Sport

Russia to use Pakistan's footballs in 2018 world cup

Pakistani famous thermo bonded footballs will be used in the World Cup matches.

 Russia to use Pakistan's footballs in 2018 world cup

Opinion

Football and the GCC crisis

How the GCC crisis upended Europe's football transfer market.

Abdullah Al-Arian

by Abdullah Al-Arian

Abdullah Al-Arian

GCC

AFC: No neutral venues for Saudi-Qatar football matches

Asia's football governing body rejects Saudi Arabia's call for moving fixtures against Qatar to neutral state amid rift.

AFC: No neutral venues for Saudi-Qatar football matches

Football

Nigeria's football 'Big Boss' remembered

Known as the 'Big Boss' and hailed as Nigeria's football icon, Stephen Keshi would have been 56 on Tuesday.

Stephen Keshi: Why Google honours him today

Sport

Why are female athletes still paid less than males?

Some sports are now offering equal prize-money but critics believe majority still have a long way to go.

Why are female athletes still paid less than males?

Morocco

Morocco pins hopes on 2026 World Cup bid

North African nation seeks to bring football's biggest event to the continent for the second time in a century.

Football

Dozens hurt as stadium barrier breaks at Gulf Cup final

About 40 fans of Oman suffer injuries after a barrier collapses while celebrating their team's Gulf Cup win.

Football

Egyptian star wins African Footballer of the Year prize

Salah, 25, was awarded the Confederation of African Football Player of the Year accolade at a ceremony in Accra, Ghana.

Egypt's Salah wins African Footballer of the Year prize

Football

Saudi footballers shun media due to Qatar news channels

Saudi players and officials refuse to talk to journalists in Kuwait due to presence of Qatari media at press briefing.

Qatar 2022

Qatar: World Cup allegations part of smear campaign

Gulf state's attorney-general rejects latest news report alleging bribe-paying to win 2022 World Cup.

Qatar: World Cup allegations part of smear campaign

Reporter's Notebook

Russia 2018: A group-by-group analysis

The draw for the 2018 football World Cup has taken place at the Kremlin.

Russia World Cup 2018: A group-by-group analysis