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Le Graët backs two years World Cup ahead of meeting with Uefa President

Noël Le Graët, the president of the French Football Federation, FFF has again reiterated his support for the study commissioned by the FIFA Congress to review the International Calendar among other reforms, chief of which is the proposal to...

Nominees for The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021 revealed

Shortlists for players’, goalkeepers’ and coaches’ prizes announced Public voting via FIFA.com: votes can be cast until 10 December 2021 The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021 show to take place on 17 January 2022 FIFA has revealed the candidates shortlisted for The Best FIFA...

Manuchim Ogundu’s Mainz 05 experience

LAST MONTH FSV MAINZ 05 WAS ABLE TO PROOF THE SUSTAINABILITY OF THEIR INTERNATIONAL ACTIVATIONS ONE MORE TIME. WITH THE 21 YEAR OLD MANUCHIM OGUNDU THE FIRST PARTICIPANT OF THE CLUBS ACTIVITIES IN NIGERIA LANDED IN GERMANY FOR ONE...

Koulibaly comes out in favour of a World Cup every two years

Senegal's national football squad captain, Kalidou Koulibaly, has thrown his weight behind the idea of having the World Cup every two years rather than the current four-year cycle - a suggestion first mooted by former coaching great, Arsene Wenger, as...

Fans want more FIFA World Cups – report

By Sammy Wejinya More FIFA World Cup Championships are what fans are after, according to a global online survey. The insight comes courtesy of a July online survey commissioned by the world footballing body and the results are to be...

Bundesliga wrap: Gnabry pushes Bayern over the line, Borussia Dortmund struggle.

Bayern Munich registered their first win of the 2021-22 Bundesliga season as they dug deep to fight off a resilient FC Köln. The victory came thanks to Serge Gnabry's winner which helped the reigning champions to a 3-2 win on...

Havertz donates funds to help flood victims in Germany

Germany international Kai Havertz has donated a reported sum of 200,000 euros to the Red Cross in order to help victims of widespread flooding in Germany. The 22-year-old expressed shock at the images coming back from his motherland, specifically his...

Bundesliga: Nagelsman rubbishes Lewandowski rumours

Julian Nagelsmann has rubbished talks of the possible exit of Robert Lewandowski. Reports circulated that the 32-year-old was seeking a new challenge after a hugely successful seven-year stay at Allianz Arena. Clubs like Manchester United, Manchester City and Real Madrid have...

Bundesliga: Goretzka to stay at Bayern

Leon Goretzka has agreed terms to a new contract with Bayern Munich. Goal and Spox have reported that the midfielder is set to end talks of a possible exit by signing a new long-term deal at Allainz Arena. The Germany...

Rose tips Haaland for greatness

Borussia Dortmund’s Norwegian striker, Erling Haaland has been tipped to improve and become a more complete footballer by head coach of Die Schwarzgelben, Marco Rose. Haaland has been a big hit since arriving at Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg and...