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FIFA unveils 2022 World Cup official emblem

FIFA unveils 2022 World Cup official emblem

Cairo: FIFA and the Qatari organising committee have unveiled the official emblem for the 2022 World Cup in the Persian Gulf nation.When the clock struck 8.22 p.m. in Doha on Tuesday, a 3D projection of the logo appeared on giant screens and the surfaces of prominent buildings in Qatar and 24 other countries.“The swooping curves

Kia Fulfills The Dream Of 6 Young Indian Footballers

The carmaker will fly them to Russia to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and there is more! As an official automotive partner of FIFA, Kia will be taking two young footballers from India as Official Match Ball Carriers (OMBC) for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Karnataka’s Rishi Tej (age 10) and Tamil Nadu’s Nathania John

Argentina will be stronger at World Cup: Messi

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 14 (IANS) Argentina will be a better team at the 2018 World Cup than the one that struggled during the South American qualifying tournament, according to Albiceleste captain Lionel Messi.The two-time World Cup champions avoided missing football’s biggest event for the first time since 1970 when a Messi hat-trick ensured a

Russia are lowest-ranked team in draw for their home World Cup

Russia are lowest-ranked team in draw for their home World Cup

Russia lowest-ranked team: Russia will be the lowest-ranked team in the draw for the World Cup int is hosting after Peru sealed with last qualifying spot. FIFA uses its October ranking for December 1 draw in Moscow, which means No. 65 Russia is two places below Saudi Arabia, which will be the lowest ranked nation

Maradona wants to coach Argentina

Buenos Aires, Nov 15 : Maradona wants to coach Argentina. Football legend Diego Maradona has expressed a desire to return as coach of Argentina’s national team after their 2-4 loss to Nigeria in a friendly. Tuesday’s result in the Russian city of Krasnodar follows a torrid period for the Jorge Sampaoli side, who only secured

FIFA suspend Peru striker Guerrero for failing doping test

FIFA suspend Peru striker Guerrero for failing doping test

FIFA suspend Peru striker Guerrero for failing doping test: Lima, Peru captain and striker Paolo Guerrero has been provisionally suspended by FIFA for 30 days after failing a doping test. Guerrero tested positive on October 5 after the World Cup qualifying match against Argentina, the Peruvian Football Federation added on Friday.The federation did not disclose the

Russia 2018 will be a good opportunity for us: Mexican forward Peralta

Mexico City, Nov 3 : Mexican forward Oribe Peralta said the next edition of the World Cup in Russia 2018 will be a good opportunity for his team to take a leap forward and progress to the quarter-finals for the first time since 1986.Peralta, who was part of the team in the 2014 World Cup

India is a football country now, says FIFA chief

Kolkata, Oct 26, “India is a football country now,” FIFA president Giani Infantino declared after arriving here to chair the FIFA Council meeting tomorrow and attend the U-17 World Cup final. Asked about the successful organistion of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the 47-year-old clad in a dark suit said: “Thank you very much all

India rise to 105th spot in FIFA ranking

Zurich, Oct 16: The Indian football team rose two spots above to 105th position in the FIFA rankings released on Monday.India produced a dominating performance to thump Macau 4-1 in their fourth qualification match for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.The victory ensured India a place in the Asian

FIFA launches Hindi twitter account for U-17 WC

New Delhi, Oct 5, FIFA launches Hindi twitter account for U-17 WC. World football’s governing body, FIFA today launched a Hindi twitter account of the U-17 World Cup, which begins here tomorrow.The U-17 World Cup, the first-ever FIFA competition to be hosted by India, launched the twitter account — @FIFAHindi to cater to football fans

New coach new chant Team India wants payback Maymol

New coach, new chant! Team India wants to ‘payback’ Maymol

New coach, new chant! “Discipline” stays the key word under head coach Maymol Rocky as the Indian women’s football team gear up to take on Malaysia in the international friendly on Monday at the MP Selayang Stadium.    “We have introduced fines in this camp. Whenever someone commits any wrong, she is fined,” Maymol, the first ever Indian

Mourinho pressures Manchester Utd chief for more USA tours

For all the Latest news download Daily Post news app Click For Android Click For IOS Mourinho pressures Manchester Utd chief for more USA tours. Jose Mourinho has based his teams out of Los Angeles in seven of the last 14 summers as manager of Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and now United. He will

Guatemalan judge pleads guilty in FIFA bribery scandal

Guatemalan judge pleads guilty in FIFA bribery scandal

A 63-yr-old former official in Guatemala’s Football Federation broke down in tears as he pleaded guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy in the big corruption scandal that has rocked world football.Hector Trujillo, who served as general secretary of the Guatemalan federation from 2009 to 2015 and also was a judge on the country’s constitutional court, admitted


Ronaldo, Ranieri scoop top FIFA awards

Zurich:  Cristiano Ronaldo claimed FIFA’s inaugural best player of the year award, the latest prize for the Real Madrid and Portugal star after a glittering 2016 for club and country. Leicester City’s Claudio Ranieri received the best men’s coach award yeterday following his side’s fairytale Premier League triumph. But the night again belonged to the

Fans cram into Brazil football stadium to mourn dead players

Chapeco (Brazil): Fans of Brazil’s Chapecoense football club whose team was wiped out in a Colombian air crash crammed into the home stadium for tearful prayers around the empty pitch. The stadium in Chapeco, southern Brazil, was a solid wall of green as fans and mourners dressed in the team shirt stood shoulder to shoulder.They

Ronaldo, Messi head FIFA’s shortlist for player of the year award

Zurich: Superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi along with English Premier League champions Leicester City’s trio — Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N’golo Kante — lead the 23-man shortlist for global football governing body FIFA’s men’s player of the year award. The contenders for the coveted award, titled The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016 award,

FIFA suspends former CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb

Zurich: World football’s governing body FIFA’s Ethics Committee has announced the suspension for life of former Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) president Jeffrey Webb for taking bribes. Webb, who will also be fined $1 million, can never take part in any soccer-related activities at national and international levels, the Ethics

Blatter hit with FIFA bribery probe

Zurich: Banned former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and his chief lieutenants were under fresh investigation over alleged illicit salaries and bonuses totalling USD 80 million, FIFA’s ethics committee said. Football’s scandal-plagued ruling body said in June that Blatter, Jerome Valcke and Markus Kattner had skimmed off the eight-figure sum in “a coordinated effort” to “enrich

Blatter in last fight against FIFA ban

Geneva: Sepp Blatter will mount his final challenge against his six-year FIFA ban on Thursday, following more than a year of scandal that saw him thrown out of football in disgrace. The former FIFA boss has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) seeking to overturn a suspension imposed by world football’s governing

Tributes flow for former FIFA head Joao Havelange

Rio de Janeiro:  Tributes have poured in for world football governing body FIFA’s former president Joao Havelange, who has died aged 100. The Samaritano Hospital here on Tuesday confirmed that Havelange died of complications resulting from a lung infection, reports Xinhua. A former Olympic swimmer, Havelange headed FIFA from 1974 to 1998. He also served