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The upcoming under 20 World Cup in New Zealand will be showcasing the best talent from around the world and African teams are being well equipped than ever to win the title according to Ghana coach Sellas Tetteh.Tetteh is in charge of the Ghana under 20 team.
A lot is expected from this team given that the national team is yet to win the Africa Cup of Nations after having seen a number of their rivals like Nigeria and Ivory Coast lift the title in recent years. The Ghana National team had a surge of young talent of two years ago with the likes of Michael Essien coming through.
However, this appears to have disappeared in recent years, as Ghana do not have a global star like they once did.Tetteh is given the responsibility of moulding a team that will be part of the senior team’s future. As expectations raise about African teams being able to win the World Cup title,Tetteh feels that a natural progression would be to lift the World Cup under 20 title for the moment and then focus on the senior title the years to come. Africa has not reached the semifinals of the World Cup in recent years. Continue reading →
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Controversies and doubts are some of the elements which pops up when FIFA is being talked about as the football governing authority is consistently being related with a series of bribes which have been recently and the latest one is regarding the upcoming 2022 World Cup which is going to be held in Qatar.
When Qatar was officially selected and revealed to the public as the country where the 2022 edition of the World Cup is going to take place, a number of FIFA officials were accused of corruption and even stated that Qatar was allowed to outright buy their way into the tournament as the hosts. Continue reading →
Recently, there has been a number of increasing cases and incidents concerning racism in the world of football. This is something certainly not new but it has been growing with players and fans being called racists and sanctions have been made.
One of the recent sanctions that were awarded was towards CSKA Moscow as the Russian club was forced to play their Champions League match against Manchester City on an empty stadium. This punishment was given to CSKA Moscow due to the racist behavior of their fans.
The Russian side was also sanctioned with a fine of €200,000 as well as being banned from selling tickets to their supporters for certain matches.
Racism is one of the possible issues that fans and football figures are taking into consideration but the FIFA disciplinary chairman Claudio Sulser stated that Russia will be punished if their fans display any behavior or actions related to racism.
“It’s a situation we have to deal with. It’s very critical and not easy to decide over but we have to see what the responsibility of the association is.We cannot sanction the association if they are doing something which is fair or ethical from their point of view, but you cannot forget about the situation. You have the society, then you have the people who come into a stadium and people do not change because they are in a stadium. It’s a problem of the society and it’s correct to sanction an association for these attitudes.” Claudio Sulser said as he outlined some of the potential problems that could arise in the 2018 World Cup.
Racism is just one of the many problems that are being analyzed and taken into consideration in relation to the upcoming worldwide football competition but all of the executives and authorities of FIFA including the president, SeppBlatter remain optimistic and are envisioning Russia to be an ideal place for the 2018 World Cup to take place in despite all of their issues with Ukraine and many other issues.
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