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Xavi insists a 48-team World Cup in Qatar ´will not be good´ 19.3.2019 SoccerNews.com - The Latest Soccer & Transfer News

Spain legend and World Cup 2022 global ambassador Xavi believes a 48-team tournament in Qatar ‘will not be good’. In 2017, FIFA voted to add an extra 16 teams to the 2026 competition, which will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Qatar tournament is currently scheduled to take place between November […]

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Xavi wants only 32 teams for Qatar 2022 World Cup 19.3.2019 Football: Live Football Scores, News, Transfers, Fixtures, Videos, Results - myKhel
Bengaluru, March 19: With the game's global governing body having come up with idea of expanding the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup from the exisiting 32 teams to a 48-team affair, the football world is divided over the matter. Should
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Xavi feels 32 teams better for World Cup 19.3.2019 Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more
In the scorching 2pm heat of south Mumbai (32 degrees Celsius approx), 2010 World Cup winner, Xavi Hernandez, entered a dry mud ground in Colaba on Monday to play ball with some kids.
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Mbappe more valuable than Messi & Ronaldo: Mourinho 19.3.2019 Football: Live Football Scores, News, Transfers, Fixtures, Videos, Results - myKhel
Paris, March 19: Jose Mourinho believes Kylian Mbappe's age and "incredible" ability makes him more valuable than even Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe has lifted the World Cup, won Ligue 1 twice, scored 55 top-flight
Mourinho: Mbappe more valuable than Messi & Ronaldo 19.3.2019 SoccerNews.com - The Latest Soccer & Transfer News

Jose Mourinho believes Kylian Mbappe’s age and “incredible” ability makes him more valuable than even Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe has lifted the World Cup, won Ligue 1 twice, scored 55 top-flight goals and been voted fourth in the Ballon d’Or all before his 21st birthday. And it is his youth […]

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Barcelona no longer want Griezmann? 18.3.2019 SoccerNews.com - The Latest Soccer & Transfer News

According to a recent report from Marca, Barcelona are no longer interested in signing Antoine Griezmann. The Atletico Madrid star was heavily linked with a move to the Nou Camp last summer, but after the release of an in-depth documentary, it was confirmed that he would be staying loyal to Atletico instead of joining Barca. […]

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2022 FIFA World Cup will be historic for Middle East: Xavi 18.3.2019 Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more
World Cup-winning ace Spanish footballer Xavi Hernandez sees the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar as a historic occasion for the entire Middle East.
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Wish I was older: Nathania John, 12, on U17 Women's World Cup 16.3.2019 ESPN FC News
Nathania's dream is to play for the Barcelona women's team. On Saturday morning when I was returning home from my football coaching, the Instagram account of 25-year-old professional woman footballer Brishti Bagchi, the first Indian woman to ply her trade in the American Women's Soccer League and someone who I follow, was to give me news that made me super excited. I read that India was going to host the U17 Women's World Cup in 2020 and I started jumping around in the car. My mother was driving up the hills, overtaking and all, and she asked me to keep...
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How feasible is to have a 48-team World Cup in 2022? 16.3.2019 Football: Live Football Scores, News, Transfers, Fixtures, Videos, Results - myKhel
Bengaluru/Doha, March 16: With FIFA reportedly open to the idea of expanding the 2022 FIFA World Cup from the existing 32 teams to 48, hosts Qatar are exploring the possibility of co-hosting the tournament with Middle East neighbours, though
What the FIBA World Cup draw means for Team USA 15.3.2019 www.espn.com - TOP
Answering all your questions about Team USA and the FIBA World Cup of basketball tournament this summer.
2019 AFC Beach Soccer Championship: UAE edge into another final, earn World Cup spot 15.3.2019 sport360.com
Jubilant UAE edged into both a second-successive AFC Beach Soccer Championship final and Beach Soccer World Cup after Waleed Beshr’s superb volley two minutes from the end defeated Oman 3-2. Friday’s pressure last-four clash between the Middle East neighbours in Pattaya, Thailand, seemed set for extra time after the Omanis twice came from behind to level. Beshr’s dramatic intervention, however, has teed up a showdown on Sunday against Japan, who cruised through with a 6-0 dismantling of Palestine. “I’d like to thank God for everything, I’d also like to thank my players for everything,” said Whites boss Mohamed Al Maazmi to the AFC. “This was a big match between UAE and Oman. “It was a tough and hard match between two strong teams. (World Cup qualification) is not my goal. I have one more step. My focus now is just on the final. “I’d also like to thank AFC for their organisation of this tournament.” A sixth-ever World Cup for the UAE will take place from November 21-December 1 in Paraguay. Before then, ...
2019 AFC Beach Soccer Championship: UAE secure shot at World Cup spot with Malaysia win 14.3.2019 sport360.com
The UAE have moved within one win of both a cherished spot at this year’s Beach Soccer World Cup and the ongoing 2019 AFC Beach Soccer Championship’s decider after they dismantled Malaysia 8-1 in Thursday’s quarter-final. The Whites were relentless in Pataya, Thailand and a three-goal opening period set-up their dominant triumph. Goalkeeper Mohamed Al Bahri, Haitham Mohamed (2), Kamal Ali, Ali Mohammad, Walid Mohammad (2) and Humaid Jamal got on the score sheet. Neighbours Oman await in Friday’s last-four tie (14:00 GST) after they edged Bahrain 5-3. Victory for Mohamed Al Maazmi’s men will secure one of three slots at November’s global event – which will represent a sixth-ever qualification – in Paraguay, plus set-up a chance to avenge 2017’s defeat in the Asian showpiece. “The high sense of responsibility from the players and their recognition of the value of the national badge had an important impact in achieving these positive results and to qualify for the semi-finals,” said assistant coach Saeed ...
2019 AFC Beach Soccer Championship: UAE full of ‘respect’ for Malaysia ahead of last-eight tie 13.3.2019 sport360.com
There will be no lack of “respect” from red-hot favourites the UAE when they battle surprise-package Malaysia in the 2019 AFC Beach Soccer Championship quarter-finals, according to coach Mohamed Al Maazmi. The south-east Asian side scraped into the last-eight from Group A because of their superior head-to-head record against hosts Thailand. They now meet continental heavyweights who were beaten in 2017’s showpiece by Iran, won all three Group B-fixtures in this edition and have earned five entries into the Beach Soccer World Cup. “I respect this team,” said Al Maazmi about Malaysia. “They are a good team.” “I think in the first game of the Malaysian team in this tournament they were not in form, but in the second match against Thailand which they won, Malaysia was very good, and in the third match I think they were unlucky. “I’m very surprised by this team, they have a good tactical level and a good coach. I think tomorrow will be a strong match between my team and Malaysia, and I hope for a good ...
Barcelona to sell Umtiti? 13.3.2019 SoccerNews.com - The Latest Soccer & Transfer News

According to a recent report from Calciomercato, Barcelona are open to the idea of selling Samuel Umtiti during the summer transfer window. The 25 year old defender’s contract is set to expire in 2023, although it seems more and more likely that he’ll be leaving soon. He has been at the Nou Camp since back […]

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Celtic looking at Srdjan Babic for defensive reinforcements 12.3.2019 SoccerNews.com - The Latest Soccer & Transfer News

Celtic are currently on their way to winning another domestic treble, by completing the trophies in Scottish Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup, but they are also looking at potential new deals in the summer. According to Daily Star, Celtic are interested in Srdjan Babic. The Serbian is a centre-back who currently plays for […]

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Louis van Gaal retires? 11.3.2019 SoccerNews.com - The Latest Soccer & Transfer News

“I am a pensioner now. I have no ambition to be a technical director or a TV pundit. My wife Truus gave up her job for me 22 years ago, and followed me when I went abroad. “I told her I would quit as a coach when I turned 55, but instead kept going until I […]

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UAE aim for final flourish versus Lebanon ahead of 2019 AFC Beach Soccer knockouts 10.3.2019 sport360.com
UAE boss Mohammed Al Maazmi and his troops are brimming with confidence as they attempt to roar into the 2019 AFC Beach Soccer Championship’s quarter-finals with victory against Lebanon. Both Middle East nations are through to the knockouts with a game to spare thanks to their 100-per-cent records against China and debutants Kyrgyzstan at Pattaya, Thailand. Added spice for Monday’s Group B-decider are memories of the epic semi-final in 2017’s previous edition, when a penalty shootout victory sent the Whites into that year’s Beach Soccer World Cup and ended their opponents’ dreams. “I came for this tournament and in my mind, my plan is to go step by step, respect each team in the tournament,” explained Al Maazmi, who knows a top-three finish will earn a cherished sixth entry into this November’s global event. “Inshallah, I will go to Paraguay without losing, and I will win the Asian title.” Lebanon have racked up 16 goals in their two matches, including an 11-2 thrashing of Kyrgyzstan. This is four more ...
FIFA's record finances reignites World Cup pay parity debate 7.3.2019 FOX Sports Digital
FIFA's record finances have renewed debate over why Women's World Cup winners earn so much less than their male counterparts
FIFA’s record finances reignites World Cup pay parity debate 7.3.2019 FOX Sports Digital
FIFA's record finances have renewed debate over why Women's World Cup winners earn so much less than their male counterparts
UAE aim for deep run at AFC Beach Soccer Championship 2019 in Thailand 6.3.2019 sport360.com
The UAE face debutants Kyrgyzstan on Thursday when they kick-off attempts to go one better and claim the AFC Beach Soccer Championship 2019. Mohamed Al Maazmi’s men wowed in 2017, enjoying an unexpected run to the final – where they lost 7-2 against hot-favourites Iran – and earning a return to that year’s Beach Soccer World Cup after missing out in 2013. Asia’s finest are now congregated in Pattaya, Thailand, from March 7-17. The Whites have been drawn in Group B, where they’ll also meet China and Lebanon. “I respect all the teams in this tournament and I think there is no weak team,” Al Maazmi said. “Kyrgyz Republic are participating for the first time in the AFC Beach Soccer Championship. I respect this team and I think all the teams are here to be competitive.” A trip into the unknown awaits for the UAE against opponents whose preparations included battling sub-zero temperatures. “Our country is very cold in winter, and it is very difficult to prepare the players,” explained boss Muktarbek Orozbakov. ...
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