China

Sights on the World Cup: 'Is it a real Chinese football team?'

The move to grant citizenship to foreign players as a way to lift standards has divided China's football fans.

Human Rights

Football: England women hope FA address pay gap

The call follows Australia's move to equal pay for its men and women footballers.

Football: England women hope FA address pay gap

Football

Liverpool assured LGBT fans welcome at Qatar event

Club CEO says it has received assurances fans of all sexual orientations will be welcome in the conservative nation.

Liverpool assured LGBT fans welcome at Club World Cup in Qatar

Racism

Footballer Balotelli threatens to walk off amid racist chants

The striker was calmed down by teammates and the Italian league match was suspended for four minutes.

Footballer Balotelli threatens to walk off amid racist chants

Opinion

Puma keeps helping Israel sports-wash its human rights abuses

Companies like Puma which back Israeli sport associations purposefully ignore the oppression of Palestinian athletes.

Aya Khattab

by Aya Khattab

Aya Khattab

Football

Qatar to host Gulf Cup without blockading nations

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain will boycott regional football tournament in Doha amid an ongoing diplomatic dispute.

Qatar to host football Gulf Cup without blockading nations

Football

The remarkable story of a British Nigerian football star

Born in London to Nigerian immigrants, Ola Aina remembers the sacrifices his parents made to make his dreams a reality.

The remarkable story of a British Nigerian football star

Football

Beckham's stadium complex for Inter Miami taking shape

Construction is on schedule for getting the site ready for the team's first home match in March.

Beckham's stadium complex for Inter Miami taking shape

Football

El Clasico postponed due to Catalonia protests

Next weekend's match between Spanish rivals postponed to avoid a clash with a planned separatist rally in Barcelona.

Real Madrid-Barcelona Clasico postponed due to Catalan protests

North Korea

South Korea wants North punished over football qualifier

South Korea's football association accused the North of failing to uphold rules for visas and entries for supporters.

South Korea wants North punished over football qualifier

Football

'Waging a war': South Korea's football qualifier in Pyongyang

The 'rough' World Cup qualifier was played behind closed doors and under a media blackout.

'Waging a war': South Korea's football qualifier in Pyongyang