Andy Richardson

Started work as a sports journalist in Liverpool, the home of football, back in 1996. Have been migrating south ever since, stopping off in London for six years before joining Aljazeera in 2005. Rumour has it that some kickaround or other is on its way here in 2022


AFCON: Football fails to bring relief to Gabon

The African Cup of Nations tournament was expected to bring relief after the post-election crisis in Gabon.


Women's right to play

Discrimination is rife in the world of women's football but gradual progress is being made.


AFCON - Equatorial Guinea's biggest test

Africa's premier football tournament kicks off in the tiny country that was given just weeks to prepare itself.


Doha eyes the 2019 championship

Doha, one of the three cities shortlisted for the 2019 event, hosted the IAAF inspection team.


Qatar's bright football future

The national side triumphed at the AFC U-19 championship without losing a game.


Erbil's success away from home

The AFC Cup final features Erbil, the Iraqi football club forced to play away from home.


Qatar's planning early for 2022

Amid allegations of corruption, Qatar is confident of hosting the 2022 WC and plans are in place to counter the heat.


Confessions of a reluctant England supporter

Years of mutual suspicion between Liverpool and London mean that the national team will always be a distant afterthought


Marathon des Sables, a test of endurance

Marathon des Sables is known as the toughest footrace on Earth. Despite that, many keep returning to test their stamina.


Epic Marathon des Sables ready to go

As the final preparations and tests are completed ahead of their ultramarathon, anxiety builds for 1,045 runners.

Al Jazeera Correspondent

Running on ice

Al Jazeera's Andy Richardson logs his journey to the Antarctic Ice Marathon, via Chilean volcanoes and Kenyan champions.


The Games Will Go On

The latest football party is over but Andy Richardson looks at why South Africans can be excited about the future.