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Daily Archives: June 4, 2019

Road to 2022 World Cup begins in Mongolia


The long road to the 2022 World Cup finals begins in the footballing backwaters of Mongolia on Thursday as the first games that count towards qualification for Qatar are hosted in Asia. Mongolia, who have only ever won a single World Cup qualifying match, host Brunei Darussalam in the first of six first round qualifiers across Asia, which also serve ...

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UEFA confirms new laws will not be implemented at Nations League


UEFA. (Source: File) This week’s Nations League finals and Euro 2020 qualifiers will not feature changes to the laws of the game which officially came into effect from June, European soccer governing body UEFA said on Tuesday. The new rules however  would be enforced at Women’s World Cup in France starting this Saturday. UEFA said the new rules, including red ...

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World Cup 2019: Sunil Chhetri, Thomas Muller extend their support to Indian cricket team


Thomas Muller shared a picture of him in an Indian jersey holding a cricket bat. (Twitter/esmuellert_) Sunil Chhetri sent his best wishes to the Virat Kohli-led Indian unit, who are currently gearing up for their World Cup campaign in England and Wales. The footballer along with teammates shared their regards through a video posted on the official Twitter account of ...

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino struggles to turn big plans into reality


FIFA President Gianni Infantino. (File Photo) Globe-trotting FIFA president Gianni Infantino, set to be re-elected unopposed on Wednesday, will have plenty of unfinished business in his second mandate, having seen his grandiose plans for football partly frustrated in his first term. The Swiss lawyer has visited dozens of countries, from Sao Tome and Principe to Papua-New Guinea, swept away much ...

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Qatar will host last old-style Club World Cups before expansion


Representational Image (File Photo) Qatar will host the final two of the old-style seven-team Club World Cup tournaments before the competition is expanded to 24 teams from 2021, global soccer body FIFA said on Monday. FIFA confirmed that Qatar would stage the event in 2019 and 2020 when it would also serve as a test for the World Cup which ...

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