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FIFA bans Equatorial Guinea from 2019 Women World Cup

FIFA has banned Equatorial Guinea from the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France for fielding 10 ineligible players and using forged documents. The players all took part in qualifying for the 2016 Olympic women’s tournament in Brazil.  FIFA has also imposed a fine of $102,000 on the country’s football association.  The two-time champions will not …

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Caf elections: Fifa president Infantino has stated he has ‘no say’ in matter

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Fifa president Gianni Infantino has stated he has no influence on next month’s Confederation of African Football presidential elections. Infantino’s comments come after he attended a party on Thursday hosted by the chairman of the Council of Southern African Football Associations, which has endorsed Caf candidate Ahmad Ahmad. Madagascar FA …

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South Africa sack coach Mashaba over insults

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South Africa coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba was fired Thursday for insulting top football officials last month, the national association said. The sacking was expected after heated exchanges between the 66-year-old and South African Football Association (SAFA) president Danny Jordaan following a World Cup qualifier. Mashaba refused to accept the touchline …

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Fifa says anti-racism taskforce had ‘completed work’

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Fifa has defended its decision to scrap an anti-racism taskforce, saying it had completed the work it set out to do. The Fifa Taskforce Against Racism and Discrimination was set up in 2013 to develop recommendations for tackling the issue. Critics have questioned the dismantling of the group, saying racism …

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