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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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Of slander, blemish

THE decision by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to suspend all Kuwait’s football activities under the pretext local laws do not correspond with international laws following government ‘interference’ in football affairs in the country is just a flimsy valueless decision. FIFA is currently soaked to the skin in disciplinary …

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FIFA reconfirms presidential election in Feb 2016 – Platini’s status uncertain; reform plan would curb presidency

ZURICH, Oct 20, (Agencies): FIFA decided Tuesday to stick with its presidential election date in February, as uncertainty surrounded Michel Platini’s candidacy and Asia’s top soccer official edged closer to entering the race. With no clear timetable for Platini to challenge his provisional suspension, officials who have supported the UEFA …

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Platini hits back over FIFA payment row – Soccer body’s leaders meet amidst latest scandal storm 

PARIS, Oct 19, (Agencies): UEFA chief Michel Platini on Monday admitted he had no written contract for a $2.0 million payment from FIFA president Sepp Blatter as his chances of replacing the Swiss veteran as head of the world body nosedived ahead of a key FIFA council meeting in Zurich …

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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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