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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EURO 2016

EURO 2016: Full-time: England 1-1 Russia

 June 12, 2016   kridangan

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With the last minute goal by captain Berezutski Russia finished match with score 1-1 Match reactions Russia celebrate the goal that grabbed them a late draw.#ENGRUS #EURO2016 — UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 11, 2016   Sometimes a draw feels like a defeat. #ENGRUS #EURO2016 — UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 11, 2016 […]

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Russian Women Basketball Team

Olympic Qualification System Deprives Russian Women’s Basketball Team of Rio 2016 Berth

 August 11, 2015   R K Gupta

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On June 28, 2015, Russian women’s basketball team played against Turkey for the fifth place in the Euro-Basket tournament at Budapest. A win would have sent the Russians to another last-chance Olympic qualifying tournament in 2016 but they lost to Turkey 66-68 on the buzzer. With the sixth place finish, their dreams of Olympic qualification […]

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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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Canada Beat Russia to Win 2015 IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Title on Monday

 January 6, 2015   R K Gupta

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It has been six years since Canada last won the U-20 World Junior Championship. That happened in 2009 at Ottawa and it was the fifth consecutive championship victory for the Canadian boys. Since then, their only medal had been a bronze in the 2012 edition of the tournament. On January 5, 2015, Canada reversed the […]

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Russian Ice Hockey team disappoints an expectant home nation

 February 21, 2014   John Welsh

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When Russian president Vladimir Putin spent a reported £30 billion to allow the staging of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, he and a nationwide audience may have expected a better display from the nation’s ice hockey team. After starting the tournament as second favourites behind Canada, an unexpected 3-1 quarter-final defeat by Finland was […]

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