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Neymar, Messi missing as Fifa shortlists Kane, Hazard, Salah & Ronaldo for best player award

England's Harry Kane features on a 10-man shortlist for the Best Fifa Men's Player award for 2018, Even as Argentina's star player Lionel Messi and Brazilian star, Neymar are both missing from the lists of key star players for the awards. Chelsea's Eden Hazard, Mohamed...

FIFA Confirms Next World Cup in Qatar to Hold Nov/Dec 2022

FIFA has confirmed that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will take place between November 21st and December 18th. FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, confirmed Friday at the final Press Conference on the 2018 World Cup in Russia that football leagues around the world had been...

FIFA picks US, Canada, Mexico to host 2026 World Cup

The United States, Mexico and Canada won the right to host the 2026 World Cup after easily beating Morocco in a vote by FIFA member nations, on Wednesday. The North American bid received 134 of the 203 votes, while Morocco polled 65 in the ballot...

FA charges Pep Guardiola over Catalonia political symbol

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was Friday charged by the Football Association over his wearing of a yellow ribbon in support of jailed Catalan independence leaders. Guardiola The FA said in a statement that the symbol worn by the former Barcelona boss on his...

Pele Hospitalized After Collapse

Brazil legend Pele is in hospital after collapsing on Thursday with exhaustion. BBC reports that the 77-year-old was due to travel to London this weekend for a dinner held in his honour by the Football Writers Association (FWA). Pele – the only player to win three...

FIFA: Nigeria ranked 6th best in Africa as Brazil overtakes Germany

In the latest FIFA ranking released today, Brazil have returned to the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking after a one-month hiatus, replacing reigning FIFA World Cup™ champions Germany According to fifa.com,Argentina remain in third but the heavyweight trio are accompanied in the top five...

Banned former FIFA executive Chuck Blazer dies

Chuck Blazer, the former FIFA executive committee member who pleaded guilty to racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering, has died, his lawyers said on Wednesday. A statement from Blazer's two lawyers did not provide details or the circumstances of his death. The New York Times...

Kanu Nwankwo joins FiFA Executives for U-17 World Cup Draws

Former Super Eagles striker, Kanu Nwankwo has been confirmed for the official draw ceremony, for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. The 40-year-old, who led Nigeria’s U-17 team to the title in 1993, will be joined by Argentina’s Esteban Cambiasso, along with Indian sporting icons,...

Swiss court upholds Platini’s FIFA ban

Switzerland’s highest court on Thursday rejected former European football boss, Michel Platini’s bid to overturn his four-year ban from the sport over ethics violations, the court said on Thursday. The Swiss Federal Court confirmed a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling last year that...

Xi meets FIFA boss as China eyes World Cup

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with FIFA chief Gianni Infantino on Wednesday as the football world watches for signs that the Asian giant will make a bid to host a World Cup. Xi greeted Infantino in the capital’s palatial Great Hall of the People but...
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