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Fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit set for Amsterdam

    Fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit set for Amsterdam

    Presidents and general secretaries of 21 FIFA member associations from three confederations will meet in Amsterdam for the latest FIFA Executive Football Summit on 16 January, in a bid to work together and continue shaping the future of world football.

    Giggs takes Wales post

      Giggs takes Wales post

      2008 FIFA Club World Cup winner Ryan Giggs, who won 64 Wales caps between 1991 and 2007, replaces previous boss Chris Coleman, who left for English Championship side Sunderland in November. 

      Simonyan: Russia reaching final four would be huge success

        Simonyan: Russia reaching final four would be huge success

        Captain of the USSR team at Sweden 1958, who also scored the Soviets' first ever goal in FIFA's most prestigious competition, Nikita Simonyan speaks with FIFA.com to revisit the World Cup 60 years ago and share his thoughts on the upcoming tournament on home soil in Russia.

        The Vikings needed a miracle against the Saints ... they got a beautiful one

          Marcus Mariota greets Tom Brady after Saturday’s playoff game

          This has been a season of improbable storylines for Minnesota, and now they are one victory away from a Super Bowl in their own backyard

          In 51 years of Super Bowls no team has ever played for football’s championship on their home field. The closest were the Los Angeles Rams, who in their previous run as tenants of the LA Coliseum, lost the 1980 S

          Maria Sharapova’s reception a reminder of indifference to doping | Sean Ingle

            Maria Sharapova Melbourne crowds are likely to offer warm support to her this week and research suggests fans continue to back stars and sports laid low by doping scandals

            Here is a prediction. Every time Maria Sharapova steps on to court at the Australian Open this year she will be greeted with shrieks of: “Come on Maria!” and elongated waves of goodwill. There w

            Danny Cipriani: ‘I’ve had talks with a French club but nothing’s decided yet’

              Danny Cipriani The Wasps fly-half has had an up-and-down career but, 10 years on from his England debut, he is excited about the next chapter … wherever that may be

              ‘I’ve had enough heartsore moments but the one thing about me that people can’t question is my resilience,” Danny Cipriani says on a cold, drizzly afternoon. We’re having lunch in a quiet Italian rest

              Ben Stokes charged with affray over incident outside Bristol nightclub

                Ben Stokes will appear before Bristol magistrate’s court. • ‘I am keen to have an opportunity to clear my name,’ says player
                • Stokes missed Ashes but is provisionally named in Twenty20 squad

                The England cricketer Ben Stokes has vowed to clear his name after he was charged with affray following an incident outside a nightclub in September.

                The 26-year-old all-rounder, who was arrested on suspicion of

                Away from the big boys, cycling teams are struggling to survive | Kieran Pender

                  Away from the big boys, cycling teams are struggling to survive | Kieran Pender As Tour Down Under kicks off the World Tour season the finances in the pro peloton make grim viewing for many

                  Picturesque Adelaide, the annual host to the UCI World Tour’s season opener, provides few clues as to the financial challenges facing cycling. Almost a million fans will line the roads over the coming week to watch all 18 World Tour teams c

                  Moeen Ali: I felt I was letting down the team and fans during Ashes

                    Moeen Ali: I felt I was letting down the team and fans during Ashes • Spinner felt pressure after poor performance during Ashes
                    • Moeen played important containing role with ball in ODI win

                    Few players have had a tougher tour than Moeen Ali. A humbling Ashes series that brought only 179 runs and four wickets in five Tests left the all‑rounder a shell of his exuberant self.

                    Even the five-wicket win on Sunday in the

                    LeBron James says Donald Trump has allowed racists to operate without fear

                      LeBron James says Donald Trump has allowed racists to operate without fear
                      • NBA star uses Martin Luther King Day to attack US president
                      • James praises King for contribution to American society

                      LeBron James has spoken about the corrosive effects of racism – and aimed criticism at Donald Trump – on Martin Luther King Day.

                      “The state of racism will never die, but what we cannot do is allow it to conquer us as people,” James said

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