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CAF postpones FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers

The Confederations of African Football [CAF] has announced the postponement of FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers due to travel restrictions caused by COVID-19 pandemic in Africa. The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers was scheduled to be played from September 3-5 for the first leg, and 10-12 September 2020 for the return leg. However, coronavirus outbreak forces the postponement …

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FIFA financial aid amid COVID-19 to support member associations

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FIFA will release all operational funding due to member associations for the years 2019 and 2020 in the coming days as the first step of a relief plan to assist the football community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This measure will mean that a total of around USD 150 million will be distributed among the 211 national football governing bodies …

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FIFA takes charge of CAF – Africa’s governing body – on eve of AFCON

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FIFA — world soccer governing body — in an unprecedented move on the eve of the Africa Cup of Nations, has stepped in to temporarily govern African soccer and accelerate the clean-up process. FIFA has placed secretary general Fatma Samoura in a new role running the sport’s governing body in Africa. As FIFA General Delegate for Africa for an initial …

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Denmark’s below-1-minute Russia 2018 score not fastest ever FIFA World Cup goal

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MOSCOW (Associated Press) – Mathias Jorgensen’s goal just under a minute into Sunday’s July 1, 2018, knockout-round game against Croatia was Denmark’s fastest ever FIFA World Cup goal ever, but not the fastest in tournament history, or even among the top 10. The match entered rarer territory moments later when Mario Mandzukic evened things for Croatia, just the third time the …

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FIFA strong principles prohibit political interferance despite Anas expose

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In this October 19, 2011 piece, FIFA.com spoke with FIFA’s Director of Member Associations and Development, Thierry Regenass, about governmental interference in football and the measures which football’s governing body can take. FIFA.com: What exactly is political interference? Thierry Regenass: FIFA has the mandate to control association football worldwide, in all its aspects. This mandate is delegated to the national association, to …

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Why Africa’s women soccer teams lag behind in FIFA ranking

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ABUJA, March 28, 2018 – Women soccer teams from Africa countries’ inability to make the quarterly FIFA women’s World Ranking since its inception in 2003 due to prolonged inactivity is a source of concern for women’s football enthusiasts across the continent. In its most recent rankings released on March 23, however, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania were included on the …

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Team Ghana crazy for Kumkum Bhagya at FIFA U-17 World Cup in India

Move over Bollywood stars, Indian television actors are no less and are quite popular in several countries around the world. Kumkum Bhagya is one of such. Ekta Kapoor’s Kumkum Bhagya, which is one of the top shows on Indian television, is a massive hit in West Africa. The popularity of the soap opera is such that the Ghana U-17 football team …

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FIFA order South Africa/Senegal World Cup qualifier replay

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South Africa and Senegal have been ordered by FIFA to replay their World Cup qualifier completed in November last year after the referee was given a lifetime ban for “match manipulation“. Home team South Africa won the match 2-1 but the result will not stand after action taken against Ghana official Jospeh Lamptey was upheld by the Court of Arbitration …

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FIFA Legend Nwanko Kanu and others attending FIFA U-17 World Cup Draw

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FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) announced on July 5, 2017 the participation of FIFA Legends Esteban Cambiasso and Nwankwo Kanu along with Indian sporting icons Sunil Chhetri and PV Sindhu at the Official Draw for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. Kanu and Cambiasso are no strangers to the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Kanu held the Winner’s …

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The 2016 Best FIFA Men’s Player Awards

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Who will be the 2016 Best FIFA Men’s Player Award winner? FIFA has announced the names of the candidates competing for the title of The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016. The winner will be crowned at The Best FIFA Football Awards™ ceremony in Zurich on 9 January 2017. A shortlist of 23 candidates has been drawn up by experts from …

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