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FIFA task force discusses $25BN competitions deal in Morocco

FIFA's task force drafting options to revamp the Club World Cup and create a global Nations League in a joint $25 billion deal has got together in Morocco and will meet again next month in Brazil            [Author: AP]
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Copa America will use FIFA rankings to sort pots in draw

SAO PAULO (AP) — FIFA rankings will be used to sort the pots for the Copa America draw this month. CONMEBOL also said on Friday that guest sides Japan and Qatar will not be allowed in the same group. Host Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay are the top teams in each group for the draw on […]
Tags: Japan, News, Sports, Qatar, Ap, Fifa, Uruguay, Copa América, Sao Paulo, CONMEBOL, Host Brazil Argentina


Iran coach Queiroz set for Colombia switch after Asian Cup

Abu Dhabi (AFP) – Iran coach Carlos Queiroz said Friday that he was “honoured” to be courted by Colombia, who want the former Real Madrid boss to join them after the Asian Cup. But the Portuguese, who has been Iran coach for eight rollercoaster years, insisted that he remains committed to bringing Asian football’s biggest prize back to the country for the first time in more than 40 years. “There’s no doubt that Colombia expressed its interest and confidence in me,” Queiroz told AFP in an interv...
Tags: South Korea, Russia, Sport, Iran, Colombia, Soccer, Fifa, Real Madrid, Portugal, Oman, Abu Dhabi, Afp, Melli, Carlos Queiroz, Queiroz, Abu Dhabi AFP Iran


Longtime Jose Mourinho assistant Rui Faria lands job at Qatar's Al Duhail

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has revealed they could expand the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams which would allow neighbouring nations to help host the tournament. The longtime right-hand man of Jose Mourinho has taken up his first senior managerial job at a club in Qatar. Transfers How a transfer works With help from former Tottenham and Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli, we show you a step-by-step guide to a transfer. What's a medical like? Can a 44-year-old man...
Tags: Football, Qatar, Sport, Story, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Fifa, Mls, Jose Mourinho, Espn, Barca, Psg, ESPN FC TV, Mourinho, Gianni Infantino


Journalist Who Exposed FIFA Official Corruption Is Shot Dead

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday. His employers said he was assassinated. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed late Wednesday, shot twice in the chest and once in the neck at close range while driving in the suburb of Accra where he lived. He died immediately, according to police. Tiger Eye PI, the investig...
Tags: Facebook, News, Barack Obama, World news, Bbc, Fifa, Malawi, Ghana, Ahmed, Accra, Kwesi Nyantakyi, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Ahmed Hussein, Nana Akufo Addo, Ghana football association, Agyapong


FIFA discussing 48-team Qatar World Cup, confirms Infantino

Marrakech (Morocco) (AFP) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday that world football’s governing body is discussing the feasibility of expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams. The World Cup finals... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Qatar, Sport, Soccer, Fifa, Afp, Gianni Infantino, Infantino, Marrakech Morocco AFP FIFA


Journalist in Ghana who helped expose FIFA corruption shot dead

Ahmed Hussein-Suale, who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt, was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike.           
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Investigative Journalist Who Exposed Corrupt FIFA Official Was Shot Dead in Ghana

He died immediately, according to police
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From FIFA to field hockey, Weil takes on new event challenge

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Launching a new global competition into a packed sports calendar, field hockey’s governing body hired the former top salesman at FIFA to oversee it. On Saturday, Thierry Weil will be in Valencia as the International Hockey Federation CEO to see Spain host top-ranked world champion Belgium in the first men’s game […]
Tags: News, Sports, Spain, Fifa, Belgium, Valencia, Lausanne Switzerland, Weil, International Hockey Federation, Thierry Weil


FIFA 19 World Tour: Bundesliga edition - Via Bayern

FIFA 19's World Tour stops in Munich to see a few YouTubers play up against the likes of James Rodriguez, Thiago and Javi Martinez.
Tags: Media, Football, Sport, Xbox 360, Munich, Fifa, Bayern Munich, James Rodriguez, Latest, German Bundesliga, James Rodriguez Thiago


Ghana journalist who helped expose corruption in football shot dead

An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world football body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said on Thursday. His employers said he was assassinated. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed late on Wednesday, shot twice in the chest and once in the neck at close range while driving in the suburb of Accra where he lived. He died immediately, according to police. Tiger Eye PI, the investigative journali...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Fifa, Ghana, Blog - Football Africa, Blog - Fifa, Accra, Ahmed Hussein Suale


ReKTGlobal nets $10.8 mln Series A

ReKTGlobal, the parent company of esports company Rogue, has secured $10.8 million in Series A funding. Nick Gross, founder of Gross Labs, led the round. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK CITY – January 16, 2019 – ReKTGlobal, the parent company of Rogue, today announces a $10.8-million Series A funding round. The global esports venture company’s financing was led by Nick Gross, an entrepreneur, philanthropist and musician, who is founder of entertainment and media company Gross Labs and will now join the b...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Gross, New York City, Trends, Fifa, North America, Seoul, Shah, Berlin Germany, Benjamin, National TV, Lupo, Las Vegas NV, Derek Nelson, North America Europe


A 48-team Qatar World Cup only possible if Doha agrees: official

Doha (AFP) – Any decision by FIFA to increase the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams will only be made in agreement with hosts Qatar, a senior Gulf tournament organiser said Wednesday. Nasser al-Khater, talking... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Qatar, Sport, Soccer, Fifa, Doha, Afp, Nasser Al Khater


Electronic Arts Pulls the Plug On Open-World Star Wars Game

Electronic Arts pulls the plug on open-world Star Wars game Kotaku is reporting that Electronic Arts has cancelled its planned open-world Star Wars game, citing three sources close to the company. The game had been in development at EA Vancouver, the studio responsible for games such as FIFA and Battlefront, since 2017. The site reports that EA canned the game in favor of a different Star Wars title that had a shorter timeline of development. It’s possible the open-world game could be revive...
Tags: Movies, EA, Fifa, Jason Reitman, Battlefront, Kotaku, Electronic Arts, Blake Jorgensen, Respawn, Amy Hennig, EA Vancouver, Watevra


FIFA maintains Afghan soccer boss’ ban during abuse probe

ZURICH (AP) — Implicated in sexual and physical abuse of female players, Afghanistan soccer federation president Keramuudin Karim has lost a first legal battle with FIFA. FIFA says chief ethics judge Vassilios Skouris dismissed Karim’s appeal against a 90-day interim ban while an investigation continues. Ethics investigators secured the provisional ban, which can be extended […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Afghanistan, Fifa, Zurich, FIFA FIFA, Karim, Vassilios Skouris, Keramuudin Karim


Indian footballers win hearts despite Asian Cup exit

New Delhi (AFP) – Football fans and pundits were full of praise for India Tuesday even as an injury-time penalty cost the Blue Tigers an unlikely spot in the Asian Cup knockout stages and prompted the coach to resign. Despite its giant population India is a footballing minnow at a lowly 97th in FIFA’s world rankings, and its players are used to being overshadowed by the nation’s glamorous millionaire cricketers. They did not even qualify for the last Asian Cup, but dared to dream of glory after...
Tags: Asia, India, Sport, Thailand, Soccer, Fifa, New Delhi, Bahrain, Uae, Afp, Indians, Stephen Constantine, Chhetri, ESPN India, Novy Kapadia, Blue Tigers


Bayern disrespecting Chelsea over Hudson-Odoi pursuit - Sarri

Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho has revealed he has spoken to his friend and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi about a possible move to rivals Bayern Munich. Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic admitted Bayern Munich want to sign Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi. LONDON -- Maurizio Sarri has accused Bayern Munich of disrespecting Chelsea by publicly expressing their interest in signing winger Callum Hudson-Odoi. Earlier this week, sources told ESPN FC that Chel...
Tags: London, Football, America, Sport, Story, Chelsea, Italy, Fifa, Bayern Munich, Transfers, Argentina, Espn, Borussia Dortmund, Buenos Aires, German Bundesliga, Mourinho


From refugee camp to Bayern Munich – the remarkable Alphonso Davies

Doha (AFP) – Born in an African refugee camp, a Canadian international at 16 and now a Bayern Munich player aged just 18, Alphonso Davies’ life already reads like a movie script. “It’s like something out of a film,” admits Bob Lenarduzzi, president of the Vancouver Whitecaps, referring to the talented teenager for whom Bayern reportedly paid $13 million (11.4m euros) — the highest transfer fee ever for a Major League Soccer player. The Canadian officially became a Bayern player on January 1, an...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Liberia, Fifa, Bayern Munich, Vancouver Whitecaps, Vancouver, Victoria, Jamaica, Major League Soccer, Edmonton, Doha, Ghana, Arjen Robben


A Week In Paris, France, On A $101,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Are you a furloughed federal employee? We'd love to read your Money Diary. Submit here.Today: a communications director working in software development who makes $101,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on roses. Editor's note: All prices hav...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, France, Time, House, Paris, Fifa, Sharp, Starbucks, Virgo, Paris France, Picon, Left Bank, Pret, Galeries Lafayette


Normalisation committee for Namibia Football Association

Fifa appoints a normalisation committee to run the Namibia Football Association and organise elections before 31 May.
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Marise Payne lobbies Thailand to release refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi

Human rights groups urge Australia’s foreign affair minister to put ‘maximum pressure’ on Thai government Australia’s foreign affair minister will meet with Thai counterparts to lobby on behalf of refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi on Thursday afternoon, as pressure mounts to have him freed.Marise Payne, who has been calling for Al-Araibi’s release since he was detained in late November, said she would also “advocate” for his release in her meetings with Thai ministers alongside other issues. C...
Tags: Human Rights, Australia, Football, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Fifa, Refugees, Bahrain, FFA Cup, Marise Payne, Hakeem Al Araibi, Al Araibi


Why has Rahaf al-Qunun captured the world's attention while Hakeem al-Araibi is left in jail? | Helen Davidson

The reasons are varied but likely include the age-old non-science of what makes news and what doesn’tAustralia, Thailand and the Gulf states have been inextricably linked in two global news stories lately, when two young people faced being forcibly returned to the places and people they fled simply because they happened to step foot in Bangkok.Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, an 18-year-old Saudi woman, was on her way to Australia seeking its protection. Twenty-five-year-old Hakeem al-Araibi, heading to...
Tags: Human Rights, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Football politics, Fifa, Refugees, Bahrain, Bangkok, Gulf, Helen Davidson


Rahaf and Hakeem: why has one refugee captured the world's attention while another is left in jail? | Helen Davidson

When it comes to Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun and Hakeem al-Araibi, the reasons are varied but likely include the age-old non-science of what makes news and what doesn’tAustralia, Thailand and the Gulf states have been inextricably linked in two global news stories lately, when two young people faced being forcibly returned to the places and people they fled simply because they happened to step foot in Bangkok.Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, an 18-year-old Saudi woman, was on her way to Australia seeking it...
Tags: Human Rights, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Football politics, Fifa, Refugees, Bahrain, Bangkok, Gulf, Hakeem


Asian Football Confederation to raise lawsuit in #SaudiArabia over piracy | Reuters

Asian Football Confederation to raise lawsuit in Saudi Arabia over piracy | Reuters:The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Wednesday it was taking legal action in Saudi Arabia against television channel beoutQ for illegally broadcasting its Asian Cup, the region’s biggest football tournament.BeoutQ has been accused by soccer’s governing body FIFA, tennis governing bodies and other sports bodies of illegally airing content whose exclusive Middle East television rights belong to Qatar-base...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Fifa, Doha, Gulf, Reuters, Asian Football Confederation, Asian Football Confederation AFC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudiarabia


Sevilla submit offer to Chelsea for Alvaro Morata

Sevilla & Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata According to the Evening Standard, Sevilla have made their move to sign Alvaro Morata from Chelsea this January. Morata’s time at Stamford Bridge has been tough. While the Spanish striker previously starred for Juventus and Real Madrid, he’s struggled to justify his price tag in west London. Looking bereft of confidence and constantly failing the eye-test, Morata, who is still just 26, is regularly pilloried after Chelsea games. This season he’s scored five goa...
Tags: London, Germany, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Tottenham, Fifa, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Argentina, Juventus, Harry Kane, Stamford Bridge, Sevilla, Napoli


Asian Cup organizers condemn Saudi piracy of TV broadcasts

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Organizers of soccer’s Asian Cup say they condemn Saudi-backed pirate broadcasts of games stolen from Qatari rights holder BeIN Sports. The Asian Football Confederation says it “already instructed counsel to take legal action in Saudi Arabia” and is working with other sports bodies affected. World soccer body FIFA […]
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Sports, Ap, Fifa, ABU DHABI United Arab Emirates


Australian football executives meet Bahraini royal over detained footballer Hakeem al-Araibi

Exclusive: The meeting comes more than 40 days after the Australian-based refugee was detained in ThailandAustralia’s football federation executives have finally met with the president of the Asian Football Confederation and Bahraini royal, Sheikh Salman al-Khalifa, more than 40 days after Hakeem al-Araibi was detained in Thailand.Al-Araibi is a Bahraini dissident who has lived in Australia for four years, and is a permanent resident with refugee status on the basis of his fear of persecution in...
Tags: Australia, Football, Sport, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Football politics, Fifa, Bahrain, Asian Football Confederation, Salman al Khalifa, Hakeem Al Araibi, Al Araibi


Jungle’s new album ‘For Ever’ is solid gold

Jungle’s new album ‘For Ever’ is inspiring, creative and a complete masterpiece with hints of soul and funk mixed with a modern style and technique. Jungle have completely smashed it out the park yet again with there new album ‘For Ever’. I waited with eager ears to hear this new album a few months back and now after listening to the whole album time and time again I just cant get over the feeling that I only get with Jungle, the feeling of pure musical brilliance. When Jungle released there...
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From FIFA to real life with Alphonso Davies - Via Bayern

Alphonso Davies admits he was a bit nervous to train with his new Bayern Munich squad, as he's watched them play throughout his early years.
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How Wolves signing Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham would impact Raul Jimenez

Wolves 2 – Liverpool 1 Wolves recorded another fabulous result on Monday in the FA Cup as they knocked out Liverpool at Molineux. Liverpool fielded a heavily rotated side as Jurgen Klopp took the opportunity to rest his stars. Some senior players did step in including goal scorer Divcok Origi and Daniel Sturridge. However those players didn’t really impress in the defeat. It also didn’t help Klopp that Dejan Lovren was injured in the first half. Raul Jimenez fired Wolves into a 38th minute lead...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Aston Villa, Liverpool, Tottenham, Fifa, Brighton, Daniel Sturridge, Jurgen Klopp, Times, Raul, Klopp, Dejan Lovren, Virgil Van Dijk