Iranian women entered the country’s national stadium in Tehran on Thursday after being able to purchase tickets for a national team game for the first time in 40 years. But under pressure from world governing body FIFA and women’s rights campaigners, Iranian authorities earmarked around 3,000 tickets for women to Thursday’s World Cup Asian qualifier
India stole a crucial away point after taking on the Asian champions Qatar in their second qualifying match for 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha on Tuesday. Having lost to Oman 2-1 after conceding two late goals, India manager Igor Stimac fielded a cautious team and managed to hold their fort till the last second.
In an incredible stroke of luck, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia were drawn alongside UAE in Group G of the qualifying zone for the 2022 World Cup. Vietnam are the reigning AFF Suzuki Cup champions. Meanwhile, Singapore will have Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Palestine and Yemen for company in Group D. The two Koreas will also
China will be raring to show its credentials as a future Fifa World Cup host after the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) awarded the country hosting rights to the 2023 Asian Cup. The world’s most populous country was the only bidder for the continental showpiece after South Korea pulled out of the race to focus on
Brazil lost Neymar to an early ankle injury but overcome that mishap to beat Asian champions Qatar 2-0 in a friendly in Brasilia. Striker Neymar limped off in the 17th minute after he appeared to twist his ankle. He was carried to the dressing room with his right ankle wrapped in ice. Which leaves him
Al Hilal strengthened its lead to the Mohammed Bin Salman Professional League with a 2-1 victory over Al-Faisali in a match held Friday at King Saud University in the 22nd round of the league. The result lifted Al Hilal to 55 points, maintaining the difference of six points. Al Faisaly remained at 30 points in
LONDON: A new poll has revealed that a huge majority of football fans want to see Qatar stripped of the hosting rights for the 2022 World Cup. The survey in British newspaper The Sunday Times, which is ongoing until Friday 15 March, had, as of 2.30 p.m. (GMT) on Monday, as much as 93 percent
LONDON: Al-Ittihad have sacked Slaven Bilic after just five months in charge after the former West Ham United boss was unable to left the Saudi giants out of the Pro League relegation zone. The Croatian was brought in to steer the Jeddah club to safety after they sacked Ramon Diaz just weeks into the new