A matter of time

first_imgFIFA President Gianni Infantino, arrives at the Pyongyang Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Infantino arrived in Pyongyang on the day that North Korean and South Korean teams are set to play a World Cup qualifier match in the North’s capital. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)Fédération Internationale de Football Association (Fifa) president Gianni Infantino sees the Philippines at least “fighting very close” to landing a spot in the Fifa World Cup within the next “10 to 15 years.”Speaking to select reporters after he was briefed by Philippine Football Federation officials on the state of the sport in the country, Infantino expressed satisfaction over the progress of the sport, while tipping the Philippines to be a bigger force outside the Southeast Asian region.ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Stellar field taking part in Summit Point tourney Hazing is a matter of perception, PNP chief Albayalde says PLAY LIST 02:04Hazing is a matter of perception, PNP chief Albayalde says00:50Trending Articles01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue LATEST STORIES This jewelry designer is also an architect The 48-nation field in the Fifa World Cup will start with the 2026 edition in the United States.Infantino believes putting in more infrastructure and increasing the number of competitions in the Philippines are key to the development of the sport, especially in countries where football isn’t a top priority.“There is a much bigger potential so we have to focus much more on those [developing] countries,” said Infantino.Fifa provides financial assistance of at least $1.5 million every year to member-countries.“But it is targeted to projects which can make a difference. And these projects have to be in infrastructure and competitions.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers “I’m very positive about football in the Philippines,” said Infantino, 49, who was elected to a second term to lead the sport’s governing body early this year.“I mean, already, if you see the most recent results in the last year or two with a qualification in the Asian Cup for men and women. The last couple of years has shown that some work is done and that some progress is made.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThe Azkals reached the AFC Asian Cup for the first time this year in the United Arab Emirates, just after the Malditas participated in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in Jordan.“Certainly, we want to see the Philippines in the World Cup or at least fighting very close to be in the World Cup,” said Infantino. “For this reason, we have also increased the number of teams for the World Cup. From 32 to 48 and for the men’s and from 24 to 32 for women’s. We need to make it truly global and we need to increase the level.” View comments Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical MOST READlast_img read more

Cheap flights carrier bmibaby will launch new seas

first_imgCheap flights carrier bmibaby will launch new seasonal flights to Newquay from Birmingham on Friday (May 22nd).To celebrate the launch of the new route, the airline is setting up a surf simulator in the city’s Brindley Place between 12:00 BST and 14:00, where passers-by will be able to practise their surfing skills.The route, which runs until September 20th, will operate from Birmingham on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with bmibaby expecting to carry more than 20,000 passengers on the route over the course of the summer.Crawford Rix, bmibaby’s managing director, said that the launch of flights to Cornwall “is great news for Birmingham”.”No longer will a trip to Newquay mean a four-and-a-half hour trek down the M5, but merely a short flight lasting just over an hour from Birmingham International Airport.”Paul Kehoe, the airport’s chief executive, said that the route would allow Newquay to become a weekend break destination for people living in the midlands.Bmibaby recently celebrated six years of flying from Manchester Airport, where it has flown close to five million passengers since its launch.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Relatedbmibaby to launch new flight between Birmingham and Newquaybmibaby will launch a new flight between Birmingham International Airport and NewquayBmibaby to launch flights to Faro from Manchester next easterCheap flights carrier bmibaby will introduce new flights to Faro from Manchester as part of its Easter 2010 scheduleBmibaby to launch extra flights to the Mediterranean this summerBmibaby to launch extra flights to the Mediterranean this summerlast_img read more