Diego versus England

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35 years ago today Diego Maradona inspired Argentina’s 2-1 win over England It is arguably the best individual performance in World Cup history It included the ‘Hand of God’ and ‘The Goal of the Century’ ‘Half-angel, half-devil,’ read the headline in L’Équipe. The latter referred to the ‘Hand of God’, […]

FIFA statement on FIFA Arab Cup Qualifiers

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FIFA can confirm that following the standard PCR tests applied ahead of the FIFA Arab Cup qualification matches, some members of the delegation of the South Sudan national team have tested positive for COVID-19. In line with the medical procedures in place, they have been placed in isolation and the […]

Oman see off Somalia in Arab Cup qualifier

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Oman beat Somalia 2-1 in Doha to qualify for the FIFA Arab Cup Mohsen Al-Ghasani scored one and earned the penalty for the second Victors survived a spirited second-half comeback from the underdogs Oman have become the second team to emerge triumphant from the FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ qualifiers, edging […]

Europeans fight for four tickets to Russia 2021

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16 European teams to compete for four World Cup places Nazare, Portugal hosting the tournament Portugal go into qualifying as reigning world champions The battle for Europe’s four allocated berths at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Russia 2021 is already underway in Nazare, Portugal, where the UEFA qualifying tournament […]

Sudan seal spot at FIFA Arab Cup

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Sudan beat Libya 1-0 to qualify for the FIFA Arab Cup Mohammed Abdelrahman scored the all-important goal from the penalty spot Qualifiers to determine the remaining six participants Mohammed Abdelrahman was the match-winner as Sudan secured their place at the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ with a hard-fought 1-0 victory […]

The Week in Quotes

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“We spoke with him this morning via videocall and we saw his smile on the screen. Then he said, ‘How are you all? I think you are worse than I am. I feel like going out to train right now.’ He always thinks about others before himself.” Kasper Hjulmand on […]

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