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Ghana-Nigeria World Cup qualifier: Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi to host Jollof Derby

– – The Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi has been approved to host Ghana’s home leg of the 2022 World Cup final qualifying play-off match against Nigeria despite several problems with the ground. African Soccer ruling body CAF has given approval for the 40,000-capacity stadium in the Ghanaian city of Kumasi to be used for the tie but has listed… Read More
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Mahabeh: Djibouti are capable of winning games in Qatar

Djibouti face Lebanon in Arab Cup qualifier Mahdi Mahabeh their most effective weapon 25-year-old is country’s all-time top scorer For many years, Djibouti had to endure the troubled waters of world football. Apart from a brief respite in 2006/07, the Shoremen of the Red Sea were never far from the bottom of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking… until 2016 that is.… Read More
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Diego versus England

35 years ago today Diego Maradona inspired Argentina’s 2-1 win over England It is arguably the best individual performance in World Cup history It included the ‘Hand of God’ and ‘The Goal of the Century’ ‘Half-angel, half-devil,’ read the headline in L’Équipe. The latter referred to the ‘Hand of God’, one of the most infamous goals in football history. The… Read More
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FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ qualification match between Jordan and South Sudan forfeited

Following the confirmation of COVID-19 cases among the South Sudan delegation, the FIFA Bureau for Men’s Senior Tournaments has declared the match scheduled to take place this evening against Jordan as part of the FIFA Arab Cup qualifiers a forfeit with a 3-0 win to Jordan. The decision is based on article 5.6 of the competition regulations (“force majeure”) and… Read More
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FIFA President discusses 2018 legacy and sustainable growth of football during visit to Russia

President Infantino met with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin Russia will host the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, kicking off on 19 August FIFA President Gianni Infantino noted the impact of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ on football and its place in society during a visit to the country, where he also discussed ongoing strategies for the… Read More
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FIFA statement on FIFA Arab Cup Qualifiers

FIFA can confirm that following the standard PCR tests applied ahead of the FIFA Arab Cup qualification matches, some members of the delegation of the South Sudan national team have tested positive for COVID-19. In line with the medical procedures in place, they have been placed in isolation and the activities planned for today have been postponed.  Further details will… Read More
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Higuita: I'm incredibly proud people say I changed the way futsal is played

Leo Higuita has been named futsal’s best goalkeeper in five of the last six years He raves about his Kazakhstan team-mates Taynan and Douglas The Brazil-born player discusses their targets at Lithuania 2021 “Goalkeepers will never be named the best season after season like the Messis and Ronaldos,” said Manuel Neuer. “One mistake and you’ve had a bad year.” Indeed… Read More