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FIFA’s Best Coach Award Nominees

Zinedine Zidane, Didier Deschamps and Zlatko Dalic have been named the three finalists for FIFA’s The Best Coach of the Year award. Former Real Madrid boss Zidane is the current holder of the prize and is nominated once again after he became the first coach to win three straight Champions League titles. Deschamps guided France […]

Chess Olympiad Lineups Announced

The buildup has officially begun for the 43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia. The lineups are posted, so the pre-event punditry can begin. For the first time since its inception, Russia is not head of the open section. From September 23 to October 6, a whopping 179 federations are expected to converge on the shores […]

Iran’s World Cup Carpet Diplomacy

Iran’s national team will lock horns with the heavyweights of soccer at the World Cup in Russia this month. But before the clashes begin, Team Melli is in a gift-giving mood according to a report by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. The squad plans to present silk Persian carpets to FIFA, the world governing body of […]