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FIFA Council approves key organisational elements of FIFA World Cup

Kolkata, Oct 27 (IBNS): The FIFA Council convened in Kolkata on Friday and decided on a few important elements related to the FIFA World Cup, for both next year’s edition in Russia and the future of football’s showpiece competition.

Maria Sharapova out of Wimbledon qualifying with injury

Moscow, June 11 (IBNS): Russian Tennis star Maria Sharapova is all set to miss the Wimbledon qualifying at Roehampton due to injury.

Ineligible player suspension: FIFA rejects Bolivia appeal

Zurich, Feb 4 (IBNS): The FIFA Appeal Committee has rejected the appeals lodged by the Bolivian Football Association (FBF) in the cases relating to the fielding of an ineligible player – Nelson Cabrera – in the preliminary competition matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, an official release said.

Russia doping scandal: At least 1000 athletes involved, says McLaren report

Moscow, Dec 10 (IBNS): The McLaren report, authored by lawyer Richard McLaren has said that at least 1000 Russian athletes benefitted from a state-sponsored doping programme in 2011 and 2015, media reports said.

FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 tickets to go on public sale on Dec 1 2016

Zurich, Dec 1 (IBNS): With the eight participating countries' routes to glory at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 now mapped out, as of Thursday, Dec 1 2016, 12.00 CET/14.00 MSK time, fans will be able to apply for tickets with just a few mouse clicks on the exclusive sales website, an official release stated.

Wolf chosen as 2018 FIFA World Cup Official Mascot and named Zabivaka

Zurich, Oct 22 (IBNS): A wolf who radiates fun, charm and confidence has been chosen by the Russian public as the Official Mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, an official release stated on Friday.

Indian U16 boys to play against Ufa youth team

New Delhi, July 27 (IBNS): With the India U-16 A Team busy on their exposure Tour in Germany, All India Football Federation has arranged for an International Friendly match for the U-16 B National Team boys who have been practising in Goa.

Rio Olympics: IOC not to impose blanket ban on Russia

Lausanne, July 24 (IBNS): Giving relief, the The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided not to impose blanket ban on Russia from Rio Olympics following the doping scandal which hit the nation recently.

Alfa-Bank unveiled as first-ever Regional Supporter for the FIFA World Cup

Zurich, July 19 (IBNS): Russia’s Alfa-Bank was announced as the first FIFA World Cup Regional Supporter during an event in Moscow on Monday, marking an important milestone in FIFA’s commercial strategy, an official release said.

Wonderful Wales win group and oust Russia

Toulouse, June 21 (IBNS): Wales stormed through to the knockout phase of their first UEFA EURO finals as they eliminated Russia and won Group B into the bargain.

Sanctions imposed on Russian Football Union

Nyon, June 14 (IBNS) The independent UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has met in Paris to deal with the disciplinary proceedings opened against the Russian Football Union (RFS) following the incidents which occurred inside the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille at the UEFA EURO 2016 match against England on 11 June (1-1).

Russia, Korea Republic in disappointing draw

Cuiaba, June 18 ( Errors at either end saw Russia and Korea Republic share the spoils in Group H, with Igor Akinfeev gifting the Asian side the lead before Alexander Kerzhakov tapped in following a goal-mouth scramble to see it finish 1-1.