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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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FIFA approves 48-team World Cup from 2026 – Africa, Asia could be the big winners with rise in number of places

ZURICH, Jan 10, (AFP): FIFA voted to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026 in a victory on Tuesday for its president Gianni Infantino but derided by critics as driven by money and politics. In a deeply divisive move which will enrich scandal-tainted FIFA’s coffers, its ruling council …

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Kuwait asks FIFA for temporary lift of ban

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 5, (KUNA): Kuwait’s parliamentary committee for sports and youth affairs decided on Thursday to address a message to the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) requesting temporary lift of the suspension enforced on Kuwait Football Association to enable the national team take part in forthcoming Asian Cup …

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IOC refuses to lift Kuwait ban

LAUSANNE, Jan 1, (AFP): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected a call by the Kuwaiti government to temporarily lift a 14-month sports ban while the Gulf State amends a controversial law. World sports bodies led by the IOC and football governing body FIFA suspended Kuwait in October 2015 for …

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Kuwait calls for temporary waiver of sports ban

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 23, (AFP): The Kuwaiti government on Friday called on FIFA and the International Olympic Committee to temporarily lift a 14-month sports ban while it amends a controversial law. Kuwait’s Public Sports Authority urged football’s governing body FIFA and the IOC to “lift the ban on Kuwaiti sports …

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MPs form panel for sports law amendments

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21: The National Assembly during its special session Wednesday discussed amendments to the Kuwait sports law. In view of this, the Parliament has agreed to form a parliamentary committee for youth and sports on Dec 27 which will be tasked with submitting a report to the Parliament …

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Pledge to solve sport crisis within 6 months

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 19: The government has pledged to solve the sports ‘crisis’ within six months, MP Abdulwahab Al-Babtain said, and called on the international organizations to temporarily lift the sanctions on the sports movement in the State of Kuwait. Al-Babtain pointed out he will coordinate with his colleagues who …

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Kuwait faces Asian Cup ‘exclusion’ on FIFA ban

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov 25, (AP): Kuwait will be removed from the 2019 Asian Cup if it is still suspended by FIFA on Dec 18. The Asian Football Confederation set the deadline Friday, giving Kuwait three weeks to resolve a governmentimposed law affecting the independence of national sports bodies. The …

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