Palestine

Palestinian football chief to appeal 12-month FIFA ban

Jibril Rajoub was banned after he asked fans to burn Messi's jerseys and shirts before a scheduled friendly in Israel.

Palestinian football chief Rajoub to appeal 12-month FIFA ban

Usain Bolt

Bolt makes professional football debut in Australia

Former sprint king Bolt turned out for Central Coast Mariners in a pre-season friendly.

Usain Bolt makes professional football debut in Australia

Egypt

Salah hits out at Egyptian FA over image use

Liverpool footballer says officials ignored letters he and his lawyers sent, reigniting months-old dispute.

Mohamed Salah hits out at Egyptian FA over image use

Football

FIFA bans Palestine FA chief over Messi 'incitement'

Rajoub asked fans to burn Messi shirts and pictures after Argentina were due to play a friendly in Israel.

Palestine football chief Rajoub banned over Messi comments

Saudi Arabia

Premier League threatens legal action over Saudi piracy

Saudi-based pirate channel beoutQ illegally broadcast every football match of new season, English Premier League says.

Saudi Arabia involved in ongoing football piracy: Premier League

Sport

Ronaldo makes winning Serie A debut for Juventus

Portugal captain remains goalless, as reigning Italian league champions clinch dramatic 3-2 opening win against Chievo.

Cristiano Ronaldo makes winning Serie A debut for Juventus

Opinion

On football, identity and 'Frenchness'

Are some members of the French national team only French when they win?

Rokhaya Diallo

by Rokhaya Diallo

Rokhaya Diallo

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo fined $3.7m in tax evasion case

The footballer will also be sentenced to 24 months in prison, a sentence he is unlikely to serve.

Cristiano Ronaldo fined $3.7m in tax evasion case

Inside Story

Is footballer Mesut Ozil German or Turkish?

Footballer Mesut Ozil's resignation from the German national team has triggered a debate on racism and integration.

Opinion

N'Golo Kante, Mesut Ozil and belonging

The World Cup revealed the ugly underbelly of European racism and intolerance.

Abdullah Al-Arian

by Abdullah Al-Arian

Abdullah Al-Arian

Sport

Mbappe and Salah shortlisted for FIFA player of the year award

World football governing body announces names of 10 shortlisted nominees for the 2017-2018 season.

Mbappe and Salah shortlisted for FIFA player of the year award