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Axed Kenya soccer chief claims back duties

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Former Kenya soccer chief Nick Mwendwa, who was arrested in Nairobi last November, said Friday that he is back to running the sport. Mwendwa, who had stepped down after being charged in court with corruption and embezzlement of public funds, further promised to ensure the lift …

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Qatar World Cup rescheduled to kick off one day earlier

Zurich, Switzerland | Xinhua | The FIFA World Cup 2022 is rescheduled to kick off one day earlier with host Qatar to play in the opening match, FIFA announced on Thursday. According to the original calendar, the 2022 World Cup would raise the curtain with the opening match between Senegal and …

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FIFA selects 16 host cities for 2026 World Cup

New York, U.S. | Xinhua | The United States will have 11 of the 16 hosts cities at the 2026 World Cup, which will also feature matches in Mexico and Canada, world football governing body FIFA said on Thursday. Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, Philadelphia, …

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Brazil, Argentina must replay World Cup qualifier: FIFA

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil | Xinhua | Brazil and Argentina must replay their abandoned 2022 World Cup qualifier despite having already secured a place in football’s showpiece tournament, FIFA said on Monday. The decision followed appeals from both countries’ football associations, according to a statement issued by the sport’s governing body. …

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Afcon demands global respect

Opens a new chapter for African football | CHUKA ONWUMECHILI | As the whistle blew on the final match, it was clear that this year’s edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) has gone a long way to define a new chapter for the tournament, establishing it on the …

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