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Newly-elected Kuwait chief to push FIFA over ban

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1, (AFP): Kuwaiti clubs on Tuesday elected the head of a new football federation that hopes to win recognition from FIFA and end a ban from international tournaments over alleged government interference. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Yusef Al-Sabah said his first priority would be to persuade the sport’s world …

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Russia WCup on track, says FIFA – South America launches 3-nation bid

MOSCOW, Oct 5, (Agencies): Preparations for next year’s World Cup finals in Russia are on track but lots of work remains to be done, global soccer’s governing body FIFA said on Thursday. “In general the state of readiness is good, planning is good and on track,” Colin Smith, FIFA’s director …

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Panel part of FIFA fix in bid to lift ban

Kuwait Football Federation installs interim committee KUWAIT CITY, Sept 7: The Kuwaiti football crisis took a new dramatic turn that may have positive indicators, as the local clubs have overthrown the former board of directors headed by Sheikh Talal Al-Fahd and formed an interim committee to manage the affairs of …

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Qatari panel says Garcia Report vindicates 2022 World Cup bid – Timing of publication questioned

DOHA, June 28, (AFP): Qatar World Cup organisers said on Wednesday that the surprise publication of FIFA’s Garcia Report “vindicated the integrity” of its successful bid to host the 2022 tournament. In a statement, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy also questioned the timing of the publication, which comes …

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FIFA discloses damaging Qatar WC bid report – $2mln sent to child of FIFA member

LAUSANNE, June 27, (AFP): FIFA on Tuesday released a long-withheld report on alleged corruption in awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar after more leaks deepened the controversy surrounding the vote. World football’s governing body had previously declined to publish in full the 400-page report into awarding the 2018 World …

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FIFA confirms suspension of Kuwait football federation

MANAMA, May 11, (AFP): FIFA on Thursday confirmed the suspension of both the Guatemala and Kuwait football federations at its annual Congress in Bahrain. Delegates voted overwhelmingly to retain the suspensions against both federations, which were imposed in Kuwait’s case in 2015 and Guatemala in 2016. The 211 delegate nations …

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Sheikh Ahmad quits ‘FIFA’ council to fight graft claim

ZURICH, April 30, (Agencies): World sport powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah announced his resignation Sunday from the FIFA council, saying he did not want to be a distraction while fighting corruption allegations. Aside from serving on FIFA’s top body, the Kuwaiti heads the influential Association of National Olympic Committees, the …

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MPs file to ‘grill’ minister over sports ban – ‘Don’t jump to conclusions over no-confidence vote’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 15: MPs Waleed Al-Tabtabaei, Abdulwahab Al-Babtain and Al-Humaidi Al- Subaie on Sunday submitted a grilling request against Minister of Information and State Minister for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah. The interpellation consists of these points: suspension of sports activity in Kuwait, wastage of public funds, serving …

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MP QUESTIONS DELAY ON METRO, RAILWAY PROJECTS – Sport warned … Asia Cup ban upheld

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 14: MP Riyadh Al-Adsani has warned against the reinstatement of club unions dissolved by HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al- Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, indicating he will hold the premier responsible if the reinstatement pushes through. He said the reinstatement should be done through elections or court …

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