The Magic of World Cup Football

The Magic of World Cup Football

 December 23, 2017   R K Gupta

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Inarguably, 2108 FIFA World Cup in Russia is the next big global sporting event. And yet again, there can be no argument on football’s field participation, general interest, commercial advantage and viewership. It is quite simply the world’s most popular game and it would be impossible to find an individual, who can claim to have […]

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Just One Team Waiting for Qualification in Russia’s 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

Just One Team Waiting for Qualification in Russia’s 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

 February 1, 2017   R K Gupta

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Ahead of the 2018 World Cup, Russia is hosting another FIFA event. The European nation was awarded the hosting rights for 10th edition of FIFA Confederations Cup in December 2010, soon after they had also bagged the honor of staging next year’s FIFA World Cup. The quadrennial 8-team event of men’s football traditionally features confederations […]

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Ronaldo Revives Real’s Fortunes with a Hat-trick to Help His Team Win FIFA Club World Cup

 December 24, 2016   R K Gupta

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This year’s Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo proved his star status in the final of 2016 FIFA Club World Cup played at Yokohama Japan on December 18. Real Madrid were down in the dumps in 51st minute of their final with hosts Kashima Antlers, who led 2-1 until the 60th minute. But when Kashima’s Shuto […]

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FIFA Women World Cups

Double Delight for North Koreans in FIFA U-20 & U-17 Women’s World Cups

 December 24, 2016   R K Gupta

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A little over two weeks ago, a new champion emerged in women’s football. That was not an ordinary event but FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup staged in the Oceanic island nation of Papua New Guinea in South-Western Pacific region, just north of Australia. In the final on December 3, North Korea defeated France 3-1 in […]

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FIFA World Cup Football Organization

The Whole Gamut of FIFA World Cup Football Organization and Qualification

 September 8, 2016   R K Gupta

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The first week of September 2016 was abuzz with several World Cup qualification matches played all across the globe. These matches were part of the third and fourth round stages in qualification for 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The process of qualification began on March 12, 2015 and it will conclude on November 6, […]

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World Cup 2018 qualification draw

UEFA section of World Cup 2018 qualification draw affected by suspicious FIFA rankings

 July 28, 2015   John Welsh

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At the conclusion of the weekend qualifying draw for the World Cup to be staged in Russia during 2018, the UEFA section provided some rather intriguing groups with Spain and Italy paired amongst others in Group G while Netherlands will play two games against France as they seek a successful outcome from Group A. Yet […]

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2018 Football World Cup

Bells Have Started Ringing For 2018 Football World Cup in Russia

 July 24, 2015   R K Gupta

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In a little over 24 hours from now, the first important official event of 2018 FIFA Russia World Cup will unfold in Saint Petersburg’s historic Konstantin Palace. The grand show will be attended by such luminaries as Cristiano Ronaldo, Diego Forlan, Fabio Cannavaro, Samuel Eto, Oliver Bierhoff, Rinat Dasaev and Alexander Kerzhakov. These iconic footballers […]

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England, USA and Japan Complete Quarterfinal Line-up in Women’s 2015 FIFA World Cup

 June 24, 2015   R K Gupta

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Despite putting up a better show, Norway exited from the 2015 women’s World Cup as heroic efforts from England left them in the lurch. In the first match at Ottawa’s Lansdowne Stadium on Monday June 22, 2015, the first half remained scoreless but Norway dominated play. Nine minutes after the break, the Scandinavians went 1-0 […]

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FIFA and World Cup bids

FIFA reputation at stake as World Cup bidding controversies continue

 November 20, 2014   John Welsh

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Controversy appears to have haunted the corridors FIFA ever since the World Cup tournaments of 2018 and 2022 were awarded to Russia and Qatar respectively. Several countries were involved in protracted bids to stage the prestigious football event but accusations of corruption and malpractice have been levelled at various bodies as a result of the […]

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FIFA World Cup Quarterfinal Line-up Decided after Matches Played on Monday & Tuesday

 July 2, 2014   R K Gupta

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At the end of four matches, over the last two days, it is now clear as to who will play whom for semifinal berths in the Brazil World Cup. In Monday’s two matches, France beat Nigeria 2-0 to set up a showdown with Germany, who were less than convincing in their 2-1 victory against Algeria […]

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