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Volume 6 No. 217

International Football

FIFA has increased the prize money for the 2013 Confederations Cup, according to PORTAL 2014. The event will see FIFA award $20M in prize money, a 14% increase from the South Africa edition in '09. The country that wins this summer's tournament will receive $4.1M. Second place will be awarded $3.6M and third place $3M. Even teams knocked out in the group stage will receive $1.7M. The field for the tournament includes Brazil, Spain, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Uruguay and Tahiti (PORTAL 2014, 2/15).

Football Kenya Federation jointly with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports "are in the process of submitting a bid to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as well as the 2015 Africa Youth Championships," according to XINHUA. A statement from the federation read, "After the opening of bids by CAF for the above mentioned tournaments, football Kenya has been seeking government guarantees to solidify the bid as required by the African football governing body." It continued, "We can now confirm that the government through the Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports has given us a green light to bid for the said Championships." Kenya currently has two existing FIFA/CAF approved stadiums: Moi International Sports Centre and the Nyayo National Stadium (XINHUA, 2/16).