Saturday, February 4, 2023

FIFA

FIFA to probe Argentina over WC final behaviour

FIFA announced it has opened disciplinary proceedings against Argentina for “offensive behaviour” during the team’s World Cup final triumph in Qatar last month.Argentina beat 2018 winners France on penalties to lift the trophy for a third time.Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez...

FIFA targets $11bn revenue through US-led 2026 WC

FIFA expects to earn $11 billion through 2026 with a 48-team men’s World Cup in North America set to deliver a big rise in revenue.The four-year budget was presented Friday to the ruling FIFA Council which foresees almost 50%...

Morocco picked by FIFA to host Club WC in Feb

Morocco was rewarded by FIFA on Friday with hosting rights for the next Club World Cup in February, with an expanded 32-team edition set to launch in 2025.European champion Real Madrid, South American champion Flamengo and Seattle Sounders, the...

Nora Fatehi draws flak for holding Indian flag upside down at FIFA

Actress Nora Fatehi, who performed at the FIFA fan fest event, has frawn flak for holding the Indian flag upside down. Nora, who performed on the official FIFA World Cup anthem 'Light The Sky', 'O Saki Saki' and others, was...

Zakir Naik met Muslim Brotherhood hate preacher before reaching FIFA venue in Qatar

 Indian fugitive and hate preacher Zakir Naik met Muslim Brotherhoods Omar Abdul Kafi who inspired the Stockholm bomber of 2010. "Zakir Naik before reaching #FIFA Qatar, met the #MuslimBrotherhood's hate-preacher Omar Abdul-Kafi, who inspired #Stockholm suicide bomber Taimur Abdulwahab. Previously,...

No alcohol sales permitted at Qatar’s World Cup stadium sites: FIFA

In a reversal, alcoholic beer will not be sold at Qatar’s World Cup stadiums, world soccer governing body FIFA said in a statement on Friday.The announcement comes two days before Sunday’s kickoff of the World Cup, the first to...

FIFA boss urges WC ceasefire in Ukraine

The chief of soccer’s world governing body FIFA issued a plea on Tuesday for a ceasefire in the war in Ukraine for the duration of the World Cup, calling for all sides to use the tournament as a “positive...

India has been a fantastic host of U-17 Women’s WC: Infantino

FIFA president Gianni Infantino praised India on Sunday for hosting the U-17 Women’s World Cup well.Infantino was felicitated by AIFF’s new office bearers, executive committee members, and the technical committee in Navi Mumbai ahead of the U-17 Women’s World...

Nagaland NSF Trophy: Fifa, Ura Uvie enter semifinals

Fifa FC and Ura Uvie FC entered the semifinals of the NSF Martyrs’ Memorial Trophy after winning their respective matches at IG Stadium, here on Friday.In the first quarter-final, Fifa FC overcame defending champions Head Hunters FC 2-1. Head...

NSF Trophy: Head Hunters, Fifa in QFs

Head Hunters and Fifa FC continued their imperious forms by securing huge victories on their way to the quarterfinals of the NSF Martyrs’ Trophy at IG Stadium, Kohima on Wednesday.Head Hunters dominated Chedema Unite FC 8-0 while Fifa FC...