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Qatar capable of going deep in Asian Cup, says Al-Haydos

(Reuters) - Qatar have what it takes to register their best Asian Cup performance when the continental showpiece kicks off in the United Arab Emirates this week, captain Hassan Al-Haydos has said.

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India sees Asian Cup as stepping stone towards future dream

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India are hoping to use the Asian Cup as a key building block towards realising a dream of qualifying for the 2026 World Cup finals but doubts remain over the quality of the side ahead of next month's continental showpiece in the United Arab Emirates.

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Record audience watched 'best World Cup ever' - FIFA

(Reuters) - A record audience of more than 3.5 billion people watched this year's World Cup in Russia, with the final between France and Croatia attracting 1.12 billion viewers, world soccer's governing body said on Friday.

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Man City $5 million winners from FIFA World Cup hand-out

ZURICH (Reuters) - English champions Manchester City are the biggest beneficiaries from the $209 million (163.03 million pounds) handed out by FIFA to clubs who released players for the 2018 World Cup, the global soccer body said on Tuesday.

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A big impact on Asian football

THE World Football Summit Asia (WFSA) is coming to Malaysia and Asia for the first time in April next year after its successful events in Spain over the last three years.

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Special Report - How top soccer clubs clashed with rules on financial fair play

LONDON (Reuters) - One of the most powerful men in soccer, Gianni Infantino, has long championed fairness in the world's most popular sport. In public, the sports administrator has promoted rules intended to reduce debts and prevent top clubs with super-rich owners from using their wealth to dominate the game.

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FAM leave out qualifying for the 2030 World Cup from the target

KUALA LUMPUR: The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) are ambitious but they have chosen to be realistic too.

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FIFA approves prize money increase for 2019 Women's World Cup

KIGALI (Reuters) - FIFA will raise the prize money for the Women's World Cup from $15 million to $30 million starting with next year's edition in France, president Gianni Infantino announced on Friday, though critics immediately said the increase was not enough.

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Distinguished football administrator Velappan passes away

KUALA LUMPUR: Football administrator Datuk Peter Velappan (pic) has passed away at the age of 83.

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Football administrator Peter Velappan dies aged 83

KUALA LUMPUR: Football administrator Datuk Peter Velappan has passed away at the age of 83.