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Morocco may withdraw as 2015 Africa Cup of Nations hosts over Ebola

The venue for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations finals is in major doubt after the proposed hosts, Morocco, reiterated its fears over the Ebola outbreak on the continent.<p>The Confederation of African Football (Caf) received a letter from the Moroccan government last week asking for the tournament to …

South Africa reluctant to be stand-in hosts of Africa Cup of Nations

South Africa is reluctant to step in as last-minute hosts for next year’s African Cup of Nations because the sport ministry is concerned about the threat of Ebola and unplanned staging costs.<p>“There are just too many factors to consider for South Africa,” the department of sport and recreation said …

Enyeama tells Caf: Cancel Afcon or risk Ebola spread

The goalkeeper, who is competing for qualification with Nigeria, is worried about the deadly virus being passed on in Morocco and has called on the competition to be shelved<p>Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has pleaded with the Confederation of African Football (Caf) to consider cancelling …

World Cup Scheduling Issues Scare Olympic Committee

FIFA settled its misunderstanding with the Olympic Committee on Tuesday, assuring IOC vice president Craig Reedie that the World Cup in Qatar will not clash with the 2022 Winter Games.<p>The confusion arose earlier this month when FIFA president Sepp Blatter raised the possibility of holding the 2022 …

April/May best for 2022 World Cup, say European clubs

BERNE (Reuters) - Playing the 2022 World Cup in April and May would be the “best solution” for the tournament and would have the least impact on the football calendar, according to the association representing European clubs (ECA).<p>The logo of soccer's international governing body FIFA is seen on …

Harry Redknapp questions Rio Ferdinand's three-match ban as QPR consider appealing FA punishment

Harry Redknapp has questioned the FA's decision to ban defender Rio Ferdinand for three matches for posting an offensive message on Twitter<p>Harry Redknapp has questioned how posting an offensive message on Twitter can carry the same punishment as a violent two-footed challenge ahead of a decision on …