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FIFA names first woman secretary general

Senegal's Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura, a United Nations veteran, became the first woman to be named as secretary general of soccer's world governing body FIFA on Friday. The 52-year-old, currently the UN Development Programm

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Swiss Infantino elected Fifa president

Gianni Infantino vowed on Friday to lead Fifa out of years of corruption and scandal after the former UEFA general secretary was elected to succeed his Swiss compatriot Sepp Blatter as president of football's world governing body.

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Former Fifa watchdog member gets 7 years jail

A former member of world soccer body Fifa's financial watchdog has been sentenced to seven years in prison in the Cayman Islands after being found guilty of fraud, his lawyer said. Canover Watson, who was a member of Fifa'

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Sheikh Salman positions as safest option in Fifa vote

In a Fifa presidential election where all candidates are presenting themselves as reformers, Asian soccer boss Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa is making his pitch as the safest option to officials beleaguered by the organisation's crisi

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Emirates takes Real partnership to new heights

Dubai's national carrier Emirates has sealed a deal with one of the world’s biggest football clubs Real Madrid under which a huge Real Madrid decal will be unveiled on one of the airline’s A380 aircraft. Touching d

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Emirates takes Real partnership to new heights

Dubai's national carrier Emirates has sealed a deal with one of the world’s biggest football clubs Real Madrid under which a huge Real Madrid decal will be unveiled on one of the airline’s A380 aircraft. Touching d

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Football pitch and coffee shop planned in Bahrain’s Galali

A new football pitch and coffee shop have been planned on vacant land in Galali, Muharraq. The Muharraq Municipal Council has proposed the project to the private landowner, who has agreed to fund the initiative, said a report in the Gulf D

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Kuwait threatened with Fifa ban

Kuwait, home to influential sports power broker Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, has been threatened with a ban by Fifa because of government interference in the running of the local football association. World governing body Fifa

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Liverpool FC launches coaching programme in UAE

Liverpool Football Club has launched its first full-time coaching programme in the UAE.    Together with partner Pesco, a Dubai-based sports and events management company, the Reds will deliver ongoing playe

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Oman Air continues partnership with OFA

Oman Air, the national carrier of the country, is further continuing its role as the 'Official Carrier of the National Team' following the recent signing of an agreement between the two organisations. Paul Gregorowitsch, Oman Ai

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