Follow Africa's second-round draw live on FIFA.com

Draw for the second round of African qualifying takes place this Tuesday 21 January 40 teams in contention, including 14 sides who progressed from first round Follow the event with live video streaming on FIFA.com and FIFA TV’s YouTube Channel A total of 54 African nations will take part in the qualifying phase of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, but only five of them will get to represent their continent at the next edition of football’s flagship event. After the first round of fixtures, which were streamed live on…

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African journeys set to be mapped out

Draw for the second round of the African qualifying competition this Tuesday Everything you need to know about the draw and the contenders Follow the draw LIVE at FIFA.com and on FIFA TV’s YouTube channel Africa is about to embark on the next phase in the journey to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, with the draw for the second round of the continent’s qualifying competition taking place in the Egyptian capital of Cairo on Tuesday 21 January. The 14 first-round winners will be joined in the draw by the…

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Super Swede ‘Ollelito’ wins FUT Champions Cup Stage III

‘Ollelito’ wins his first major championship Swede, ranked 36th on Xbox, beats ‘Umut’ in the cross-console final Earns $50,000 prize and 2,000 EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series Rankings points Olle ‘Ollelito’ Arbin made history by becoming the first Swedish player to lift the FUT Champions Cup on Sunday, seeing off Germany’s ‘Umut’ 4-3 in the Stage III cross-console final in Atlanta, USA. Currently ranked 36th in the world on Xbox, the Team Gullit player collected the majority of the event’s $200,000 purse and earned 2,000 EA SPORTS FIFA 20…

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Sundhage: I’m at the right place at the right time

Pia Sundhage took the Brazil women’s national team job in July 2019 Swede hoping to add to her impressive Olympics medal haul with As Canarinhas Sundhage: “We want to go for the gold” It is quite difficult to offer Pia Sundhage a fresh experience. The two-time gold medal-winning coach, who played in the inaugural FIFA Women’s World Cup™, has enjoyed a long and storied career both on and off the pitch. But although that journey has taken her across her native Europe, to North America and Asia, she now she…

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Official Emblem revealed for FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2020™  

With nine months to go until the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2020™ kicks off, FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) revealed the Official Emblem today, 17 January 2020, at the MO Museum in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Lithuanian Football Federation (LFF) President Tomas Danilevičius, LFF General Secretary Edgaras Stankevičius and Head of FIFA Tournaments Jaime Yarza welcomed the guests and spoke before the Official Emblem was revealed in a dramatic light show. The emblem highlights two of Lithuania’s proudest features: its natural resources and technological expertise. The…

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RELIVE: FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2020™ Official Emblem Launch

A major milestone on the road to the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2020™ was reached in Vilnius on Friday. At the Lithuanian capital’s MO Museum, the Official Emblem of the tournament was unveiled. The guest list included Lithuanian Football Federation (LFF) President Tomas Danilevicius, LFF General Secretary Edgaras Stankevicius and Head of FIFA Tournaments Jaime Yarza. The FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2020 will take place from 12 September until 4 October 2020.

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South America’s Olympic hopefuls battle for two berths 

South America’s Olympic qualifying tournament starts this week Ten teams will compete for two qualifying berths for Tokyo 2020 Colombia The focus of South American football will shift to Colombia this weekend, when the country begins hosting the U-23 Olympic Qualifying Tournament that will decide the region’s two representatives at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020. What you need to know When: 18 January-9 February Host cities: Pereira (Group A), Armenia (Group B) and Bucaramanga (final phase) At stake: Two places at Tokyo 2020 Format: The ten teams will…

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Kumagai: Japan want to win gold at Tokyo 2020

Kumagai is the reigning AFC Women’s Player of the Year Famous for scoring the title-winning penalty at Germany 2011 Japan captain out to win maiden Olympic gold Saki Kumagai is a player familiar with collecting trophies. As a 20-year-old she helped Japan win their first FIFA Women’s World Cup title at Germany 2011 before finishing as the runners-up four years later at Canada 2015. After being handed the captain’s armband in 2017, she skippered Nadeshiko to be crowned champions at the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup. At the club level,…

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Education City Stadium awarded prestigious sustainability certificates

Education City Stadium has become the first Qatar 2022 tournament venue to receive a five-star rating from the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS). The prestigious award, considered a mark of excellence in sustainability, design and construction, was presented by the Founding Chairman of the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD), Dr Yousef Al Horr, to Jassim Telefat, Executive Director of the Technical Delivery Office at the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC). GORD presented three certificates to the SC for Education City Stadium: GSAS Design & Build (five…

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Five European rising stars to watch

For some of Europe’s up and coming names, 2020 could be a year to remember. The unique experience of an Olympic Football Tournament glistens in July, with a trip to Tokyo 2020 awaiting the likes of France, Germany, Romania and Spain. Players who turn 23 this year will be eligible – outside of the three older players per squad allowed. We take a look at five stars of the future who have received plenty of plaudits since guiding their nations through the UEFA Under-21 European Championships last year – and…

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