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FIFA fails to lift Kuwait suspension – Al-Maayouf faults politics, personal agendas

MEXICO CITY, May 13, (Agencies): Indonesia’s suspension from international soccer for government interference in the country’s football federation has ended after almost a year, FIFA president Gianni Infantino announced on Friday. However, the FIFA Congress confirmed the existing suspensions for Kuwait and Benin over government interference in their football associations. …

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Baffled clubs in plea to FIFA … Let us play – Delegation to lobby

MEXICO CITY, May 12, (RTRS): Kuwait’s clubs are baffled by their country’s exclusion from international soccer and have urged FIFA to end the dispute they say they have nothing to do with. The Kuwait FA (KFA) was suspended by FIFA in October after soccer’s governing body said a draft sports …

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FIFA to name 2026 WC host in May 2020

MEXICO CITY, May 10, (AFP): FIFA said on Tuesday that the country that will host the 2026 World Cup will be chosen in May 2020. Countries will have to present their candidacies before the end of December 2018, the world football body said in a statement after a council meeting in …

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Kuwaiti club delegation lobbies to end suspension – Bid to prevent soccer in the country from ‘dying’

KUWAIT CITY, May 9: The representatives of various sports clubs in Kuwait unveiled their plan to travel to Mexico City later this week in order to strengthen calls against FIFA’s decision to ban the country due to its government‘s interference in the sports sector, reports Inside World Football. It can …

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Platini loses appeal, quits UEFA presidency – Frenchman calls CAS ruling a profound injustice

LAUSANNE, May 9, (AFP): Michel Platini quit as the head of European football on Monday after a sports tribunal rejected his final appeal against his ban from football over a suspect $2.0 million payment he received from FIFA. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), where Platini filed an appeal …

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Kuwait govt takes on FIFA with legal action over suspension

KUWAIT CITY, April 30: The government of Kuwait has started taking legal action against FIFA and other international federations that banned the country from participating in international sports competitions. A report published recently on the website of Inside Word Football said that FIFA and several other global sports bodies decided …

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Kuwait govt takes on FIFA with legal action over suspension

KUWAIT CITY, April 30: The government of Kuwait has started taking legal action against FIFA and other international federations that banned the country from participating in international sports competitions. A report published recently on the website of Inside Word Football said that FIFA and several other global sports bodies decided …

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FIFA officials investigate Asian sport’s governing body – OCA accused of interference in football elections

KUWAIT CITY, April 25: FIFA officials are probing the Asian sport’s governing body controlled by one of the world governing body’s own most powerful executives over allegations of interference in football elections in the region, reports Al-Rai daily. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is the umbrella group for 45 …

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FIFA probes Beckham, Capello participation in All-Star match in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, April 17:  FIFA has started investigations into the participation of former England captain David Beckham and former England manager Fabio Capello in the All-Star football match in Kuwait in December last year, considering the organization issued a directive prohibiting the match. According to a report published Sunday by …

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FIFA fines Kuwait

ZURICH, April 6, (AP): FIFA has fined the Kuwait soccer federation 30,000 Swiss francs ($31,500) for failing to play two World Cup qualifying matches last month. Kuwait has been suspended by FIFA and unable to play since October because of government interference in how the federation is run. The ban effectively ended …

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