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Stan Wawrinka
00:19 GMT
Stan Wawrinka beat good friend Roger Federer for only the third time in his career, reaching the semi-finals of the French Open on Tuesday with a 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) defeat of the popular second seed.
Platini and Blatter
00:16 GMT
@BreatheSport: Worth remembering Michel Platini voted for Qatar WC. His son also got a job with a Qatari corporation shortly after
Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein
00:04 GMT
The Jordanian lost out to the Swiss in last week's election but the 79-year-old's resignation on Tuesday has tempted him to run again

June 2, 2015

Platini welcomes the resignation of Blatter
23:04 GMT
European football chief Michel Platini welcomed the resignation of FIFA chief Joseph Blatter along with other major players of the continent.
HRH Prince Ali Ibn Al Hussein
22:52 GMT
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday visited HRH Prince Ali Ibn Al Hussein after he returned home from Zurich, Switzerland, where he ran in the election for the presidency of the world soccer governing body, FIFA.
Sepp Blatter
22:35 GMT
The 79-year-old has stepped down as Fifa president but is not part of the criminal proceedings opened against individuals under suspicion of corruption
Sepp Blatter
19:16 GMT
The 79-year-old, who has held the post for 17 years, has stepped down in light of the corruption scandal which has blighted the world governing body
Prince Ali believes that Blatter is responsible for football world's governing actions
15:13 GMT
Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, who failed in his bid to become the next FIFA president, has said that Sepp Blatter was responsible for football world's governing actions and added that he would have resigned if he were in the latter's position.
Pele poses with his honorary Ballon d'Or award next to FIFA president Sepp Blatte
13:14 GMT
Brazilian football legend Pele has welcomed the re-election of Sepp Blatter as FIFA president despite a corruption scandal embroiling world football's governing body.
Standard Chartered, Barclays and HSBC - are understood to be looking into the details of payments worth hundreds of thousands of dollars
05:42 GMT
A trio of British banks have launched internal reviews of transactions linked to the alleged corrupt payments by Fifa officials outlined by American investigators in the wake of last week's swoop on football's world governing body.

June 1, 2015

Stung by Fifa furore, Qatar denies wrongdoing in 2022 world cup bid
22:09 GMT
"It will blow over" tends to be Qatar's unofficial response to criticism of its World Cup bid, but with a Fifa corruption scandal exploding onto the world's front pages, the Gulf country has glumly realised it may have a real fight on its hands.
Oman team
15:06 GMT
Oman was held to a goalless draw by hosts Bahrain in an international football friendly match at the Bahrain National Stadium in Manama on Saturday night.
Jerome Champagne
14:04 GMT
The president of world football's governing body is not to blame for corruption within the organisation, according to his former advisor
Jibril Rajoub
12:26 GMT
A senior member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) said abandoning a Palestinian bid to ban Israel from,,,
Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein
05:44 GMT
HRH Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein, on Sunday, arrived home to a warm welcome, after running for the FIFA presidency in Zurich, Switzerland.

May 31, 2015

Northern Ireland 1-1 Qatar: Irish surrender friendly lead to draw
22:51 GMT
Michael O'Neill's side had looked set to record a morale-boosting victory ahead of their clash with Romania, but the Lekhwiya star levelled the scores with little time remaining
Yaya Toure
17:15 GMT
The Ivorian's outspoken agent had previously insisted his client was "90 per cent likely" to leave the Etihad Stadium but the club's owner has blocked any exit
Jibril Rajoub
15:34 GMT
Palestine Football Association head clarifies he plans to move forward with having Israel suspended from FIFA.
Qatari Team Loses First Match in FIFA U-20 World Cup
14:13 GMT
Joao Rodriguez, who plays for Portugal's Vitoria Setubal, finished off a superbly timed passing move and slotted home past goalkeeper Yousuf Hassan in the 25th minute of their Group C opener at Hamilton's Waikato Stadium.
Emirates airline adds another feather to its cap by becoming the sponsor of the FA Cup until 2018
04:04 GMT
Dubai’s Emirates airline has added another feather to its cap by becoming the sponsor of the popular FA Cup until 2018.

May 30, 2015

Blatter attacks Platini
16:03 GMT
Re-elected FIFA president Joseph Blatter chaired an executive committee meeting of the ruling football body on Saturday while suggesting conspiracy theories around the tumultuous events of the past days and the election itself.
Roger Federer
15:54 GMT
Tennis legend Roger Federer has said that he has been very disappointed with the ongoing corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body FIFA.
Sepp Blatter
15:45 GMT
Leading figures from European football insisted last night that Sepp Blatter could not possibly last as president of Fifa - after most of the rest of the world resoundingly re-elected him for four more years. With Fifa's top executives still locked up in detention centres all over town, football's world governing body gave Mr Blatter a standing ovation.

May 29, 2015

Sepp Blatter
18:29 GMT
The Swiss will serve a fifth term as the head of the game's world governing body - despite calls for him to resign after Wednesday's corruption scandal
President of the Palestinian FA Jibril Rajoub shows a red card as he speaks during the 65th FIFA Congress
15:55 GMT
The Palestinian Football Association wanted a vote on a ban unless Israel removed five times based in disputed territory from its national league
Qatar's 2022 World Cup organizers said their bid was conducted "with integrity and to the highest ethical standards"
15:21 GMT
Qatar's 2022 World Cup organisers said on Friday their controversial bid was conducted "with integrity and to the highest ethical standards" following allegations of wide scale corruption within Fifa, world football's governing body.
Protests during Fifa's Congress (picture courtesy of Aljazeera)
15:01 GMT
Several dozen protesters gathered outside the venue of the FIFA congress Friday in support of a Palestinian motion to have Israel suspended from football's ruling body.
I have a question mark over timing of Fifa arrests - Blatter
14:46 GMT
The president has questioned the timing of the indictments by the US Department of Justice which have rocked the world game in the week of the presidential elections

May 28, 2015

Sepp Blatter
20:53 GMT
The Swiss says he cannot be held accountable for the "actions of a few" and is vowing to bring about radical reform
Al-Ahli's Salmin Khamis (C) celebrates after scoring against Al-Ain
18:12 GMT
It took Al Ahli just less than 10 minutes in the second half to turn the match on its head.
Platini: I asked Blatter to stand down as FIFA president
15:56 GMT
The Uefa president has urged his organisation's 54 members to vote against the Swiss due to the latest corruption scandal to hit the governing body
Sepp Blatter
13:57 GMT
Asian football's organising body says it will stand by the Fifa president in the wake of Wednesday's arrests and hopes Friday's election goes ahead as planned
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
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.
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.