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Women’s Football Progress Highlighted In Morocco Meetings

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) President Gianni Infantino has spoken of the need for football to strengthen its cooperation across the African continent and has shown his support for the promotion of women’s football locally, following discussions with Moroccan Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, and the President of the Moroccan Football Association (FMRF), Fouzi […]

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African Union and FIFA commit to build on positive results and to accelerate collaboration

Two years to the day of signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations, African Union (AU) Chairperson Félix Tshisekedi and FIFA President Gianni Infantino (www.FIFA.com) have discussed an action plan that will accelerate several aspects of the agreement aimed at contributing for the benefit of African society, and, in particular, younger generations. “I […]

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No Contradiction In FIFA’s Barring Of Confederation Of African Football (CAF) Candidates

Ahead of the 45th Ordinary Congress of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the organisation has disclosed the candidates for positions that are to be filled at the conference. Names of candidates for the 17 positions have been confirmed. There is certainly nothing out of the ordinary about the release of the names of […]

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Tokyo 2020 Unveils OCOG Budget Version Five

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) on Tuesday unveiled the version five budget for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 in conjunction with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan. This comprises the “OCOG” budget, which is the responsibility of Tokyo 2020, and the “Other Entities” budget […]

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Umbro and Federation of Uganda Football Associations Team Up for Long-Term Partnership

Umbro South Africa (www.Umbro.co.za) is pleased to announce a new long-term partnership as the official technical sponsor of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) for the next four years. The partnership will see Umbro supply both men’s and women’s national teams with high-performance match kit, training and off field apparel, as well as equipment […]

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100 days to go: Tokyo 2020 confirms Olympic Torch Relay municipalities and special Tokyo SkyTree illumination

The Tokyo SkyTree is illuminated in Sakura and gold – the colours of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch – to mark the 100-day countdown to the start of the Olympic Torch Relay. (Photo by TOKYO-SKYTREE) The local municipalities that will participate in the Olympic Torch Relay next year have been confirmed, Tokyo 2020 has announced. […]

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Reshmin Chowdhury and Ruud Gullit to host The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020

Reshmin Chowdhury and Ruud Gullit. (Photo by FIFA) When football’s greatest stars receive The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020 on Thursday 17 December for their performances during this year, they will be introduced by a pair of world-class hosts: Reshmin Chowdhury and Ruud Gullit. The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2020 ceremony will be held as a […]

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Special Olympics Announces Major Youth Basketball Tournament

Basketball players from Special Olympics Kazakhstan and Special Olympics Ireland compete during the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. (Photo by Special Olympics) Special Olympics Europe Eurasia has today – on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities – announced that the first ever European Unified Youth Basketball Tournament will take place in Sansepolcro, Italy in […]

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FIFA Secretary General Discusses world football disruption, impact of FIFA COVID-19 relief plan and wokeness at World Football Summit Live

FIFA’s (https://www.FIFA.com/) Secretary General Fatma Samoura took part in the closing session of the World Football Summit (https://bit.ly/33sLFDG) Live today in a wide ranging discussion that covered disruption, wokeness and the impact of the FIFA Covid-19 Relief Plan on global football. In an interview led by South African broadcaster Carol Tshabalala, Fatma Samoura spoke about the effect […]

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Goodbye Diego: football will not be the same

Diego Armando Maradona (Photo by Marcos Brindicci/Getty Images) By Vicente Dattoli – AIPS EC member RIO DE JANEIRO, November 25, 2020 Argentine colleagues will have much more to say than I do, a simple Brazilian in love with football – and sports journalist, by chance. But the death of Diego Armando Maradona demands that all […]

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Goodbye Diego: football will not be the same

Diego Armando Maradona (Photo by Marcos Brindicci/Getty Images) By Vicente Dattoli – AIPS EC member RIO DE JANEIRO, November 25, 2020 Argentine colleagues will have much more to say than I do, a simple Brazilian in love with football – and sports journalist, by chance. But the death of Diego Armando Maradona demands that all […]

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FIFA Bans African President Ahmad From All Football For Five Years

CAF president Ahmad Ahmad Keir Radnedge – AIPS Football Delegate Ahmad Ahmad, president of the African Football Confederation, has been banned from all football involvement for the next five years by the ethics committee of the world governing body FIFA. Unless Ahmad presses forward swiftly for a suspension of the ban pending appeal, this means […]

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Dubai Hosted Successful WABA Development Tournament

By Marunda Oko Kitaru, Moshi, Tanzania 21, 2020 The SUCCESSFUL WABA Development Tournament at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai, opened opportunities to boxes around the world to develop their fighting careers and earn substantial incomes. Boxers from 8 countries featured in the Boxing, K1, Kickboxing, and MMA fights to build stable careers in […]

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FIFA Ban Haiti Soccer Chief For Life After Sex Abuse Investigation

Haiti’s football federation president Yves Jean-Bart was banned for life by FIFA and fined over a million dollars on Friday.The 73-year-old Jean-Bart was found guilty by FIFA of having abused his position and having sexually harassed and abused various female players, including minors, the independent Ethics Committee of world football’s governing body ruled. Jean-Bart, who […]

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