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newsfootball11 days ago

New World Cup format is against the basic principles of football, insists Aleksander Ceferin

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has warned that a potential European boycott of the World Cup could materialize if FIFA plans to conduct the tournament every two years. Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been pushing for major reform in his role as FIFA's chief of football development.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Spain and Portugal confirm they will make joint bid to host 2030 World Cup

Ahead of their friendly, Spain and Portugal’s FAs confirmed that the duo are set to make a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup with a symbolic ceremony held before the game between the two sides. The 2022 World Cup will be held in Qatar with the 2026 set to be held in Canada, Mexico and the US.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Saudi Arabia football federation formally asks FIFA for World Cups every two years

According to ESPN, and others, Saudi Arabia’s football federation has officially and formally asked FIFA to look into staging World Cups biennially for both men and women. The World Cup takes place every four years but FIFA president Gianni Infantino believes that one could be held every two years.
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newsfootball4 months ago

World Cup winner David Villa joins Odisha FC's Football Committee

Legendary Spanish footballer and World Cup winner David Villa has joined Odisha FC's football committee and would spearhead the global football operations of the ISL outfits. The 'Juggernauts' began their journey in the 2019-20 season but failed to qualify for playoffs in each of their campaigns.
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newsfootball6 months ago

Believe that we have to re-organise completely the football calendar, proclaims Arsene Wenger

FIFA's chief of global football development Arsene Wenger has revealed that he believes the entire footballing calendar needs to be re-organised from league seasons to World Cups. Wenger also added that the World Cup should be held every two years in order to make it more competitive.
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newsfootball7 months ago

FA confirm £2.8m pledge towards United Kingdom and Irish bid for 2030 World Cup

In a joint statement, the English Football association confirmed Boris Johnson’s £2.8 million pledge towards a potential joint United Kingdom and Irish bid for the 2030 FIFA World Cup. This comes despite the fact that the UK raised £19 million for the 2018 World Cup and failed with their bid.
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newsfootball8 months ago

FIFA threatens competitions ban for players taking part in European Super League

World football’s governing organisation FIFA have threatened to ban players from FIFA competitions should they take part in the proposed European Super League. This comes in light of the rumours that Europe’s biggest sides were looking to break away and form their very own super league.
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newsfootballa year ago

Former Juventus star Stephan Lichtsteiner retires at the age of 36

Former Juventus defender Stephan Lichsteiner has retired from football at the age of 36, with the postponement of the Euro 2020 acting as a driving force behind the decision. The full-back played seven seasons at the Turin-based club and led them to the Serie A title each season during that period.
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newsfootballa year ago

FIFA announce November 21 to December 18 schedule for Qatar 2022 World Cup

FIFA have officially announced that the 2022 Qatar World Cup will take place between November 21st and December 18th with the final set to be held at the 80,000-seater Lusail Stadium. This will be the second World Cup to be held in Asia since the 2002 tournament and the first in the Middle-East.
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newsfootballa year ago

Indian football has infrastructure but needs more games to make it professional, admits Tim Cahill

Former Everton star Tim Cahill believes that Indian football has great facilities, infrastructure and stadiums but feels that the domestic structure needs to have more games to make it professional. The Australian legend was a part of the 2018/19 season of the Indian Super League for Jamshedpur FC.
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