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Joan Laporta
18:34 GMT
The former Blaugrana supremo has vowed to continue his fight to dethrone Josep Maria Bartomeu, who he claims has betrayed the Catalan club's core values
Mario Balotelli
12:34 GMT
The former Chelsea forward believes a spell in the Middle East would help the Liverpool player regain some stability and allow him to return to Europe as a star
Mohamed Salah
12:32 GMT
After finishing medical tests with Serie A giants Roma, Egypt winger Mohamed Salah has expressed his pleasure with the Italian fans’ warm welcome.

July 31, 2015

AFC president considers Platini a unique candidate
22:25 GMT
The chief of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Thursday praised Michel Platini as a "unique candidate" who would bring stability to FIFA.
IOC president Thomas Bach shows the card with the name Beijing as the winning name of the 2022 Winter Olympic bid city
22:15 GMT
Beijing has beaten Kazakhstan's Almaty to be named host of the 2022 Winter Olympics, with only four votes separating the two bidders, the International Olympic Committee announced Friday.
Xavi Hernandez
16:24 GMT
Xavi Hernandez is the most decorated Spanish footballer in history with an astounding 28 titles to his name, but this serial winner remains relentless in his pursuit of glory.
Zico
11:30 GMT
Brazilian legend Zico and his team FC Goa will be making Dubai their home for the preseason training ahead of the second edition of the Indian Super League that kicks off early October.

July 30, 2015

Diego Maradona
21:48 GMT
The Argentina icon claims he has the support of a number of players should he launch a campaign to become Sepp Blatter's successor
England's FA said it will back Platini's bid to become president of FIFA
14:21 GMT
England's Football Association said it will back Michel Platini's bid to become president of FIFA.
Picture courtesy: ahram.org.eg
11:08 GMT
Zamalek claimed their first Egyptian Premier League title in 11 years without kicking a ball on Tuesday after nearest challengers Ahly were held to a 1-1 draw by Smouha, ending a long wait for an elusive crown.
Chung Mong-joon
10:27 GMT
The 61-year-old has set his sights on the top job in world football and feels he would be a better candidate than the current Uefa president
Sepp Blatter (L) chats with his predecessor Joao Havelange
07:39 GMT
The current president Joseph Blatter is to step down at an extraordinary congress on February 26, 2016.

July 29, 2015

Picture courtesy: goal.com
20:55 GMT
The former France star says the Argentine could help the club's Champions League ambitions and has backed Michel Platini as a Fifa presidential candidate
Mohamed Aboutrika
17:50 GMT
@AlsaddSC #Xavi: #Aboutrika is the best Arab player I've witnessed #alsadd
Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein
16:43 GMT
The Jordanian feels that the former France star is not the right man to replace Sepp Blatter at the upcoming elections
Michel Platini
14:38 GMT
UEFA president Michel Platini on Wednesday confirmed his intention to run for the FIFA presidency as successor to Joseph Blatter.
BeIN Sports awarded the exclusive broadcast rights in (MENA) for the Olympic games
11:11 GMT
BeIN Sports has been awarded the exclusive broadcast rights in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for the Olympic games between 2018 and 2024.
Mohammed Salah
04:57 GMT
Mohammed Salah will finally complete a loan move to Roma following long negotiations over the fee.

July 28, 2015

German President Joachim Gauck holds a speech during the official opening ceremony of the 14th European Maccabi Games
22:48 GMT
Around 2,300 Jewish athletes are preparing to take part in the Maccabi Games which opened in Berlin Tuesday and run until August 5.
Picture courtesy: instagram.com/karimbenzema
16:45 GMT
The striker has long been on Arsene Wenger's wishlist and has suggested he could be moving clubs with a cryptic Instagram message as he departs los Blancos' pre-season tour early
Michel Platini
14:13 GMT
UEFA president Michel Platini is to announce his candidacy for FIFA president in the coming days according to a report in French sports paper L'Equipe on Tuesday.
Picture courtesy: @juventusfcen
08:20 GMT
After missing a friendly against Borussia Dortmund through injury, the Germany international rejoined his new team-mates, though Fernando Llorente remains out of action
Bike enthusiasts ride during a retro cycling event in Chianti near Siena
08:12 GMT
Some amateur sports enthusiasts take products such as vitamin tablets to avoid nutrient deficiencies without knowing whether...

July 27, 2015

Blatter deserves a Nobel prize according to Putin
23:32 GMT
The president of Russia says heads of sporting organisations deserve greater recognition and has criticised the timing of the corruption investigation
Sebastian Vettel
14:14 GMT
After a wild and unpredictable race packed with drama and penalties, Sebastian Vettel's first thought was to dedicate his surprise success in the Hungarian Grand Prix yesterday to the memory of Ferrari's...
Aymen Abdennour
13:58 GMT
The Tunisia international is hopeful the Catalans can agree a deal with his current club and has little doubt he is ready for the step up
Mexico players celebrate after defeating Jamaica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
04:34 GMT
The Reggae Boyz had few answers to a rampant Mexico in Philadelphia, as Miguel Herrera's team completed an incredible Gold Cup recovery.
Cristiano Ronaldo
04:28 GMT
It was claimed by several media outlets in the Middle East that the Qatari-funded club had lodged a world-record offer for the Portuguese

July 26, 2015

(LtoR) Second placed Daniil Kvyat, winner Sebastian Vettel and third placed Daniel Ricciardo celebrate on the podium after the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix
17:40 GMT
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel won the Hungarian Grand Prix Sunday after an error-strewn afternoon by Mercedes world champion Lewis Hamilton and a late puncture for Hamilton's team-mate Nico Rosberg.
Mohamed Salah
15:26 GMT
The 23-year-old's future remains unclear, with Italian duo Fiorentina and Inter in a tug-of-war for the player, yet the Blues boss says he will leave
Mo Farah
15:07 GMT
British sprinter Mo Farah was questioned for five hours by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) as a part of investigation regarding claims of breach of anti-doping rules by his coach Alberto Salazar.
Blatter (L) shakes hands with Putin (R)
13:11 GMT
FIFA president Sepp Blatter, has told Russian president, Vladimir Putin, that the organisation has complete trust in the country hosting the 2018 World Cup and vowed 'total support' in their preparation.
Mo Farah
05:56 GMT
Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has backed Mo Farah who has been facing huge criticism post doping allegations against his coach Alberto Salazar.
Jerome Valcke
05:49 GMT
FIFA has admitted the corruption scandal is deterring new World Cup sponsors from signing up and has organized a summit with existing partners to take place in August.

July 25, 2015

Usain Bolt
23:07 GMT
Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt warmed up for World Championships by winning the 100 metres at the Anniversary Games in London.
Mahdi Ali
22:42 GMT
UAE national football team coach Mahdi Ali hopes to introduce some new talent when the Whites play a friendly against Myanmar on August 28.
2018 World Cup qualification draw
22:01 GMT
The two nations will battle it out with Albania, Israel, Liechtenstein and Macedonia in qualification for Russia 2018, while France are in the same pool as Netherlands
Sami Khedira
13:07 GMT
The Germany head coach has little doubt the midfielder will make a significant impact in Serie A following his move to Juventus

July 24, 2015

Ahmed Kantari
21:15 GMT
@torontofc News: #TFC announces signing of Moroccan defender Ahmed Kantari. http://bit.ly/1g9BMA2
Jerome Valcke
21:06 GMT
FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says he expects to leave football's world governing body when a new president is elected to replace Joseph Blatter.
World Cup qualifying draw in Russia to take place in St Petersburg at 6 pm (1500 GMT)
11:51 GMT
The 2018 World Cup in Russia will move step closer when teams from five of FIFA's six confederations learn their opponents in qualifying in the preliminary draw Saturday.
Jefferson Farfan
10:36 GMT
Peruvian winger Jefferson Farfan has expressed his delight at completing his long-awaited move to Al Jazira from German Bundesliga side Schalke on Thursday.
Joaquin Larrivey
10:26 GMT
Bani Yas have signed Argentinian striker Joaquin Larrivey from Spanish La Liga side Celta Vigo, the Abu Dhabi club confirmed on their Twitter account on Wednesday.
Karim Benzema
01:02 GMT
Arsenal were keen to make the striker their marquee signing during the summer transfer window but the Frenchman remains happy at the Santiago Bernabeu

July 23, 2015

Mohamed Salah
15:41 GMT
Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah has confirmed that he is close to leaving English Premier League champions Chelsea, a few days after boss Jose Mourinho revealed there is no place for the Pharaohs star.
Michel Platini
14:49 GMT
Michel Platini will delay any announcement on standing for the Fifa presidency until after this weekend's 2018 World Cup preliminary draw in St...
Vladimir Putin
00:49 GMT
The coming weekend is very much to the taste of Russia's President Vladimir Putin. On Sunday he is to visit the enclave of...
Domenico Scala
00:07 GMT
Despite talk that he is set to be appointed to the role, world football's chief governing body says the naming of a chair of its new taskforce is a "work in progress"

July 22, 2015

Samir Nasri
17:21 GMT
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has blasted out at 'stupid' fans who booed the club's new signing Raheem Sterling on his stunning debut in the friendly tie against Rome in Melbourne.
8 arrested in aftermath of Al-Ahly vs Al-Zamalek match
15:10 GMT
Small-scale riots took place in the Mohandessin neighbourhood of Cairo on Tuesday night after a football match between Cairene arch-rivals Al-Ahly and Al-Zamalek, and eight fans were arrested.
Picture courtesy: english.ahram.org.eg
06:24 GMT
Moemen Zakareya haunted his former club with a well-taken double as Ahly put Zamalek's Egyptian Premier League title celebrations on hold with a 2-0 victory that helped him extend their unbeaten run against their Cairo foes to 20 matches.
British comedian Simon Brodkin (R) holds fake dollars note next to FIFA president Sepp Blatter
03:06 GMT
The outgoing Fifa president was showered with fake cash by the British man as he held a press conference on Monday and is facing charges of trespassing

July 21, 2015

Pele
20:47 GMT
Brazilian football legend Pele has been discharged from hospital after successfully undergoing back surgery.
Jefferson Farfan
15:22 GMT
German Bundesliga side Schalke have confirmed they have agreed a deal to sell their Peruvian winger Jefferson Farfan to Arabian Gulf League outfit Al Jazira.
Mohamed Salah
14:31 GMT
The Manchester City, Chelsea and Wolfsburg attackers top the Nerazzurri's wishlist, but it will not be easy to lure any of them away from their current club
Fake money thrown at Blatter during his press conference
00:29 GMT
The man behind the popular TV character 'Lee Nelson' pulled off another audacious publicity stunt at the expense of the under-fire FIFA president.
Joseph Blatter
00:03 GMT
Current FIFA president Joseph Blatter rules out standing for election again in February 2016 at an extraordinary FIFA congress.

July 20, 2015

Election for FIFA president to take place next year
23:52 GMT
The extraordinary congress to elect a new FIFA president is to take place in Zurich on February 26, 2016, the executive committee of the world football governing body decided at a meeting on Monday.
Novak Djokovic
13:43 GMT
Novak Djokovic maintained a large lead over Roger Federer in the men's tennis rankings released Monday by the ATP with the top 10 players unchanged.
Denilson
13:22 GMT
Former Arsenal midfielder Denilson insists he isn’t the type of player to move to the Middle East purely for money and is looking forward to a long association with Al Wahda and the UAE following his unveiling on Sunday.
Michel Platini
13:14 GMT
UEFA president Michel Platini has been asked to stand for president of world football governing body FIFA by several football federations, according to dpa information Monday.
Mohamed Salah
01:46 GMT
The Egyptian and Brazilian are likely to leave Stamford Bridge this summer after finding first-team opportunities limited

July 19, 2015

Salwa Eid Nasser (picture courtesy: iaaf.org)
19:45 GMT
Bahraini athlete Salwa Eid Nasser made history when she stormed to a memorable gold medal for Bahrain in a world-youth-leading time...
FIFA's leadership meets on Monday to decide the date of a vote to replace president Sepp Blatter
19:03 GMT
FIFA's leadership meets on Monday to decide the date of a vote to replace president Sepp Blatter as a corruption storm inflicts ever worsening damage on world football.
Pele
18:50 GMT
Brazilian football legend Pele has reportedly been re-admitted to hospital after undergoing prostate surgery two months ago.
Jeffrey Webb
09:07 GMT
The former Concacaf president protested his innocence against money laundering, racketeering and fraud charges on Saturday

July 18, 2015

Ramsey Nijem (picture courtesy: arabsmma.com)
20:14 GMT
UFC fighter Ramsey Nijem has been at the forefront of headlines for major moves he’s made in and out of the ring. The Palestinian-American...
Coca-Cola and McDonald put pressure on FIFA for reforms
19:58 GMT
Coca-Cola Co and McDonald's Corp, which are the two major sponsors of FIFA and the World Cup tournaments, have increased their pressure on...