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Menezes to keep same squad for China friendly


September 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 9 (IANS) Brazil coach Mano Menezes has ruled out making major changes to his team for Monday's international friendly against China in Recife city.The match follows ... Read more...

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FIFA support India for U-17 and 2022 World Cup


September 5th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) On a day when India slumped to its worst ever rankings, world body FIFA Wednesday extended support to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to ... Read more...

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FIFA names World Cup ball Brazuca


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 3 (IANS) World football governing body FIFA has said that "Brazuca" will be the official name of the 2014 World Cup match ball.The name won a ... Read more...

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India must play matches on FIFA dates: Kovermans


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) India's chief football coach Wim Koevarmans Sunday said that India must play on dates designated by world body FIFA for friendlies if they want to ... Read more...

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Russian Premier League slips to 53rd slot


July 17th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Premier League's calendar change has seen it slip 42 places to 53rd in the annual rankings of the world's strongest football championships, the ... Read more...

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FIFA praises Costa Rica’s victory in pre-World Cup


July 10th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
San Jose (Costa Rica), July 10 (IANS) The international football governing body FIFA praised Costa Rica's national futsal or indoor football team for its victory against Guatemala in the pre-World ... Read more...

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FIFA to rule on Zambia’s protest this month


July 5th, 2012 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
Lusaka (Zambia), July 4 (IANS) Zambian football's governing body has said world governing body FIFA will adjudicate over its protest on Sudan's fielding an ineligible player in a 2014 World ... Read more...

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FIFA to start grassroots football school in Mizoram


June 4th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 4 (IANS) Football in the northeast is all set to receive a huge boost as world body FIFA, in association with the All India Football Federation (AIFF), has ... Read more...

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‘All in one rhythm’ slogan for Brazil World Cup


May 30th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 30 (IANS) World football's governing body FIFA announced "All in one rhythm" will be the official slogan for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.FIFA Secretary General ... Read more...

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FIFA moves to prevent on-pitch cardiac arrests


May 26th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Budapest, May 26 (IANS) World football governing body FIFA 's medical experts said they wanted a defibrillator at every game at FIFA tournaments as well as players to undergo medical ... Read more...

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FIFA imposes ban on Zambian players


May 4th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka, May 4 (IANS) World football governing body FIFA has extended a two-year suspension for nine Zambian football players implicated in a match fixing scandal last year in Finland to ... Read more...

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Kenyan sports minister barred from parliament


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 3 (IANS) Kenyan Sports Minister Paul Otuoma has been barred from parliament until he responds to a question posed by an MP on national football team captain Denis ... Read more...

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Kenya’s football body agrees to pay player’s dues


March 14th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, March 14 (IANS) Football Kenya Federation (FKF) have finally agreed to pay back Italian-based AS Parma midfielder MacDonald Mariga costs incurred while he travelled to honour national team matches.In ... Read more...

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FIFA concerned about Brazil’s preparedness for 2014 World Cup


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Football's world governing body FIFA has raised serious concerns about Brazil's preparations for the 2014 World Cup saying that "things are not moving in Brazil".FIFA's secretary ... Read more...

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Football clubs spent $3 billion on transfers in 2011


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Figures compiled by world football governing body FIFA showed that clubs paid a total $3 billion in 2011 to sign players.The total was calculated by FIFA's ... Read more...

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FIFA urges Uganda football federation to amend constitution


February 10th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala (Uganda), Feb 10 (IANS) Football's world governing body FIFA has urged the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) to amend its constitution to avoid internal disputes in the future.Primo ... Read more...

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Interpol offers fight against cricket corruption


December 16th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Interpol proposes to collaborate with the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Indian cricket board to fight corruption, illegal gambling and the influence of the ... Read more...

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FIFA announces Confederation Cup venues


October 21st, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 21 (IANS) World soccer's governing body FIFA has announced the venues of the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil.The Confederation Cup, seen as a dress rehearsal for ... Read more...

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FIFA bans Jamaica chief for six months


October 15th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, Oct 15 (IANS/CMC) Football's world governing body FIFA has slapped a six-month ban on Jamaica Football Federation president Captain Horace Burrell for his role in the cash-for-vote scandal and also ... Read more...

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Whistleblower Blazer quits


October 7th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 7 (IANS/CMC) Chuck Blazer is resigning as secretary general of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), just four months after blowing the whistle ... Read more...

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Iraq asks FIFA to organise its qualifiers in Qatar


October 2nd, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Oct 2 (IANS) Iraq has asked world football's governing body FIFA to approve its request for playing its qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup and the 2012 London Olympics ... Read more...

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Hammam turns to Arbitration Court after FIFA rejects appeal


September 16th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, Sep 16, (IANS/CMC) The fall-out from the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) cash-for-votes scandal seems set to continue after football's world governing body, FIFA, on Thursday rejected former executive committee member ... Read more...

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AIFF-FIFA to set up academies in India


September 9th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) and world football's governing body FIFA will be setting up regional academies and an elite academy in India.The decision ... Read more...

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Bahamas pull out of football World Cup due to unfinished venue


August 23rd, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), Aug 23 (IANS/CMC) The Bahamas have pulled out of the 2014 World Cup qualifying tournament, football's world governing body FIFA has confirmed. The northern Caribbean side had been scheduled ... Read more...

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FIFA scandal: Caribbean members given 48 hours to reply or face sanctions


July 27th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), July 27 (IANS/CMC) Regional football bosses have been given 48 hours to comply with FIFA enquiries into the controversial Caribbean Football Union (CFU) meeting in Trinidad and Tobago two ... Read more...

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FIFA probing Argentina-Nigeria friendly


June 4th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) FIFA vice-president Julio Grondona, who is also president of the Argentine football association, is staring at a huge embarrassment after the world governing body's match-fixing unit ... Read more...

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Zhang Jilong is interim AFC chief after bin Hammam’s suspension


May 30th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) China's Zhang Jilong took over as interim president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Monday after president Mohammad bin Hammam was suspended by the world ... Read more...

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Ball-tracking firm Hawk-Eye goes to Sony


March 8th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 8 (ANI): Hawk-Eye, the British-based company that provides ball-tracking technology in tennis and cricket, has been purchased by electronics giant Sony.Financial details weren't disclosed but sections of the British media ... Read more...

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FIFA to look at India, China


December 9th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 9 (IANS) Football's governing body FIFA is looking to gain "a foothold" in India and China."The next regions (where) we need to gain a foothold in are China and India," ... Read more...

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England reacted like “bad losers” after failing to win WC bid: Blatter


December 9th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): Rejecting allegations of corruption at soccer's governing body, FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said that England reacted like "bad losers" after failing to win the bid to host ... Read more...

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Bopanna-Qureshi get 2010 Grand Prix of Peace and Sports award


December 3rd, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Ranvir Nayar Paris, Dec 3 (IANS) Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani doubles partner Aisam ul Haq Qureshi have been awarded the 2010 Grand Prix of Peace & Sports ... Read more...

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Qatar will put on “an absolutely superb World Cup” in 2022: Adshead


December 3rd, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 3 (ANI): Former head coach of New Zealand's national football team, John Adshead, believes that the tiny state of Qatar will put on "an absolutely superb World Cup" in 2022.Adshead ... Read more...

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Bayern Munich file charges against UEFA investigator


September 16th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Munich, Sep 16 (DPA) Bayern Munich have filed charges against European football organising body UEFA's chief investigator in connection with match-fixing allegations. It follows a report to appear in Germany's Stern magazine ... Read more...

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Spain back on top of FIFA rankings


July 14th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, July 14 (DPA) Spain returned to the top of the world football rankings issued Wednesday by the ruling body FIFA in the wake of their first World Cup triumph. But the 2006 ... Read more...

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Soccer World Cup a success of Africa: UN


July 14th, 2010 - 5:42 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 14 (IANS) UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon Tuesday hailed South Africa and the entire African continent as the real winners of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. As the soccer World Cup ... Read more...

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