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FIFA scrapes plan to expand 2022 World Cup to 48 teams

In line with the conclusions of the feasibility study approved by the FIFA Council at its last meeting, FIFA and Qatar have jointly explored all possibilities to increase the number of participant teams from 32 to 48 teams by involving neighboring countries at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Cycling tour to take place in Ethiopia

Scheduled to take place across the Northern part of the country, Ethiopian professional cyclist, Tsegabu Girmay, has organized a road cycling tour in Ethiopia. Several foreign and local road bicycle riders are expected to participate in the road cycling tours with a package provided to visit historical places in the region.

St. George part ways with coach

The management of 14-time Ethiopian Premier League (EPL) champions, Saint George FC, has announced that the club has parted ways with Coach Stewart John Hall, following a string of poor performances in the season.

St. George FC without three decisive players this season

As the Ethiopian Premier League (EPL) is closing to an end, 14-time title winners St. George FC are suffering from multiple players’ injuries. The Horsemen’s front men: Saladin Said and Getaneh Kebede are not going to play for the club until the end of the season due to injuries.

Ethiopian referee to officiate FIFA U-20 World Cup

Ethiopian international referee Bamlak Tessema has been selected to officiate at the FIFA U-20 World Cup which is scheduled to be held in Poland from May 23 to June 25 2019.  The FIFA referees committee has selected 27 referees, 42 assistants and 21 video assistants for VAR technology.

Abera Abera bound for Ottawa Marathon

Ethiopia’s Abera Kuma just might be the most talented athlete to race the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon this year. Indeed, organizers of the IAAF Gold Label event are confident they have the man who can threaten the current course record on 26 May.

 Tackling football hooliganism

The Ethiopian Premier League (EPL), for years on end, has faced many challenges in growing, promoting and attracting a wider audience. In recent years, the League and the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) have been faced with an insurmountable task of abating football hooliganism which has plagued the sport in recent years.

Two Ethiopian referees to attend pre-selection course

As part of African Cup of Nations (AFCON) capacity building, which is scheduled to be held in Egypt, Ethiopian international referees have been selected to attend a pre-selection course scheduled to take place from April 18 to May 5, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco.

Ethiopian to take part in African Junior Championships

The Ethiopian U-18 and U-20 athletics team is set to participate in the 2019 African Junior Championships in Abidjan, Ivory Coast starting from April 6-20, 2019. The Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) has called up 82 athletes from both age groups to compete in the championships.