FIFA

By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 15th, 2014
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I’m sitting on the sofa in my living room watching the television when the commander-in-chief of the armed forces of a country of 160 million people, in a careless and rash statement, declares that MEND (a notorious chauvinist cacophony of cultists, vandals and thieves turned freedom fighters f...
By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Jul 8th, 2014
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Heine Allegmagne, the man who invented the vanishing spray that has been used at the World Cup, has revealed that UEFA will use it in next season’s Champions League competition. The spray has been used by referees, to ensure that defensive walls do not encroach on the 10-yard gap. The foam lasts for ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Jul 1st, 2014
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By Collins Ezebuihe By some measures this 2014 World Cup appearance by our Nigeria Super Eagles has to be considered a success. Especially when 2014 is compared with Nigeria’s miserable 2010 World Cup appearance in South Africa. Back in South Africa 2010, Nigeria was never a threat to anyone an...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 2nd, 2014
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By James M. Dorsey Multiple conflicts between Egypt’s military-backed government and the country’s foremost soccer clubs that pit militant soccer fans against both Egypt’s autocratic leaders and club managers could force world soccer governing body FIFA to suspend Egypt. The disputes reflect the broa...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jul 1st, 2013
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Ola Johnson, IndepthAfrica Football’s governing body Fifa has sanctioned Ethiopia for fielding an ineligible player during a 2014 World Cup qualifier against Botswana. The match is announced to be relinquished and granted 3-0 in favour of Botswana, with the Ethiopian Football Federation likewis...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jun 19th, 2013
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By KIRUBEL TADESSE, AP ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia has admitted to fielding an ineligible player in World Cup qualifying, meaning it is likely to be stripped of three points and that its celebration of a place in Africa’s final playoffs may have been premature. The Ethiopia Football F...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ghana
Apr 18th, 2013
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ACCRA: World football’s governing body, FIFA,has given three spots for African teams at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup inCanada, following the decision to increase the number of participants at the finals to 24, eight more than previously.   FIFA took the decision at a recent meeting of i...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Feb 25th, 2013
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I share in the joy. Growing up in Nigeria, I thought rewarding the players should be a national responsibility because then I thought the world bowed to Nigeria for its superior talents in soccer. I saw Christian Chukwu as a president given his accomplishment in the sector. But then I came to US and ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cote d'Ivoire
Feb 14th, 2013
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FIFA has provisionally cleared Didier Drogba to play for Galatasaray, though it says his contractual dispute case with Shanghai Shenhua remains open. Drogba can play in a Champions League last-16, first leg at home to Schalke next Wednesday. He can make his Turkish league debut at Akhisar on Friday. ...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 26th, 2013
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AFCON 2013 Result: Algeria 0 – 2 Togo Togo put themselves back in contention in Group D at Algeria’s expense, after beating the Desert Foxes in an engaging contest in Rustenburg. Striker Emmanuel Adebayor put the Togolese ahead in the first half, coolly slotting under onrushing Algerian g...