Soccer

For local glory and global opportunity

Sixth edition of the CAF African Nations Championship starts this weekend Tournament reserved for African players competing in continent’s national leagues For some teams, also serves as dress rehearsal before Qatar 2022 qualifiers resume ‘Out of sight, out of mind’ goes the old adage. And for African football fans, opportunities

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Auckland City FC withdraw from FIFA Club World Cup™

FIFA has today been informed by Auckland City FC that, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and related quarantine measures required by the New Zealand authorities, the club will be unable to participate in the FIFA Club World Cup 2020™.  Despite FIFA’s regular exchanges with the club, New Zealand Football

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Rueda returns to Colombia for second stint

After ending time with Chile, Rueda returns to his homeland It will be his second stint at the helm of his national team The objective? Qualify for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Colombian Reinaldo Rueda has become the new head coach of his homeland’s national team, confirmed by the

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Palmeiras, Santos book the battle of Brazil

Palmeiras saw off River while Santos prevailed against Boca The final will take place on 30 January at the Maracana Winners will qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup Palmeiras and Santos, the top two sides in the group stage, put paid to the hopes of River Plate and Boca

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Gunnarsson: Iceland still have the same hunger

Aron Gunnarsson has captained Iceland for the past eight years He now plays his club football in Qatar with Al Arabi Midfielder talks tattoos, wonder goals and World Cup hopes with FIFA.com Bearded, tattooed and brimming with passion, Aron Gunnarsson is widely seen as the embodiment of Iceland’s national team.

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FIFAe Club World Cup qualifying hots up

Five of six zones now under way in the race for FIFAe Club World Cup spots Favourites beginning to emerge Overview of the second round of FIFAe Club World Cup qualifying The first week of qualifying of the new year saw more zones begin their path to the FIFAe Club

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A world first for the new millennium

The first ever FIFA Club World Cup was held in 2000 16 tournaments so far with 10 different winners Club World Cup 2020 to take place from 1 to 11 February In around three weeks’ time, the FIFA Club World Cup 2020™ will be held in Qatar. We already know

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Lamouchi: We want to be the best representative of Qatar

Al Duhail won the Qatar Stars League last season The Red Knights are set to take part in the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020™ Manager Sabri Lamouchi talks about his side’s goals for the tournament Qatar Stars League champions Al Duhail are set to take part in the FIFA

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