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Figo, Kaka seek ‘promise’ of football in cricket-mad Pakistan

KARACHI: Portuguese great Luis Figo and Brazilian star Kaka Thursday vowed to help develop the “great promise” of football in Pakistan, a country obsessed with cricket and twice banned from international soccer. The two legends – who both played for Spanish club Real Madrid – are in Pakistan for a ...

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FIFA bans Afghan football chief pending sex abuse probe

GENEVA: FIFA suspended the president of the Afghanistan Football Federation Keramuddin Karim for 90 days pending an investigation into allegations of sexual and physical abuse against the  Afghan national women´s team. FIFA´s independent ethics committee said in a statement that the provisional ban “may be extended pending proceedings on the ...

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FIFA probing sex abuse claims on Afghanistan women’s team

KABUL: Football’s world governing body FIFA is looking in to claims of sexual and physical abuse on the Afghanistan national women’s team, it confirmed in a statement Saturday. The allegations against officials including the Afghanistan Football Federation’s president Keramuddin Karim were reported in Britain’s Guardian newspaper. The AFF has “vigorously” ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo joins Juventus for £88.3m

LONDON: Cristiano Ronaldo is set to join Juventus after the Italian club agreed on a €100m (£88.3m) fee for the Portuguese forward with Real Madrid. The 33-year-old looks all set to take on the Italian league after nine years at Real Madrid and the player and his agent, Jorge Mendes, ...

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England through to FIFA World Cup quarter finals

RUSSIA: England is through to the quarterfinals of the World Cup after beating Colombia in a penalty shootout three Lions had gone 12 long years without winning a knockout game at a major tournament but will now face Sweden in Samara on Saturday for a place in the semi-finals. England ...

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QB teamed up with Jason Derulo for World Cup anthem

MOSCOW: The Pakistan football team might not be present in Russia to represent the country in one of the biggest sporting events in the world, but Pakistani football fans can take solace knowing that a bit of Pakistani flavour is present in this year’s mega event. Pakistani singer Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch has ...

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Russia allows football fans to bring marijuana to World Cup: report

MOSCOW: Football fans will reportedly be allowed to bring cocaine and marijuana to the 2018 FIFA World Cup as long as they go through the bureaucratic hoops necessary to secure papers, The Moscow Times reports. The Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union grants travelers the right to bring banned substances into the ...

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Russia to use Pakistani footballs in FIFA world cup 2018

MOSCOW: When millions of football lovers cheer on their favourite teams at the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia this summer, Pakistanis will have a special reason to rejoice, although the 198th-ranked football nation will not be participating in the mega event. Pakistan’s famous footballs will be used in the World ...

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FIFA World Cup Trophy lands in Pakistan

LAHORE: The prestigious FIFA World Cup trophy has finally arrived in Pakistan, as the charted plane carrying the trophy landed at Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore. The trophy made a historic stop in Lahore as part of the CocaCola FIFA World Cup Trophy tour, visiting no less than 91 ...

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World Cup trophy arrives in Sri Lanka to kick off global tour

COLOMBO: The World Cup trophy has arrived in Sri Lanka for the first time as the most coveted prize in global soccer started a 54-country tour ahead of the 2018 tournament in Russia. The trophy arrived late on Tuesday and was unveiled by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil ...

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