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LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is the "right time" for the United Kingdom and Ireland to launch a bid to host the 2030 soccer World Cup, while he added the country would also be willing to host extra Euro 2020 matches this year if required.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Key facts about Saburo Kawabuchi, 84, who, according to sources familiar with the situation, is poised to replace Yoshiro Mori as the head of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic organising committee after Mori decided to step down over sexist comments.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee, Yoshiro Mori, will resign over a sexist remark that sparked an outcry, two sources said on Thursday, while the former prime minister said he could not let the controversy drag on.
(Reuters) - FIFA's hospitality packages for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar generated "unprecedented levels of interest" even before going on sale on Monday, soccer's world governing body said.
(Reuters) - FIFA will aim to announce in the last quarter of 2021 the host cities for the 2026 World Cup being jointly staged by the United States, Canada and Mexico, soccer's world governing body said in a statement https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/fifaworldcup2026/news/fifa-confirms-timeline-for-fifa-world-cup-2026tm-venue-selection-process on Tuesday.
(Reuters) - Serie A outfit Fiorentina have signed Spartak Moscow's Russia forward Alexander Kokorin on a three-and-a-half-year contract, the Russian club said in a statement https://spartak.com/news/2021-01-21-spartak_i_fiorentina_dogovorilis_o_transfere_kokorina on Thursday.
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - World soccer's governing body FIFA says players who feature in any breakaway European Super League would be banned from playing in FIFA competitions, including the World Cup.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Former Asian Player of the Year Lee Keun-ho has signed for Daegu FC, the South Korean club said on Tuesday.
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia named Reinaldo Rueda as their new coach on Thursday, appointing him for a second spell in charge just hours after he left his position as manager of Chile.
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - The easing of a three-year-old regional dispute involving 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar opens up new possibilities for the first finals in the Middle East and has been welcomed by soccer's governing body FIFA.