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FIFA Announce Plans To Raise $1bn For Africa

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FIFA Announce Plans To Raise $1bn For Africa

Football’s world governing body has announced plans to raise $1 billion dollars to build at least one stadium that would FIFA standards in each African country.

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino was talking in Lubumbashi during the 80th anniversary celebrations of DR Congo side TP Mazembe.

He insisted that FIFA wants African football to shine and will work with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and other stakeholders to improve refereeing, infrastructure and competitions on the continent

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One of the plans is for FIFA to create a professional and elite group of African referees who will be independent of administration and political bodies.

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IPL Cricket Set To Kick Off In UAE Amid India COVID-19 Crisis

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IPL Cricket Set To Kick Off In UAE Amid India COVID-19 Crisis

Indian premier league starts on Saturday, but the twenty20 tournament is expected to be a welcome relief to cricket fans during the coronavirus pandemic.

The short-form extravaganza normally starts in March but, along with other major international sporting events, was postponed as countries went into virus lockdowns.

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It was then moved to the United Arab Emirates as cases rose in India.

All the eight teams have been in strict, bio-secure “bubbles” since landing in the UAE.

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There will be no gala opening ceremony for the world’s richest t20 league, and the games will be played behind closed doors at three venues including Dubai and Sharjah.

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Neymar Slapped With Two-Match Ban As LFP Investigates Racism Allegations

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Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has been handed a two-match ban following his dismissal against Olympique Marseille last weekend.

Neymar was expelled from the match for slapping the I’OM defender on the back of the head.

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Neymar then accused his opponent of directing racial slurs at him during their exchange, taking to social media to call for action to be taken against the Spanish defender.

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Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) disciplinary committee has promised to investigate the racial slurs while Neymar serves his match ban

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Benfica Out Of UEFA Champions League Qualifying Round

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European cup former winners, Benfica, crashed out of the 2020/2021 UEFA champions league third qualifying round on Tuesday.

Serbia winger, Andrija Zivkovic, scored against his former club Benfica a week after leaving them.

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Dynamo Kiev also advanced to the play-off round with a 2-nil home win over Dutch side Az Alkmaar.

Benfica won Europe’s premier club competition in 1961 and 1962.

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