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Diego Maradona
08:33 GMT
The former Argentina captain feels that the money earned by those accused of accepting bribes should be invested in a training camp for African children

May 27, 2015

Dnipro 2-3 Sevilla: Bacca double sees Rojiblancos retain Europa League title
22:36 GMT
Nikola Kalinic opened the scoring but the Rojiblancos replied through Grzegorz Krychowiak and Bacca, and although Ruslan Rotan levelled, the Colombian had the final word
'Fifa will kill football' - Uefa calls for election to be postponed
20:41 GMT
Votes will be cast on Friday as Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein looks to dethrone Sepp Blatter at the head of world football's governing body
Manchester City team
16:48 GMT
Manchester City FC has hit the 30,000 milestone mark for membership of the official Sky Blue UAE membership program.
'It's like something out of a mafia movie' - Wenger, Prince Ali and the world reacts to Fifa corruption scandal
16:30 GMT
Tuesday's shocking news sparked outrage throughout the footballing fraternity with some figures even likening Fifa to the mafia
Prince Ali bin al-Hussein
14:53 GMT
The sole opposition candidate to Sepp Blatter in Fifa's presidential election, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, has contacted the police after his...
Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein faces a difficult task against Joseph Blatter
14:25 GMT
Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan, who is challenging incumbent Joseph Blatter for the FIFA presidency, speaks of a sad day for football after the arrest of six officials over corruption allegations.
2018 and 2022 World Cup finals under corruption investigation
12:09 GMT
The Swiss Attorney General's Office has been handed electronic data and documents relating to potential money laundering ahead of the 2010 votes

May 26, 2015

Galatasaray team
22:04 GMT
Turkey's Galatasaray became Spor Toto Super League champion for a record 20th time on Monday after archrival Fenerbahçe could only draw 2-2 at Başakşehir, earning its fourth star over its logo.
Jibril Rajoub
17:04 GMT
An Israeli lobby group sent a letter to FIFA president Joseph Blatter Tuesday calling for the head of the Palestinian Football Association (PFA) to be kicked out of soccer's ruling body.
Fiorentina's Mohamed Salah paid tribute to former Chelsea teammate Didier Drogba.
16:24 GMT
Fiorentina's Mohamed Salah paid tribute to former Chelsea teammate Didier Drogba.
Sponsors of Qatar 2022 World Cup confronted with anti-logos against modern slavery
16:04 GMT
Qatar has been no stranger to criticism and social media attacks following FIFA’s controversial decision to hold the 2022 World Cup in their country.
Xavi left Barcelona after winning 23 major titles
14:41 GMT
Paris Saint-Germain would like to do a deal with Al Sadd in order to get Xavi on loan next year.
Yaya Toure
08:31 GMT
Dimitri Seluk recently claimed the midfielder was "90 percent certain" to leave the Premier League this summer but now says he is "too important to let go."

May 25, 2015

The meeting of the FIFA executive committee started with the bidding system for 2026 World Cup
22:25 GMT
The meeting of the FIFA executive committee started Monday in Zurich with the bidding system for the 2026 World Cup and the so called triple punishment rule up for discussion.
Zinedine Zidane
18:48 GMT
One of football's greatest players made his name in the competition now known as the Europa League during Bordeaux's astonishing run from the Intertoto Cup to the final
Paul Le Guen
16:51 GMT
Frenchman Paul Le Guen categorically stated on Monday that he has no intention to quit and he is here to stay as Oman national team coach.
Platini: Fifa's image is tarnished until Blatter goes
14:14 GMT
The Uefa chief believes the Swiss is only seeking re-election because he is afraid of walking away from a position he has held for 17 years
Stephan El Shaarawy
12:47 GMT
The Italy international has been buoyed by ending his six-month goal drought in the Rossoneri's much-needed win over Torino

May 24, 2015

Radamel Falcao
22:16 GMT
The striker has spent the season on loan at Old Trafford but failed to impress and scored just four goals in 26 Premier League appearances
Rosberg celebrates with his Monaco GP trophy
16:23 GMT
Nico Rosberg of Mercedes clinched an unlikely Monaco Grand Prix victory Sunday - his third Monaco win in a row - after a tactical blunder by the team left Lewis Hamilton third.
Manchester City team
15:12 GMT
Manchester City's runners-up finish in the English Premier League (EPL) does not represent failure, said its defiant coach Manuel Pellegrini over the weekend.
Picture courtesy of Yahoo! Maktoob News
15:02 GMT
Fitness Time has been chosen as the official partner of FC Barcelona in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Under the partnership agreement reached between the two sides...
Joseph Blatter
14:06 GMT
Joseph Blatter seeks a fifth term as FIFA president on Friday in a contest with Jordan's Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein towards the end of a busy week for the ruling football body.

May 23, 2015

Elderly men who exercise regularly – even by doing light activities like walking – may be less likely to die than those who are sedentary (picture courtesy of
23:40 GMT
Elderly men who exercise regularly – even by doing light activities like walking – may be less likely to die than those who are sedentary, a large Norwegian study suggests.
Iran backs Palestinians’ call for FIFA to show Israel red card
23:22 GMT
The Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran says it will inform FIFA of its agreement with the Palestinian Football Association’s demand for expelling Israel from the world body.
Michael Schumacher
18:24 GMT
Michael Schumacher's manager has recently said that after almost 17 months of suffering, the Formula One champion is still improving.
Sami Khedira
14:46 GMT
The Germany international says the club exaggerated the severity of his injury problems in order to deny him more game time

May 22, 2015

Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein
19:23 GMT
Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein has named restoring the credibility of the ruling football body FIFA a priority in his presidential campaign to topple incumbent Joseph Blatter.
Israeli Forces delayed the Palestinian National Football Team at the Allenby/Al Karamah Crossing (picture courtesy of PNN)
19:03 GMT
President of the Palestine Football Association, Jibril Rajoub sent a Letter to Mr. Joseph Blatter, President of the International Federation Football Association FIFA,
Al-Hilal team
18:56 GMT
The Saudi Arabian Football Union disclosed that it was closely following-up some grave soccer referees' mistakes which mounted to become a fixed motto made to badly treat Saudi football clubs
18:35 GMT
Mohamed Ghanem Al Ali is delighted that the midfielder will join the Qatari side and believes he can help them win a third Asian Champions League title

May 21, 2015

Prince Ali bin Al Hussein
23:34 GMT
The candidate for the Fifa presidency has confirmed that he wants to expand the tournament as he released an updated version of his manifesto
Luis Figo
17:40 GMT
Prince Ali will be Sepp Blatter's sole rival after the former Portugal star joined Michael van Praag in announcing he will no longer stand
The Olympic Council of Asia selects Iran to host the upcoming West Asian Games
17:34 GMT
The Olympic Council of Asia has selected Iran to host the upcoming West Asian Games, the OCA president has said.
Michael van Praag
14:42 GMT
The Dutch FA president has thrown his support behind fellow candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan, not incumbent Sepp Blatter
14:08 GMT
The veteran midfielder, 35, has called time on his 24 years at Camp Nou and revealed he will link up with Al Sadd following the completion of 2014-15

May 20, 2015

Sepp Blatter
20:39 GMT
The Fifa chief says constructive talks have taken place following calls from Palestine to have its neighbour sanctioned over treatment of its citizens
Michael van Praag
16:56 GMT
Michael van Praag, the chief of the Netherlands Football Association, wishes to withdraw his bid to become FIFA president, a Dutch newspaper reported Wednesday.
Benfica team
16:33 GMT
Emirates Airline, a global connector of people and passions, announced a three-year shirt sponsorship agreement with Portugal’s most successful football club...
Asamoah Gyan
14:09 GMT
Ghana and Al Ain skipper Asamoah Gyan is convinced he is back to his best ahead of his side’s AFC Champions League last-16 first leg against UAE rivals Al Ahli today.
Blatter in Ramallah to convince the Palestinians to withdraw their motion
13:09 GMT
FIFA President Sepp Blatter arrived in Ramallah Wednesday to try and convince the Palestinians to withdraw a motion to have Israel suspended from the ruling body of football.

May 19, 2015

Edin Dzeko
23:24 GMT
Liverpool are lining up a deal for Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, according to reports.
Abdulaziz Alshehri
20:31 GMT
@FIFAcom: CHAMPION: Abdulaziz Alshehri (@MrD0ne) has won the @FIWC Grand Final
Xavi Hernandez
18:11 GMT
Barcelona's captain Xavi Hernandez will leave the club he has served since boyhood for Qatari side Al Sadd at the end of this season, his father said on Tuesday.
Israel claims that the Palestinians are attempting to drag FIFA into politics
16:36 GMT
The Israel Football Association (IFA) Tuesday rejected Palestinian calls for it to be thrown out of the world governing body FIFA.
British trade union leaders and politicians have called on Fifa's sponsors to do more to hold football's governing body to account over the treatment of migrant workers in Qatar
13:59 GMT
British trade union leaders and politicians have called on Fifa's sponsors to do more to hold football's governing body to account over the treatment of migrant workers in Qatar.
David De Gea
06:09 GMT
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has strongly hinted that goalkeeper David De Gea might be headed to Real Madrid.

May 18, 2015

23:23 GMT
The midfielder nearly joined New York City last summer but will reportedly leave for Qatar this time around
Fifa will launch an investigation into the arrests in Qatar of a group of journalists reporting on migrants’ working conditions ahead of the 2022 World Cup.
16:43 GMT
A news team from the United Kingdom was detained during a visit to the Gulf nation, which is due to host the 2022 World Cup
Novak Djokovic
16:21 GMT
Novak Djokovic stayed well clear of Switzerland's Roger Federer in the men's ATP tennis rankings released Monday.
The cold sore of football hooliganism
15:58 GMT
After a long season, the Saudi football scene is coming to an end for the year. The professional league has just finished and there are few games remaining in the King’s championship.
Arsenal set to face Lyon, Villarreal and Wolfsburg
13:54 GMT
The Gunners' pre-season preparations will see them face Santi Cazorla's former team Villarreal while ex-striker Nicklas Bendtner will return to north London with Wolfsburg

May 17, 2015

Djokovic kisses his trophy after winning the final against Federer
20:37 GMT
Novak Djokovic dominated Roger Federer 6-4, 6-3 in 75 minutes to win his fourth career title at the Rome Masters on Sunday.
Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona: Messi strike seals Liga title
20:33 GMT
Luis Enrique's side took the first step towards a possible treble as they wrapped up the Primera Division title with a win away to previous champions Atletico on Sunday
An Ultras member works in the dark to provide light for the rest of his group
16:26 GMT
An Ultras member works in the dark to provide light for the rest of his group. He does not care about himself or his career because all what he cares for is his club.
The UAE national rugby 15s team came from behind to beat Chinese Taipei 16-12 (picture courtesy of
14:09 GMT
The UAE national rugby 15s team came from behind to beat Chinese Taipei 16-12 to finish second in Division Two of the Asian Rugby Championship in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.
Djokovic, Federer score crushing wins to reach highlight Rome final
03:48 GMT
Roger Federer snuffed out his opposition to set up a high-profile final between the top two seeds at the Rome Masters after dominating straight set wins on Saturday.
Novak Djokovic
03:41 GMT
World number one Novak Djokovic has extended his unbeaten run to 21 matches as he beat his Spanish opponent David Ferrer in straight sets to book a spot in the Italian Open final.

May 16, 2015

Ultras groups banned by court order
20:35 GMT
The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters banned Saturday ultras football fan groups and ordered that they should be dissolved.
Early start to UAE football season
20:27 GMT
The next UAE football season will have an advanced start with the Arabian Gulf Super Cup being held on August 15.
Stan Wawrinka
15:55 GMT
Rafael Nadal suffered yet another clay court loss this season after eighth seeded Stan Wawrinka defeated him in straight set 7-6, 7-2 in the quarter-final of the Italian Open at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia.
Sepp Blatter
15:50 GMT
FIFA president Sepp Blatter is opposing any changes in the format of the World Cup and will keep the number of participants to 32 if he's re-elected.

May 15, 2015

Roger Federer
22:18 GMT
World number two Roger Federer produced a perfect blend of precision and power to cruise into the semifinal round of the Italian Open with a straight set win over sixth seeded Tomas Berdych on Friday.
Sergio Aguero
22:15 GMT
Sergio Aguero will not be sold during the close season, according to City manager Manuel Pellegrini.
Joseph Blatter
16:34 GMT
FIFA president Joseph Blatter on Friday called for solidarity among the global football community, two weeks before he seeks re-election atop the governing body.
Cristiano Ronaldo
16:31 GMT
One of the charity organizations for helping Nepal earthquake victims has denied that Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly donated 5M pounds for the wake of devastating disaster.

May 14, 2015

Napoli and Fiorentina are knocked-out
23:43 GMT
Holders Sevilla will take on Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in the final of football's Europa League after both overcame Italian opponents in the semi-final second-leg matches Thursday.
Jordon Ibe
16:44 GMT
Dethroned English Champions, Manchester City are reportedly eyeing a shock summer move for Liverpool's kid sensation Jordon Ibe.
Oman national football team
16:11 GMT
The Oman Football Association (OFA) has joined hands with to sell tickets online for matches involving the national team in Oman.
Lionel Messi
15:10 GMT
The Argentine legend says that while his compatriot is more prolific, he was a more stylish and spectacular finisher