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FIFA may not be in favour of La Liga US matches

FIFA may not be in favour of La Liga US matches

President Gianni Infantino has voiced his opinion of La Liga taking some official matches to the United States The Spanish FA has decided to take at least an official match to the United States for the next 15 years. And the news was not welcome by the tournament’s fans in Spain, the players, and other football stars. And those who oppose the idea might have a bigger partner against it. On his visit to the United States, FIFA president Gianni Infantino expressed displeasure with the announcement. “I think I would prefer much more a great MLS game in the U.S. …

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France on top of the World in latest FIFA ranking

France on top of the World in latest FIFA ranking

World Cup winners France are currently ranked the number one footballing nation in the latest FIFA World Rankings Les Bleus moved to the top spot following their recent World Cup triumph, while Germany drop to 15th after their group stage exit in Russia – having been top of the tree going into the tournament. View this post on Instagram France on top of the World in latest FIFA ranking A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 16, 2018 at 5:40am PDT England moved up to sixth in the latest edition after reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first …

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Willian takes legal action

Willian takes legal action

Brazilian winger Willian Borges has revealed he will be taking legal action over “forged” letter which had circulated in the “football market”, claiming to have granted him permission to seek a move away from Chelsea. The Chelsea winger has taken to social media to reveal the story and confirmed he has instructed his lawyers to act over the false use of his signature. Willian uploaded an image of the letter in question to his personal Instagram account, before explaining its apparent nature and offering a complete rebuttal. View this post on Instagram Willian takes legal action A post shared by …

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North America will host the World Cup in 2026

North America will host the World Cup in 2026

The United States of America, Canada, and Mexico will host football’s World Cup 2026 after recording a landslide victory over challengers Morocco at the FIFA Congress. The joint bid accrued 134 votes (67%) out of the 203 entitled to vote with Morocco registering 65 (33%) when voting took place in Moscow on Wednesday, a day ahead of the Russia World Cup 2018. The victory meant that North America would be hosting the World Cup for the fourth time with the new 48 team format. On the other hand, Morocco failed to win the hosting rights to the FIFA event for …

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World Cup 2018: Group stage analysis, Star players, facts and Predictions

World Cup 2018: Group stage analysis, Star players, facts and Predictions

With less than 48 hours to start the World Cup, here is a sneak preview of how the teams will perform, the star players from different countries and some key facts for all the groups. Group A Teams: Egypt, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay Star Players: Mohamed Salah (Egypt), Luis Suarez (Uruguay), Edinson Cavani (Uruguay), Diego Godin (Uruguay), Mohammad Al-Sahlawi (Saudi Arabia) Key facts: Egypt is making a return to the World Cup for the first time since Italia 90’ thanks to the last gasp winner of Mohammed Salah. Uruguay has won the World Cup twice, the inaugural competition on …

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Harry Kane eyes the Golden boot in Russia

Harry Kane eyes the Golden boot in Russia

England striker Harry Kane has set his sight on winning the Golden Boot in the World Cup and equally help England end their World Cup hoodoo. Kane,27, has finished as the Premier League top scorer twice in the last three seasons. Last season, he finished second on the scorers’ chart with two goals behind Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah who set a new EPL record in a 38 game season. However, the Three Lions skipper is keen on improving on the International scene after a barren run two years ago in France where England lost to Iceland in the knockout stages. The …

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