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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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FIFA threatens legal action against Kuwait

ZURICH, Nov 19, (AFP): World football body FIFA has joined the International Olympic Committee in threatening legal action against Kuwait over the government takeover of sporting bodies, according to a letter obtained by AFP. The letter from FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura also reaffirmed that Kuwait would be kept in …

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FIFA bans Qatari official from Asian vote – Racism task force achieved its goal: Samoura

PANAJI, India, Sept 26, (AFP): World football body FIFA has banned a senior Qatari official from running in elections for a seat on its new-look council over an investigation. Scandal-plagued FIFA’s ethics committee last month recommended a two-and-a-half-year ban from the game for Saoud Al-Mohannadi, vice-president of the Qatar Football …

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OCA sets up sub-offices as Kuwait row rumbles – ‘Asian Games protected’

DANANG, Vietnam, Sept 24, (RTRS): The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has decided to set up five new sub-offices to enable it to function effectively while the row with the Kuwait government continues over its headquarters in the Gulf State. Kuwait was suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in …

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FIFA protests seizure of football office in Kuwait – Letter warns on escalation of dispute

ZURICH, Sept 2, (AFP): World governing body FIFA has written to the Kuwait Football Association giving a new warning over the “escalation” of a power struggle between the government and Kuwait’s sports authorities, a spokesperson said Friday. FIFA added its voice to the International Olympic Committee’s protest over the government’s …

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