FIFA president Gianni Infantino revealed host cities for 2026 World Cup in United States, Canada, and Mexico on June 16. FIFA named 16 cities, 11 of which are in US, three in Mexico, and two in Canada. There was no word on where the opening or final game would be conducted. Infantino claimed, "By 2026 soccer or football will be the… read-more
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Seshadri Sukumar, a Chennai-based 66-year-old former bank employee turned into a full-time sports photographer following his passion for the last 35 years. As a photographer, he has traveled all around the world covering major sporting events including Olympics, FIFA, Asian Games, ICC Cricket tournaments, and many more. He also won a gold medal from the Photographic Society of America during the 2016 Rio Olympics for his iconic images.
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Citing renewed worldwide travel bans, the Bureau of the FIFA Council on December 24 announced the cancellation of Men's Under-20 and Under-17 World Cup for 2021. The event has now moved to 2023 with hosting rights given to Indonesia and Peru. FIFA also reported the automatic qualification of the current host countries, New Zealand and Australia, for… read-more
Considering the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, the FIFA Council has cancelled the Women’s U-17 World Cup that was scheduled to be held in India. The event, which was earlier pushed forward to February-March of 2021, has now been cancelled after its further postponement became unworkable. However, the cancelled event will take place in India in 2022 and FIFA has handed over the hosting rights for the same as well.
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For the 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup, a consortium of three countries - Belgium, Netherlands, and Germany - has applied to be the host. By the end of 2020, the consortium will produce official documents detailing the plans to the sport regulator FIFA. Reportedly, the countries have selected slogan “Three Nations, One Goal" for the collaboration. The 2023 edition will be hosted by New Zealand and Australia.
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Indian Mid-fielder Amarjit Singh has termed I-League as the perfect 'ladder' for him, with which he could make into the national football team. Amarjit led India in FIFA U-17 World cup in 2017. In an interview to AIFF TV, he said "After the world cup, we were provided with a ladder to improve further as a team". He added, playing at I-League has helped him to become a better… read-more
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Former football team captain Bhaichung Bhutia said that Indian football was getting better with every game played. Padma Shri and Arjuna Awardee Bhutia told AIFF TV that strengthening football at grassroots level was crucial to provide quality players for national team. He added that it was essential for achieving successes in AFC Asian Cup and FIFA youth World Cups. Bhutia is the first Indian to have played 100 international matches.
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