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ZLATAN STILL HOPING TO BE A PART OF SWEDEN’S WORLD CUP SQUAD

While a lot of people have already hung their boots at age 38, AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has decided that he’s still fit at the same age and that he will continue to push himself as he has no plans of retiring anytime soon.

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Ibrahimovic has played for a couple of clubs in his career including Ajax, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, LA Galaxy, and AC Milan while also representing his nation country’s national team. After leaving United some years ago to sign for the United States Major League Soccer giants Los Angeles Galaxy, many thoughthe would be end his impressive run there but he shocked many by choosing to sign for Milan.
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WHO ARE THE FAVORITES TO WIN NEXT YEAR’S WORLD CUP?

While it is still always mentioned that football is a game of teamwork and that anything can happen in it, there is still no change in the fact that there are countries that have the upper hands over others when it comes to the chances of being able to win the World Cup.

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Regardless of how much fairness is used to judge every country’s chances of winning the prestigious FIFA World Cup trophy, there are always those countries who would just be miles ahead of the others in the race to emerge as World Champions. So, who would win the World Cup next year?
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ANALYZING FRANCE’S WEALTHY SQUAD AHEAD OF EUROS

France, one of the best teams going into the UEFA Euros 2020 tournament, are currently blessed with a host of talents in each department of the squad. Right from the goalkeeping department up to the forward position, the team’s head coach, Didier Deschamps has a lot of options to select from ahead of the upcoming UEFA Euros tournament later this year.

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While there are a lot of stars that are still waiting for their chance to prove themselves, there are others who have already established themselves as mainstays in the team and are already indispensable. The likes of Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, KylianMbappé, and Hugo Lloris, amongst others, are already confirmed regular starters in the French team and there’s every reason for them to be excited heading into the Euros.
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WILLIAMS PROUD TO BE PART OF WORLD CUP PLANNERS

It’s not often that one gets a call to come to be a part of the planners of a FIFA World Cup tournament, but for Williams Morales, he can count himself as one of the lucky few to have received such a life-changing invitation. Morales, a civil engineer, was privileged to get a call back in 2013 and was told to get prepared that he was going to be part of the construction team to prepare for the World Cup slated to start next year.

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As at the time when he received the call, he was already overseeing a project in Iraq. The project he had at hand was a complex which would contain a stadium of at least 65,000 capacity. In the same complex, there would be a hotel (five-star), and a couple of other facilities that can be used for sporting activities. But as soon as Williams knew why he had received that call that moment, he knew his life had started a journey to a huge change.
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INTER’S VECINO EARNS CALL-UP TO URUGUAY NATIONAL TEAM

Inter Milan Midfielder Matias Vecino is very much excited at the prospect of representing his national team after it was confirmed that he has been included in the 35-man preliminary squad released by the country’s head coach Oscar Tabarez.

Tabarez recently handed a list of 35 players across Europe and beyond who he deemed fit to represent the country on the international level and he has revealed how pleased he is with his list. The list was still prepared and released despite the fact that the South American World Cup Qualifying fixture ls were postponed indefinitely.
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KYRGYZSTAN vs. MYANMAR GAME POSTPONED

The World Cup 2022 qualifier between Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar has been postponed due to the political situation in Myanmar. The news of the postponement was revealed by the Kyrgyzstan Football Union.

Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar are in Group F of the second round of the Asian qualifiers as far as the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar is concerned. The match between hosts Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan was scheduled for March 30, 2021 until the latest development about its postponement. Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan are both in contention to qualify for the third round of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers in the Asian section. In Group F, Kyrgyzstan are in second spot behind league leaders Japan with seven points, while Myanmar are in fourth position with six points. The two teams have played five games apiece in the second round of the Asian qualifiers for World Cup 2022. Read More “KYRGYZSTAN vs. MYANMAR GAME POSTPONED”

WORLD CUP 2022: TWO MORE STADIUMS TO OPEN NEXT YEAR

 

As next year dawns on us, so is the next, and then the next one after it. The year 2022 is one that so many football fans are looking forward to as the world will witness another edition of football’s most prestigious tournament; the FIFA World Cup.


Qatar, the country that will host the World Cup is currently making sure that preparations continue to hot up and there is no relaxing at all. The country has promised to make the forthcoming World Cup tournament the best one yet by making provision for a very welcoming atmosphere and a great experience.
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CAF: QATAR 2022QUALIFYING FORMAT REVEALED

 

The FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying series has started in all the continents and the African continent is no exception as the race to qualify for the World Cup 2022 tournament is expected to gatherpace in the coming months.28 teams entered the first round of the qualifiers in the African section as the other teams were drawn bye into the second round.At the end of the two-legged ties involving the 28 teams, 14 teams qualified for the second round.


Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Angola, Malawi, Djibouti, Tanzania, Liberia, Mozambique, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Togo, Sudan and Rwanda all qualified at the end of the first round ties that took place in September 2019. In total, 40 teams are in the second round as far as the World Cup 2022 qualifiers in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) section is concerned. The 40 teams have been drawn into ten groups of four teams. Read More “CAF: QATAR 2022QUALIFYING FORMAT REVEALED”

PERU Footballers Became COVID-Positive before WC Qualifiers

 

The world is going through a tough time as COVID-19 has broken out as a pandemic. It has affected the whole world and especially the world. Since football is a body contact game, there are more chances of spreading the virus from one player to the other. Thus all the sports activities stopped for some time throughout the world. But the spread of COVID-19 couldn’t be stopped and two of the most important players in Peru got affected by this virus.


Rahul Ruidias and Alex Valera are going to miss the World Cup Qualifier match in opposition to Brazil in their away match. This news has also been confirmed by the Peruvian Football Federation.
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Qualifier Groups Finalized by CONCACAF

 

An important milestone was reached by CONCACAF with respect to FIFA World Cup Qatar qualifiers on August 19th. The draws took place for the qualifying competitions on this day at the home of the headquarters of FIFA that is based in Zurich, Switzerland. Results and proceedings are available on the official YouTube page of FIFA as well as on their official website, FIFA.com.


Live streaming of the event was not available for certain territories and countries such as Bahrain, Comoros, Algeria, Djibouti, Iran, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Libya, Morocco, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, UAE, Tunisia, Palestine, and Yemen. Other channels that aired the event were www.telemundodeportes.com for countries US, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa as well as by www.beINsports.com.
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