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Soccer stars to play FIFA 20 in charity event for coronavirus relief

Among the teams sending participants will be Ajax, AS Roma, Chelsea, FC Copenhagen, Liverpool, Porto and Real Madrid,

By REUTERS
10/04/2020
Workers locked into Qatar labor camps while coronavirus spreads within

The workers are some of the thousands slaving away on the FIFA World Cup infrastructure projects.

Iran banned from hosting international soccer matches

The Asian Football Confederation sent a letter to the Iranian Football Federation on Friday announcing the ban, but the IFF has yet to specify their reasons for receiving it.

A computer generated image of Lusail Stadium that will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup final, in Qatar
Qatar World Cup official to ESPN: Israelis can attend the 2022 tournament

"Everyone is welcome," he told ESPN. "We do not mix sport and politics, but we would hope that Palestinians are able to make it, too."

A computer generated image of Lusail Stadium that will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup final, in Qatar
Arabs deserve their World Cup says Qatari chief

It is not, however, a phrase that appeals greatly to Hassan Al Thawadi, the man who heads Qatar’s organising body for the 2022 World Cup, which will be held in the Gulf state.

By REUTERS
20/12/2019
A poster of Palestinian FA chief Jibril Rajoub with Argentina's soccer player Lionel Messi is seen d
FIFA should ban PA Football Association for boycotting Israelis, watchdog says

"The International Judo Federation showed its clear moral fiber by suspending the Iran Judo Federation," says Palestinian Media Watch, demanding the international football body to do the same.

Soccer coach who worked in Iran: I never met anyone who favors regime

Winfried Schäfer also said that Iranians are scared, in a way that is hard to understand for someone who does not live in the country.

Nazi salute
FIFA may extend punishments globally after racism at Bulgaria vs. England

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Bulgaria for racist behaviour, including Nazi salutes and chants, and against England for not providing enough traveling stewards.

By REUTERS
15/10/2019
Iranian women snap up tickets for World Cup qualifier

Iranian authorities had assured world governing body FIFA that women would be allowed to attend the game and have set aside sections of the stadium for women.

By REUTERS
04/10/2019
The Palestinian national soccer team
Israeli court prevents Palestinian Cup soccer rematch

The two teams drew 1:1 in their last game in Gaza on June 30 - the club who won the playoff was lined up to represent Palestine in the Asian Champions League.

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