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Lots to decide whether Mali or Guinea progress to Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals

By Paul Osborne

Mali and Guinea to draw lots for place in Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-finals ©Getty ImagesLots will decide whether Mali or Guinea progress to the quarter-finals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations following a 1-1 draw between the Group D sides.

Portuguese legend Figo to run for FIFA President

By Duncan Mackay

Former Portuguese international Luis Figo has announced that he will stand for FIFA President ©Getty ImagesFormer Portuguese international Luis Figo today announced that he will run for President of FIFA and claimed he had obtained the necessary five nominations from National Associations to support his candidacy.

Algeria and Ghana seal qualification to Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals

By Paul Osborne

Andre Ayew scored a late winner to ensure Ghana's progression to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final stages ©Getty ImagesAlgeria and Ghana have progressed to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations following final group stage victories over Senegal and South Africa respectively in Mongomo.

Poland to host 2017 European Under-21 Championship, announces UEFA Executive Committee

By Daniel Etchells

UEFA has named the hosts for 11 of its upcoming competitions ©UEFAPoland has been named as hosts of the 2017 European Under-21 Championships, it has been announced by UEFA at its Executive Committee meeting in Nyon. 

Qatar 2022 World Cup set to avoid Winter Olympics clash by taking place in November and December

By Liam Morgan

Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has set the wheels in motion for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to take place in November and December ©Getty ImagesThe 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar looks set to avoid a clash with the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games that year after Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa claimed the best months for the tournament to take part are November and December.

Hosts Australia seal place in Asian Cup final with dominant win over United Arab Emirates

By Liam Morgan

Trent Salisbury got the hosts off to the best possible start with the opening goal inside the first three minutes in the win over UAE ©Getty ImagesHost nation Australia kept their dream of winning their first Asian Cup title alive as they beat United Arab Emirates 2-0 at the Newcastle Stadium to book their place in the final against South Korea.

Democratic Republic of Congo and Tunisia through to Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals

By Emily Goddard

Ahmed Akaïchi ensured it was a draw for Tunisia ©Getty ImagesThe Democratic Republic of Congo and Tunisia have both booked their places at the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals after a 1-1 draw in Equatorial Guinea.

Head of Royal Dutch Football Association to stand for FIFA Presidency

By Daniel Etchells

Michael van Praag, head of the Royal Dutch Football Association, is running for FIFA Presidency ©Getty ImagesThe Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) has confirmed that Michael van Praag will stand against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA Presidency, shortly after the Swiss accused UEFA of lacking the "courage" to put forward a candidate to challenge him.

UEFA don't have "courage" to challenge me in FIFA Presidential election, says Blatter

By Daniel Etchells

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has urged UEFA to put forward a representative to challenge his leadership ©Getty Images Sepp Blatter has accused UEFA of lacking the "courage" to put forward a candidate to challenge him in this year's FIFA Presidential election.  
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