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Uganda Cranes wins awards

Since the National Team Uganda Cranes beat Comoros last year to qualify for the African Cup of Nations set to take place in Gabon, they have been making success after success. Goal Keeper Denis Masinde Onyango was recognized as the African player of the year 2016 based in Africa category …

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A 48-team World Cup, but who can host it?

Paris, France | AFP | FIFA’s decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams starting with the 2026 tournament prompted one major question: who can host the global showpiece in its revamped format? North America is the favourite and in pole position with other former candidates relegated to outsiders. …

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FIFA approves 48 team World Cup for 2026

Zurich, Switzerland | AFP |  FIFA’s ruling council on Tuesday unanimously approved an expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026, with a format of 16 groups of three nations. “The FIFA Council unanimously decided on a 48-team #WorldCup as of 2026: 16 groups of 3 teams,” a …

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Ronaldo, Ranieri scoop top FIFA awards

Delighted to win The Best FIFA award. Wouldn’t be possible without my teammates, coaches and you who support me every day. Thanks everyone! pic.twitter.com/1E1VkaYbTu — Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) January 9, 2017 Zurich, Switzerland | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo claimed FIFA’s inaugural best player of the year award on Monday, the …

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Onyango’s Sundowns fails test, Mexicans face real Madrid

Osaka, Japan | AFP | Silvio Romero struck twice as Mexican side Club America beat Asian champions Jeonbuk Motors 2-1 on Sunday to set up a dream Club World Cup semi-final with Real Madrid. Local favourites Kashima Antlers salvaged some pride for Asia, however, when the Japanese title holders toppled …

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Blatter blasts Infantino over lack of respect

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter accused his successor Gianni Infantino of showing a lack of respect for him in an interview with the BBC. The 80-year-old — who on Monday lost his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over a …

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Brazil up to second, Uganda 73rd in World FIFA rankings

Zurich, Switzerland | AFP |  Despite a big win and draw against highly ranked Congo Brazzaville and Ghana recently, Uganda Cranes dropped a place in the latest FIFA rankings released Thursday. Ghana and Congo however tumbled in the rankings. It turns out the 0-1 defeat in a friendly against lower …

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Football: FIFA take control of Greek federation

Athens, Greece | AFP |  World football governing body FIFA said Friday they were appointing a normalisation committee to run the daily affairs of the crisis-hit Greek football federation. The move follows months of bickering between the federation and the Greek government over discrepancies between national laws and the independence …

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48 teams: FIFA boss makes gains on World Cup expansion

Zurich, Switzerland | AFP | FIFA president Gianni Infantino built momentum towards expanding the World Cup Friday as some powerbrokers appeared to back the move, while sceptics will have to be convinced before a final call in January. Growing the cash cow tournament from 32 to as many as 48 …

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