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Football Associations of Israel and Palestine

Zurich, Sept 3, 2013: The FIFA Task Force Israel-Palestine, comprising representatives from FIFA, the Israel Football Association (IFA) and the Palestinian Football Association (PFA) as well as the respective confederations of both associations, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the European Football Confederation (UEFA), held its first meeting today at the Home

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Shaikh Salman welcomes FIFA Task Force outcome

Zurich, Sept 3, 2013: AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has welcomed the outcome of the newly-created FIFA Task Force for improving situation of football in Palestine and hoped that it will help in the free movement of footballers, match officials and equipment to and from the West Asian country.

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CAS has today dismissed the appeal filed by Besiktas JK

Lausanne, Aug 30, 2013: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has today dismissed the appeal filed by Besiktas JK against the decision taken by UEFA to exclude it from the European Europa League 2013/2014. Due to the urgency of the matter, the CAS Panel has issued its decision without the grounds.

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Appeals filed by FENERBAHCE SK ET FC

Lausanne, 28 August 2013 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has today dismissed the appeals filed by Fenerbahce SK and FC Metalist Kharkiv against the decisions taken by UEFA to exclude them from the European club competitions. Due to the urgency of both matters, the CAS Panels have issued their

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United Arab Emirates will meet Honduras

Dubai, Aug 26, 2013: In Group A, the United Arab Emirates will meet Honduras, Brazil and Slovakia. The opening match at 17.00 local time on 17 October sees the Brazil and Slovakia face off at Mohammed Bin Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi. CONCACAF champions Mexico start the defence of the trophy they

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“It was like winning the World Cup” Zohaib Amiri

Kabul – Afghanistan, August 22, 2013: That’s how Zohib Amiri described a cool evening in Kabul last Tuesday. The Afghan captain hadn’t just raised a shimering 18-carat gold trophy as his Spanish counterpart Iker Casillas had done 25 months previous. Afghanistan, a country ravaged by violence in recent times, had nevertheless hosted

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AFC Chief anticipates thrilling ACL KO stage

Kuala Lumpur, August 20, 2013: AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa is looking forward to a thrilling knockout stage of the AFC Champions League which will resume after a three-month hiatus on Wednesday. The first leg of the quarter-finals matches are taking place in different parts of the continent on

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Historic week showcases Afghan football success

Zurich, Aug 16, 2013: The international friendly between Afghanistan and Pakistan scheduled for Tuesday, 20 August 2013, in Kabul’s AFF stadium, and the start of the second edition of the Afghan Premier League (APL) two days later, are set to become two major milestones in the recent history of Afghan football. The

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Shaikh Salman reiterates support to Qatar 2022

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia Aug 15, 2013: The AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has reiterated the AFC’s support to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. “The AFC is confident that Qatar will host a magnificent World Cup; under the guidance of FIFA; and with it only being the

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Curitiba to stage sustainability workshop

Curitiba – Brazil, August 14, 2013: In their aim to make the stadiums that will host the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ even more sustainable, FIFA and the Brazil 2014 Local Organising Committee (LOC) will this week embark on the Sustainability Training Programme for Stadium Operators. The first workshop of the programme