Dede: I’m here to help India surprise the world

Nigeria legend Precious Dede is coaching India’s U-17 keepers India hosts the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in November Dede discusses her transition to coaching alongside father figure Thomas Dennerby ‘You can’t be what you can’t see’ has become something of a mantra in women’s football. And amid this ever-growing appreciation of the importance of visible role models, India’s aspiring female goalkeepers find themselves in an enviable position. After all, in every training session ahead of this year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, these youngsters are being guided by one…

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The Lawman looks back

Denis Law turns 80 today The Manchester United legend spoke to FIFA.com in 2014 Interview marked 50th anniversary of his Ballon d’Or win “Fifty years ago? Sorry, I can’t remember that far back.” Denis Law began his 2014 interview, on the 50th anniversary of his Ballon d’Or capture, with a wind-up. He may have been getting on, but the Scotland legend – who turns 80 today – quickly proved that his wit was as sharp as ever, and his enthusiasm as boundless. And there was nothing wrong with his memory.…

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Brazil’s 'Zezinho' triumphs at FUT Champions Cup Stage IV

‘Zezinho’ wins FUT Champions Cup Stage IV in Paris Brazilian beat former World Champion ‘MsDossary’ in cross-console final Becomes first South American player to win the tournament Brazil’s ‘Zezinho’ picked up his first FUT Champions Cup and, in doing so, became the first South American player to claim the title. The Benfica man was overcome with emotion after beating 2018 FIFA eWorld Cup winner ‘MsDossary’ in the cross-console decider. “It means so much to me,” said ‘Zezinho’ after picking up his first trophy. “I didn’t expect to go this far…

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Two World Cup berths in play for Concacaf

Concacaf qualifiers have new format This year’s U-20 Women’s World Cup to be co-hosted by Costa Rica and Panama Two World Cup places up for grabs As Costa Rica and Panama are set to co-host the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2020, the two countries qualify automatically for the event. Therefore, with Concacaf allocated a total of four places at the global tournament, only two World Cup tickets will be up for grabs at the upcoming regional qualifying tournament. 2020 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship 📆 Dates: 22 February to 8…

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Ramsay revels in international odyssey

Iain Ramsay represented Philippines during a period of exceptional growth Azkals challenging China PR for spot in next round of Qatar 2022 qualifying Ramsay says Philippines can one day feature in the FIFA World Cup Growing up Iain Ramsay always had a dream to be a footballer. He didn’t quite know where the game might take him, but he knew it could be a quite a joyous and vivid ride. And so it has proved. Now he has played football in seven countries at club level, represented Philippines for five…

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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019: TSG praises thrilling attacking football 

The FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019™ was a fascinating exhibition of free-flowing football, yielding only three goalless games and a goalscoring rate of 3.4 per match, with the tally of 177 falling just shy of the 183 goals notched at the FIFA U-17 World Cup™ in India two years ago. FIFA’s Technical Study Group (TSG), which in Brazil featured FIFA’s Head of Coaching Development Branimir Ujević, Goalkeeping Specialist Pascal Zuberbühler and Performance & Game Analyst Chris Loxston, as well as Argentinian expert Claudio Vivas, has summarised its main findings…

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Match schedule and host cities announced for FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020™

Five host cities across India to host the 32 matches involving 16 of the world’s best youth teams in women’s football Kick Off The Dream™ unveiled as Official Slogan Tournament to showcase future stars of the women’s game from 2-21 November 2020 Click HERE for more information on the host cities and match schedule The stage is set for the future stars of women’s football as the match schedule and host cities for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020™ were unveiled by FIFA and the Local Organising Committee…

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Match schedule and host cities announced for FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020™

Five host cities across India to host the 32 matches involving 16 of the world’s best youth teams in women’s football Kick Off The Dream™ unveiled as Official Slogan Tournament to showcase future stars of the women’s game from 2-21 November 2020 Click HERE for more information on the host cities and match schedule The stage is set for the future stars of women’s football as the match schedule and host cities for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020™ were unveiled by FIFA and the Local Organising Committee…

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Eto'o: Hosting the CAF Super Cup in Qatar was a perfect solution

Samuel Eto’o was a guest of honour at the CAF Super Cup in Qatar The FIFA Legend came away impressed by the event Eto’o: “It was a magnificent idea to bring the game to Qatar” For the second successive year Qatar hosted the CAF Super Cup, an arrangement that four-time African Player of the Year Samuel Eto’o commended as beneficial for fans and players alike. Eto’o, a Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) ambassador, attended the match as a guest of the Confederation for African Football (CAF). He said…

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Butler: Any team with Neymar has a shot

NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler is a huge football fan He expresses his admiration for Neymar and Paul Pogba Brazilian football, the USWNT and Liverpool are also on the menu Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Jennifer Hudson, Megan Rapinoe, Sue Bird, Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, Ninja, Ludacris, Queen Latifah, Chris Tucker, Common, Chadwick Boseman, Bad Bunny, J.Cole, Spike Lee and Chance the Rapper must have wondered if they’d mistaken the United Center for Soldier Field. Courtside for the 69th NBA All-Star Game, they expected to see players from Team Lebron and Team…

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