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Pakistan invites Maradona to develop football game

Pakistan invites Maradona to develop football game

Agencies ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s football chiefs Thursday invited Diego Maradona to visit the country after the Argentina legend disparagingly compared his own association to the South Asian nation s. The 53-year-old accused the Argentine Football Association (AFA) of “understanding as much ...

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Karachi’s street children to play football in Brazil

Karachi’s street children to play football in Brazil

Salman and Owais will represent Pakistan in Street Child World Cup which starts in Brazil this week. KARACHI (AFP) – Sixteen-year-old Mohammad Salman thought he was destined to live his life on the mean streets of Karachi, addicted to drugs, ...

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Bahrain Sentences Soccer Player to 10 Years Prison

Bahrain Sentences Soccer Player to 10 Years Prison

AP The defense lawyer of a player for Bahrain’s national soccer team says his client has been sentenced along with eight others to 10 years in prison on charges of burning a police station. Lawyer Mohamed el-Motawa says the nine ...

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Theo Walcott: Arsenal forward out of World Cup with knee injury

Theo Walcott: Arsenal forward out of World Cup with knee injury

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott will miss the World Cup after being ruled out for at least six months with a knee injury. The England forward, 24, was injured during the 2-0 FA Cup third-round victory over Tottenham on Saturday. An Arsenal ...

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World Cup 2022 emerges as agent of change in Qatar

World Cup 2022 emerges as agent of change in Qatar

Qatar is taking a beating in the court of public opinion with almost daily headlines raising questions about the way the Gulf state does business. Yet, its hosting of the 2022 World Cup is emerging six months into the reign of Qatar’s new emir ...

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UAE lays out the red carpet for World Cup trophy

UAE lays out the red carpet for World Cup trophy

Abu Dhabi: The most sought-after trophy in football — the Fifa World Cup — is currently on a tour of the Middle East and has been enjoying the Arabian hospitality. The solid-gold sculpture, depicting a globe resting on the shoulders ...

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Transgender woman BANNED from ladies’ football team by the FA

Transgender woman BANNED from ladies’ football team by the FA

A TRANSGENDER footballer has been banned from playing for a women’s team– despite her passport and driving license saying that she is FEMALE. Aeris Houlihan has been banned by the FA from taking part in Sunday league matches because she ...

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FIFA extend Ballon d’Or voting deadline.

FIFA extend Ballon d’Or voting deadline.

  World football’s governing body FIFA have extended the voting deadline for their player of the year prize, the Ballon d’Or. The decision has been taken reportedly due to a low turnout by coaches, captains and media voters. Those with ...

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Steven Gerrard humbled as he prepares to equal Bobby Moore’s cap record of 108

Steven Gerrard humbled as he prepares to equal Bobby Moore’s cap record of 108

Telegraph. Roy Hodgson revealed on Monday that the three most famous Englishmen to his mind were “William Shakespeare, John Lennon and Bobby Moore’’. Hodgson’s verdict lends even more lustre to the achievement of his captain, Steven Gerrard, who wins his ...

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Wayne Rooney hails Mesut Ozil

Wayne Rooney hails Mesut Ozil

ESPN Wayne Rooney has talked up the talent of Mesut Ozil ahead of England’s friendly against Germany on Tuesday. The two nations continue their respective preparations for the 2014 World Cup when they meet at Wembley this week, with England ...

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