Fifa says it banned Joseph Lamptey for life after the Ghanaian referee took decisions during a 2018 World Cup tie 'to make certain bets successful.' Lamptey was sanctioned after notable errors in South Africa's 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Senegal in 2016. "He (took) intentional decisions with the sole purpose of facilitating a minimum number of goals to make certain bets successful," said Fifa. Fifa believes the bets related to the game featuring at least two goals.
Fifa's Members Association Committee has given beleaguered Sierra Leone FA (SLFA) president Isha Johansen a major boost by ordering a series of reforms she has long championed. Prominent among these are the decisions to enforce integrity checks on elected officials, create a new code of ethics and find a way to complete and close a long-running World Cup match-fixing inquiry.
Coaching staff from Morocco and Iran say their opening Group B clash on 15 June will be like a 'World Cup final.' The countries will also meet reigning European champions Portugal and 2010 World Cup winners Spain in Russia next year. "It will be like our World Cup final - we'll play like we are playing for our lives," said Iran coach Carlos Queiroz. "The first game will be our final," Morocco assistant coach Mustapha Hadji told BBC Sport.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".