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eWorld Cup in Numbers

In winning the FIFA eWorld Cup, Germany’s ‘MoAuba’ bagged a life-changing $250,000, as well as an exclusive trip to The Best FIFA Football Awards. This year’s eWorld Cup witnessed an

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FIFA eWorld Cup Highlights

The dust has settled on an historic FIFA eWorld Cup™ 2019 where ‘MoAuba’ claimed his first global title after dethroning defending champion ‘MsDossary’ in the Final Showdown. The first German

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Does he Dare Venture Outside his Major?

I did stand-up comedy for three years at uni,” Spencer Owen told FIFA.com. Had the English literature graduate dared predict he could found his own football club and, within three years, metamorphose it

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“Just Breathe” I thought

A new FIFA eWorld Cup™ king has been crowned. ‘MoAuba’ defeated reigning champion ‘MsDossary’ in the Final Showdown in front of a watching crowd at The O2 in London as

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FIFA’s first ever Cup analysis

While the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ concluded in style in Lyon on 7 July, the tournament will once again take centre stage in Milan on 22 September, with

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History is in Progress

-for the US, Sweden, and the Netherlands As the curtains have closed on the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™, a new FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking order has been established. It will come

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Referee Statistics: France 2019

A few days after French referee Stephanie Frappart blew the final whistle at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019, FIFA reflected with satisfaction on the performance of the referees

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Slaying Motherhood and the Field

Amy Rodriguez is a world champion, two-time Olympic gold medallist and USA legend. But she is so much more besides. In 2013, when she was 26 and excelling for club

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Morgan Dazzles the Books

USA’s path to the world crown at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France™ began with a raft of records falling and Alex Morgan at the centre of it. The

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Van de Donk: “We are still Proud”

Netherlands midfielder says she is proud despite Women’s World Cup defeat She went off social media during tournament to stay focused The Arsenal star puts the team’s success into perspective

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USWNT Parade Highlights

Just days after dominating in France and winning the 2019 Women’s World Cup, the United States women’s national team dominated the streets of New York City on Wednesday during a ticker-tape

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Champagne and Trophy in Hand

After winning the Women’s World Cup, the United States continued to celebrate on their return home. The United States’ Women’s World Cup celebrations continued as they returned home on Monday.

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USA’s Victory Replayed

THE TOURNAMENT REPLAYED – “There will be a before and after the Women’s World Cup 2019,” said FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the closing press conference of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France

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The Fall of Cyprus

Maurice Johnston’s overhead kick at Hampden, Richard Gough’s last-gasp winner in Limassol – the latter coming at the end of the kind of match Scotland fans have got so used

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For Jakobsson, her Country, and Brother

On Saturday evening in a sizzling Rennes, Sweden wrote history. For the first time in 24 years they managed to beat Germany and knock them out of a major competition.

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USA vs. England, is History Due to Repeat itself?

The first of the France 2019 semi-finals pits USA against yet another pretender to their throne, and this test could well be the holders’ stiffest yet. England have improved with

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Rose Lavelle, Undefeated

A couple hours before the U.S. women’s national team’s showdown against France in the quarterfinals of the 2019 World Cup, word began to spread that Lindsey Horan, one of the

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ACN Stars

Africa Cup of Nations set to kick off on 21 June
Salah dreaming of continental title on home soil
Fierce competition with Mane, Mahrez and others harbouring same goal

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Syria loses another Star

BEIRUT — A Syrian soccer star who became a symbol of the rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad has died after being wounded in a battle with government forces, the rebels

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Women Taking over the Football Field

The biggest women’s sports tournament of 2019 will begin in Paris on Friday. The top 24 teams in the world will be descending on France to compete for the title

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Sharjah’s New champions Sparkles on AGL night

As Dubai hosted the prestigious Arabian Gulf League (AGL) Awards for the very first time in seven seasons, it came as no surprise as to who shone on the night.

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Turkey Brings Home Hope

The last few years have been lacking in positives for Turkey fans. After being one of just two third-placed sides to crash out of UEFA EURO 2016 at the group

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The Promise of a Prince

With Yuvraj Singh having announced his retirement from the international format, what better way to pay tribute to the ‘Prince of Indian cricket’ than to go over the numerous anecdotes

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Kuwait 2022

FIFA President Gianni Infantino held talks in Kuwait on Sunday about the country staging 2022 World Cup matches as he pushes to expand the Qatar tournament from 32 to 48 teams. After meeting with the

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Initial allegations against PSG star were of ‘physical violence’, not rape, say lawyers

The Brazilian lawyers who first represented an unidentified woman who has accused Neymar of rape say that her initial complaint charged she was a victim of “aggression” or “physical violence” by the

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Sanchez’s Qatar World Cup Journey

Football coaching’s main practitioners tend to be known as either club coaches, national team coaches, or age-category coaches. However, Spanish coach Felix Sanchez is not so easily pigeon-holed, having followed a somewhat

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Qatar 2022 high Death rates

The chairman of Qatar 2022’s organising committee has admitted the “high number” of deaths recorded by the latest workers’ welfare report are a “tragedy” but insists the Gulf state is

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Don’t bite the hand that Feeds You Pt. 2

In addition to the European influence of ultra groups, North African also benefit from their proximity to Europe when attracting players from their talented diasporas. Anice Badri, at Esperance de

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The Qualifying has Begun

A little less than a year after the conclusion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, the quest to reach Qatar 2022 commences, with Asia being the first continent to start

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Kuwait vs. Qatar 2022

FIFA President Gianni Infantino held talks in Kuwait on Sunday about the country staging 2022 World Cup matches as he pushes to expand the Qatar tournament from 32 to 48 teams. After meeting with the

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The Dream

Mangal is a key member of De Abasin Sape, one of eight teams in the highly competitive second season of the Afghan Premier League (APL) in Kabul. Being signed by

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Egypt and the Pyramids

Football as a vehicle of soft power for Middle Eastern oil states is no longer a novelty.

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Africa’s Secret to Football Dominance

An air of familiarity engulfs the CAF Champions League semifinals. Title-holders Esperance de Tunis will host the 2015 winners, TP Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of Congo, on 27 April,

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Kashima’s Victory against Shandong Luneng

JINAN, China, May 22 (Xinhua) — Defending champions Kashima Antlers got two goals from substitute Sho Ito in two minutes to beat Shandong Luneng 2-1 in the last group match

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APL Match featuring Shaheen Asmayee

In a tense match on Thursday, Shaheen Asmayee FC defeated De Abasin Sape FC 1-0, making its second win in the 5th match of the 2018 Afghanistan Premier League and

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All he Could do with Saudi

Juan Antonio Pizzi has announced his resignation from Saudi Arabia following the country’s exit from the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. Pizzi, who led the Green Falcons at the 2018 FIFA

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Africa’s Upper Hand-Part 2

The diaspora: a valuable resource In addition to the European influence of ultra groups, North African also benefit from their proximity to Europe when attracting players from their talented diasporas.

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Africa’s Upper Hand-Part 1

An air of familiarity engulfs the CAF Champions League semifinals. Title-holders Esperance de Tunis will host the 2015 winners, TP Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of Congo, on 27 April,

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Africa Cup of Nations, with Egypt?

The 2019 edition of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations is set to be staged in Egypt, CAF President Ahmad Ahmad has announced following a meeting of the CAF Executive

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Bernardo Silva thoughts on the Premier League

Bernardo Silva has said he is relishing the pressure of the Premier League title battle between Manchester City and Liverpool as it “means you are playing for big things.”  The Sky Blues have a

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Egypt and the Pyramids

Football as a vehicle of soft power for Middle Eastern oil states is no longer a novelty. We’ve got used to Manchester City splashing the cash of the Sheikh Mansour.

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Part 2- Tragedy to Talent

To find out why we must return to Egypt’s star man. As part of the myth-making process for Salah, people have started to settle on a key part of his origin

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Part 1- Tragedy to Talent

These are heady times for the Egyptian national team. They have qualified for their first World Cup appearance in nearly 30 years and their talisman, Mohamed Salah, has been setting

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Ajax Amsterdam may keep Hakim Ziyech

Rabat – Moroccan international football star Hakim Ziyech said he is “always very picky” in response to offers he receives  from football giants. Ziyech, who plays for Dutch football club Ajax Amsterdam, has

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The Desperate Return

The striker wants to get back to action after a long injury layoff but says age is not on his side Opoku Agyemang is fondly remembered in Ghana for his participation at

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Ronald Koeman’s Expectations

Ronald Koeman has overseen a transformation in the Netherlands’ fortunes
The Dutch topped a UEFA Nations League with France and Germany
Koeman speaks to FIFA.com about the reasons behind their revival

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Teemu Pukki is Blazin’

Last year saw a true revival in the belief amongst Finland’s national team. Two years previously they’d just come off the back of a chastening year. A bruising nine defeats

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Iraq In the Arabian Gulf Cup!

The Iraq Football Association has confirmed they will take part in the 24th edition of Arabian Gulf Cup to be hosted by Qatar later this year. The biennial tournament, which is

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Jordan Disqualified from Asian Olympic football

(MENAFN – Jordan Times) right” > AMMAN — It has been a bad season for the men’s and women’s national football teams who have both been eliminated from the Asian

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Agyemang’s Desperate Return to Action

The striker wants to get back to action after a long injury layoff but says age is not on his side Opoku Agyemang is fondly remembered in Ghana for his participation at

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Abderrazak Hamdallah Becomes Saudi League’s Top Scorer

Rabat – Moroccan footballer Abderrazak Hamdallah has become the leading scorer of all time in Saudi Arabia’s professional league after scoring 29 goals for Al-Nassr football club this season. The BBC reported

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Iranian Football Coaching Troubles

TEHRAN, April 16 (Xinhua) — With less than five months until the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification, the Football Federation of Iran faces a real dilemma over selecting the next

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FIFA Chief discusses Kuwait Co-Hosting 2022

FIFA President Gianni Infantino held talks in Kuwait on Sunday about the country staging 2022 World Cup matches as he pushes to expand the Qatar tournament from 32 to 48 teams. After meeting with the

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How are the ex-Premier league Stars in Saudi Arabia?

How are ex-Premier League players like Bafetimbi Gomis and Ahmed Musa faring in Saudi Arabia? Saudi Arabia may be better known for its sand and oil supply beyond the stereotypes of

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Iraq Confirmes Gulf Club Participation

The Iraq Football Association has confirmed they will take part in the 24th edition of Arabian Gulf Cup to be hosted by Qatar later this year. The biennial tournament, which is

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LIVING THE APL DREAM

144 ATHLETES GET PAID $9 A DAY AND SHARE A HOUSE FOR SEVEN WEEKS WHILE HOPING TO PLAY FOR THE NATIONAL TEAM.

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Jordan must beat Uzbekistan in the U-23 qualifiers

This year, Jordan won the 6th West Asian Championship for the fifth time and the national team is now the leading Arab team at 54th in FIFA world Rankings.

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Qatar Beats Asian Rivals

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — On a big day for Qatar at the Asian soccer elections, the 2022 World Cup host regained a seat on FIFA’s ruling committee and saw

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Lebanon star Keith Brown named nation’s No. 5

“To me, what it means to be a four-star (prospect) and ranked so high nationally is great for sure,” he said. “But it makes me want to work that much

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Oman Blue

(MENAFN – Muscat Daily) Blue is the dominant colour when one travels to the city of Sur in the Sharqiyah governorate from Muscat along the beautiful coastal road as it

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2022 AFF Cup Qualifiers

On April 17, Asian Football Federation (AFC) will hold a draw for World Cup 2022 qualifying round at its headquarters in Malaysia. The first qualifying round of  FIFA World Cup

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Baghdad Bounedjah wins Qatari title with 39 goals

Algeria’s Baghdad Bounedjah grabbed a hat-trick for his club Al Sadd to help them clinch the top-flight Qatari Stars League with a match to spare. His sixth treble in the

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Uzoho, Chukwueze included in U-23’s starting XI

Nigeria national under-23 Head coach, Imama Amapakabo has released his line-up that will tackle Libya in today’s U23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier second-leg fixture at the Stephen Keshi Stadium

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Iran’s Sardar Azmoun: Player of The Month

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian international striker Sardar Azmoun has been named as player of the month at the Russian Premier League (RPL).

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Mali Makes History!

No matter what happened in Sunday’s final of the 2019 CAF Africa U-20 Cup of Nations, a new name would be etched on the trophy, with finalists Mali and Senegal having never won the competition before.

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Manchester United Penalty

BS Sports spoke to a former FIFA World Cup referee about the call. Here’s what the official said about the timing of the penalty decision:

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A Consultation with ‘Panico’

In 1991, Italy had Carolina Morace; in 1999 they had you. Who do you think will be Italy’s star of 2019?

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Juventus vs. Bologna: Predictions etc.

“Juventus takes its undefeated league record on the road on Sunday for a Serie A showdown with Bologna at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara.”

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‘Soccer Starts at Home’ philosophy brought to Houston Dynamo’s youth

“Getting kids comfortable with a soccer ball at an early age is more important than most parents realize. Eighty five percent of a child’s brain is developed by age three making this correlation even more relevant.”

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Liverpool Should Have made Maximum Effort against United

“We had one or two, but we could have had a lot more and then the second half was disappointing for both teams, with not really many chances created and a lot of sloppy passes.”

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Can Jakarta’s Silvio Escobar fill in the shoes of Marko Simic?

Persija Jakarta have been dealt a blow ahead of the commencement of their AFC Cup 2019 campaign with Marko Simic’s exclusion. But can their new signing Silvio Escobar fill Simic’s shoes?

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10 dead and 3 injured

“10 dead and 3 injured after fire tears through Brazilian soccer team complex”

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Klopp fears Bayern Munich are ‘more dangerous than before’

The Bundesliga champions struggled during the early months of the season, but the Liverpool boss is wary of their improved form in recent weeks Jurgen Klopp believes Bayern Munich could be “more

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Germany v Netherlands: Nations League Preview

Germany will be looking to build on their 3-0 win over Russia when they welcome the Netherlands to Gelsenkirchen in the Nations League A Group 1. Manchester City’s Leroy Sane, who was left

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Tottenham suffer another blow in aim to play Champions League football at new stadium this season

Tottenham Hotspur’s latest delay to the opening of their new stadium has put another question mark against whether or not the club will manage to play Champions League football in

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Football’s Highlights at G20 Summit

“There are at least five areas where football can convey a message of hope and be used as a powerful tool…”

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Juan Quintero’s Smile to Success

I hope to finish it on a high with the knowledge that everything I’ve worked, fought and trained for wasn’t in vain. The reward is being here and I hope we can take advantage of it.”

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Inspiring Woman in Football

“I think it’s a real comfort for them to read that the idols and role models of today’s national team have been children, that they’ve had problems and they thought it was scary to go to football camp without their parents or best friends.

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Real Madrid Representing Europe again?

For the third year in a row, Europe will be represented at the FIFA Club World Cup by Real Madrid. And while last year Los Blancos became the first club to successfully defend

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Diversity Award Finalists!

FIFA can today announce the list of finalists for the third edition of the FIFA Diversity Award, with the winner to be revealed at an award ceremony in London on

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Replacing Marcelo?

Cape Town – Real Madrid want Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso to replace Marcelo, according to reports. Reports in the Italian press have claimed that Marcelo is already missing his good friend Cristiano Ronaldo, who moved

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Allegri nominated for The Best Men’s Coach Award

​Massimiliano Allegri nominated forThe Best FIFA Men’s Coach Award Italian led Juventus to record seventh successive Serie A title One of two coaches, along with Zinedine Zidane, to have chance

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Christian’s Shameful UEFA Snub

The Juventus star will need a superhuman season – even by his own high standards – to cart off individual awards as his greatness is taken for granted Cristiano Ronaldo

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Sadio Mane; The Quiet Superstar

  It didn’t matter that Mane’s goal was for Liverpool, not Senegal. Nor that his club would lose to Real Madrid in the Champions League final. ”He’s our leader,” said Samba

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An Interview with The “Egyptian King”

It’s an expression that those who have watched the English Premier League over the past eight months have grown accustomed to. Sitting down inside Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium the day after

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South Korea/Germany

VATUTINKI, Russia (Reuters) – South Korea take on Germany in a World Cup Group F game on Wednesday. Where: Kazan Arena Capacity: 45,000 When: Wednesday, June 27, 1700 local (1400

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What you need to know for the Buenos Aires 2018 Draw

​Draw for men’s and women’s Youth Olympic Futsal Tournaments takes place on Friday Each competition features ten teams, drawn into two groups Buenos Aires 2018 futsal tournaments kick off on

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Dzyuba-mania grips Russia by the…

Russia jumped 21 positions in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking One of the main reasons behind their World Cup success was Artem Dzyuba The imposing striker is now a fan idol in

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FIFA eWorld Cup Final Numbers

FIFA.com rounds up the standout numbers from the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final 2018 The best attacking and defensive performances at the Grand Final ‘kurt0411’, ‘nicolas99fc’ and ‘Msdossary’ with some

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An Interview with Kelly Smith

England legend Kelly Smith shares her Women’s World Cup memories Smith also gives her take on the current Lionesses side “Neville wouldn’t have taken the job if he didn’t believe

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New Zealand to Poland

New Zealand win through to fifth consecutive U-20 World Cup Tahiti end decade-long qualification drought denying Solomon Islands Twenty-four nation tournament to be held in Poland commencing in May New

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Victor Moses retires from international football

Victor Moses has announced his retirement from international football Victor Moses has retired from international football in order to focus on his club career at Chelsea. The 27-year-old has called

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Giulia Gwinn

​Japan will be a different kind of test for Germany Positive atmosphere in the team key to success “The tension slowly eats away at you” It is difficult not to

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Rapinoe: I want to leave the world in a better place

Megan Rapinoe nominated for The Best FIFA Women’s Player for first time World Cup champion speaks exclusively with FIFA.com about nomination “I was a little surprised, to be honest!” Megan

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The Best of FIFA

Australia forward Sam Kerr on shortlist for The Best FIFA Women’s Player We take a statistical look at some of the free-scoring 24-year-old’s achievements This year’s awards will be held

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The continued Failures of the US play-top-play Models

The San Diego Surf and Portland Thorns play in a girls under-19 Surf Cup game at the SoCal Sports Complex in Oceanside last year. (Bill Wechter / Union-Tribune) In 1998,

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Manchester United and Man City take shape

Manchester United and Man City got their Premier League campaigns underway at the weekend, as Jose Mourinho’s men beat Leicester 2-1 at Old Trafford and the champions dispatched Arsenal 2-0

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Women’s Football Ranked

Rank         *       Team       *       Total Points   *  Previous Points *  +/- 1 USA 2114 2115 0 2 Germany 2049 2033 1 3 France

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Best of The Best Women’s Football Coaches

​Four candidates earning their second The Best FIFA Women’s Coach nomination Only once had anyone been nominated twice for the award Continental champions and a double winner among returning names

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Germany Continues, USA’s Easy Win

USA bounce back with big win over Paraguay Nigeria end Haiti’s dreams of advancing to the last eight Germany join the Netherlands in reaching the quarter-finals THE DAY REPLAYED – Germany

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African Icons take up the Role of Manager

Clarence Seedorf has taken charge of Cameroon ​Fellow Dutch hero Patrick Kluivert joins him as assistant coach Meanwhile, Tanzania reveal Emmanuel Amunike as new national team boss African football witnessed

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El Hadary, World Cup record-holder, Says Goodbye

Less than two months after setting a FIFA World Cup™ record, Egypt’s veteran goalkeeper Essam El Hadary has announced his retirement from international football. At 45, El Hadary became the

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‘Msdossary’ Wins FIFA eWorld Cup

Mosaad ‘Msdossary’ Aldossary crowned EA Sports FIFA 18 World Champion Saudi Arabian beats Stefano ‘StefanoPinna’ Pinna in Final Showdown Claims $250,000 USD prize and new FIFA eWorld Cup trophy Mosaad

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Neymar’s Trek to Stardom

Neymar’s journey to a record-breaking transfer fee of US$262 million started in a poor district of southern Brazil, a few blocks from the local dump.A spectacular move from Barcelona to

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Luis Suare – How the barefoot boy from the cobbles became the Nations icon

THE Estadio Gran Parque Central, tucked away amid Montevideo’s tight La Blanqueda neighborhood, does not, at first glance, seem much to look at. Signs of modern football’s fast-expanding wealth and

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Lionel Messi’s Words of Advice

Here’s 10 of Lionel Messi’s success lessons: 1. Fight For What You Believe In If you have a dream, you have to work hard to achieve it. Success will not come

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Journey to Success

Cristiano Ronaldo is certainly on par with Lionel Messi when it comes to being the greatest footballer of all time, but off the pitch the Portuguese star is miles ahead of his

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Why the U.S Men’s Soccer Team isn’t so Good

For the first time in nearly 30 years, the US Men’s National Team has failed to qualify for the World Cup. Outside of that, in recent years the US has

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Top 5 Coaches at Russia 2018

​Five Russia 2018 coaches on The Best FIFA Men’s Coach shortlist Four semi-finalists and the hosts’ tacticians named among 11 candidate We take a closer look at how they fared

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Top 5 Teams in the World Cup According to FIFA

The FIFA World Cup has begun and the football fever is catching up with fans in a viral manner. The fans can’t wait for the action to begin and this

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FIFA eWorld Cup

World’s best descend on London FIFA ​eWorld Cup 2018 Grand Final starts on Thursday 2 August Plenty of new features including increased prize money at stake Tournament format explained and more

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England May Host 2022 World Cup if Qatar’s Found Guilty of Cheating

Lord Triesman says England should be considered to host the 2022 World Cup if it is found the Qatar bid team broke FIFA rules by running a secret campaign to sabotage their rivals. There

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2022 World Cup

We have the 2022 World Cup to look forward to. It is very possible that it will be held in Qatar, better start saving up! The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled

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France’s City-Wide Celebration

BONDY, France — The cheers could be heard all the way from Calais to Marseille when the final second ticked past and France was the indisputable victor of the 2018 men’s

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Thomas Lemar signs with Atlético

Thomas Lemar is joining Atlético Madrid from fellow UEFA ( Union of European Football Association) Champions League group stage contenders Monaco. But exactly what kind of player have they signed in

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Rasheedat Ajibade, her Journey to Stardom

Rasheedat Ajibade is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for FC Robo in the Nigeria Women Premier League and the Nigeria women’s national football team. Ajibade represented Nigeria at age grade competitions, before making her competitive debut for

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World Famous Football Player Christian Ronaldo Joins Italian Team

Real Madrid sensationally announced on Tuesday that it had agreed to sell Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to Italian side Juventus for an undisclosed sum.  He’s joining Juventus after the Italian club

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