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Morocco Yet To Provide Specifics On 2026 World Cup Bid

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 18 / 18

The "dominant feature" of Morocco’s bid to stage the 2026 World Cup "appears to be that no one talks about it," according to Tariq Panja of the N.Y. TIMES. In contrast to the joint candidacy of the U.S., Mexico and Canada -- a bid announced last August "atop the Freedom Tower in New York ...

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H+K Becomes La Liga's PR Agency In Nigeria

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FIFA Bans Ghanaian Referee For Life

FIFA said that it banned Joseph Lamptey for life after the Ghanaian referee took decisions during a 2018 World Cup qualifier "to make certain bets successful," according to Piers Edwards of the BBC. Lamptey was sanctioned after notable errors in South Africa's 2-1 win over Senegal in '16. FIFA: ...

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VAR System Could Be Amended In U.K.

The video assistant referee system "faces an amendment after it made its debut in English competition this week," according to the BBC. VAR was used in the FA Cup tie between Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace and again in the English Football League Cup match between Chelsea and Arsenal. ...

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Canal, Kwesé Sports Acquire Ligue 1 Rights In Africa

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Sportpesa Cancels $5.8M Sponsorship

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Troops To Withdraw From Stadium Mogadishu

Somali PM Hassan Ali Kheyre announced the units of African Union peacekeeping troops in Somalia stationed at Stadium Mogadishu "will withdraw from the facility" by '18, according to Maxamuud Axmed of SOMALIWEYN. He said that the time for getting Stadium Mogadishu "back into use" has come, ...

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FIFA To Investigate Liberian FA

After months of "damning stories" and rumors surrounding "financial corruption in the Liberian FA" and its "controversial" president, Musa Bility, the investigatory chamber of FIFA’s Ethics Committee stepped in to investigate, according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Early re ...

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Senegal Signs Puma To €2.5M Kit Deal

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