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

FIFA communications chief quits

By Duncan Mackay

December 8 – FIFA’s director of communications Hans Klaus (pictured) has resigned from football’s world governing body following a dispute over strategy less than 200 days before the opening of the World Cup in South Africa.

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England line up Egypt friendly to promote World Cup bid

By Duncan Mackay

December 5 – England’s pairing with Algeria in the draw for 2010 World Cup seems set to give them the country’s 2018 World Cup bid the perfect opportunity to try to impress one of the 24 members of FIFA’s ruling Executive Committee who are due to vote next year on which countries should host the tournament.

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