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FIFA introduces harsher punishment for racist behaviour

07 July, 2019 10:33 pm 10:33 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – FIFA is doubling its minimum ban for racist incidents to 10 games and will allow players to make victim statements and participate in the proceedings, world soccer’s governing body said on Thursday. Stricter punishments against racism and other discriminatory behaviour was a key part of FIFA’s updated disciplinary code which takes effect … Read More



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US beats Netherlands to win their fourth women’s World Cup

07 July, 2019 11:35 pm 11:35 pm

LYON, France (Reuters) – The United States beat the Netherlands 2-0 to win the women’s World Cup for a record-extending fourth time on Sunday. Captain Megan Rapinoe converted a VAR-awarded penalty in the 61st minute and Rose Lavelle wrapped up the victory eight minutes later as the US added to their 1991, 1999 and 2015 … Read More



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FIFA, stick, 32 teams, Qatar, World Cup

FIFA to stick with 32 teams for Qatar World Cup

05 May, 2019 8:53 am 8:53 am

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held with 32 participating teams and not an expanded 48 teams, organisers FIFA said on Wednesday. FIFA President Gianni Infantino had proposed expanding the tournament and explored the idea of adding additional host nations. But the sport’s world ruling body said in statement: … Read More



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Qatar brings first new World Cup stadium to life as FIFA mulls expansion

05 May, 2019 12:12 pm 12:12 pm

DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar inaugurated the first of seven new World Cup 2022 stadiums on Thursday, just weeks before a crucial FIFA summit will decide whether to expand the tournament and potentially push it beyond the tiny Gulf state’s borders to accommodate a larger format. Fans packed into the Al Janoub stadium, a 40,000 seat … Read More



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Chelsea, Arsenal seal pair of all-English finals in Europe

05 May, 2019 9:02 am 9:02 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Four clubs from the same country will feature in the finals of Europe’s two club competitions for the first time after Chelsea and Arsenal sealed their passage to the Europa League title decider in Baku on May 29. Their success came after Liverpool pulled off an astonishing 4-3 aggregate win against Barcelona … Read More



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Leeds’ Bamford gets two-game ban for deceiving referee

05 May, 2019 12:02 pm 12:02 pm

(Reuters) – Leeds United’s Patrick Bamford has been banned for two games for deceiving the referee during their 1-1 Championship draw with Aston Villa on Sunday, the Football Association (FA) has said. Aston Villa’s Anwar El Ghazi was shown a red card following an altercation with Bamford in the second half after Mateusz Klich had … Read More



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Chelsea beat Slavia 4-3 to book Europa League semi

04 April, 2019 9:49 am 9:49 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea reached the Europa League semi-finals by beating Slavia Prague 4-3 in a roller-coaster game on Thursday, helped by a Pedro brace in a first-half onslaught before withstanding a comeback bid by the Czechs after the break. Chelsea, who will face Eintracht Frankfurt in the last four, were cruising 4-1 at halftime … Read More



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Qatar, FIFA, study, 2022 World Cup, expansion

With little enthusiasm, Qatar and FIFA study 2022 World Cup expansion

03 March, 2019 4:02 pm 4:02 pm

MIAMI, Florida (Reuters) – Soccer’s world governing body FIFA and Qatar’s World Cup organisers concede there are challenges and obstacles to expanding the 2022 tournament from 32 to 48 teams but neither is willing to take the idea off the agenda just yet. Friday’s meeting of FIFA’s ruling council decided to “explore this possibility further … Read More



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Valencia to face Barca in Copa final after seeing off Betis

03 March, 2019 9:34 am 9:34 am

VALENCIA (Reuters) – Valencia set up a Copa del Rey showdown with Barcelona as they reached the final for the first time in 11 years by beating Real Betis 1-0 at a bouncing Mestalla on Thursday where a second-half Rodrigo Moreno strike gave them a 3-2 aggregate win. Valencia, who lifted the trophy on their … Read More



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United dump holders Chelsea out of Cup to pile pressure on Sarri

02 February, 2019 9:02 am 9:02 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba headed first-half goals to claim a 2-0 win that dumped FA Cup holders Chelsea out of the competition and secured a place in the quarter-finals in an intense tie at Stamford Bridge on Monday. Spaniard Herrera finished off a fine move with a precise header … Read More



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Chelsea collapse to 4-0 defeat at Bournemouth

01 January, 2019 9:25 am 9:25 am

(Reuters) – Chelsea’s top-four hopes suffered a huge dent as Maurizio Sarri’s side collapsed to a humiliating 4-0 defeat at mid-table Bournemouth on Wednesday — a result that dropped them down to fifth in the table. Despite Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain making his Premier League debut, Chelsea failed to make their overwhelming first-half possession count … Read More



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Argentina coach hopeful Messi will return to national team

01 January, 2019 11:15 am 11:15 am

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni said he has a “good feeling” about Lionel Messi’s possible return to international soccer and will talk to the Barcelona forward about a possible return from his self-imposed exile. Messi took a sabbatical from the national side after another disappointing World Cup, with Argentina knocked out … Read More



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Cardiff plan Sala tribute at Arsenal game

01 January, 2019 11:04 am 11:04 am

(Reuters) – Cardiff City will pay tribute to their missing forward Emiliano Sala before Tuesday’s Premier League clash at Arsenal, the Welsh club’s chief executive Ken Choo said. Sala, Cardiff’s new signing from Nantes, went missing on Monday when the plane he was travelling in disappeared over the English Channel and rescuers have ended their … Read More



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FIFA demands Bahraini refugee player be allowed back to Australia

01 January, 2019 8:10 am 8:10 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – International football’s governing body FIFA says a Bahraini refugee player facing possible deportation from Thailand, should be freed and be allowed to return to Australia to continue his career. Thai authorities arrested Hakeem Al Araibi, who plays in Australia where he has refugee status, on arrival at a Bangkok airport in November, … Read More



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Biggest women’s football World Cup can be platform for global growth:...

10 October, 2018 10:13 am 10:13 am

LONDON (Reuters) – A record breaking women’s World Cup next year in France would be the perfect platform to inspire more young girls to take up soccer around the globe, FIFA’s Chief Women’s Football Officer Sarai Bareman has told Reuters. World soccer’s governing body this week announced a new global strategy for the women’s game … Read More



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