting entrepreneur, Senghane Dominique Dieng shares with TheAfricanDream.net the inside story …

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Meet Africa’s 50 Most Powerful Women of 2020 according to Forbes

This is a first-of-its-kind Pan-African compilation of the continent’s leading women, drawn from business, politics, media, science, sports and public life, who are challenging the status quo and creating a trail on terrain where there was none. They are reshaping history, closing inequalities and pioneering new avenues of wealth creation and in turn, lifting others with them. Africa’s 50 Most …

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