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AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022: Youngest In Competition, India’s Shilky Devi Keen To Learn For Future

Jan 15, 2022 PTI

India defender Shilky Devi is the youngest player in the AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 at 16 years and two months. India will begin their campaign against Iran on January 20.

Andrew Jennings, Groundbreaking Investigative Sports Journalist, Dies At 78

Jan 10, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Andrew Jennings' books, including 'The Lords of The Rings' published in 1992 and 'Foul!' in 2005, proved to be essential texts to better understand the politics and conduct around the International Olympic Committee and FIFA.


FIFA World Cup 2022: Supporters Planning Qatar Trips Likely To Face Hotel Shortage

In order to ensure hotel availability to teams, officials, sponsors and media, most rooms in Qatar have already been block-booked by FIFA World Cup 2022 organizers. This will also help the organizers to prevent price gouging.

FIFA, Football’s Governing Body, Makes Financial Pitch To Win Support For Biennial World Cups

Dec 21, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

FIFA, in its recent pitch for the biennial World Cups, has claimed that the financial revenue would jump by USD 4.4 billion to USD 11.4 billion over a period of four years and also diminish the window for other sports to dominate.


European Clubs Want FIFA Talks Over Players' Health Risks Of January Call-ups

European Club Association's executive board met in Paris and cited 'the worsening public health situation' as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus spreads. The group called for talks with FIFA, which manages the international calendar.

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29 November, 2021

Club World Cup 2021: FIFA Confirms Dates For Delayed Tournament In UAE

Associated Press (AP)

The schedule for the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup was announced hours before the tournament draw was being made in Zurich. The seven-team lineup was completed Saturday when Palmeiras won the Copa Libertadores.


24 November, 2021

FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar Arrest Norwegian Journalists Reporting On Migrant Labour Camps

Associated Press (AP)

The two Norwegian journalists Halvor Ekeland and Lokman Ghorbani were detained by the security forces for 30 hours and the footage they gathered from the migrant labour camp was deleted.


23 November, 2021

FIFA World Cup 2022 Host Qatar Used Ex-CIA Officer To Spy On Global Football Body - Report

Associated Press (AP)

Football World Cup, organised by FIFA, is the planet’s most popular sports tournament. It’s also a chance for Qatar, one of the wealthiest countries in the world, to have a coming-out party on the world stage.


23 November, 2021

Gareth Southgate Signs New Contract With England National Football Team Through 2024

Associated Press (AP)

England manager Gareth Southgate's prime focus at the moment is at next year's FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The Three Lions booked their spot following a 10-0 rout of San Marino in the qualifiers last week.


20 November, 2021

FIFA World Cup 2022: Rule Change For Qualifiers Play-offs, Date Set For Draw

Jayanta Oinam

The intercontinental playoffs for FIFA World Cup 2022 will involve teams from Asia, South America, Oceania and the North and Central America and the Caribbean region.


18 November, 2021

FIFA World Cup 2022: Denmark To Wear 'Human Rights Messages' In Qatar

Associated Press (AP)

FIFA World Cup 2022 host Qatar has faced criticism amid reports of discriminatory laws and conditions for the migrant workers in the country.


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12 November, 2021

English Premier League Clubs Oppose FIFA Bid For Biennial World Cups

Associated Press (AP)

UEFA has already expressed its concerns about the changes to world football being headed by FIFA president Gianni Infantino.


02 November, 2021

Former FIFA Officials Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini Indicted For Fraud In Switzerland

Associated Press (AP)

The 85-year-old Blatter and 65-year-old Platini now face a trial within months at federal criminal court in Bellinzona.


22 October, 2021

European Leagues Oppose FIFA's Biennial Football World Cup Plan

Associated Press (AP)

The 33-nation European Leagues group was briefed by FIFA officials, including Arsene Wenger, who shaped the proposal that includes biennial World Cups and fewer, but longer, breaks in domestic seasons.


21 October, 2021

Football Risks Losing Its Appeal, Warns FIFA Chief Gianni Infantino

PTI

Infantino made it clear that his organisation — a behemoth in the world of sports — is not solely guided by revenue.


21 October, 2021

FIFA Rankings: France Up To Number Three, Belgium Still Lead

Associated Press (AP)

Euro 2020 champion Italy rose one place to No. 4 and England dropped two to No. 5.


21 October, 2021

Gianni Infantino Explains Outcomes Of FIFA Council Meeting

Associated Press (AP)

The FIFA Council confirmed that the 72nd FIFA Congress will be held on 31st March 2022 in Doha, Qatar, in conjunction with the Final Draw for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.


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19 October, 2021

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Gianni Infantino Wants Suspended Brazil-Argentina Tie To Happen

Associated Press (AP)

The 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina in Sao Paulo was suspended after seven minutes due to alleged breaches of COVID-19 protocols.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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