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FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India to be held from Feb 17 to Mar 7 in 2021

“We are now looking ahead and hoping to host a wonderful tournament that will give women’s football in India, the perfect platform to grow and develop,” said the LOC in a release.
U 17 Women’s World Cup trophy(FIFA)
U 17 Women’s World Cup trophy(FIFA)
Updated on May 12, 2020 07:32 PM IST
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New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

FIFA to establish fund to protect unpaid footballers

Several recent reports have highlighted the gravity of the problem caused by clubs failing to pay their players, notably after shutting down.
Representational Image.(Reuters)
Representational Image.(Reuters)
Updated on Feb 11, 2020 08:19 PM IST
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Lausanne | ByAgence France-Presse

Biggest and best? Gianni Infantino reveals aims for new Club World Cup

The president of world football’s governing body is in Qatar for the final of this year’s Club World Cup, with Liverpool facing Flamengo on Saturday in what will be the penultimate edition of the tournament in its current format.
A file photo of FIFA President Gianni Infantino.(REUTERS)
A file photo of FIFA President Gianni Infantino.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 20, 2019 11:56 PM IST
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Doha | ByAgence France-Presse

FIFA name Arsene Wenger global football development chief

Wenger made the Gunners one of the strongest sides in Europe, winning three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups and taking his team to the 2006 Champions League final.
A file photo of Arsene Wenger.(REUTERS)
A file photo of Arsene Wenger.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 13, 2019 09:50 PM IST
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Lausanne | ByAgence France-Presse

Iran women freely attend football match for first time in decades - Watch video

Elated female fans wore the national green, white and red flag around their shoulders and over their hair as they streamed into a tiny section of Tehran’s Azadi Stadium for Iran’s 2022 World Cup qualifier against Cambodia.
Iran Women celebrate football match.(Human Rights watch/Twitter)
Iran Women celebrate football match.(Human Rights watch/Twitter)
Updated on Oct 11, 2019 08:19 AM IST
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Tehran | ByAFP

Egypt votes for Mohamed Salah as world best player ruled out - FIFA

Cairo had demanded an explanation after the results of voting for the FIFA Player of the Year were announced Monday but Egypt’s support for Salah was ignored. The Liverpool star placed fourth, 20 votes behind winner Lionel Messi.
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during the match.(REUTERS)
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during the match.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 27, 2019 09:44 PM IST
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Paris | ByAgence France-Presse

FIFA orders Iran to allow women free access to football stadiums

The Islamic republic has barred female spectators from football and other stadiums since 1981, with clerics arguing they must be protected from the masculine atmosphere and sight of semi-clad men.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino(REUTERS)
FIFA President Gianni Infantino(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 22, 2019 03:30 PM IST
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Paris | ByAFP

Iran football fan, held for entering stadium, sets herself ablaze

The country’s vice president for women and family affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, asked the judiciary chief to look into the case in a letter, the state-run Iran newspaper reported.
Iran’s judiciary has been asked to investigate the death of a woman football fan.(Representational Image)
Iran’s judiciary has been asked to investigate the death of a woman football fan.(Representational Image)
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 11:05 AM IST
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Tehran | ByAgence France-Presse

Manchester United’s Harry Maguire can match Van Dijk’s success, says Evans

Evans, who came through the United youth system and spent more than a decade at Old Trafford, backed Maguire to quickly become a fan favourite with his new club.
File image of Harry Maguire(REUTERS)
File image of Harry Maguire(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 03:57 PM IST
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FIFA asks for update on Indian football, AIFF says will find solution in 2-3 yrs

World football governing body FIFA Thursday sought an update from the AIFF on the current scenario in India.
File photo of AIFF President Praful Patel.(AFP)
File photo of AIFF President Praful Patel.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 09:51 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPTI

Atletico Madrid will take Antoine Griezmann grievance to FIFA: Reports

Atletico complained that Barcelona and Griezmann negotiated the deal before the buy-out price dropped from 200 million euros at the start of July.
Antoine Griezmann celebrates after the match.(REUTERS)
Antoine Griezmann celebrates after the match.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 13, 2019 04:49 PM IST
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Madrid | ByAFP

Cristiano Ronaldo rape lawsuit dropped: Report

The filing did not say whether the accuser, American woman Kathryn Mayorga, had reached a settlement with Ronaldo.
File image of Cristiano Ronaldo(AFP)
File image of Cristiano Ronaldo(AFP)
Updated on Jun 05, 2019 05:56 PM IST
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Washington | ByAFP

FIFA World Cup final’s global audience revealed

In total, FIFA said, a “combined 3.572 billion viewers - more than half of the global population aged four and over - tuned in to world football’s ultimate competition” for at least a minute, over the course of the World Cup’s from June 14 to July 15.
The team of France celebrates with the World Cup trophy after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018.(Getty Images)
The team of France celebrates with the World Cup trophy after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018.(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 21, 2018 04:48 PM IST
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Zurich | ByAgence France-Presse

FIFA Rankings: Belgium end year ahead of world champions France

Belgium, beaten by France in the World Cup semi-finals, edge Didier Deschamps’ team by one ranking point.
File image - Belgium's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring their second goal with Dries Mertens and Kevin De Bruyne.(REUTERS)
File image - Belgium's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring their second goal with Dries Mertens and Kevin De Bruyne.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 20, 2018 08:04 PM IST
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London | ByAFP

Four years to next World Cup but will it be 32 or 48 teams?

The head of world football’s governing body has been pressing in recent weeks for the 2022 finals to expand from the 32 teams in Russia this year to 48, even though it was previously planned that the expansion of the World Cup would happen when Canada, Mexico and the United States jointly host the 2026 finals.
(From left) Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, FIFA president Gianni Infantino and Russian president Vladimir Putin pose for a photography during a symbolic transfer of the authority to Qatar to host the World Cup 2022.(AFP)
(From left) Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, FIFA president Gianni Infantino and Russian president Vladimir Putin pose for a photography during a symbolic transfer of the authority to Qatar to host the World Cup 2022.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 20, 2018 09:34 AM IST
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Doha | ByReuters

I couldn’t manage another English team, says Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola, who led City to the Premier League title last season with a record points tally of 100, signed a contract extension with the champions earlier this year that will take him to the end of the 2020-21 campaign.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola before their UEFA Champions League match.(REUTERS)
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola before their UEFA Champions League match.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 25, 2018 09:59 PM IST
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Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Mohamed Salah up for Puskas Award

FIFA’s nominations for the best goal in the world over the past year features stellar names, including Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Lionel Messi’s goal against Nigeria at the FIFA World Cup 2018 has been nominated for the Puskas award.(Reuters)
Lionel Messi’s goal against Nigeria at the FIFA World Cup 2018 has been nominated for the Puskas award.(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 03, 2018 09:06 PM IST
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London | ByOmnisport

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Mohamed Salah up for Puskas Award

FIFA’s nominations for the best goal in the world over the past year features stellar names, including Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Lionel Messi’s goal against Nigeria at the FIFA World Cup 2018 has been nominated for the Puskas award.(REUTERS)
Lionel Messi’s goal against Nigeria at the FIFA World Cup 2018 has been nominated for the Puskas award.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 03, 2018 10:30 PM IST
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London | ByAgence France-Presse

Acosta’s debut for East Bengal, Mohun Bagan’s record leads to interest peaking in season’s first derby

The two coups pulled off by East Bengal, who have won the league a record eight consecutive times going into this edition, makes Mohun Bagan seem like they have been caught on the counter.
Costa Rica's Johnny Acosta (white) will be making his debut for East Bengal.(AP)
Costa Rica's Johnny Acosta (white) will be making his debut for East Bengal.(AP)
Updated on Sep 01, 2018 09:56 PM IST
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Didier Deschamps, Zinedine Zidane head Best FIFA Men’s Coach shortlist

Didier Deschamps and former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane head the shortlist for The Best FIFA Men’s Coach award, world football’s governing body announced on Tuesday.
France's coach Didier Deschamps (2R) and France's assistant coach Guy Stephan (2L) pose with the World Cup trophy.(AFP)
France's coach Didier Deschamps (2R) and France's assistant coach Guy Stephan (2L) pose with the World Cup trophy.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 24, 2018 08:45 PM IST
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Kylian Mbappe a star for next 15 years - Kevin de Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne feels Kylian Mbappe, who sprung to prominence 18 months ago after breaking into Monaco’s first team, can be a star of world football for the next 15 years.
Kylian Mbappe will be key to France’s chances against Belgium in the first semi-final of FIFA World Cup 2018 in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.(AFP)
Kylian Mbappe will be key to France’s chances against Belgium in the first semi-final of FIFA World Cup 2018 in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 10, 2018 01:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Saint Petersburg | ByBhargab Sarmah

FIFA World Cup 2018: Robbie Williams to perform at star-studded opening ceremony

Robbie Williams will perform at the FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony alongside Russian soprano Aida Garifullina.
Robbie Williams will be one of the star performers at the FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony.(AP)
Robbie Williams will be one of the star performers at the FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony.(AP)
Updated on Jun 11, 2018 04:46 PM IST
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AFP, London | ByAFP

‘FIFA World Cup no longer the biggest prize in world football’

Yes, the FIFA World Cup throws up the odd upset and a clash between top nations but it is also a tournament where the best don’t always play and coaches get little time with teams leading to a dip in quality
2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th edition of the event.(AFP)
2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th edition of the event.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 10, 2018 05:23 PM IST
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FIFA World Cup 2018, team profile: Russia seek maiden glory on home soil

Russia have always been a steady presence in the FIFA World Cup over the years yet have never once emerged victorious. They will have their work cut out for them again this time despite being tournament hosts.
Russia qualified as hosts for 2018 FIFA World Cup.(AFP)
Russia qualified as hosts for 2018 FIFA World Cup.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 02, 2018 04:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShayne Dias

Premier League: Mauricio Pochettino signs new 5-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur

Mauricio Pochettino has coached Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur since 2014 and guided the team to top-three finishes in each of the past three seasons.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has managed the Premier League club since 2014.(Reuters)
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has managed the Premier League club since 2014.(Reuters)
Published on May 24, 2018 09:50 PM IST
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Associated Press, London | ByAssociated Press

FIFA plans to revamp Club World Cup, scrap Confederations Cup

According to a letter Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, sent to the heads of the continental confederations, the Confederations Cup will cease while the club tournament will no longer be played annually in December
The FIFA Club World Cup will now be held every fourth June in the year before a World Cup -- just as the Confederations Cup was.(AFP)
The FIFA Club World Cup will now be held every fourth June in the year before a World Cup -- just as the Confederations Cup was.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 18, 2018 11:44 PM IST
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