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Norwegian Royals Cheer On Footballers In UEFA Play-Off

  November 12, 2015 at 8:27 pm by

The Norwegian National Football Team had a royal cheer squad for their first UEFA Euro Championship play-off match against Hungary this evening at Ullevaal Stadium. King Harald, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus and Marius Borg Høiby sat in the stands as the two teams competed in the first leg of the play-off round to see who will make it into the championships next … Continue reading

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Prince Ali To Stand for FIFA Presidency in 2016

  September 9, 2015 at 10:10 pm by

Surrounded by his family and senior government officials, Jordan’s Prince Ali bin Al Hussein announced on Wednesday that he will run for the presidency of FIFA for a second time, running against current President, Michel Platini. The Prince expressed his decision duuring a press conference held in Amman today and said, “I was the only person who dared to challenge Blatter, I ran because I believe that FIFA needs change.” He added “This … Continue reading

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Duke of Cambridge’s Busy Day With Two Events

  July 9, 2015 at 9:20 am by

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, hosted a breakfast event for the English Women’s football team at Kensington Palace. The Prince, who is resident of the Football Association, praised the team for winning the bronze medal at the FIFA Women’s World Cup. During the breakfast event, Prince William told the team, “You showed the men how to do it – I really mean it,” and “I’m so proud … now … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Meets Cricketers Ahead of Upcoming Ashes Test

  July 6, 2015 at 5:09 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have begun their annual summer week in Wales today, with the Prince meeting cricketers ahead of the Ashes Test Series that begins on July 8. View image | gettyimages.com Cricketers from the English and Australian teams chatted with Prince Charles during his visit to the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff. Prince Charles was presented with a customised Australian cricket shirt by the team’s … Continue reading

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Prince Albert II Joins A Football Match For Charity

  June 22, 2015 at 3:42 am by

On Sunday, Prince Albert II of Monaco joined Slovenian President Borut Pahor in a football match in the village of Bilje in western Slovenia. All the funds raised at the event will go to medical equipment and supplies for the maternity hospital in Šempeter pri Gorici and to the department of disabled youth of Nova Gorica General hospital. Prince Albert and the Slovenian President were joined by international stars like … Continue reading

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Norwegian Crown Prince Couple Host Soccer Game At Skaugum

  June 15, 2015 at 8:05 pm by

For the second year, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit hosted a football match at their home, Skaugum. The ‘friendly’ was played between Team Skaugum and the Brane Tigers, a team of players who have intellectual disabilities and first represented Norway at the 2003 Special Olympics. Team Skaugum – who lost 4-3 – was made up of the Crown Prince Couple and two of their children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra … Continue reading

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Qatari Royals Attend UEFA Champions League Final

  June 6, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

The father of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, attended the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus Turin and FC Barcelona in Berlin, Germany. Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad, Sheikh Joan bin Hamad and Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad also attended. FC Barcelona beat Juventus Turin 3-1. The Qatari royals were seen surrounded by some of their entourage and taking pictures or videos of the match. View image | gettyimages.com … Continue reading

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Prince Ali Running For FIFA Presidency Again

  June 4, 2015 at 6:11 am by

Prince Ali of Jordan has started an inquest into if it would be possible for him to take over the FIFA Presidency without going through the elections again. This comes after Sepp Blatter won the last elections and stepped down four days later. The Jordanian Football Association Vice President, Salah Sabra, said “We started legal inquiries to find out the possibility of Prince Ali becoming FIFA president based on the fact that … Continue reading

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Prince William Attends FA Cup Final

  May 30, 2015 at 5:23 pm by

Prince William attended the FA Cup Final today at Wembley Stadium between Arsenal and Aston Villa, which happens to be the team the Prince follows. Arsenal took home the trophy in a convincing 4-0 win, William – as President of the Football Association – presented the trophy to the winning team’s captain at the end of the match. View image | gettyimages.com Earlier in the day, Prince William called on … Continue reading

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Duke of Cambridge Interviewed by Match of the Day’s Gary Lineker

  May 29, 2015 at 3:00 pm by

On May 28, the Duke of Cambridge was interviewed by Gary Lineker, the presenter of Match of the Day. The interview took place ahead of the FA Cup Final. During the interview, the Duke spoke about being a supporter of Aston Villa. He supports the team because he wanted to support a team that wasn’t as popular as the big teams, like Arsenal, which is supported by his brother Prince Harry. Prince … Continue reading

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Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein Pulls Out Of FIFA Presidential Race

  May 29, 2015 at 2:37 pm by

Prince Ali Bin al Hussein of Jordan has pulled out of the FIFA presidential race during the second round of voting which was held today at the FIFA’s 65th congress in Zurich. This means that chief Sepp Blatter will serve a fifth term by default. Sepp Blatter received 133 votes to Prince Ali’s 73 of the 206 votes casted. Prince Ali failed to win the two-third majority, he withdrew and addressed … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Prince Ali to Run for FIFA Presidency

  January 6, 2015 at 9:16 am by

Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan announced today his intentions to stand for the FIFA Presidency in elections to be held in May against the association’s long-serving leader Sepp Blatter. The 39-year-old Prince released a statement through his official Facebook saying, “This was not an easy decision, it came after careful consideration and many discussions with respected FIFA colleagues over the last few months.” He added, “The message I … Continue reading

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Jordan Royals Support Their National Football Team

  November 14, 2013 at 6:18 am by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan joined thousands of their citizens yesterday, attending part of the Jordanian national football match against Uruguay that took place in Amman International Stadium. The King and Queen were accompanied by their daughter Princess Iman and son Prince Hashem. They arrived to the stadium at the begining of the second half. The match was the first leg qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena Attends Opening of Rio Football Academy

  July 8, 2012 at 8:54 am by

July 5th,2012 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena of Spain travelled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to attend the opening ceremony of a new football academy in the suburb of Alemao. The Academy is situated at the Olympic Village Complex Alemao and was launched by Rio de Janeiro City Council and the FC Barcelona Foundation. The $1.5-million dollar football academy’s main aim is to train children … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia attend Spain vs Italy Euro 2012

  June 11, 2012 at 9:46 pm by

Gdansk, Poland – June 10th, 2012 Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias flew to Gdansk in Poland yesterday to support the Spanish football team in their opening game against Italy. The Prince and Princess were accompanied by the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, and were greeted upon their arrival at the Gdansk Arena by the Polish President, First lady and Prime Minister. To show their support, the … Continue reading

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Prince Felipe attends UEFA Europa League Final

  May 10, 2012 at 9:30 am by

Bucharest, Romania – May 9th, 2012 His Royal Highness The Prince of Asturias attended the UEFA Europa League final in Bucharest last night between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao. The Prince was one of thousands of Spanish supporters who travelled to the National Stadium in Bucharest, Romania to watch the final between the two Spanish teams. At the stadium, His Royal Highness met with Crown Princess Margarita of Romania and … Continue reading

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Prince Ali Officially Sworn in as FIFA Vice-President for Asia

  June 2, 2011 at 7:57 pm by

During the FIFA Annual Congress Meeting in Zurech, His Royal Highness Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan officially took power as the FIFA Vice-President representing Asia. On this occasion, the youngest FIFA Vice President has given an interview to the Associated Press. The prince calls upon the soccer’s governing body to abandon its culture of political intrigue after a series of corruption scandals. He added “I think all of … Continue reading

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Prince Ali wins FIFA Vice Presidency

  January 6, 2011 at 7:31 am by

Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan has been elected as FIFA vice-president on Thursday, making him the youngest member of the executive committee. Prince Ali, 35 years old, is president of the football federation in Jordan. Prince Ali said, “I want to introduce a new work ethic in Asian football.” “I want to energize this position in a way that serves all our needs. I promise that if we … Continue reading

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Football Match on the Beach: Princess Stephanie Plays and Fights Against AIDS

  December 19, 2010 at 7:48 am by

At first, we could say that they don’t share any interests. However, this past Saturday December 11th, Princess Stephanie of Monaco, former French football player Zinedine Zidane and Colombian singer Soraya joined forces to fight AIDS in a benefit football match on the beach to raise funds for Fight AIDS Monaco, the benefit organization that the younger daughter of Grace Kelly presides over, and the “Une sourire, un espoir pour … Continue reading

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Sheikh Hamdan Congratulates Qatar for Successful World Cup Bid

  December 4, 2010 at 6:55 am by

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, congratulated the Crown Prince of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, on December 2nd on the occasion of Qatar winning the right to host the FIFA World Cup for the year 2022, beating several other countries. This was through a phone call conversation between His Highness and the Crown Prince of Qatar. Sheikh Hamdan also expressed his hopes … Continue reading

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