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Messi, Ronaldo & Neymar are Ballon d’Or nominees – Argentine overwhelming favourite 

LONDON, Nov 30, (RTRS): Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will go head-to-head once again for the title of world’s best footballer after being short-listed along with Neymar on Monday for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or. For the seventh time in eight years, the dynamic duo of Barcelona’s Messi and Real …

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Platini facing life ban from soccer – ‘Lawyer calls proposed punishment scandal, excessive’

PARIS, Nov 24, (AFP): FIFA’s ethics watchdog wants Michel Platini banned for life over a suspect payment, the UEFA president’s lawyer said on Tuesday. Platini, until recently the favourite to take over football’s world body, and FIFA president Sepp Blatter will find out in the next month whether a FIFA …

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Sheikh Ahmad wants bigger role than presidency

LAUSANNE, Nov 20, (AFP): Asia’s powerful Olympic chief Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah said Friday that he is not bidding to succeed FIFA president Sepp Blatter because he has a bigger role to play in cleaning up world football. “Why don’t I want to succeed Sepp Blatter? Because I …

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FIFA postpones Kuwait next World Cup qualifying match – Becker backs Beckenbauer in World Cup graft row

ZURICH, Nov 13, (Agencies): FIFA has postponed Kuwait’s next World Cup qualifying match because its federation is suspended from international soccer for government interference. Kuwait was to play at Myanmar in neutral Bangkok, Thailand, on Tuesday in an Asian qualifying group. FIFA says “taking into account the suspension, the match …

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Blatter again points finger at Sarkozy over Qatar – Credit Suisse says investigated by Swiss, US authorities

PARIS, Oct 30, (AFP): Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter has again accused former French president Nicolas Sarkozy of influencing the awarding of the 2022 World Cup hosting rights to Qatar rather than the United States. Qatar controversially won the right to host the 2022 World Cup, a decision that has …

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Candidates waiting for FIFA to rubber-stamp presidential bids – Sheikh Salman attacks nasty lies

LAUSANNE, Oct 27, (AFP): The eight candidates to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president were still waiting to have their bids validated by the electoral committee of world football’s governing body on Tuesday after the deadline for hopefuls to come forward passed. FIFA’s electoral committee met on Tuesday to study …

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Sheikh Ahmad singles out two top contenders for FIFA president – ‘Sheikh Salman, Infantino the top choices’

WASHINGTON, Oct 27, (AP): The Kuwaiti powerbroker playing a key role in FIFA’s presidential race singled out two men as the leading candidates to take over soccer’s scandal-scarred governing body. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah said Asian soccer confederation president Sheikh Salman bin …

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‘Shun egos to revive sports’ – ‘Be wise for country’s sake’

The Kuwaiti government issued a decision to apologize for not hosting the Gulf Cup. The tournament, which was scheduled to take place in Kuwait in December, has been cancelled due to a decision by FIFA to suspend Kuwait’s sports activities. I will shed light on some points regarding the negative …

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Belgium cancel friendly match

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 23: Belgium Football Federation has declared that the Belgium team, which is third in the world based on the international football ranking, will not play in a match against Italy that was scheduled to take place in Kuwait during the inauguration of Jaber Stadium on Nov 13, …

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FIFA and Adidas ties in spotlight – WC graft claims

BERLIN, Oct 21, (AFP): Allegations that Germany bribed its way to secure the right to host the 2006 World Cup not only shook the football world, but also shone a spotlight on cosy ties between sportswear giant Adidas and FIFA. At the heart of the latest graft claims to rock …

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