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

Dec 03, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

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.

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

Nov 29, 2021 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.


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

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.

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

Nov 23, 2021 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.


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

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.

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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.


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.


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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.


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.


14 October, 2021

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Brazil Coach Tite Banks On ‘New Hope’ Raphinha

Associated Press (AP)

Raphinha was one of the England-based players who were stopped playing in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in South America due to COVID quarantine restrictions in UK.


13 October, 2021

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Sanctions Likely For Hungary, Albania After Crowd Unrest

Associated Press (AP)

Hungary supporters fought with police at the Wembley Stadium just after kickoff against England while in Tirana the Poland-Albania game was suspended for around 20 minutes.


12 October, 2021

Euro 2028: UEFA Looks For Host Amid FIFA's Biennial World Cup Plans

PTI

UEFA set a March deadline for members to register interest in hosting a 24-team, 51-game format in 2028 though cautioned plans could change.


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12 October, 2021

2022 FIFA World Cup: Timo Werner Brace, Kai Havertz Seal Germany Qualification In Qatar

Associated Press (AP)

Werner scored a brace while Havertz and Jamal Musiala scored one goal each as Germany defeated North Macedonia to become the first team to qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup.


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India's Pusarla V. Sindhu celebrates after scoring a point against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi during their women's singles badminton semifinal match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

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A healthcare worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test in view of the threat of the new variant (Omicron) of the virus, at a railway station in Patna.

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Beach side temporary shops covered by polythene sheets in the wake of Cyclone Jawad, in Puri.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami and others during BJP election campaign rally, ahead of state Assembly polls in 2022, in Dehradun.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during a BJP election campaign rally, ahead of state Assembly polls in 2022, in Dehradun.

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