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  • Monday, July 16th 2018 - 07:42 UTC

    Infantino praises Russia and Putin for “the best World Cup ever”

    Infantino commended everyone “involved in the participation, organization of the World Cup”, making sure to thank Russia and president Vladimir Putin

    Gianni Infantino praised the organization of the Russia World Cup and restates that the first Middle East host could expand the tournament. Speaking at FIFA’s closing press conference of the four-week World Cup, the FIFA president said: ”For a couple of years, I was saying this would be the best World Cup ever, today I can say it with more conviction because I lived it and you lived it. It is the best World Cup ever.”

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  • Thursday, July 5th 2018 - 08:10 UTC

    FIFA strongly rebukes Maradona's comments on the England/Colombia match

    FIFA says Maradona's “insinuations” were “entirely inappropriate and completely unfounded.”

    FIFA says it “strongly rebukes” comments made by its ambassador Diego Maradona criticising American referee Mark Geiger's handling of England's win against Colombia in the World Cup round of 16 on Tuesday. It's the third controversy involving the Argentina great at the World Cup, which he has mostly attended as a VIP guest of FIFA.

  • Sunday, July 1st 2018 - 15:34 UTC

    Uruguay sends CR7’s Portugal home by 2-1

    Uruguay defeated Portugal 2-1 thanks to two goals by Edison Cavani who had to retire due to an injury

    Uruguay has passed this Saturday to the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia after beating Portugal 2-1.

  • Saturday, June 30th 2018 - 16:53 UTC

    Messi out of the World Cup: France beat Argentina 4-3

    For Argentina this is the farewell of a golden generation that led to three finals. SERGEI GRITS/AP

    Mbappé is the man of the day. The player of the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) was the great figure of the game in which France surpassed by 4-3 to Argentina and advanced to the quarters of the 2018 Russia’s World Cup. With two goals from Mbappé, one from Pavard and a penalty from Griezzman, the “Bleus” beat the Argentine selection. Di María, Mercado and Agüero where the authors of the Argentine goals.

  • Saturday, June 30th 2018 - 15:39 UTC

    Maradona: “I'm more alive than ever”; offers a reward on the origin of fake news about his death

    Two Spanish-language audio clips claimed Maradona had suffered a heart attack and died, shortly after news emerged of his eccentric and bizarre behavior

    Argentina's former football star Diego Maradona has issued a bounty worth 300,000 pesos (US$10,800 / £8,300) to find the journalist responsible for reporting fake news regarding his death, according to Infobae.

  • Saturday, June 30th 2018 - 15:22 UTC

    Over 700.000 foreign football fans have visited Russia for the World Cup

    FIFA said 2.2 million fans had attended matches so far and of 1.6 million Fan IDs issued, 874,000 were sent to Russian citizens, China 61,000 and US citizens 50,000

    Over 700.00 foreign football fans have visited Russia for the World Cup, according to Russian and FIFA officials. World Cup 2018 CEO Alexey Sorokin and FIFA’s chief competitions and events officer Colin Smith, at an event in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, reported on operational aspects of the World Cup so far.

  • Saturday, June 30th 2018 - 15:12 UTC

    FIFA confirms success of the Video Assistant Referee system

    A total of 335 incidents have been checked in the 48 group stage games completed over the last 15 days, reported Pierluigi Collina

    FIFA says stats from 48 games point to success of the Video Assistant Referee system debuting at the World Cup. At a briefing in Moscow on Friday, FIFA Referees' Committee chairman Pierluigi Collina underscored the importance of VAR in guiding refereeing decisions at the Russia World Cup; it’s the first time the technology has been used at the quadrennial tournament.

  • Tuesday, June 19th 2018 - 09:04 UTC

    Maradona comes out in support of Messi and his missed penalty

    I feel responsible for not having been able to take the three points, admitted a distressed Messi.

    Argentina’s Diego Maradona has come out to defend Lionel Messi after the Barcelona attacker missed a penalty in his team’s draw against Iceland on Saturday. Speaking to Telesur, the 1986 World Champion said: ”I missed five penalties in a row and I was still Diego Armando Maradona.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2018 - 16:54 UTC

    FIFA's Infantino visits Putin to discuss World Cup preparations

    This is the first meeting between Infantino and Putin since Vitaly Mutko decidedlast December to step down as head of World Cup Host Organizing Committee.

    With four months to go before the football World Cup, both Russia and FIFA want toavoid any surprises. Hence the meeting on Feb.12 between Russian President VladimirPutin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the Kremlin to discuss World Cuppreparations.

  • Tuesday, February 13th 2018 - 09:29 UTC

    Ex investment banker appointed new president of US soccer

    Cordeiro's mandate is to restore U.S credibility in football around the globe after the country's national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia

    The former investment banker at Goldman Sachs became the new president of U.S. Soccer on Feb. 11. He replaces Sunil Gulati after an election in Orlando, Florida that required three rounds of voting to finally crown Cordeiro.

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