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Bundesliga Wrap, Matchday 26 – Bayern miss chance to go 12 points clear

By Sammy Wejinya Bayern Munich had their lead at the top of the 2021-22 German Bundesliga standings trimmed to seven points after playing out a 1-1 draw with Hoffenheim. Robert Lewandowski cancelled out Christoph Baumgartner's goal as the Bavarians hit...

FIFA to discuss workers situation in Qatar with Amnesty International

FIFA will welcome a delegation of Amnesty International (AI) on Monday, 14 March 2022 at the Home of FIFA in Zurich to discuss the situation of migrant workers in Qatar in connection with the FIFA World Cup Qatar...

Bundesliga Preview, Matchday 26 – In form Bayern look to extend lead at top...

By Sammy Wejinya The 2021-22 Bundesliga season is entering the decisive phase as the German top flight is slowly but surely heading to the finish line. League leaders, Bayern Munich were in supreme form on the continent in midweek, smashing RB...

Breaking the Bias and taking women’s football Beyond Greatness on IWD

 Secretary General Fatma Samoura celebrated IWD2022 at Expo 2020; She detailed the growing number of women in leading positions globally; The audience also heard how next year's FIFA Women's World Cup could break records again FIFA’s Secretary General Fatma Samoura...

FIFA adopts temporary employment and registration rules in relation to Ukraine war

FIFA has adopted temporary employment and registration rules to address several issues in relation to war in UkraineThe principles were set out in the form of a temporary annexe to the RSTP (Annexe 7) entitled “Temporary...

Bundesliga Wrap, Matchday 25 – Vulnerable Bayern draw against Leverkusen at the Allianz

By Sammy Wejinya League leaders Bayern Munich added a point to their eight-point lead at the summit of the 2021-22 Bundesliga standings after they were held to a 1-1 draw by third-placed Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Niklas Sule netted the opener for...

Bundesliga Preview Week 25 – All to play for as Bayern take on third...

By Sammy Weijinya The clock is ticking fast as with 10 rounds to go, the 2021-22 German Bundesliga season is gradually nearing the finale.The biggest game of this matchday goes down at Allianz Arena as league leaders, Bayern Munich entertain...

FIFA/UEFA suspend Russian clubs and national teams from all competitions

Following the initial decisions adopted by the FIFA Council and the UEFA Executive Committee, which envisaged the adoption of additional measures, FIFA and UEFA have today decided together that all Russian teams, whether national representative teams or club teams,...

Bundesliga – Sane sends Bayern clear

By Sammy Wejinya Bayern Munich have extended their lead at the top of the German Bundesliga standings to eight points following their 1-0 win at 10th placed Eintracht Frankfurt. Leroy Sane's goal on 71 minutes was enough to ensure the Bavarians...

Bureau of the FIFA Council takes initial measures with regard to war in Ukraine

First and foremost, FIFA would like to reiterate its condemnation of the use of force by Russia in its invasion of Ukraine. Violence is never a solution and FIFA expresses its deepest solidarity to all people affected by what...