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Uganda maintains top spot in CECAFA Zone in latest FIFA rankings

KAMPALA, Uganda | Xinhua | Uganda has maintained top spot in the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Zone, according to the FIFA rankings released on Thursday. In the rankings, Uganda is placed 92nd with 124.15 points, 19th in Africa. Argentina still tops it with 1,858 points, while …

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FIFA transfer report shows new heights in international market

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | A series of all-time heights were reached in 2023 as the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) published Friday its International Transfer Snapshot. A total of 7.36 billion U.S. dollars was spent on transfer fees in the 2023 mid-year window from June 1 to September 1, …

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FIFA Foundation puts focus on children in community in 2024

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | FIFA Foundation started its 2024 community program on Friday, aiming for positive changes from football around the world, especially to children and young people within the communities. According to reports from football’s world governing body, 114 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were accepted onto the program in 2023. …

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Spain storm to historic Women’s World Cup win

Sydney, Australia | Xinhua | A new name has been etched onto the FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy as Spain became the fifth team to win the title after beating England 1-0 here on Sunday. Olga Carmona took center stage as her 29th-minute strike ensured that Spain become the second country …

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FIFA president hails “best ever” Women’s World Cup

Sydney, Australia | Xinhua | FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Friday that the 2023 Women’s World Cup is the best ever and has transformed the face of women’s football in general. “Today you have a very happy FIFA president in front of you,” Infantino noted at FIFA Women’s Football Convention …

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FIFA appoints U.S. to host 2025 Club World Cup

Zurich, Switzerland | Xinhua | World football governing body FIFA announced on Friday that its Council has appointed the United States to host the first edition of 32-team Club World Cup in 2025. “[This is] because it would allow FIFA to maximise synergies with the delivery of the FIFA World Cup …

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