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No Gulf Cup here; MP wants special session

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 19: The Cabinet on Monday decided that Kuwait would not host the 23rd Gulf Cup of Nations scheduled for December 2015. The decision was made during Monday’s Cabinet weekly meeting held at Bayan Palace and chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, …

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Clubs reject FIFA decision to suspend Kuwait – MP recommends punishment for clubs that violate country’s laws

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18: In what seems to be the last attempt to rescue the situation, some sports clubs in the country have declared outright rejection of FIFA’s decision to suspend Kuwait. Seven clubs out of 16 endorsed a proposal filed by the Chairman of Salmiya Sports Club Sheikh Turki …

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Sheikh Salman, Asia’s soft-spoken strongman – ‘We need some stability’

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16, (Agencies): Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa isn’t the first Asian football chief to aspire to run FIFA, but with his powerful backers and opportunistic timing he could be the first to succeed. The soft-spoken Bahraini royal took over an Asian confederation in turmoil after Mohamed …

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‘IOC received inaccurate info on Kuwait sports situation’ – FIFA ban Thai soccer chief, Hayatou delays arrival

GENEVA, Oct 12, (Agencies): Kuwaiti Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said Monday the International Olympic Committee (IOC) received inaccurate information on the Kuwaiti sports situation, but “we have rectified the image.” Speaking to KUNA following his meeting with IOC …

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Delegation seeks to assure FIFA; Kuwaiti officials, MPs fly to Switzerland

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 10, (KUNA): Chairman of the parliamentary youth affairs committee MP Abdullah Al- Maiouf said on Saturday the Kuwaiti delegation, on a mission to Switzerland, will seek to persuade FIFA that the local sports laws do not contravene with the Olympic Charter. MP Al-Maiouf, in a statement to …

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Kuwait clubs back govt in dispute with FIFA

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 9, (RTRS): Kuwait’s national sports clubs have rallied behind the Gulf state’s authorities in their dispute with FIFA over alleged government interference in local soccer associations, state news agency KUNA said on Friday. FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, has given the Kuwait Football Association (KFA) until next …

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Kuwait threatened with FIFA ban

ZURICH, Oct 8, (RTRS): Kuwait, home to influential sports power broker Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, has been threatened with a ban by FIFA because of government interference in the running of the local football association. World governing body FIFAhas given the Kuwait Football Association until next week to avoid the …

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‘Sepp faces suspension’ – 90 days

ZURICH, Oct 7, (RTRS): FIFA president Sepp Blatter faces a 90 day suspension from football if the governing body’s ethics judge backs a prosecutor’s recommendation, a close friend and former advisor to Blatter told Reuters on Wednesday. Blatter’s long-term confidant Klaus Stoehlker said the decision by judge Hans-Joachim Eckert on …

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‘Form a panel to tackle sports rows’ – Al-Mezyad to chair

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 7: Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yacoub Al-Sane’ has issued a decision to form a judicial panel at the Court of First Instance which will arbitrate on sports disputes in the country. According to an official statement issued by Ministry of Justice, …

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FIFA wants me banned for 19 yrs: Chung – Hong Kong fined by FIFA over booing fans

SEOUL, Oct 6, (Agencies): FIFA presidential hopeful Chung Mong-Joon said Tuesday the ethics committee of football’s governing body wants him banned for 19 years and slammed the move as a bid to “smear” his election campaign. The South Korean tycoon said that FIFA president Sepp Blatter, himself the target of …

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