FIFA World Cup

As Roger Milla and Francois Omam-Biyik — two of the architects of Cameroon’s finest footballing hour — each celebrate their birthday this week, ESPN’s Ed Dove remembers the Indomitable Lions of 1990 and their unforgettable World Cup exploits. To date, no side has matched the Central Africans’ performance in Italy, where they reached the quarterfinals
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Football great Pele was hospitalised in Paris on Wednesday because of a urinary infection following a meeting with Kylian Mbappe in the French capital, his spokesman said. Pepito Fornos told The Associated Press the three-time World Cup champion will be in hospital for up to two days. “He was a little shaky and they detected
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Skillzy is a ‘larger-than-life character inspired by freestyling, street and panna culture’. With qualification for the tournament now well and truly underway, UEFA has revealed the official mascot for the 2020 European Championship. Skillzy was unveiled in front of 55,000 fans on the pitch at the Amsterdam Arena ahead of Sunday night’s qualifier between Netherlands
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino will be pushing for an expanded 2022 World Cup, among other things, when the council convenes on Friday. The FIFA Council is the 37-member assembly that replaced the Executive Committee following the election of Gianni Infantino as the president of the game’s governing body back in 2016. It includes representatives from
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Coutinho, right, made 15 appearances for Brazil. Brazilian striker Coutinho, a 1962 World Cup winner who Pele considered his favorite attacking partner at Santos FC, has died. He was 75. Santos announced Coutinho’s death in a statement on Twitter on Monday. The club said he died at home and his funeral will be at Santos’
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