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October 8, 2015

UEFA has backed its president Michel Platini despite being suspended by FIFA
22:41 GMT
European football governing body UEFA has backed its president Michel Platini Thursday despite the Frenchman being suspended by world body FIFA.
 Hamzeh Dardour scores the second goal for Jordan against Australia during the AFC qualifying football match for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Thursday at the Amman International Stadium (Photo by Amjad Ghsoun)
19:40 GMT
Jordan stunned Australia 2-0 in a top-of-the-table clash in Group B of the 2018 FIFA World Cup/2019 AFC Asian Cup joint-qualifiers in Amman on Thursday.
Sepp Blatter (R) shakes hands with Issa Hayatou (AFP)
14:55 GMT
The Swiss has been banned along with Michel Platini and Jerome Valcke for 90 days and will be replaced by the CAF head
Syria game is hardest for us: Japan coach
13:10 GMT
Fancied Japan will be under pressure when it takes on Group E leader Syria in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and AFC Asian Cup 2019 joint qualifiers at the Seeb Sports Stadium on Thursday. The match kicks off at 5pm.
Oman national football team
13:02 GMT
In a clash to go on top of the table, hosts Oman take on much fancied Iran in a Group D qualifier for the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex on Thursday. The match kicks off at 6.30pm.

October 7, 2015

Blatter facing suspension by FIFA ethics committee
22:06 GMT
FIFA president Sepp Blatter is facing provisional suspension for 90 days by the organization's ethics committee.
Strong UAE squad for second GCC Games
21:53 GMT
A 175-member UAE squad will leave for Dammam next week to participate in the Second GCC Games in the eastern Saudi Arabian city from October 15-26.
Shin Bet bars Israeli athletes from traveling to Oman for windsurfing match
16:49 GMT
Shin Bet says it did not manage to reach agreement with local security forces in Persian Gulf state and therefore wouldn't permit windsurfing delegation’s visit to the country.
16:05 GMT
Xpress Money, a leading money transfer brand, is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Wasim Akram in association with the exclusive event 'Cricket & Beyond,'
Blatter backs his decision of not relinquishing his position as FIFA president
15:37 GMT
Sepp Blatter backed his decision of not relinquishing his position as FIFA president and said a Swiss probe against him is "not correct".
Malaysia forfeit World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia
03:17 GMT
@Wpromoter FIFA: Malaysia forfeit World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia #soccer #football

October 6, 2015

Alireza Faghani (Source: persiangig)
23:42 GMT
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has replaced Iranian referee Alireza Faghani with Bahraini’s Nawaf Shukralla...
22:07 GMT
The contributor-driven soccer media platform will launch an American Sports brand, targeting the US consumer arena with offices in New York.
Elaheh Ahmadi
15:30 GMT
Iranian woman shooter Elaheh Ahmadi says that he is going to win a gold medal in the 2016 Olympics Games.
Samir Nasri
13:28 GMT
Samir Nasri claims he would not play for France again even if his father was the national team manager, while he wants an MLS move.
Chung Mong Joon
12:57 GMT
FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong Joon said Tuesday he could be given a 19-year ban from football by the world governing body's ethics committee and ruled out as a potential replacement for current president Joseph Blatter.

October 5, 2015

21:59 GMT
UAE’s Ministry of Interior has completed its preparations to participate in organizing the Abu Dhabi Cycling World Tour, will achieve a significant qualitative leap for the future of the sports industry in the region.
Aziz Yildirim
16:58 GMT
Prosecutors on Monday called for football match-fixing charges against Fenerbahce President Aziz Yildirim to be dropped.
An interior view shows the Luzhniki stadium, which is under construction, in Moscow on July 9, 2015
16:17 GMT
A fire erupted on Monday at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, which is undergoing construction work in preparation for it to host the 2018 World Cup final.
Oman national team
16:06 GMT
Oman coach Paul Le Guen has named a 23-member squad for the forthcoming FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier against Iran, which will be played at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex on October 8.
UAE rugby team (source: emirates247)
11:51 GMT
The Arab Rugby Federation, ARF, has officially been formed following an extraordinary general meeting held in Dubai on October 1st.

October 4, 2015

Hector Cuper
22:00 GMT
Hector Cuper has praised Zamalek's 'spirit' despite their aggregate defeat
Source: FIFA
18:21 GMT
The FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine, under the chairmanship of South African Tokyo Sexwale and comprising representatives from the Israel Football Association...
17:40 GMT
Bahrain will be sending more than 170 of its finest athletes for the Second GCC Games, due to take place from October 15 to 26 in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
14:47 GMT
A therapeutic program of weight-bearing exercise reduces pain and improves joint function, at least for two to six months, for people with osteoarthritis, according to a review of previous trials.
FIFA to rescue troubled Saudi King Salman (AFP)
11:48 GMT
Palestine is a headache Saudi King Salman doesn’t need as he confronts rare demands from members of his ruling family that he and his son be removed from power...

October 3, 2015

22:47 GMT
China won the 28th FIBA men's Asia Championship Saturday after defeating Philippines 78-67 in the tourney's final match.
Adidas call for FIFA reforms but no call for Blatter to quit
18:58 GMT
FIFA sponsor adidas called Saturday for "fundamental changes" to football's governing body but in contrast to other major sponsors is not urging its president Joseph Blatter to step down.
Blatter stands firm despite Coca Cola, Visa and McDonald's demanding resignation
18:02 GMT
Sepp Blatter has decided not to relinquish his position as FIFA president despite its sponsors' mounting calls for the embattled chief's resignation, his US lawyer has confirmed.
17:54 GMT
Holder Iran lost to host China 70-57 in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship semis in Changsha on Friday.

October 2, 2015

Queen Rania stands beside FIFA president Sepp Blatter after receiving the FIFA Presidential Award during the World Player Gala 2009
22:04 GMT
Her Majesty Queen Rania has stressed the importance of hosting the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which she described as “a historic, national achievement and source of pride for all Jordanians”.
Sepp Blatter
21:32 GMT
Two of Fifa's longest-serving sponsors have called for the 79-year-old to step down after the Swiss authorities opened criminal proceedings against him
Dzeko and Salah join Roma permanently
13:41 GMT
The loan recruits from Manchester City and Chelsea have now completed full transfers, while Iago Falque also made his deal permanent
13:27 GMT
Lebanon bowed out of the Asian Championship Thursday after losing at the hands of the Philippines 82-70 in the quarterfinals. The Cedars.

October 1, 2015

The event will present players the opportunity to meet and play with and against the 2013 Wimbledon Champion Marion Bartoli
21:37 GMT
Dubai will host the world’s first 24-hour tennis marathon in November with different teams representing companies from the UAE, comprising local and international players, will compete in the day-night-day event.
Hadi Norouzi (Press TV)
15:58 GMT
Iranian football player Hadi Norouzi has lost his life after suffering a heart attack, in what has been described as the second tragedy to strike the Islamic Republic’s soccer in nearly a month.
FIFA accepted to switch Oman's 2018 World Cup qualifier against India from the Seeb Sports Stadium to the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex
15:53 GMT
Following a request from the Oman Football Association (OFA), the FIFA has accepted to switch the forthcoming 2018 World Cup qualifier against India from the Seeb Sports Stadium to the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex (SQSC).
12:39 GMT
Hoping for a return to the semifinals for the first time since 2009, Lebanon Thursday face 2013 runners-up Philippines in the quarterfinal stage of the FIBA ASIA Championship.
FA back Platini's bid to become Fifa president
09:42 GMT
The Frenchman has become embroiled in the Fifa corruption probe due to a payment he received from Sepp Blatter in 2011 for work carried out more than a decade ago

September 30, 2015

22:38 GMT
The Dubai Cricket Council (DCC) has launched their first-ever women’s cricket league to be held from mid October. The decision is a shot in the arm for women’s cricket in the region, especially in the light of UAE women’s team having recently emerged as champions in the GCC tournament held in Oman.
Salgado looking for a superstar in the UAE
22:31 GMT
Former Real Madrid defender Michel Salgado said it was his dream to discover the next Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo in the UAE at the launch of the Du Football Champions tournament at the Address Hotel, Downtown Dubai on Tuesday.
12:47 GMT
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star greeted fans at the opening of a new store in the United Arab Emirates city
12:08 GMT
Amir Saoud netted 20 points and Ali Haidar added 15 as Lebanon edged past Jordan 80-76 to reach the quarterfinals of the FIBA Asia Championship where they will face the Philippines, who are led by former Cedars coach Tab Baldwin.
90 Minutes for Hope initiative logo
12:00 GMT
The Club donated a euro for the sale of every ticket for the Champions League match yesterday at the Camp Nou against Bayer Leverkusen.

September 29, 2015

FIFA slaps lifetime ban on ex-vice president Jack Warner
19:41 GMT
Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has been banned from all football-related activity for life after being found guilty of committing 'various acts of misconduct' in his positions as a football official.
Lebanon advance to FIBA Asia 2015 QFs! Jordan will play Classification games
18:47 GMT
@FIBA: Lebanon advance to #FIBAAsia2015 QFs! Jordan will play Classification games #LIBJOR boxscore
18:29 GMT
The sixth match of Iran’s national basketball team in Group E of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship ended with a triumph over Palestine, 94-48.
Source: MBC Sports
12:54 GMT
Four football fans were on Monday charged for rioting during the abandoned World Cup 2018 qualifying match between Malaysia and Saudi Arabia earlier in the month, a police statement said.
Zico calls for FIFA ethics committee «clarification» on Blatter
12:46 GMT
Former Brazil international Zico has called for "immediate clarification" from FIFA's ethics committee on the world governing body's president, Joseph Blatter, and UEFA president Michel Platini.
Al Ahli look positively at Riyadh challenge
09:18 GMT
Al Ahli have promised to go into their crucial away semi-final leg of the AFC Champions League against Al Hilal in Riyadh in a positive frame of mind on Tuesday.

September 28, 2015

Blatter says not resigning; Platini seeks ethics committee hearing
21:09 GMT
FIFA president Joseph Blatter has told staff at world football's governing body he has done nothing wrong and does not intend to resign, his lawyer said Monday.
The logo marks of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic (L) and Paralympic (R) Games are unveiled at the Tokyo city hall
20:32 GMT
The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee decided Monday to recommend baseball-softball, karate, surfing, sport climbing and skateboarding be added to the 2020 Games.
Fatma al Nabhani
11:37 GMT
Fatma al Nabhani, Oman's top tennis player, collected her fifth ITF trophy of the year on Saturday when she took the singles crown at the US$10,000 ITF Pro Circuit Phoenix Live tournament in Hyderabad, India on Saturday.
Hatem Ben Arfa
10:41 GMT
The former Newcastle midfielder believes he can make a return to Les Blues squad after a promising start to the Ligue 1 season
Nadal to return to Dubai for the Mubadala World Tennis Championship
06:33 GMT
Fourteen-time major champion Rafael Nadal will return alongside Milos Raonic for the eighth edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC), scheduled from December 31, 2015 to January 2 in New Year at the International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City.

September 27, 2015

Source: mehrnews
20:17 GMT
Iranian women’s national futsal team won the title in the 2015 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Futsal Championship in Malaysia after defeating Japan 1-0 in the final.
FIFA president Joseph Blatter and European supremo Michel Platini are under investigation
15:26 GMT
FIFA president Joseph Blatter and European supremo Michel Platini are under investigation by the ruling body's ethics committee over a payment from 2011 revealed in a Swiss criminal investigation, dpa learnt on Sunday.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates his victory on the podium after the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit in Suzuka
12:44 GMT
Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton has reasserted his Formula One supremacy as he comfortably won the Japanese Grand Prix to secure his eighth victory of the season on Sunday.
Oman face a tough task against Iran
11:39 GMT
Oman coach Paul Le Guen believes the Red Warriors will be the underdogs when they host fancied Iran in a Group D qualifier for the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex on October 8. The match kicks off at 6.30pm.
Fatma al Nabhani
11:25 GMT
Oman's top tennis player, Fatma al Nabhani, has stormed into the top 400 in the world rankings, following a string of singles title victories in various overseas tournaments over the past few months.

September 26, 2015

Valls says he has every confidence in Platini
18:03 GMT
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says he has every confidence in UEFA president Michel Platini who has been questioned as a witness in a payment made to him by FIFA president Joseph Blatter.
Hingis (R) of Switzerland talks to Mirza of India during the women's doubles final against Xu Shilin and You Xiaodi of China at the Guangzhou Open tennis championship in Guangzhou
17:55 GMT
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis maintained their impressive run as they clinched their sixth women's doubles title of the year by winning the Guangzhou Open on Saturday.
Federer named top-earning tennis player for ninth time in a row
15:26 GMT
17-time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer has been named as the top-earning tennis player for the ninth time in a row, according to business magazine Forbes.
Fifa needs a new leader - Prince Ali
15:15 GMT
The man who lost out to Sepp Blatter in the world governing body's presidential election has again demanded a change of leadership

September 25, 2015

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 moves to intercept FIFA (Source: dubaiprnetwork)
18:16 GMT
Aside from the occasional change of an underlying engine, the updates often seem cosmetic — new faces on the teams, the latest sponsorship on team jerseys — or incremental additions or tweaks to game play.
Source: FIBA
18:09 GMT
Kuwait's National Basketball team lost its second match in the 28th FIBA Asia Championship against Palestine 69-90 on Thursday.
Blatter faces criminal charges over Fifa deals
18:05 GMT
The president of the world football governing body has been interrogated, had his house searched and office equipment seized by Swiss authorities
Fifa announce 2022 World Cup to start November 21
17:36 GMT
World football's governing body confirmed on Friday that the tournament in Qatar will take place in will last for 28 days