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Rwanda to bid for 2019 Under-17 World Cup

Rwanda's Football Association (Ferwafa) is preparing to finalise its bid to host the 2019 Under-17 World Cup. The Ferwafa president Vincent Nzamwita insists the country is capable of host a tournament of such a stature.

Zambia out of Under-20 World Cup

Zambia's hopes of becoming only the second African nation to win the Under-20 World Cup are over after a 3-2 defeat to Italy on Monday. A thrilling quarter-final tie in Suwon, South Korea, was settled in extra-time by a goal from Luca Vido.…

Qatar completes first air-conditioned 2022 World Cup stadium

A big step on Qatar’s road to the 2022 World Cup has been taken. A proposed fully air-conditioned venue for the 2022 World Cup, the Khalifa International Stadium has been completed. First built in 1976, the stadium’s capacity has been…

Fifa ratifies nine African World Cup places

The Fifa Council has ratified the decision to give Africa nine automatic places when the World Cup expands to 48 teams in 2026. The move was confirmed on Tuesday in Bahrain - the continent currently has five spots at the tournament. A…

Ivory Coast recruit French juniors in World Cup bid

The Ivory Coast have persuaded two French junior internationals to switch allegiance and play for them, strengthening their squad for the resumption of World Cup qualifiers later in the year, the country's football federation has said.

Gyan to miss crunch World Cup qualifier

Ghana forward Asamoah Gyan will miss the 2018 World Cup showdown against Egypt on 13 November. The Black Stars captain is not expected to recover in time from the knock he picked up while training with his UAE club, Al Ahli on Tuesday. The…