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‘Why not?’ FIFA boss says 48 teams ‘feasible’ for Qatar WCup

Infantino expects release of info from cyberattack on FIFA KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31, (Agencies): FIFA President Gianni Infantino said expanding the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams was “feasible” on Wednesday, as hosts Qatar pledged to come to a decision in the early part of next year. Infantino said “Why …

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FIFA put plans for new tournaments on hold

FIFA approves prize money increase for Women’s World Cup KIGALI, Oct 27, (Agencies): FIFA President Gianni Infantino has delayed any decision over his plans for a lucrative new Club World Cup and global Nations League amid widespread opposition, instead setting up a taskforce to further look into the proposals. Speaking …

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FIFA threatens to suspend Nigeria, Ghana

LAUSANNE, Aug 14, (AFP): FIFA on Tuesday threatened to suspend the Nigeria and Ghana football federations over government interference. Nigeria will face the wrath of world football’s governing body unless “the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) offices are not handed back to the legitimate NFF executive committee under President Amaju Melvin …

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Senegal ask FIFA to revise fair play ruling

MOSCOW, July 2, (RTRS): Senegal’s football federation (FSF) has asked FIFA to reconsider its fair play ruling after their accumulation of more yellow cards than World Cup group rivals Japan made the African side the first country to be eliminated by the new regulation. Japan and Senegal were left on …

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Saudis suspend World Cup referee over bribery

Riyadh, May 16, 2018 (AFP) – The Saudi Football Federation have banned referee Fahad al-Mirdasi for life over bribery and urged FIFA to remove him from the pool of referees for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Mirdasi was suspended for offering to take a bribe to influence the outcome …

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‘Years for Kuwait to recover’

KUWAIT CITY, March 3: The new football coach of Kuwait Radojko Avramovic from Serbia has warned “it is going to take years” for the team to recover from the two-year ban that was imposed by FIFA in 2015 October due to what was said to be government interference in the …

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Amir credited with FIFA lift

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 24, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah’s support towards the national football scene is the main reason behind lifting the ban imposed on Kuwait by the FIFA, said Speaker of the National Assembly Marzouq Al- Ghanim Sunday. Speaking to the press at …

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Atletico report Barca to FIFA

MADRID, Dec 19, (AFP): Atletico Madrid reported Barcelona to football’s governing body FIFA over illegal contact made to star forward Antoine Griezmann, Atletico club sources confirmed on Tuesday. “The complaint has been presented for repeated contact between Barcelona, the player and his team,” an Atletico source told AFP. Griezmann renewed …

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FIFA lifts Kuwait ban from soccer

INFANTINO VOICES PRIDE KUWAIT BACK IN FIFA FAMILY MPs praise Amiri role, Speaker Al-Ghanim KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, alongside other senior Kuwaiti officials, received on Wednesday at Bayan Palace visiting FIFA President Gianni Infantino and a delegation accompanying him. His Highness …

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Support urged for sports law

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 30: MP Ahmad Al-Fadel urged his colleagues to attend the special session called by National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al- Ghanim, while appealing to the people of Kuwait to monitor the session to know who wants to lift the suspension on local sports and raise the Kuwaiti flag …

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