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October 24, 2021

FIFA ignoring fans in World Cup proposal that 'threatens' game, say supporters

Supporters’ groups from across the globe have hit out at FIFA’s proposal to hold the World Cup every two years, describing it as a move that threatens to “destroy” the football ecosystem and put more matches out of their financial reach.

A joint statement released Tuesday by 58 fan groups representing all six confederations began by quoting FIFA director of development Arsene Wenger saying the plan is “what the fans want.”

“The undersigned fans’ organizations categorically refute this statement,” the declaration reads. “The overwhelming majority of fans oppose a biennial World Cup cycle – and if FIFA had [...]

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January 28, 2019

Year in review: 18 most memorable moments of 2018 ?

From Kylian Mbappe taking over on the biggest stage to Jose Mourinho getting the boot, world football served up plenty of memorable moments in 2018. Here, in no particular order, are 18 events that defined the last year, broken up into three distinct categories.

The 2018 World Cup

Naturally, the World Cup looms large when reviewing the past 12 months.

Julen Lopetegui fired by Spain

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Talk about killing the vibe. Spain went into the World Cup as one of the tournament favorites – they were unbeaten in 20 matches under Lopetegui – but their preparations were rocked to the core when the manager was fired on [...]

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December 19, 2017

Celtic keeps Anderlecht at bay to book Europa League assignment

by Daniel Rouse December 5, 2017 9:41pm

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Celtic will enter the Europa League knockout phase via third place of Champions League Group B despite losing 1-0 to Anderlecht on Tuesday.

Brendan Rodger’s side slid down the escape chute into Europe’s secondary club competition thanks to a better head-to-head record than the Belgian visitor.

The Hoops’ #UCL campaign is over but the European adventure continues after [...]

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