Football carnival helps 'Kick Off The Dream' in Delhi

‘Kick Off The Dream’ football carnival welcomes more than 300 children Women’s football, equality and inclusion all in focus in Delhi FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup takes place in India between 2 and 21 November More than 300 children from NGOs, football academies and schools participated in the ‘Kick Off The Dream’ football carnival and took part in the various activities at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. The highlight of the day was the 5v5 football challenge which saw eight teams participating, and My Angels Academy winning the knockout…

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2020 Workers’ Cup matches to be held at Qatar 2022 training sites

Qatar is set to welcome the first Workers’ Cup of the new decade, with the eighth edition of the competition – organised by the Qatar Stars League (QSL) and sponsored by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) – kicking off on Friday 28 February. The draw for the 2020 edition was conducted on Tuesday at the Al Aziziyah Boutique Hotel in Aspire Zone. Coaches and captains of all the teams were in attendance. Twenty teams will compete for the chance to be crowned 2020 champions, with tournament favourites…

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Adnan: Iraq’s World Cup moment has arrived

Iraq are flying high in Asia’s 2022 World Cup preliminaries Success, including victory over rivals IR Iran, belies ongoing issues Ali Adnan, a key member of the team, discusses their campaign Ali Adnan wasn’t even born when Iraq last reached the FIFA World Cup™. But he was very much alive, and brimming with life, when the Lions of Mesopotamia famously brought home the AFC Asian Cup in 2007. “I was 13 then – still just a kid – and I remember being out with my friends, dancing on the streets…

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Cristiane: Marta is without doubt the greatest in history

Cristiane hails Marta, Megan Rapinoe and Christine Sinclair She discusses the great impact Pia Sundhage has had on Brazil The striker believes the Seleção can win gold at Tokyo 2020 Had one of the game’s deadliest markswomen made a heartrending exit from international football’s grandest stages? Cristiane, after scoring four times in what was her ninth FIFA Women’s World Cup™ or Women’s Olympic Football Tournament™, hobbled from the Stade Oceane turf in extra-time of a Round-of-16 showdown with the hosts at France 2019. Minutes later, Amandine Henry scored the goal…

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Qatar on track to welcome the world with just 1,000 days to go until the FIFA World Cup 2022™

Two out of eight stadiums have been delivered; three more scheduled to open this year Infrastructure being developed also includes roads, new metro lines and airport expansion FIFA Club World Cup 2019 and 2020 as key operational tests In exactly 1,000 days, the world will gather again for the biggest football show on Earth – in the most unique setting yet. The compact nature of the first FIFA World Cup™ in the Middle East and Arab world will ensure that fans of all 32 teams are always within reach of…

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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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