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Bangladeshi engineering troops bring football joy to Makpandu, Western Equatoria State

They prepared a football ground in the area, played a friendly against the local team and handed over two sets of jerseys, footballs, a couple of trophies and a South Sudanese flag to the schools

There is a reason football is the world’s most popular sport: the beautiful game can be played almost everywhere. In Makpandu in Western Equatoria State, it used to be the word “almost” that defined the situation for boys and girls attending primary and secondary school, and everyone else in the…

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Video interviews – The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021

The video interviews are submitted as reaction files from The Best FIFA Football Awards 2021

The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021 ceremony, held as a virtual TV show from the Home of FIFA in Zurich (www.FIFA.com), crowned two household names, Alexia Putellas and Robert Lewandowski, as the outstanding players in women’s and men’s football respectively. The video interviews below are submitted as reaction files from…

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Alexia Putellas and Robert Lewandowski crowned The Best

Christine Sinclair and Cristiano Ronaldo receive The Best FIFA Special Awards in recognition of their respective international individual goalscoring records

FC Barcelona’s Spanish midfielder and FC Bayern München’s Polish striker claim top player prizes; Christiane Endler, Édouard Mendy, Emma Hayes and Thomas Tuchel among other winners ; Christine Sinclair and Cristiano Ronaldo receive The Best FIFA (FIFA.com) Special Awards in recognition of their respective international individual goalscoring records The Best FIFA  Football…

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Confederation of African Athletics’ president pays courtesy call to Sports Minister

The CAA president is on a four-day visit to gauge the progress achieved in the on-going preparations for the forthcoming 22nd CAA African Senior Athletics Championships to be hosted by Mauritius

The president of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), Mr Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Recreation, Mr Jean Christophe Stephan Toussaint, today, in Port-Louis. The CAA president is on a four-day visit to gauge the progress achieved in the on-going…

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The president of the African Athletics Confederation meets the President of the Republic of Mauritius

He was accompanied by the Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Recreation, Mr Jean Christophe Stephan Toussaint, as well as other personalities

The president of the African Athletics Confederation (AAC), Mr Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, paid a courtesy call on the President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun, this morning, at the State House, in Réduit. He was accompanied by the Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Recreation, Mr Jean Christophe Stephan Toussaint, as well as…

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FIFA publishes Global Transfer Report 2021

No fewer than 54,739 transfers across borders were recorded in 2021: 19,372 involving professionals (men and women) plus another 35,367 involving amateurs

A total of 54,739 transfers across borders recorded; Consistent growth in women’s football; Transfers in men’s football back to pre-pandemic levels FIFA has today published the 2021 edition of the Global Transfer Report, which charts the transfers of men’s and women’s players in both professional and amateur football. No fewer…

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FIFA mourns passing of François Carrard

Mr Carrard chaired the FIFA Reform Task Force in 2015

Former International Olympic Committee Director General has passed away in his home city of Lausanne, aged 83; Mr Carrard chaired the FIFA (www.FIFA.com) Reform Task Force in 2015. FIFA has paid tribute to the former director general of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) François Carrard, who has passed away at the…

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Final three nominees for The Best FIFA Women’s Player and The Best FIFA Men’s Player announced

These two awards are given to the outstanding players in women’s and men’s football as voted for by an international jury

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) has announced the final nominees for The Best FIFA Women’s Player and The Best FIFA Men’s Player; FIFA Legends Kristine Lilly and Sami Khedira discussed the finalists during a live online event; The virtual awards ceremony will be broadcast live from the Home of FIFA in Zurich on 17…

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African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) Fan Zone kicks off with spectacular opening ceremony

The African Union of Broadcasting launched the opening of its FAN ZONE, in the presence of important personalities and the general public

The 33rd Africa Cup of Nations Total Energies AFCON 2021 will kick off on Sunday, 9 January, 2022 at the Olembe Stadium, Yaoundé. As the event is fast approaching, excitement is getting into full gear and stakeholders are multiplying initiatives to make this edition a sparkling success. Thursday, 6 January…

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Orange holds first Pan-African football tournaments enabling youth to be actors of positive change, to tackle plastic waste, via their passion for football

Orange, a major partner of African football since 2008, is the official sponsor of the AFCON for the 7th time in a row

The Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 is a major event on the continent and this year’s edition is eagerly awaited following its postponement in 2021 due to the Covid crisis. In the lead up to the big event and as official sponsor, Orange (www.Orange.com) has held a…