Asian Football

Mohamed Salah to Be Rewarded by Saudi Arabia with Piece of Land in Mecca

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah will be rewarded for winning the PFA Player of the Year award with a piece of land in the holy city of Mecca.<p>Fahd Al-Rowky, the vice president of the local municipality in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, told national outlet Sabq (h/t Farah Tawfeek of the Egypt Independent) of his …

Soccer

2019 ICC World Cup: India to face Pakistan on June 16 at Manchester

India will play two games each at Southampton, Birmingham and Manchester respectively.<p>India will play their nine round robin league matches of the …

Soccer

Son Heung-Min named Best Footballer in Asia for third time

Nice one, Sonny! Nice one, Son!<p>Tottenham Hotspur continue to have the best Asian footballer on the planet in its side. Wide forward Son Heung-Min was awarded the Best Footballer in Asia award for 2018, making him the first player to win this award three times. He previously won the award in 2014 …

Soccer

Soccer: Spurs' Son keen to play at Asian Games, says SKorea coach

SEOUL (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min is keen to play at the Asian Games later this year, South Korea's under-23 coach Kim Hak-bum has said, with a gold medal at the event bringing an exemption from almost two years of mandatory military service.<p>Son has been in terrific form for …

Soccer

Moscow hit with 'unprecedented' booze ban for 2018 World Cup which will leave England fans dry

Russian authorities have slapped an unprecedented booze ban on this summer’s World Cup.<p>Officials in Moscow will stop pubs and restaurants selling …

Soccer

Moscow to Restrict Alcohol Sales Before and During World Cup Games

Moscow's City Hall will restrict the sale of alcohol the day before and the day of World Cup games this summer.<p>Twelve games will be played in Moscow …

Russia

Bhaichung Bhutia all set to launch new party, says Sikkim is ready for change

After parting ways with the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC), earlier in February, the former Indian football team's Captain Bhaichung Bhutia …

India

When are the World Cup 2018 matches? Group stage and knockout fixture dates in full

It's nearly here: the 2018 FIFA World Cup.<p>Hosts Russia will be kicking off the showpiece event in June 2018 with their opening match in Moscow.<p>And …

Birmingham, UK

AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC suffer first defeat of tournament after going down to Maldivian side New Radiant - Firstpost

<b>Male:</b> Goals from Ali Fasir and Ali Ashfaq consigned Bengaluru FC to their first defeat in the 2018 AFC Cup campaign as New Radiant beat the Blues 2-0 …

Soccer

WORLD CUP: Salah can rouse Egypt after 28-year wait

CAIRO (AP) — Mohammed Salah has the ability to light up any team, including Egypt.<p>The Liverpool striker has been in superb form this season, but playing at the World Cup will be a new experience for him. Egypt qualified for the tournament for the first time in 28 years, and its chances in Group A …

Soccer

World Cup boost for Egypt and Mohamed Elneny

<b>Egypt have been boosted by the news that Arsenal midfielder Mohammed Elneny should be fit for their World Cup campaign.</b><p>Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the ankle ligament damage he suffered in Sunday's 4-1 win over West Ham means he will miss the rest of club's season.<p>"Mohamed Elneny is out for …

Soccer

Former Indian Arrows goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh offered Motherwell FC deal

Dheeraj Singh, who was considered by many to be India’s find of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, has now seemingly moved one step closer to securing his …

Sports (India)

ISL: CK Vineeth set for Kerala Blasters stay

Chekiyot Kizhakkeveettil Vineeth is set to continue with Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Kerala Blasters for the 2018-19 season, <b>Goal</b> can confirm.<p>The …

Indian Super League

Could Iniesta succeed at Manchester City

It appears more likely with each passing day that Andres Iniesta will leave Barcelona at the end of the season.<p>The general feeling around Iniesta’s …

Soccer

Amnesty International questions Leeds United's Myanmar tour plan

Leeds United are due to visit Myanmar next month. Leeds United's tour to Myanmar next month has been questioned by Amnesty International because of …

Soccer

Roma sign sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways | Reuters

(This April 23 story corrects Qatar Airways launch date to 1994, Meridiana rebranded, not merged this year in penultimate sentence)<p>Soccer Football - Champions League - AS Roma Training - Trigoria Training Ground, Rome, Italy - April 23, 2018 General view during training REUTERS/Tony …

Qatar Airways

Leeds United Set to Play 2 Friendlies During Post-Season Tour of Burma Despite Security Risks

Leeds United are planning to take an unusual, somewhat unsafe, post-season tour to the politically troubled country of Burma in Southeast …

Leeds United FC

Carlo Ancelotti didn't discuss Italy job - Alessandro Costacurta

Italian Olympic Committee sub-comissioner Alessandro Costacurta told Sky Sport Italia he met with Carlo Ancelotti on Monday, although he said the two …

Soccer

Opening Day Results Korea Republic WK League 24th April 2018

Opening Day Results Korea Republic WK League 24th April 2018<p>Incheon Red Angels 0 – 0 Gyeongju<p>Suwon FMC 1 – 0 Changnyeong<p>Goals From:<p>Lee …

Women's Soccer

Fifa chief to hold meeting over plan to create 24-team Club World Cup

• Gianni Infantino to meet heads of six continental confederations • Fifa offered $25bn by Japanese-led consortium to revamp cup<p>Fifa will hold a special meeting next month over a $25bn offer to revitalise the Club World Cup and also create a global national team competition to replace the …

Sport (UK)

WORLD CUP: Coaching changes unsettle lowest-ranked Saudis

After dozens of coaching changes in the last 25 years, Saudi Arabia has a proven winner in charge for this year's World Cup.<p>Juan Antonio Pizzi led …

Soccer

Real women have real bodies: Pooja Bhatt

Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt says real women have real bodies and they must celebrate themselves as they are.<p>Pooja …

India

Matildas wary of complacency in crunch semi-final

The Matildas are refusing to entertain the idea of taking Asian Cup opponents Thailand lightly as they aim to secure a place in the final of the …

Thailand

Marquee striker Massimo Maccarone not offered a new deal by Brisbane Roar

BRISBANE Roar have parted ways with veteran Italian striker Massimo Maccarone.<p>The 38-year-old marquee man was hopeful of securing a second season in …

Sport (Australia)

Watch: Japan's Yokohama Marinos are basically Pep Guardiola's next club

We are part of The Trust Project What is it?<p>Yokohama Marinos drew 4-4 with Shonan Bellmare in the J.League on Saturday – a thoroughly entertaining …

Soccer

Johnson to leave BFC at the end of May

<b>BENGALURU:</b> Defender John Johnson will leave Bengaluru FC at the end of May when his contract expires, the club announced late on Sunday. That leaves …

Soccer

Neymar Jr.’s Five Returns to Kuwait on April 29

Neymar Jr.’s Five has proven to have a significant impact with tens of thousands of teams participating, vying for victory.<p>This year it is back, …

Soccer

Japan triumphs over Australia in Asian Cup Final

In the final match of the AFC Asian Women’s Cup, Japan prevailed 1–0 over Australia to become the 2018 champions. Japan becomes the first team since …

NWSL

Soccer-'Last Emperor' Iniesta hailed after stunning King's Cup show

MADRID, April 22 (Reuters) - Spanish media paid tribute to Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta after he starred in his side's 5-0 thrashing of Sevilla …

Soccer

S.Korea to announce FIFA World Cup squad on May 14

Seoul, April 23 (IANS) South Korea will unveil their FIFA World Cup squad on May 14, the national football governing body said on Monday.<p>The Korea …

FIFA World Cup