81 days to go to the AFC Asian Cup, UAE 2019

Brazil bid to keep Tite through to Qatar 2022

July 9 – The Brazilian FA (CBF) wants to maintain Tite as head coach of the Brazilian national team until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar even though Brazil crashed out of the World Cup at the quarter-final stage following a 2-1 defeat against Belgium. 

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Russian notes: FIFA referees boss promises VAR will end controversial decisions

By Andrew Warshaw in Moscow

June 15 – FIFA’s top refereeing watchdogs are urging the public not to expect miracles from the Video Assistant Referees (VAR) system that is making its World Cup  debut in Russia. But director of refereeing Massimo Busacca nevertheless insists the system will be a help rather than a hindrance despite lingering doubts about whether VAR has been implemented  too quickly in FIFA’s flagship event because of confusing rulings and long delays.

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