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Football authority clears use of goal-line technology


July 6th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 6 (IANS) The International Football Association Board (IFAB), the governing body that determines the laws of football, at a special session convened in Zurich decided to allow ... Read more...

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Football matches can now have five referees


July 6th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 6 (IANS) Football matches could be officiated by five referees in the future after the International Football Association Board (IFAB) approved the method.IFAB, the sole body allowed to ... Read more...

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Denmark’s Bendtner fined and banned for ambush marketing


June 19th, 2012 - 1:58 am ICT by IANS
Lviv (Ukraine), June 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sunderland and Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner has been fined 100,000 euros and banned for one international match for displaying the name of a betting ... Read more...

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Russian Football Union to appeal UEFA fines


June 14th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 14 (IANS) The Russian Football Union (RFU) said Thursday it would appeal harsh punishments from the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for Russian fans' behaviour during the ... Read more...

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Senegal coach optimistic ahead of World Cup qualifier


June 9th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala (Uganda), June 9 (IANS) Senegal's head coach Joseph Koto is confident his team will pick three points against Uganda Saturday when the two teams clash in a 2014 World ... Read more...

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Russia cracks down on Euro 2012 ticket touting


May 27th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 27 (IANS) Russian football authorities have been cracking down on ticket touts of the Euro 2012 football tournament and illegal supplies are being cut off, a senior football ... Read more...

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Euro 2012 ticket design unveiled in Ukraine


April 24th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, April 24 (IANS) The ticket design for the Euro 2012 Football Championship was officially presented by Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Events executive Martin Kallen in the Ukrainian ... Read more...

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UEFA congress begins in Istanbul


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, March 22 (IANS) The 36th Congress of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) began in Istanbul Thursday with participation of representatives from 53 member associations.FIFA President Joseph Sepp ... Read more...

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South African sports ministry keeping close watch on SAFA


March 8th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, March 8 (IANS) The South African sports ministry is keeping a close watch on the activities of the country's football association, ministry spokesperson Paena Galane has said. Galane ... 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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Botswana, from ‘whipping boys’ to ‘African team of year’


December 30th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Gaborone, Dec 30 (IANS) Not many years ago, Botswana, a country well known for its game reserves, was an unknown entity in the world of soccer.Their road to success in ... Read more...

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Ban on smoking and tobacco ads at Euro 2012


October 21st, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Oct 21 (IANS) Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has imposed a ban on smoking and tobacco advertising at next year's European Championship Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.The ... Read more...

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Croatia’s football body fined over pro-Nazi chants


June 19th, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Rome, June 19 (IANS/AKI) The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has fined Croatia's football body 80,000 euros after fans displayed Nazi symbols during a European championship qualifying match against ... Read more...

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UNDP soccer match raises over 500,000 dollars for Pakistan, Haiti disaster relief


February 4th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva, Feb 4(ANI): A special UNDP soccer match played by some of the world's top footballers in December 2010 raised over half a million dollars for the ongoing post-disaster reconstruction work in ... Read more...

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FIFA official banned for three years over 2018, 2022 World Cup ‘vote-selling’ scam


November 18th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18(ANI): FIFA Executive Committee members Amos Adamu and Reynald Temarii have been suspended from all football-related activity for three years and one year respectively after being found guilty of asking ... Read more...

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FIFA provisionally suspends members over 2018, 2022 World Cup ‘vote-selling scam’


October 21st, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21(ANI): Two senior FIFA officials have been provisionally suspended over allegations of offering to sell their votes in the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 football World Cups.The allegations ... Read more...

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2018, 2022 World Cup bidding process in turmoil over FIFA officials’ vote-selling scam


October 17th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 17(ANI): The bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 football World Cups has been thrown into turmoil after two senior FIFA officials were accused of offering to sell their votes ... Read more...

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UEFA Committee approves EURO 2012 match list


October 4th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by BNO News
MINSK, BELARUS (BNO NEWS) -- The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Executive Committee on Monday completed its meeting in Minsk, Belarus and approved the official match schedule for the forthcoming UEFA ... Read more...

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Platini released from hospital, wants to attend World Cup final (Lead)


July 10th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 10 (DPA) UEFA president Michel Platini was released from a Johannesburg hospital Saturday morning and is hoping to attend the 2010 World Cup final Sunday between Spain and the Netherlands. "All ... Read more...

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UEFA president hospitalised


July 10th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Michel Platini, president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), was taken to a hospital in South Africa after he fainted in a restaurant, a media ... Read more...

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FIFA ropes in Roger Milla for anti-Malaria campaign


June 15th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, June 15 (IANS) Cameroon football legend Roger Milla and FIFA have teamed up in a campaign that seeks to end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015. The campaign inspired by the first ... Read more...

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Last of the World Cup tickets goes on sale


May 28th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 28 (DPA) For the second time in two months football fans in South Africa queued through the night for tickets to the final of the World Cup after extra tickets ... Read more...

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Prince William to boost England’s ‘troubled’ 2018 World Cup bid


May 23rd, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 23(ANI): Prince William has offered to stand with brother Harry and David Beckham as the "three lions" to help England become 2018 World Cup hosts.William, who is president of ... Read more...

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England apologises for Lord Triesman’s bribing allegations against Spain, Russia


May 22nd, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22(ANI): England's new World Cup 2018 chief Geoff Thompson has personally apologised to Spain's football chief for Lord Triesman's infamous bribery claims.According to reports, Thompson conveyed his personal apologies on ... Read more...

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Eritrean football team goes missing in Kenya


December 15th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Dec 15 (DPA) Kenyan officials were Tuesday reportedly searching for the Eritrean national football team after it failed to return home following defeat in a local tournament. Tanzania knocked out Eritrea from ... Read more...

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FIFA may for the first time sanction five referees for 2010 World Cup


December 1st, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.1 (ANI): In what could be a first in the game of football, FIFA is "99 percent certain" to sanction the use of five referees at the 2010 World Cup ... Read more...

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UEFA investigating 40 suspicious match-fixing cases over past four years


September 26th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 26(ANI): The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has said that it is investigating 40 cases alleged of match-fixing, which were played in the Champions League and UEFA Cup (now ... Read more...

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Participation aggrement could have saved AIFF


August 11th, 2009 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Senior officials of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) now feel that they should have entered into a participation agreement with the teams playing in the Nehru ... Read more...

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Move for a Great Britain soccer team at 2012


May 31st, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (Xinhua) The Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish and English football associations have agreed that Great Britain should field a composite team at the 2012 Olympics. The compromise plan needs to be ... Read more...

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Coca-Cola to expand football talent hunt in India with eye on future (Lead)


May 20th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Johannesburg, May 20 (IANS) Coca-Cola, which conducts grassroots level talent hunt to build future football stars in 25 countries, will expand a similar initiative in India to cover 50 cities ... Read more...

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Football talent hunt to cover 50 Indian cities


May 20th, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Johannesburg, May 20 (IANS) Global beverages major Coca-Cola's football talent hunt initiative will be extended to 50 Indian cities this year as against eight last year.The joint venture with ... Read more...

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Gangtok sends 50,000 votes for Baichung’s victory on ‘Jhalak’


May 5th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, May 5 (IANS) As many as 50,000 SMS votes have been cast in the past two weeks for Indian football captain Baichung Bhutia from this Sikkim capital alone to ensure ... Read more...

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‘Great Britain football team will be formed for Olympics’


March 11th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 11 (DPA) Sports minister Gerry Sutcliffe is confident that Great Britain will field a football team at the 2012 Olympics despite opposition. The Scottish, Welsh and Irish Football ... Read more...

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Man Us Rio backs drugs test crackdown


November 14th, 2008 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.14 (ANI): Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand has backed the Football Associations crackdown on drug cheats. Ferdinand, who was banned for eight months in 2003 for missing a dope test, ... Read more...

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Dasmunsi tells coach, state associations: ‘work more, talk less’


July 4th, 2008 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 4 (IANS) Upset at the verbal exchanges between Indian football coach Bob Houghton and state football associations, All India Football Federation chief Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi Friday stressed that the two ... Read more...

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