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FIFA bribe allegations by US prosecutors raises more questions over Qatar World Cup in 2022
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FIFA bribe allegations by US prosecutors raises more questions over Qatar World Cup in 2022

According to the prosecutors, representatives working for Russia and Qatar bribed FIFA executive committee officials to swing votes in the crucial decision of world football’s governing body.

US prosecutors allege bribes paid to FIFA executive members in 2018, 2022 World Cup bid votes
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US prosecutors allege bribes paid to FIFA executive members in 2018, 2022 World Cup bid votes

The US investigation into corruption in the world of football, including FIFA executives, became public in 2015 with the announcement of criminal charges against a slew of officials and others.

France's World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps keen to stay on with Les Bleus untill Qatar 2022
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France's World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps keen to stay on with Les Bleus untill Qatar 2022

France's World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps has said he would like to remain in his job until the 2022 finals in Qatar.

Bayern Munich trio Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng, Thomas Muller dropped from Germany squad following 2018 World Cup debacle
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Bayern Munich trio Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng, Thomas Muller dropped from Germany squad following 2018 World Cup debacle

Between them, Hummels, Boateng, both 30, and Mueller, still only 29, boast 246 appearances for Germany and were at the heart of the team which won the 2014 World Cup

2018 in the rearview mirror: Reliving 365 days in 200 clips, GIFs, pictures and memes
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2018 in the rearview mirror: Reliving 365 days in 200 clips, GIFs, pictures and memes

Sometimes, moments stick out like sore thumbs. In 2018, a year which had a FIFA World Cup, a Hockey World Cup, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and the Winter Olympics, these moments came thick and fast. 2018 was just that sort of year.

Premier League: N'Golo Kante refused to receive offshore payments for image rights from Chelsea, claims report
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Premier League: N'Golo Kante refused to receive offshore payments for image rights from Chelsea, claims report

Kante has become a fan favourite in England since winning the Premier League with Leicester in 2016, before lifting the trophy again the following season at Chelsea and being named PFA Player of the Year.

France's Kylian Mbappe given hero's welcome in first return to Bondy after FIFA World Cup triumph
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France's Kylian Mbappe given hero's welcome in first return to Bondy after FIFA World Cup triumph

Mbappe, who last week made the front cover of Time magazine, talked to kids kitted out in the French colours with the name of their local hero emblazoned on their backs.

Dutch football legend Marco Van Basten leaves post as FIFA technical director after reaching 'mutual agreement'
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Dutch football legend Marco Van Basten leaves post as FIFA technical director after reaching 'mutual agreement'

Former footballer Marco Van Basten has left his position with FIFA after being instrumental in the adoption of several newer and more refined technologies like VAR.

England manager Gareth Southgate extends contract till 2022 Qatar World Cup
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England manager Gareth Southgate extends contract till 2022 Qatar World Cup

Gareth Southgate's new deal will see him through to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and see his pay rise to a reported £3million per year.

AFC Asian Cup 2019 could see use of Virtual Assistant Referee technology at 'some stage'
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AFC Asian Cup 2019 could see use of Virtual Assistant Referee technology at 'some stage'

The Asian Football Confederation said it "plans" to use VAR in the UAE, "pending final confirmation that all necessary preparation is in place".

Premier League: Paul Pogba not individualistic or self-centred person as people think, says France manager Didier Deschamps
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Premier League: Paul Pogba not individualistic or self-centred person as people think, says France manager Didier Deschamps

Didier Deschamps believes the outside world has the wrong image of Paul Pogba, who played a key role in leading France to winning the World Cup.

Antoine Griezmann puzzled by FIFA Best player award nomination snub, wants to win 'more prestigious' Ballon d'Or
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Antoine Griezmann puzzled by FIFA Best player award nomination snub, wants to win 'more prestigious' Ballon d'Or

For Griezmann, who helped Atletico to Europa League glory as well as playing a pivotal role in France's World Cup win, FIFA's choice was unwarranted.

Premier League: Jose Mourinho hopes Paul Pogba plays for Manchester United with same intensity as World Cup
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Premier League: Jose Mourinho hopes Paul Pogba plays for Manchester United with same intensity as World Cup

Jose Mourinho believes the World Cup environment helped bring out the best in Paul Pogba and the Manchester United manager wants the France midfielder to show the same focus and intensity at the Premier League club.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Putting team spirit over individual stardom and other lessons for organisations from recently-concluded event
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Putting team spirit over individual stardom and other lessons for organisations from recently-concluded event

There are three lessons that larger organisations such as governments, corporations, start-ups, etc and so on can draw from the FIFA World Cup 2018.

FIFA World Cup 2018's lighter side: Paul Pogba's Hairway to Heaven, Ivan Perisic's high foot to the heart and a winter of discontent
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FIFA World Cup 2018's lighter side: Paul Pogba's Hairway to Heaven, Ivan Perisic's high foot to the heart and a winter of discontent

Here are five moments from the final week of the FIFA World Cup 2018 that once again highlighted the lighter side of the 'beautiful game'.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia's Mario Mandzukic has stamina to spare in final against France, says former coach
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia's Mario Mandzukic has stamina to spare in final against France, says former coach

Croatia's World Cup semi-final hero Mario Mandzukic built up his stamina as a child on the banks of the Sava river in his native region of Slavonia.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Gareth Southgate says England 'aren't a top-four team yet' after losing to Belgium in third-place playoff
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Gareth Southgate says England 'aren't a top-four team yet' after losing to Belgium in third-place playoff

Manager Gareth Southgate said England have "no illusions" as to their standing in international football after finishing fourth at the World Cup in Russia.

FIFA World Cup 2018: A look at what to expect in the third place play-off between Belgium and England at Saint Petersburg
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FIFA World Cup 2018: A look at what to expect in the third place play-off between Belgium and England at Saint Petersburg

After both were eliminated in the World Cup semi-finals, a once-in-a-lifetime chance gone, England and Belgium have to play again in Saturday's third-place game.

FIFA World Cup 2018: How France won on strategy, while England’s tactics went horribly wrong
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FIFA World Cup 2018: How France won on strategy, while England’s tactics went horribly wrong

Both the World Cup semifinals, the France-Belgium encounter and the one between fancied England and Croatia, were won and lost because of the strategic brilliance and the tactical blunders of their coaches

Not Just for Kicks: Football fans in Chitrakoot weigh in on the FIFA World Cup and their own lack of infrastructure
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Not Just for Kicks: Football fans in Chitrakoot weigh in on the FIFA World Cup and their own lack of infrastructure

In Chitrakoot, we meet with Sagar Soni, a football player just shy of 15, who spends six hours on the field daily, four before and two after school. Plus, he is at the grounds for practice in the wee hours of Sunday, every Sunday, and teaches younger children twice a week. He’s been following the World Cup closely and was rooting for two favourite teams, Portugal and Spain, until both crashed out. Come Sunday, he’s going with France, probably.