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Saudi Arabian soccer influence grows by winning seat on FIFA Council

The election results confirmed Saudi Arabia and Qatar at the heart of Asian soccer politics with the AFC presidency scheduled to be vacant in 2027.

published on : 1st February 2023
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FIFA boss Gianni Infantino questioned by Swiss special prosecutors

Infantino is due to be re-elected for a four-year presidential term at a March 16 election meeting in Rwanda.

published on : 11th January 2023
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Legendary coach Arsene Wenger to help India develop football talent

India, once called a "sleeping giant" of football by former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, are 106th in world rankings and struggle to grab public attention in the cricket-obsessed country.

published on : 7th January 2023
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Lionel Messi rested for PSG cup tie after FIFA World Cup return

Galtier also called upon PSG fans to provide the Argentine a warm welcome, despite his key role in defeating France in the final of the World Cup.

published on : 6th January 2023
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How Kashmir scored a perfect goal in Qatar

It was a very tough job to complete the order on time,” said Wasim. He, then, hired as many as 4,000 artisans from across the Valley to fulfil the order. 

published on : 30th December 2022
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Former naval officers to make fresh bail appeal on Jan 1 

“On Sunday, 1st of January they will submit an appeal again and are hoping to be heard,’’ said sources.

published on : 30th December 2022
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Pele 'immortal', says football's ruling body FIFA

Pele is the only footballer to have won three FIFA World Cups.

published on : 30th December 2022
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Mbappé haunted by France's loss, not bitter toward Argentina

Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has been criticized for the excessive tone of his celebrations.

published on : 29th December 2022
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Japan coach Moriyasu staying on after World Cup

There had been speculation about his future after a rollercoaster performance by Japan, who again failed to reach the quarter-finals but produced stunning wins against Germany and Spain.

published on : 28th December 2022
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Five big sporting events to watch in 2023

2022 witnessed some spectacular competitions starting from the recently concluded FIFA World Cup to the Winter Olympics, earlier, in February. Here's what 2023 has in store for sporting fanatics.

published on : 27th December 2022
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World Cup hangover a factor as Premier League returns to action on Boxing Day

England's top-flight clubs face a selection headache with key players rested and given time off to recover from fatigue caused by the recently concluded FIFA World Cup.

published on : 25th December 2022
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Falalalala with FIFA cheers

The FIFA fever continues in CA John’s household in Kodambakkam in the form of a Christmas crib that encapsulates the spirit of the game

published on : 24th December 2022
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FIFA reviews chef's 'undue access' to hold World Cup trophy

The chef, a regular guest of FIFA with VIP access during the World Cup, was filmed grabbing the arm of captain Lionel Messi on the field to get his attention. The soccer seemed irritated in the clip.

published on : 23rd December 2022
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French football president wants Deschamps to stay as head coach

Deschamps, 54, led Les Bleus to the World Cup final on Sunday, where they lost in a penalty shoot-out to Argentina, after guiding them to the trophy four years ago.

published on : 22nd December 2022
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FIFA mostly wins big but loses trust at Qatar World Cup

There was clear self-interest to declare the success of a tournament that was politically fraught for most of the 12 years since Qatar was picked to host football's greatest spectacle.

published on : 21st December 2022
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How Indian football was murdered -- end of a stirring legacy

India qualified by default for the 1950 FIFA World Cup finals when its scheduled opponents pulled out, but the All-India Football Federation (AIFF) - in its wisdom - decided against going there!

published on : 21st December 2022
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Spain's top-flight teams play in Copa after World Cup break 

Tuesday's games were the first involving top-flight teams in Spain since they stopped playing for the World Cup in Qatar.

published on : 21st December 2022
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Weghorst, Mbappe & some Dunkirk spirit   

In the quarterfinals clash, Argentina had gotten off to a 2-0 lead, courtesy Lionel Messi and Nahuel Molina.

published on : 21st December 2022
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FIFA-praised cutouts of Messi, Neymar and Ronaldo on Kerala river get HC's goat

Kerala HC directed the state government to inform whether it has issued any orders for the removal of hoardings.

published on : 20th December 2022
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A stirring World Cup that had absurdity as its central theme

When the beginning astonishes, the end has to be the greatest one ever scripted. It must astonish, antagonise, agitate and elate.

published on : 20th December 2022
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