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Brazil claimed third place at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 with a 2-0 victory over Mali at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium in Kolkata on Saturday. A goalless first half saw the African champions show more urgency and intent to break the deadlock with efforts from Boubacar Haidara, captain Mohamed Camara, and Salam Jiddou. However, a lack of finish and good goalkeeping by Brazil’s Gabriel Brazao kept the Eaglets off the scoresheet. It was early in the second half that Brazil won the third place play-off in very fortunate circumstances. Alan made a run towards the Mali…

FIFA has increased the prize money for teams participating at the FIFA World Cup in Russia to $400 million. The figure is a 12% increase from the $380 million paid in 2014 in Brazil. FIFA made the announcement after its Council meeting in Kolkata, India, where the FIFA U-17 World Cup is currently taking place. The meeting in Kolkata covered a wide array of topics including the adoption of the FIFA Transfer System for Women’s football, the merging of FIFA youth competitions and the approval of dates for upcoming tournaments as contained in this FIFA Statement below: “The FIFA Council…

A second hat-trick in as many matches from Rhian Brewster led England into the final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 after a 3-1 victory over Brazil in Kolkata on Wednesday. The Three Lions will meet either Mali or Spain, who contest the other semi-final, on Saturday. The first half – played in front of 63,881 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium – lived up to the billing, as the Three Lions twice took the lead through Brewster. The Liverpool striker opened the scoring just ten minutes in, finishing off Callum Hudson-Odoi’s cross on the rebound. Brazil restored parity…

Cristiano Ronaldo was named the world’s best male player at the 2017 Best Fifa Football Awards in London. The Real Madrid and Portugal forward beat Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Paris St-Germain’s Neymar to the honour. Ronaldo, 32, helped Real to a Champions League-La Liga double in 2016-17. Lieke Martens of Barcelona and the Netherlands won best female player, Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane was named best men’s coach and Netherlands’ Sarina Wiegman the best female coach. Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud received the Puskas award for the best goal of 2017 for his ‘scorpion kick’ against Crystal Palace in January. Celtic won the fan award after they honoured the club’s 1967…

Barely 17 years old, Lassana N’Diaye has no long list of headlines behind him. “Actually, this is the first interview I’ve ever done,” he tells FIFA.com, ticking off another milestone moment at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. Even his Mali team-mates were not familiar with the young forward until a few months ago. An unknown quantity, he joined up with the squad just a few days before this year’s CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations, where they booked their ticket to the global showcase. Now, after four matches in India, N’Diaye is starting to leave his mark. The player…

America Coach  Bruce Arena on Friday resigned from his position as United States manager following the team’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. The U.S. finished fifth in CONCACAF’s Hexagonal table after losing 2-1 to Trinidad and Tobago on the region’s final matchday as both Honduras and Panama moved ahead of the Americans in the standings and left the team out of the World Cup for the first time since 1986. “It is the greatest privilege for any coach to manage their country’s National Team, and as I leave that role today I am honored and grateful to…

The Under-17 World Cup starting in India on Friday should feature only players born this century, but officials are taking no chances after defending champions Nigeria were caught in a major age-cheating scandal. All players at the competition, which has helped launch the careers of Neymar, Ronaldinho, Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez, will have their wrists scanned by MRI to check they weren’t born before January 1, 2000. The measure was confirmed after Nigeria, who have won the tournament a record five times, bombed out of qualifying after they lost 26 squad members who were found to be over-age ahead…

Bristol City fan Jasper Scofield has taken a donation of Academy kit to a remote town in Ghana. When Bristol City fan Jasper Scofield contacted the Academy about taking some of our old kit on his trip to Abor – a small town in Ghana – we were more than happy to help out. Jasper is based at a Catholic school in the village and has been impressed by the teachers and students alike. He said: “It does great work for young kids who have lost their parents, been abandoned or have parents who aren’t able to provide for them. The school…

In addition to host country Russia, Brazil, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Belgium, Korea Republic and Saudi Arabia have so far secured their spots at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. So, as of 14 September 2017 at 12:00 (Moscow time), fans all over the world will also be able to book their place as ticket sales for the tournament start exclusively on FIFA.com/tickets. “We have put in place a ticketing system that will enable all fans a fair chance to secure tickets. Throughout history, fans have made a key contribution to the fascination of the FIFA World Cup. Russia promises to…

Ghanaian defender Richard Baffour scored his first goal for Egyptian top flight side Ismaily SC in their 4-2 away win at Al-Ittihad on the opening day of the Egyptian Premier League over the weekend. The former Bechem United center back capped yet another impressive showing for the Brazilians with an important goal. With the game tied at 2-2, Baffour rose high in the 80 to put his side into the lead with a powerful close range header following a neatly taken freekick before team mate Ibrahim Hassan rounded off the scoring for Ismaily on the stroke of full time. The…

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