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Fabian Coito named new head coach of Honduras Uruguayan Fabian Coito has been officially announced as the new head coach of the Honduras national team. The former Uruguay U-20 head coach has been entrusted with leading Los Catrachos during the next FIFA World Cup qualification cycle for Qatar 2022.
FIFA 19 Ratings Refresh: 5 top Premier League players to receive upgrades The Rating Refresh for Premier League players in FIFA 19 has been revealed and EA Sports opted against giving players downgrade first up. However, some of the league's biggest stars have received upgrades and here are our top 5 players from the Premier League to receive a rating upgrade.
FIFA president 'optimistic' about 48-team Qatar World Cup FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Friday he was "optimistic" about organising the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with 48 teams instead of 32 but warned that it would be "not easy". "I'm optimistic but is it easy?
Exclusive: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup To Be Broadcast In 4K On DIRECTV The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup begins on June 7.
Fifa opens Russian tender for World Cup media rights Fifa, football's global governing body, has launched a tender process in Russia for media rights to national team events that will be held from 2019 to 2022. The tender includes rights to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, as well as this year's Women's World Cup in France.
World Cup 2030: Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay bid confirmed - Goal.com Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay have agreed to launch a joint bid to host the World Cup in 2030, it has been confirmed. Chile's president Sebastian Pinera announced the move via social media on Thursday, with Uruguay bidding to host the tournament for the first time since the inaugural 1930 competition.
Uefa and Fifa at war over global competitions Uefa's bitter divisions with Fifa over proposals for a global nations league have been underlined by the European body taking action to register trademarks for such a competition in the United States and Europe. A logo and trademark were registered in the US in December for the "Global Nations League" and the "World Nations League" by Uefa.
Four South American countries to have joint-bid for 2030 FIFA World Cup Though the 2030 FIFA World Cup is still a few years away, nations who plan to place a bid to host it are now considering their options. And reports are surfacing that four South American nations plan to make a joint bid as Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile appear to be working together to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup.
Ex-Fifa supremo Blatter summoned in 2006 World Cup investigation Sepp Blatter has been summoned to explain how Germany was awarded the 2006 World Cup as prosecutors in Switzerland investigate suspected corruption in the bidding process, the disgraced former FIFA supremo told AFP on Thursday.
Action-filled FIFA World Cup posters give each team a nickname and personality Today, soccer fans around the world will witness the pinnacle that is the 20th FIFA World Cup, hosted by none other than soccer nation Brazil.
FIFA 19 Ratings Refresh: 5 goalkeepers who need an upgrade or downgrade FIFA 19 is the childhood of many people wrapped inside a game and then letting it grow to become an adult. This is one of those games that grow up with the child itself as many of us adults play this with friends. For many, this is not just a game, it is a feeling.
FIFA 2019: 5 goalkeepers who need an upgrade or downgrade FIFA 2019 is the childhood of many people wrapped inside a game and then letting it grow to become an adult. This is one of those games that grow up with the child itself as many of us adults play this with friends. For many, this is not just a game, it is a feeling.
Is the 2v2 format from the eClub World Cup the future of FIFA esports? The FIFA19 tournament saw a unique format which proved popular with both players and spectators - there's certainly a lot of potential there.
Chile join Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay in 2030 World Cup bid The bid, which previously included only Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, is up against bids from England, and another bid from Morocco.
Osorio hands in Paraguay reins Juan Carlos Osorio's short tenure as Paraguay coach has come to an end after the Colombian resigned due to "family reasons". Osorio assumed the reins in September and was due to lead La Albirroja in this year's Copa America. "For my own family reasons, unfortunately I can't continue in the job," said Osorio.
Gordon Banks, World Cup winner with England, dies aged 81 Gordon Banks, a World Cup winner with England in 1966 whose diving, twisting save to thwart Pelé in 1970 is lauded as one of the greatest feats of goalkeeping, has died aged 81.
Fifa must do more to protect footballers like legend Jeff Astle, MP says The international football governing body Fifa must do more to protect footballers, like South Derbyshire legend Jeff Astle, from suffering long-term brain injuries, MPs have heard. Former Labour minister Chris Bryant urged the sport's governing body to reform its concussion protocols to allow longer on-pitch assessments during games.
Rice snubs Ireland as he pledges allegiance to England West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has decided his international future lies with England after defecting from the Republic of Ireland. - West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has decided his international future lies with England after defecting from the Republic of Ireland.The 20-year-old, who.
Developers, property owners invited to supply residential units for 2022 World Cup The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy has invited property owners and developers to submit expressions of interest for providing residential accommodation during the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Property owners interested in leasing their units for a period of either six, 12 or 18 months must apply via the SC's website.
Lionel Messi news: Javier Saviola says Barcelona star's hurt that he hasn't won a World Cup for Argentina but he can do it in 2022 - Goal.com Former Argentina striker Javier Saviola insists that Lionel Messi is "hurt" by the fact he has not been able to inspire his country to win the World Cup, but insists there is still time for him to make it happen.
Saints ace Ward-Prowse reveals England recall plan Southampton's James Ward-Prowse has confirmed that he is looking to force his way back into Gareth Southgate's England set-up. - Southampton's James Ward-Prowse has confirmed that he is looking to force his way back into Gareth Southgate's England set-up.The 24-year-old Saints.
Individual match tickets for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup go on sale on March 7 Individual match tickets for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France will go on sale to the general public on March 7. This include the opening reggae girls encounter against brazil on June 9………… to date 300,000 tickets have been sold out of a total allocation of 1.3 million.
FIFA World Cup: Houston leaders ready to win 2026 host city bid The decision comes late 2020. Houston billionaire John Arnold offers his services as chairman in the effort for the Houston Sports Authority and Houston World Cup 2026 Bid Committee. One important thing to note regarding the appointment: Arnold has attended every FIFA World Cup since 1994.
FIFA, UEFA, Shakhtar, NFF, others celebrate Aghahowa at 37 The Nigeria Football Federation, UEFA, and Shakhtar Donetsk have all celebrated former Super Eagles forward, Julius Efosa Aghahowa on the occasion of his 37th birthday today.
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