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US Knocked Out Of FIFA World Cup 2018 After Trinidad Defeat

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  COUVA, Trinidad and Tobago – The United States failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986 on Tuesday, crashing to a shock 2-1 defeat against already-eliminated Trinidad and Tobago. In a result that will be viewed as a catastrophe for soccer in the United States, Trinidad took all three…

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Portugal Through To FIFA World Cup 2018, Beat Switzerland 2-0

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  EUROPEAN champions Portugal qualified for next year’s World Cup with a convincing 2-0 home win over Switzerland on Tuesday, ending their rivals’ perfect record in Group B after an own goal by Johan Djourou set them on their way. With Bernardo Silva giving one of his best performances for his country, the Portuguese did…

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2019 Rugby World Cup Organisers Told To Hasten Preparations

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ORGANISERS of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan have not made sufficient progress in key areas and must pick up the pace of preparations, Tournament Director Alan Gilpin has said. With Asia’s first Rugby World Cup just two years away, Gilpin expressed his concerns after a third round of tournament review meetings this year…

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National U-13 Football Squad Aims For A Spot In 2019 U-17 World Cup

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SEPANG – The National Under-13 (U-13) squad which comes under the National Football Development Programme squad is on track to qualify for the Under-17 World Cup in 2019. The squad coached by Lim Teong Kim showed outstanding performance in winning the Iber Cup in Costa Del Sol, Spain, recently, and it is the starting point…

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Uphill Task For Malaysia To Qualify For 2018 World Cup

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia are expected to face an uphill to qualify for the next stage of the 2018 FIFA Russia World Cup Asian Zone Qualifier after being drawn against middle east giants Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates in Group A. In the draw held yesterday, coach Dollah Salleh’s boys will face United Arab Emirates…

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Death Toll Among Qatar’s 2022 World Cup Workers Revealed

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NEPALESE migrants building the infrastructure to host the 2022 World Cup have died at a rate of one every two days in 2014 – despite Qatar’s promises to improve their working conditions, the Guardian has learned. The figure excludes deaths of Indian, Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi workers, raising fears that if fatalities among all migrants…

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European Clubs ‘Won’t Pay 2022 World Cup bill’

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LONDON – European Club Association chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (pix) declared on Wednesday that European clubs will not foot the bill if the 2022 World Cup is moved to a different time of year. A FIFA taskforce is currently studying the feasibility of moving the tournament in Qatar to the European winter due to fears about…

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Emir Of Qatar Insists His Country Will Host 2022 World Cup

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THE Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, believes his country will host the 2022 World Cup despite Fifa’s ongoing investigation into the bidding process and concerns over when the tournament will take place. Fifa’s ethics chief, Michael Garcia, this week reiterated his call for his report into the 2018 and 2022 bidding…

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Fifa Prosecutor Michael Garcia Calls For World Cup Report To Be Made Public

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THE Fifa ethics chief who spent 18 months investigating the controversial bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has reiterated his call for his report to be published in full. Michael Garcia (pic), the former New York district attorney who is head of the investigatory arm of Fifa’s ethics committee, called on the…

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