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2025 AFCON Is Scheduled for July and August

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has reached an agreement in principle for the 2025 Cup of Nations to be played in July and August next year in Morocco, according to a CAF official. Earlier this month, CAF president Patrice Motsepe refused to confirm the dates of the next Africa Cup of Nations. However, playing […]

FIFA Demands Forfeit Matches When Fans are Racist

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino has called for the implementation of an automatic forfeit of games for teams whose fans commit racist abuse. It follows recent incidents at Udinese and Sheffield Wednesday, which he described as “totally abhorrent” Infantino said in a post on X that there should be harsher punishments, as FIFA and football shows […]

Nigeria Defeats Burundi 1-0 in FIFA U-20 Women Qualifiers

Nigeria’s Under 20 Women’s football team, the Falconets on Sunday defeated Burundi 1-0 in the first leg of their FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup final qualifying round fixture played in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Nigeria will now face Burundi in the second leg encounter at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Jan. 20, for […]

FIFA Threatens To Suspend Brazil Over Confederation President’s Removal

FIFA has warned Brazil that it could suspend its national teams and clubs from international competitions if an intervention by its soccer body leads to the election of a new president in January. FIFA said in a letter to a Brazilian soccer executive that the country’s soccer body, CBF, could face suspension if it does […]

Saudi Arabia’s First FIFA Club World Cup All Set For Kick-off

The Fifa Club World Cup breaks new ground next month when it takes place for the first time in Saudi Arabia.  In another first, European champions Manchester City debut at the tournament, and will feature alongside the likes of hosts Al Ittihad, Egypt’s Al Ahly and South American champions Fluminense. The Brazilian side were confirmed […]

Super Eagles drawn in Pot 1 of the 2026 FIFA World Cup African qualifiers

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have been drawn in Pot 1 of the 2026 FIFA World Cup African qualifiers, which draw will hold in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on July 13, 2023. The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be hosted by the United States, Canada and Mexico.  The seedings, released by the world football governing body yesterday, were […]

FIFA Receive Bid To Host The Women’s World Cup in 2027

FIFA has received four bids to host the Women’s World Cup in 2027. Brazil and South Africa have submitted bids, while Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany have launched a joint expression of interest. The United States and Mexico have also put in a combined bid to stage the tournament. Countries have to submit their full […]

FIFA strips under-17 World Cup from Peru

FIFA said on Monday it had withdrawn the 2023 under-17 World Cup from Peru“given the inability of the host country to fulfil its commitments to completing theinfrastructure required”.The governing body of world football said the 24-team competition would still bestaged on the planned dates, November 10-December 2 and it “will now designate anew host in […]

Super Falcons will be ready for FIFA Women’s World Cup

President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ibrahim Gusau, on Sunday inAbuja assured that nine-time African champions Nigeria would be ready for the 9thFIFA Women’s World Cup finals.Gusau, while speaking during the Nigeria leg of the FIFA Women’s World CupTrophy Tour, said the Falcons would put up an excellent show during the 2023 FIFAWomen’s World Cup […]

FIFA Set To Retain Four-Teams Groups At 2026 World Cup

 A decision to switch the 2026 World Cup format back to four-team groups could be confirmed later this month. The expanded 48-team competition in the United States, Mexico and Canada was due to feature 16 groups of three. But the excitement generated by last year’s tournament in Qatar, when some groups went down to tense […]