FIFA AND FRANCE SIGN TO DEVELOP FRANCOPHONE AFRICAN FOOTBALL

World soccer governing body FIFA and the French Football Federation (FFF) have signed an agreement aimed at developing the game in francophone African nations, as per reports. The pact is expected to contribute to the FIFA Forward program in terms of technical support.

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino is excited at another first for FIFA, hoping other nations follow suit. He is content with the work of the FFF at developing other member nations. Infantino reminded others that this is in line with the essence of FIFA in the past: offering global support.
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Luiz Felipe Scolari confirms Colombia have approached him

Brazilian manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has acknowledged that Colombia have approached to sign him as their next head coach. The 70-year-old recently guided Palmeiras to the Brazilian top-flight title and he now appears to have been offered the chance to return to the international fray with Colombia, who parted ways with manager Jose Pekerman following their second round exit at the World Cup.

Speaking to ESPN Brazil, Scolari confirmed that there is indeed interest from the South American heavyweights but he has yet to make the mind up regarding the vacancy, he said:“There has been an approach, yes [by Colombia. It is a role which, now that the season is over, we can think about more clearly. Over the past 20, 25 years, I have spent 80 percent of my time outside Brazil. So I need to think about certain family aspects. I also have another family: the Palmeiras family. The way in which they respected me, received me, the connection between Palmeiras fans, I need to think.”
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