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Andy Richardson

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

Europe

Russia: What type of legacy will World Cup leave behind?

Hosting a World Cup can leave a myriad of effects on a nation, from local landmarks to international relations, but what changes will endure in Russia and who will be affected?

Russia: What type of legacy will World Cup leave behind?

Europe

Croatia vs France: Who will win the 2018 World Cup?

Two teams are preparing to face off in Moscow on Sunday, first-time qualifiers Croatia and France who are hoping to end a 20-year dry spell.

Croatia vs France: Who will win the 2018 World Cup?

World Cup

2022 World Cup: Will Qatar host 48 teams?

Qatar might be the first nation to host a 48-team World Cup tournament if a number of CONMEBOL nations have their way.

2022 World Cup: Will Qatar host 48 teams?

World Cup 2018

FIFA World Football exhibit launched in Moscow

As World Cup 2018 comes to a climax and Russia reflects on its unexpectedly deep run into the tournament, a FIFA exhibit wants fans of all nations to remember their favourite experiences.

FIFA World Football exhibit launched in Moscow

World Cup 2018

Chinese fans' World Cup attendance under spotlight

Tens of thousands from China prove to be integral part of global fanbase in Russia.

Chinese fans' World Cup attendance under spotlight

Europe

World Cup 2018: England fans arrive in Russia amid tight security

While arriving in Volgograd for their team's opening match with Tunisia, they were warmly greeted by local residents despite many previous clashes between Russian and English football fans.

World Cup 2018: England fans arrive in Russia amid tight security

Qatar 2022

Countdown to Qatar 2022: Five points

Despite blockade, the man in charge has no regrets about bringing the football tournament to the Middle East for the first time.

Countdown to Qatar 2022: Five points

Asia Pacific

Malaysia hopes to win badminton gold at SEA Games

Malaysia has long been among badminton’s global elite and there are expectations of more medals at this year’s Southeast Asian Games, which the country is hosting. Al Jazeera’s Andy Richardson reports from Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia hopes to win badminton gold at SEA Games

Asia Pacific

Malaysia cracks down on match-fixing in Southeast Asian Games

The problem has led to Malaysian football bosses announcing that any players found guilty would be banned for life.tournament.

Malaysia cracks down on match-fixing in Southeast Asian Games

Asia Pacific

Winter sports make unlikely debut at 2017 South East Asian Games

Malaysia has never sent an athlete to the Winter Olympics, but that has not stopped them from including ice sports as part of the South East Asian Games for the first time.

Winter sports make unlikely debut at 2017 South East Asian Games

Asia Pacific

Malaysia hosts 29th South East Asian Games

About 5,000 athletes have descended on the Malaysian city of Kuala Lumpur for the 29th edition of the South East Asian Games.

Malaysia hosts 29th South East Asian Games

Ethiopia

African football hopes to benefit from new CAF leader

Officials, fans and players across Africa are pondering what a change in leadership will mean for football on the continent.

African football hopes to benefit from new CAF leader