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Yuwa Announced as 2019 Laureus Sport For Good Award Winner By Legendary Football Manager Arsène Wenger

Monaco, Feb 17, 2018: Ahead of tomorrow’s Laureus World Sports Awards, Indian sport for development programme Yuwa, an organisation which uses football to empower young girls in rural Jharkhand to overcome violence and child marriage and choose their own futures, has been announced as the 2019 Laureus Sport for Good Award winner

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KiNG eSports crowned new FIFA eClub World Cup champions

London, Feb 10, 2019: KiNG eSports crowned FIFA eClub World Cup champions today after a weekend of high-drama and excitement in London. Following a journey that saw over 150 teams battle it out in online qualifying and over two days of fierce competition between 16 of the world’s top eFootball teams, KiNG

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FIFA and Qatar announce joint venture to deliver 2022 FIFA World Cup™

Doha, Feb 5, 2019: In line with the FIFA 2.0 vision and its objective to create an innovative model that streamlines the operational delivery of the FIFA World Cup, the creation of a joint venture that will be responsible for key aspects of the 2022 edition was announced in Doha today (FIFA

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Qatar stun Japan to claim first ever Asian crown

Abu Dhabi, FEB 01, 2019: Qatar were crowned AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 champions on Friday as superb goals from Almoez Ali and Abdelaziz Hatim laid the foundation for a 3-1 win over Japan in a rousing final at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi (Qatar stun Japan). The pair

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United Arab Emirates a share of the spoils as they drew 1-1 with Bahrain

Abu Dhabi, Jan 05, 2019: A last gasp Ahmed Khalil penalty ensured host nation the United Arab Emirates a share of the spoils as they drew 1-1 with Bahrain in their AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Group A opener on Saturday. With time running out, Khalil impressively held his nerve to convert

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Biggest-ever AFC Asian Cup opens with spectacular showpiece

Abu Dhabi, Jan 05, 2019: The AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 kicked off (AFC Asian Cup opens) in style today with a grand opening ceremony at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital. Against the backdrop of a packed stadium and hundreds of millions around the world, football

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Tourists set to receive exclusive passport stamp to celebrate the spirit of the AFCAsian Cup UAE 2019

Kuala Lumpur, Dec 31, 2018: Football fans and tourists travelling to the UAE during the AFC Asian Cup can look forward to receiving an exclusive limited-edition passport stamp in their passports thanks to a joint initiative launched this week with the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship. The special stamp, which depicts

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Match officials appointed for FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™

Zurich, Dec 04, 2018: The FIFA Referees Committee has selected 27 referees and 48 assistant referees, representing 42 different countries, for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019. The journey to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™ began for an initial group of female referees and assistant referees from all over the world

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Women’s UAE national teams give support to AFC’s ‘It’s my game’ initiative

Dubai, Nov 12, 2018: ‘Give yourself a chance’ was the inspiring message given to women of all ages as they were joined by the United Arab Emirates’ women’s national teams for the latest AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 ‘It’s My Game’ event. The event, which took place at the UAE FA Headquarters

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AFC and CIES join forces to create scholarship scheme

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 12, 2018: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will offer outstanding management candidates from their Member Associations a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study at the world-renowned and unique FIFA Master Programme thanks to a new scholarship scheme. As part of the AFC’s commitment to upskill staff from Asian countries, the AFC