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The search is on for sport’s most emotional moment

London, Aug 01, 2017: They are moments in sport you can never forget: TV commentator Gary Lineker freaking out after a Barcelona goal; the remarkable story of a schoolboy basketball star with no arms; a six-year-old in tears because his F1 favourite has crashed out. Emotional, inspirational, heart-warming (sports emotional moment). Starting today

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Timor-Leste’s Orlando Marques Henriques banned for life

Kuala Lumpur, July 13, 2017: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary and Ethics Committee has yesterday banned Orlando Marques Henriques from taking part in any kind of football-related activity for life for violating Article 69 and Article 62 of the AFC Disciplinary Code (2014 Edition). The former Timor-Leste Technical Director was found

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AFC Futsal Championship 2018 hopefuls learn their opponents

Kuala Lumpur, July 6, 2017: AFC Futsal Championship 2018 hopefuls discovered their qualifying opponents during the official draw at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday. Teams competing in the qualifiers were divided into four zones – East, ASEAN, South & Central and West where they were seeded within their

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Shinji Kagawa announced as Laureus Ambassador

London, July 5, 2017: Ahead of the start of the new football season, Laureus FC is pleased to announce Japanese football star Shinji Kagawa as a new Ambassador for Laureus Sport for Good (Shinji Kagawa Laureus Ambassador). Shinji joins an illustrious list of football stars who all share a belief in the

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A young and highly-energetic gazelle unveiled as Official Mascot, FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017

Abu Dhabi, June 27, 2017: An important milestone on the road to the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 took place at Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi today as the Official Mascot of the tournament was announced. A gazelle nicknamed ‘Dhabi’ made his first public appearance since 2010 in front of hundreds

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UNHCR becomes AFC social responsibility partner

Kuala Lumpur, June 20, 2017: UNHCR becomes AFC social responsibility partner, The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) signed a partnership agreement with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) yesterday in Malaysia. Cooperation between the two organisations will take place under auspices of the recently launched AFC Dream Asia Foundation. The signing

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FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Media Accreditation

Zurich, June 10, 2017: Written press, photographers and non-rights holders accredited for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 media accreditation can collect their accreditation cards at the accreditation centres located near each stadium, beginning on the day each respective Stadium Media Centre opens for the first time. The Stadium Media Centre opening dates

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Indian football gets road map for future

Kuala Lumpur, June 7, 2017: Indian football gets road map for future: Stakeholders in Indian football have agreed a clearly defined road map to create the right structure for Indian club football in the coming years which would culminate in a new and sustainable future for the game across the country. At a

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The CAS confirms the transfer ban imposed on club Atlético de Madrid

Lausanne, June 1, 2017: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between Club Atlético de Madrid SAD and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) regarding the decision rendered by the FIFA Appeal Committee (FIFA AC) dated 8 April 2016 in which the Spanish

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First phase of FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 tickets sold out in Kolkata

Kuala Lumpur, May 19, 2017: India’s historic road to hosting their first-ever FIFA event – the FIFA U-17 World Cup – was handed a major boost after all tickets released in the first phase in Kolkata were sold out in less than a day. Launched on Tuesday evening (local time), more than