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More than 600 000 tickets printed for 2018 World Cup

November 14 (Sputnik) – Over 600,000 tickets for the 2018 FIFA World Cup have been assigned to applicants who registered for tickets in the first window of sales and are now pending payment, the international governing body of football said Tuesday. “A total of 622,117 tickets were successfully allocated (subject to payment) upon conclusion of the first window of sales ... Read More »

Its a girl, Serana Williams gives birth

September 1 2017 – SERENA  Williams has given birth to a baby girl, the first child for the former world number one tennis player, her coach Patrick Mouratoglou said on Twitter on Friday (yesterday). The 35-year-old American, who is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, has not competed since winning the Australian Open in January but has posted several videos to ... Read More »

McGregor defiant after 10 round loss to Mayweather

Aug 26 2017 – Conor McGregor was defiant after his 10-round loss to the undefeated Floyd Mayweather, questioning whether the fight at the T-Mobile Arena should have been stopped at all. Mixed martial arts champion McGregor opened strongly in the first four rounds of his professional boxing debut before visibly tiring. Mayweather then came into his own and by the ... Read More »

Federer in eighth Wimbledon title win

July 16  2017  – ROGER  Federer romped to a record eighth Wimbledon title on (today) Sunday with a straight sets win over suffering Croatian Marin Cilic, who was reduced to tears in the one-sided contest. The sublime Swiss enjoyed a 6-3 6-1 6-4 triumph in under two hours and, 23 days before his 36th birthday, became the oldest Wimbledon men’s singles ... Read More »

Serena Williams pregnant

April 19  2017 – TENNIS superstar Serena Williams on (today) Wednesday appeared to suggest she is pregnant, posting a photo of herself in a bathing suit on the social media site Snapchat with the caption “20 weeks.” The 35-year-old, who will return to the No. 1 ranking in the world next week, later deleted the photo. A representative for Williams ... Read More »

18 cities keen to host Germany’s Euro 2024 bid

Febuary 17 2018 – Eighteen German cities on (today) Friday put themselves forward to host matches at Euro 2024, should Germany’s bid to stagethe tournament be successful. Former East German city Dresden proposed itself as a venue for a major football tournament for the first time, even though its stadium seating capacity of 25,000 falls short of the 30 000 ... Read More »

Sex abuse scandals rock English soccer

FORMER English soccer players who were subjected to years of sexual abuse by youth team coaches entrusted with their care are breaking cover to expose the game’s dark secrets. Harrowing stories of assaults on young players by men they relied on to turn them into professionals are forcing authorities and clubs to finally address how child abusers were able to ... Read More »

Fifa to fund the development of national federations

FOLLOWING the approval by the FIFA Development Committee, FIFA has published a circular outlining the contract of agreed objectives which sets the scene for the implementation of Forward, FIFA’s overhauled development program. The contract of agreed objectives defines the framework for the use of FIFA’s tailor-made support, including development priorities and objectives of the member associations and confederations, conditions for ... Read More »

Three candidates approved for Uefa presidency

Fifa has  declared all three candidates for the Uefa presidency eligible, according to checks carried out by the world footballing body. According to the worldfootballinsider.com website, Aleksander Čeferin, Michael van Praag and Ángel María Villar Llona will be vying to replace Michel Platini who resigned earlier this year. The Uefa election will be carried out at the extraordinary Uefa congress in ... Read More »

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