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Uganda FA to train South Sudan football officials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) is set to play a helping hand in training the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) administrators. Michael Amin, President of SSFA disclosed the development to URN on Thursday night at the Pyramids Hotel in Juba. “We are …

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BALLON d’Or: It is Luka Modric

Paris, France | AFP | Luka Modric saw off competition from France’s World Cup stars as the Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder won the Ballon d’Or on Monday to end a 10-year stranglehold on the award by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Modric, 33, was announced as the winner of the prestigious prize in Paris …

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Blatter urges investigation of Infantino’s meetings with Swiss prosecutor

Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP | Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter called for an investigation into his successor Gianni Infantino, after Switzerland’s Attorney General admitted meeting the current boss of world football’s governing body. The attorney general, Michael Lauber, told journalists earlier on Wednesday that his meetings with current FIFA boss …

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FIFA chief heading for trouble over pet projects

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | FIFA President Gianni Infantino is set to ignite new opposition Friday over his ambition to introduce two money-spinning pet projects — a revamped global club cup and a bold new international championship. Infantino’s Saudi-backed plans, which have already been harshly criticised, are on the agenda …

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Sierra Leone’s African Cup ties against Ghana scrapped

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Sierra Leone’s African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Ghana this week have been scrapped owing to the nation’s unresolved row with FIFA, the Confederation of African Football said Wednesday. Sierra Leone was suspended by FIFA over government interference in football and was given a deadline of …

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COMMENT: Why host the world cup?

All revenue from ticket sales, international broadcasting rights, and sponsorships goes directly to FIFA COMMENT | ANDREW ZIMBALIST | Whom would you trust more, Russian President Vladimir Putin or Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel? Whereas Putin is reveling in the attention that Russia is receiving as host of the 2018 World Cup, …

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