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Tag Archives: FIFA

Ex-head of Brazilian Football Federation banned for Life

BRASILIA: The Independent Ethics Committee of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) imposed on Monday a life-time ban from all football-related activities and an almost $1 million fine for bribery on the former head of the Brazilian Football Association, Jose Maria Marin. “The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics ...

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Detained Bangladeshi FIFA official released from jail

DHAKA: A FIFA official detained for allegedly defaming the Bangladeshi prime minister has been freed, her lawyer said on Wednesday, in a case closely watched by football’s governing body and rights groups. Mahfuza Akhter, a FIFA council member since 2017 and the national chief of women’s soccer, was arrested on ...

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Official poster for FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 unveiled

PARIS: The official poster for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 was unveiled here on Friday to coincide with International Women’s Day. The official poster reflects the theme of the tournament: ensuring a level playing field for women’s football and empowerment through football for girls, women and society in ...

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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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