FIFA World Cup News
France and Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane, who turns 50 today is a former professional footballer and manager. Zizou last managed Real Madrid and he became one of the most successful coaches of all-time. The former France international was magical in the mid-field during his time of playing and here we bring you five achivements of the France legend as a player and coach.
Apart from hosts India, six countries - Brazil, Chile, China PR, Colombia, Japan and New Zealand - have been confirmed for the competition so far and are sure to feature in the draw on 24 June. With a total of 16 teams set to contest the tournament, spots are still up for grabs in several confederations.
Infantino said he was, however, confident that stadiums would be full at next year’s World Cup in Qatar. Infantino, who was launching a joint campaign with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to promote fair access to vaccines, said he was not a supporter of footballers jumping the queue. The tournament is due to be held in Qatar in November and December 2022 and will feature 32 nations.
Argentina football great Diego Maradona passed away at the age of 60 on Wednesday after suffering a massive heart attack. Maradona's untimely demise came just two weeks after he was released from hospital following a brain surgery. Maradona spent the prominent years of his playing career in Naples, for whom he scored 81 goals in 181 league appearances.