newsfootball6 days ago

FIFA World Cup | India drawn with Qatar, Oman, Afghanistan, Bangladesh for qualifiers

The Indian football team has been grouped with Qatar, Oman, Afghanistan and Bangladesh in Group E for Round 2 FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers and AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers. The draw took place at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur earlier on Wednesday.
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newsfootballa year ago

Qatar World cup to be played in winter months, confirms Gianni Infantino

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has confirmed that the 2022 Qatar World Cup would be played in winter as opposed to the usual summer season. He stated that it is the right decision and the leagues have been informed of the development and they would adjust their schedule according to World Cup.
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newsfootballa year ago

Building a winning team: How football and Corporate are two sides of a coin

For all of you who follow Football, you will see leaders encouraging their teammates when the score isn’t in their favour; I personally love that leadership skill. Your team needs you more when they are failing and you as a coach need to help them to be successful.
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newsfootballa year ago

Qatar contemplating 48-team FIFA World Cup in 2022

The organizers responsible for conducting the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022 are open to considering the possibility of including 48 teams to participate in the grand world tournament. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has expressed his wish of adding 16 more teams in the tournament.
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newsfootballa year ago

Quiz | How well do you the history of the FIFA World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is set to begin tomorrow in the European nation of Russia in which we will see Germany defend the coveted trophy against tough oppositions. With the competition fast-approaching, we have put together a quiz to test your knowledge about the prestigious tournament.
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newsfootballa year ago

Reports: Russia in throes of illegal online gambling ahead of FIFA World Cup

Reportedly, 2018 FIFA World Cup hosts Russia, is facing a steep task ahead of the football extravaganza with millions of dollars being poured into its online gambling industry. As per analysts, the industry's annual turnover was $11.8 bn in May 2017 and is expected to be triple in next five years.
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newsfootball3 years ago

FIFA votes for expansion of 2026 World Cup to 48 teams

The FIFA Council on Tuesday has approved the expansion of the football World Cup from a 32-team event to a 48-team event from the 2026 edition. The move, welcomed by many as 'inclusive', will be the first structural change to the tournament since 1998 when participation was increased from 24 to 32.
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newsfootball3 years ago

Jose Mourinho calls for expanded World Cup and video referral system in football

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has voiced his support for an expanded World Cup tournament as it would help develop the sport across the world given the clubs and players are not burdened. Mourinho also felt that the video referral system is required to protect the referees from criticism.
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newsfootball3 years ago

Russia unveil Zabivaka the wolf as mascot for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Zabivaka the wolf has been unveiled as the mascot for the next edition of the FIFA World Cup that will be held in Russia in 2018. Zabivaka is loosely translated as “the one who scores” in Russian, and the mascot has been designed by Russian student Ekaterina Bocharova.
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newsfootball3 years ago

Indian football's glorious 24 hours - national team makes big jump in FIFA rankings

After Bengaluru FC delighted Indian football fans by reaching the AFC Cup finals yesterday, the Indian national team received a boost on Thursday with an 11-place jump to 137th in the latest FIFA rankings. This is the first time in 7 years that India have reached the top 140 in the rankings.
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