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World Cup Qualifying Draw: Little jeopardy for Caf’s elite nations

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World Cup Qualifying Draw: Little jeopardy for Caf’s elite nations

Aside from a slight faux pas by Marcel Desailly and Caf’s Head of Competitions Samson Adamu late on – they incorrectly read out Nigeria for Group A when the blue ball revealed the reigning African champions Algeria – the draw for the 2022 World Cup went off without a hitch. Even in the unlikely event that the mistake had…

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2022 World Cup: Cameroon to meet Ivory Coast in qualifiers

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2022 World Cup: Cameroon to meet Ivory Coast in qualifiers

Either Cameroon or Ivory Coast will miss out on the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after the teams were drawn against each other in the second round of African qualifying. Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions have represented Africa at a record seven World Cups, while Ivory Coast have made three appearances. Two other groups feature two teams…

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South Africa withdraws bid for 2023 Women’s World Cup, targets 2027

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South Africa withdraws bid for 2023 Women’s World Cup, targets 2027

The South African Football Association (Safa) has announced they are no longer willing to pursue their bid to host the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup but will shift focus to the 2027 edition. The country were the only African nation among nine countries that initially submitted a bid for the 2023 World Cup hosting rights…

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Portugal win second beach soccer world title

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Portugal win second beach soccer world title

Portugal are the world champions of beach soccer for the second time following their 6-4 victory over Italy in the final of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019. Emmanuele Zurlo opened the scoring with his tenth of the tournament. He’s scored in every knockout stage match. Leo Martins equalised with a well-hit free-kick…

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Under-20 Women’s World Cup: Nigeria ‘favourites’ in the race to host 2020 event

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Under-20 Women’s World Cup: Nigeria ‘favourites’ in the race to host 2020 event

Nigeria have emerged as favourites to host the first Fifa Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Africa, according to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Back in August, a Fifa inspection team led by Heyral Kaj Jurgen, inspected facilities across the West African nation in the proposed cities of Lagos, Benin City, Asaba and Uyo. No Fifa Women’s World…

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Fifa U-17 World Cup: Nigeria seek sixth title as they announce squad

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Fifa U-17 World Cup: Nigeria seek sixth title as they announce squad

Nigeria are aiming for a sixth title as they announce a final 21-man squad for the Fifa Under-17 World Cup in Brazil later this month. The Golden Eaglets, who failed to defend their title in 2017, only qualified for this year’s event after finishing fourth at the African championship in April. Striker Wisdom Ubani who finished…

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FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™ watched by more than 1 billion

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FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™ watched by more than 1 billion

1.12 billion viewers watched coverage of France 2019 on TV at home, on digital platforms or out-of-home 993.5 million watched on TV alone, 481.5 million accessed coverage on digital platforms Final seen live by over 260 million viewers, average live match audience more than doubled from the 2015 edition FIFA has published the key findings of a…

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Fifa U-17 World Cup: Eto’o out as Cameroon name final squad

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Fifa U-17 World Cup: Eto’o out as Cameroon name final squad

Etienne Eto’o, the son of African football legend Samuel Eto’o, will not play at this year’s U-17 World Cup in Brazil after he was left out of Cameroon coach Thomas Libiih’s final 21-man squad. Eto’o, along with Roma forward Barel Fotso, are in a group of Europe-based players who have not made the squad. Eto’o,…

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Ghana’s Andre Ayew: We are still the only African team to make it happen

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Ghana’s Andre Ayew: We are still the only African team to make it happen

Ghana captain Andre Ayew has reiterated his pride at leading the nation to claim the Fifa U20 World Cup in Egypt, exactly ten years after the feat. In 2009, Ghana became the first African nation to win the global youth fiesta, beating Brazil on penalties in a heated final to clinch the trophy. Up until today, the Black Satellites…

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World Cup 2022: Qatar still failing to protect workers’ rights, says Amnesty International

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World Cup 2022: Qatar still failing to protect workers’ rights, says Amnesty International

Workers in Qatar continue to be mistreated despite promises to improve rights ahead of the 2022 World Cup, Amnesty International says. A new report from the human rights group says thousands of workers are going unpaid. It adds that a new commission set up to help improve workers’ rights is failing to protect them. Amnesty…

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