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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Will Mexico’s Concacaf Champions League dominance continue in 2020?

The 2020 Concacaf Champions League kicks off on 18 February Record champions Club America return to the competition Carlos Vela and newcomers LAFC are out to flip the script The 2020 Concacaf Champions League gets under way this week, and one thing is certain: There will be no repeat champion. Monterrey, the region’s holders and third-place finishers at the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019™, did not qualify for the competition this time around.  Though Rayados lifted North America’s top club trophy four times in the previous decade, this year’s…

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Rising Nguyen eyes big things with Vietnam

Nguyen Tien Linh struck twice in World Cup qualifying debut Forward figured for Vietnam at FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 Helping team in effort to seal maiden qualification to the third round Twenty two-years-old. Dauntless. Having scored two goals in his FIFA World Cup™ qualifying debut, this was how Vietnam striker Nguyen Tien Linh impressed the media and fans alike in Asia’s qualifying for Qatar 2022. The Becamex Binh Duong forward failed to find the back of the net in Vietnam’s goalless draw against Thailand in the opener,…

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Takakura: I'd be lying if I said there was no pressure

Asako Takakura will lead the hosts at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Last year’s Women’s World Cup represented a steep learning curve Japan’s coach talks us through the ‘must-dos’ for fans visiting the Olympic Games Tokyo is one of the most-visited cities in the world. Along with New York, London, Paris and Bangkok, it is a city that has a huge pull on tourists from across the globe. This year will see many more visitors descend on the city, but for a sporting purpose: the 2020 Olympic Games. Asako Takakura,…

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