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FIFA Sets New Dates for U-17 and U-20 Women’s World Cup.

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The outbreak of  the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the sporting community especially football, as most competitions programmed for this year have been shifted to 2021.  With the Olympics Games,  the Copa America,  the UEFA European Championship have all been postponed to 2021. 

With the statement made by FIFA boss Gianni Infantino a couple of weeks back, it was clear that most FIFA organized competitions programmed for this year were to be postponed.

“No match, no competition, no league is worth risking a single human life,” The words of Gianni Infantino.

With such words, it was no news that all FIFA organized competitions programmed for this year will be postponed.

After carefully accessing the impact of COVID-19,  the FIFAConfederations COVID19 Working group made the following decisions in relation to the FIFA events.

One of such events, is the FIFA U-17 women’s World cup India 2020 have been postponed to January 20th to February 6 2021 (tournament to keep original eligibility criteria: players born on or after January 2003 and on  or before December 31, 2005.

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The FIFA U-20 Women’s World cup Costa Rica/Panama 2020 have been postponed to February 17th to March 7, 2021 (tournament to keep original eligibility criteria: player born on or after January 2000 and on or before December 31, 2004).

Again the Futsa world cup Lithuania 2020 have also been postponed to September 12 to October 3, 2021.

It should be noted that the above proposals new tournament dates,  are subjected to further monitoring.

The 70th FIFA congress which was originally programmed for Addis Ababa this year,  will now be an online event built for September 18, 2020.

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Football: Henri Bedimo embarks on a new coaching job

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Henri Bedimo is not done with football. After announcing his retirement on June 16, 2020, the left back is back in football.

“Very proud to be admitted to the BEF (Football Coaching Certificate) Occitania Football League formation. A new adventure begins”.

It is in these terms that the native of Douala via his Facebook account announced his new beginnings in the coaching world.

Bedimo (36) was admitted to the Football Coaching Certificate training in the Occitania Football League. He therefore integrates the training centre for coaches located in the city of Castelmaurou in the department of Haute-Garonne in France.

In the days to come, the new “ex Indomitable Lion” wishes to share his know-how with the upcoming generations.

A look at his professional background as a player:
Years :             Clubs                                     (Goals.)

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2003-2006: Toulouse FC 27                      (0)

2006-2007: Le Havre AC 25                     (0)

2007-2010: LB Châteauroux 83              (4)

2010-2011: RC Lens 56                              (1)

2011-2013: Montpellier HSC 83               (1)

2013-2016: Lyon Olympics 103               (1)

2016-2018: Olympics of  Marseille 23    (0)

 

 

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino Says Players protesting over George Floyd’s death deserve Applause, not Punishment.

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino Says Players protesting over George Floyd’s death deserves applause,  not Punishment. 

This comes at  a time when B. Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho was shown a yellow card for taking off his jersey during a bundesliga match so he could display a T-Shirt emblazoned with “Justice for George Floyd”.

Also, Sancho’s teammate Achraf Hakimi and shalke 04 midfielder Weston Mckennie also carried the same message on their bodies at the weekend.

In reaction to this the German football Federation considers it a disciplinary case due to the fact it was a technical breach of the games laws.

This caused FIFA President Gianni infantino to give his own side of the debate about Bundesliga players protesting during matches against George Floyd, saying they should be applauded and not punish.

Key Points

– Gianni infantino says leagues should use “common sense” when considering rules prohibiting political slogans,  statement or images in games.

– Last week a number of players in Germany’s Bundesliga, including Dortmund star Jadon Sancho, protested the killing of George Floyd.

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– The English FA has confirmed it will heed Infantino’s advice when the premier league season resumes on June 17.

Infantino’s comments were published on a statement by FIFA and were set to feature in a clear letter to 211 member Associations.

The statement urges all leagues to apply a ” common sense” and have in consideration the context surrounding the event.

The laws of the game prohibit “any political, religious, or personal slogans statement or images” on equipment. 

The European football governing body UEFA has also joined the course as they will overlook the rule so as to allow all Mr. George Floyd tributes in the continental competitions it oversees.

“Football is a sport which encourages tolerance,  inclusion and justice”, UEFA president Aleksander Cerefin said.

It should be noted that Mister Floyd is black man and former community college basketball player who died after a white police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and stopped pleading for air.

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His death has sparked nationwide protest in the United States and other countries as the call for anti-racism and justice for George Floyd rings in the mouths of all.

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شروط الفيفا تهدد عودة الدوري المصري

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أصدر الفيفا نشرة دورية بالإجراءات الواجب توافرها  لعودة النشاط الرياضي

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جاء في البند الثاني منها
الاشتراطات المطلوبة لعودة النشاط
الفقرة الثانية و الثالثة ..تؤكد ضرورة عمل التحاليل الطبية المتعلقة بكوفيد ١٩ .. كل نادي حسب امكانياته ..

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و في الفقرة الرابعة تحديدا

حدد ان يتم عمل الاختبار للفيروس ٣ مرات لكل من يشارك في التدريبات و المباريات (ليس فقط اللاعبين

– قبل اول تجمع ب ٧٢ ساعة
– قبل أول تمرين مباشرة
– مرة اخرى قبل بداية المنافسات بمعرفة النادي

بهذا الشكل يستحيل ان يتم استكمال الدوري او اي نشاط رياضي في مصر .. قبل ظهور لقاح فعال للفيروس

لأن اغلب الاندية المصرية و بالتالي العربية و الافريقية ليس لها القدرة المالية للتكفل بتلك المصاريف للفريق

و بالتالي فإن استئناف أيا من الدوريات دون تحقيق تلك الاشتراطات الأساسية يعطى الحق في رفضها من الاساس

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