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FIFA agrees to expand Women’s World Cup to 32 teams


United States won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup (Source: Twitter) The FIFA Council unanimously agreed to the proposal to expand the number of competing teams in the FIFA Women’s World Cup from 24 to 32 from the next edition on Wednesday. Owing to the success of the 2019 Women’s World Cup which took place in France, the proposal was ...

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U.S. men’s team supports women’s squad in equal-pay fight


U.S. women’s team have won two back-to-back World Cups under coach Jill Ellis (Source: vetembaste file photo) The U.S. men’s team on Tuesday accused the U.S. Soccer Federation of refusing to pay national team players a fair share of generated revenue as they gave their support to the women’s squad in their equal-pay lawsuit. The women’s team filed their lawsuit ...

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Gareth Bale wasn’t fit for Real Madrid’s Munich trip, says Zidane


Real Madrid manager says Gareth Bale was not fit for the Munich trip (Source: vetembaste file photo) Gareth Bale was not fit to travel with Real Madrid for their pre-season friendly against Tottenham Hotspur in Munich, manager Zinedine Zidane has said. Wales international Bale on Tuesday missed the Audi Cup match, which Spurs won 1-0, following the collapse of his ...

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US coach Jill Ellis stepping down after two World Cup titles


Jill Ellis sites personal reasons for stepping down as US women’s football team’s coach (Source: vetembaste File Photo) With two Women’s World Cup titles in hand, U.S. national team coach Jill Ellis says it’s time to move on. Ellis announced Tuesday that she’s resigning, just more than three weeks after the United States raised a second consecutive World Cup trophy ...

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Minerva Punjab FC sells 50 per cent stake to RoundGlass Sports


Ranjit Bajaj is the owner of Minerva FC. (Express Photo) Minerva Punjab FC, the 2017-18 I-League champions, has sold 50 per cent stake to RoundGlass Sports, another Punjab-based company. While talks were going on between the two sides for the a few months, the deal was announced on Tuesday after AIFF’s approval. The development means that RoundGlass Sports, which had ...

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US Soccer says it pays women’s team more than men, players say that’s not true


Megan Rapinoe gestures 4 as she holds the Trophy for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. (Source: vetembaste) By Andrew Das U.S. Soccer on Monday released a lengthy fact sheet detailing its financial commitment to the World Cup-winning women’s national team program, stepping squarely into the debate about equal pay only weeks before the federation and the team are scheduled to ...

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Sunil Chhetri believes in not being satisfied with the growth of Indian football, wants to keep working hard


Sunil Chhetri is the second-highest active goalscorer with 71 goals in international football (Source: Twitter) India captain Sunil Chhetri feels the country has made progress in the past 10 years but still remains far behind other Asian powers in fields such as grassroot development and talent scouting. Chhetri said the country still needs to do a lot of work to ...

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Football legend Ronaldinho reportedly facing financial troubles in Brazil


Ronaldinho. (Source: AP) A court in southern Brazil has forbidden ex-Barcelona striker Ronaldinho from selling 57 of his real estate properties due to an unpaid environmental fine and other debts, a Brazilian newspaper reported on Monday. The Folha de S.Paulo paper said the former World Player of the Year owes 9.5 million reais ($2.51 million) in unpaid environmental fines after ...

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Jiangsu Suning sign Ivan Santini to end Gareth Bale transfer hopes


Gareth Bale’s proposed move to Jiangsu had collapsed after Real’s board refused to approve his departure. (Source: vetembaste) Chinese Super League (CSL) side Jiangsu Suning have signed Croatian striker Ivan Santini whose arrival is expected to bring to an end the club’s pursuit of Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale. The signing of Santini from Anderlecht, which was announced by Jiangsu on ...

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Anderlecht to toe Vincent Kompany line despite opening defeat


Anderlecht to toe Vincent Kompany line despite opening defeat Vincent Kompany has said he will not be swayed from his plans to rebuild Anderlecht and will stick with a policy of fielding young players despite losing at home in his first match in charge of Belgium’s most successful club. Kompany’s debut turned into horror on Sunday as they were upset ...

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