Australia book final Asian ticket to Tokyo 2020

Australia qualify for Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020 The Olyroos edged Uzbekistan in the AFC U-23 Championship match for third place They join already-qualified Japan (as hosts), Korea Republic and Saudi Arabia from the continent Australia edged Uzbekistan 1-0 in the AFC U-23 Championship match for third place, thanks to Nicholas D’Agostino’s goal at the start of the second half, to book Asia’s final ticket to the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020. The Olyroos were put to the test against an Uzbek side that had won the 2018…

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Rodrigo: Nobody will ever get close to Falcao

Rodrigo captains Brazil and world club kings Magnus Sorocaba The dynamite-footed defender discusses the Lithuania 2020 favourites Falcao, Eder Lima and Ricardinho are also on the menu “It was like a scene from a movie.” A bearded man, in the middle of a dusty highway, flagged down a truck and sardined 20 of his soldiers into its trunk. Tom Hardy, who headlined Lawless, The Drop, Mad Max: Fury Road and Legend, would have fit the role of headliner. This time, however, another Hardy assumed the lead role. Rodrgo Hardy, captain…

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Saudi Arabia secure Tokyo 2020 qualification 

Saudi Arabia reach Tokyo 2020, joining hosts Japan as second qualified Asian team Two more berths on the line in Asia Men’s Olympic Football Tournament will begin on 23 July Saudi Arabia have become the first Asian team, after hosts Japan, to book their place at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020. The Green Falcons recorded a 1-0 victory over Uzbekistan to progress to the final of the AFC U-23 Championship Thailand 2020, with substitute Nasser Al Omran’s deflected strike from outside the box on 88 minutes proving the…

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Korea Republic and Saudi Arabia secure Tokyo 2020 qualification 

Saudi Arabia and Korea Republic reach Tokyo 2020 after advancing to AFC U-23 Championship final One more berth on the line in Asia Men’s Olympic Football Tournament will begin on 23 July Saudi Arabia and Korea Republic have become the first two Asian teams, after hosts Japan, to book their places at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020. The Green Falcons recorded a 1-0 victory over Uzbekistan to progress to the final of the AFC U-23 Championship Thailand 2020, with substitute Nasser Al Omran’s deflected strike from outside the…

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Alf Ramsey, England's anonymous hero

Sir Alf Ramsey led England to World Cup glory in 1966 The iconic coach would have turned 100 on 22 January 2020 We look back at the man who gave England its finest football moment Not even Queen Elizabeth II could contain her joy on 30 July 1966 when England, recognised as the birthplace of modern football, finally captured the FIFA World Cup™. As wild celebrations erupted inside Wembley Stadium and scores poured onto the streets up and down the country, it seemed there was just one man able to…

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African draw promises entertainment and excitement

Draw for second round of African qualifiers took place in Egypt We have all you need to know about the groups and teams 40 sides in the running; five slots available for Qatar 2022 The 40 African nations still in the hunt for a spot at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ discovered their fate on Tuesday. The draw for the second round of the African qualifying campaign was held in Cairo, Egypt, and it produced some mouth-watering duels involving longstanding rivalries, chances for revenge and heavyweight clashes. FIFA.com runs…

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Africa's dreamers learn paths on road to Qatar 2022

Africa’s 40 national teams now know their paths to reach the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ following the draw for the second round of the qualifying competition on Tuesday 21 January. The ceremony was held at The Nile Ritz-Carlton in Cairo, Egypt and saw the 14 first-round winners and the 26 highest-ranked African nations in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking drawn into ten groups of four. Draw results: Group A: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Niger, Djibouti Group B: Tunisia, Zambia, Mauritania, Equatorial Guinea Group C: Nigeria, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic,…

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Groups confirmed for the FIFA eClub World Cup 2020

FIFA eClub World Cup to take place in Milan from 7 to 9 February 24 teams to compete in four groups Draw sets the stage to crown the best club team in the world Following an exciting online qualification phase involving over 190 teams, the groups for the FIFA eClub World Cup™ 2020 have been set following the Draw, which took place on Tuesday at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland. Twenty-four of the world’s best teams, consisting of an elite group of competitive FIFA players, will battle it…

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New Year review: The legacy of Brazil 2014

The Brazil 2014 Legacy Fund continues to help football grow Majority of investment has gone into women’s and youth football competitions Gol do Brasil Project offers football and educational support to youngsters 2019 represented a milestone in terms of investments made with the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014™ Legacy Fund. A total of USD $6,892,000 was invested in four different areas, encompassing competitions, social projects, sports medicine, and physical infrastructure, with the latter to be built in those Brazilian states where FIFA World Cup matches were not played. The project…

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