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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News

Gerardo Martino is the new head coach of Mexico He takes the reins of a national team for the third time Copa America 2019 and Qatar 2022 the main challenges Following the departure of Colombian Juan Carlos Osorio last July, the Mexican federation took almost six months before deciding on a new national team coach to head up their 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ project. After settling on their ideal profile, officials travelled far and wide to interview around two dozen potential candidates. At the end of that exhaustive process,…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News

Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino has been announced as the new head coach of the Mexican national team, following the departure of Juan Carlos Osorio after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. The Argentinian was presented at an official press conference hosted by the Mexico’s football federation, Federacion Mexicana de Futbol (FMF). “My commitment is to work with honesty and respect,” said Martino at the official press conference. “With the players here in Mexico and the leagues around the world, we can build a great team. We are interested in showing a…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News

Qatar forward Akram Afif talks about the upcoming 2019 AFC Asian Cup 22-year-old made his name at the 2014 AFC U-19 Championship Afif: “We’re excited to host 2022 World Cup and my goal is to take part” For the people of Qatar, December was a special month. To begin with, the countdown to the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ began in earnest, with four years to go before the nation hosts the global showcase. That coincided with the unveiling of the design for Lusail Stadium, a proposed venue for the tournament’s…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News

Panamanian men, women and boys excelled in 2018 FIFA.com delivers a timeline of their successes Sobbing, saves and starlets feature Panamanian futbol has relished an annus mirabilis. Panama did not just swim in the sport’s most prestigious canal in 2018, but made a splash in other waters. FIFA.com delivers a timeline of Panama’s success. 18 JuneSochi, RussiaAround 5,000 Panamanians were by the Black Sea to see their country become the 79th to play in the FIFA World Cup™. Panama president Juan Carlos Varela was one, admirably non-encompassed by bodyguards, strolling…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News

Russia’s success at the World Cup has continued following the tournament The Sbornaya have climbed the rankings and enjoy new-found support Attendances at matches are growing thanks to the Russia 2018 venues The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ went down as a success in many ways, exceeding the pre-tournament expectations, so Russia can rightfully be proud of having staged one of the best World Cups in history. Among the country’s leading objectives in hosting the competition was to establish a footballing legacy for the following generations. The effects of Russia…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News

Audit shows a record 3.572 billion people watched the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Figure includes those who watched TV at home, out of home or on digital platforms The final was seen live by a combined 1.12 billion viewers worldwide FIFA has today published the key findings of a comprehensive audit of consolidated final audience data for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, which was broadcast live in every territory around the world from 14 June to 15 July this year. A combined 3.572 billion viewers – more than…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News

Which event do fans from around the world remember as they bid farewell to 2018, a year packed full of football? It’s the FIFA World Cup™, of course, which was held in Russia for the first time in the competition’s history. The tournament will be remembered for its beautiful goals and the unpredictable subplots that unfolded in 12 resplendent, state-of-the-art stadiums. Visiting fans from all over the globe will also cherish the warmth and hospitality shown to them by those who call the 11 host cities home, as well as…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News

Wu Lei finished the past season as Chinese Super League top scorer He helped fire Shanghai SIPG to their maiden league title Goal-getter aims to translate club form to the international arena Chinese fans have spent an age waiting for a proven goalscorer of their own. A look at the list of top marksmen in the Chinese Super League bears this out, with domestic strikers generally struggling to compete with dominant imported stars. The emergence of Wu Lei, however, has ended this long wait for a homegrown goal hero. The…

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Kosovo’s Arber Zeneli reflects on great year for fledgling side Team went unbeaten through entirety of 2018 Zeneli hat-trick secured UEFA Nations League group win Unconsciously paraphrasing Drake, Arber Zeneli puts Kosovo’s achievements into stark focus. “It all started from the bottom.” And now they’re here, celebrating an unbeaten and pivotal 2018. It’s less than three years since the Balkan nation became FIFA’s 210th member and, having triumphed in the UEFA Nations League by topping their League D group, they look to be on an upward trajectory which shows little…

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Soccer: Qatar won’t decide on 48-team World Cup until it’s seen FIFA study

DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar will not take a decision on whether to expand its 2022 World Cup to 48 teams from 32 until it has seen the details of a feasibility study from FIFA, an official from the country’s World Cup organizing committee said on Monday. A computer generated image of Lusail Stadium that will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup final, with seating capacity of 80,000, in Lusail City, north of central Doha, Qatar. Qatar Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy/Handout via REUTERS FIFA President Gianni Infantino said last…

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