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Mohamed Salah
13:47 GMT
Italy Serie A champions Juventus have revealed they are wary of Egypt winger Mohamed Salah ahead of their game against Fiorentina in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semis on Thursday...

March 4, 2015

Sepp Blatter
22:33 GMT
The Swiss is sure that prejudice and ignorance can be stamped out of the game but only if tougher punishments are introduced
Zinedine Zidane
17:18 GMT
The Frenchman was banned from coaching the club's Castilla team but saw the decision overturned and Cruyff believes the embarrassing incident should never have happened
Pep Guardiola
14:40 GMT
Pep Guardiola has no intention of leaving Bayern Munich at the end of the 2014-15 campaign amid rumours linking him with a move to Manchester City.
Mehdi Benatia
12:48 GMT
The former Roma defender feels he did not deserve the harsh treatment he received in his first few months at the Allianz Arena outfit
Carlo Ancelotti
00:00 GMT
Carlo Ancelotti will be short-listed to replace Manuel Pellegrini as Manchester City manager if the Chilean is dismissed at the end of the season.

March 3, 2015

Nike’s Most Wanted in KSA
23:09 GMT
Nike Most Wanted, a unique global talent search program that gives amateur footballers the opportunity to prove themselves on an elite stage, will be hosted in Riyadh (KSA) this year for the very first time.
Michael Schumacher
14:17 GMT
Stricken Formula One legend Michael Schumacher's 15-year-old son has signed a deal in Formula 4 and is set to race in the series for promising, young drivers.
 Dubai tournament has a very good feel — Chris Kermode
14:11 GMT
The multi-award-winning Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships can show the way for tournaments all over the world, according to ATP Tour Executive Chairman and President Chris Kermode.
Fifa's real crime with Qatar 2022 is ignoring the workers' plight
13:48 GMT
The BBC Newsnight team investigating the 1.5 million migrants employed in Qatar on building World Cup 2022 infrastructure were...

March 2, 2015

Abdul Latif Jameel League logo
17:25 GMT
Football players born in Saudi Arabia have been given the green light to play for club teams after the Saudi Arabian Football Federation relaxed its rule on expatriates looking for playing opportunities in the local league.
Winter World Cup a ratings boost?
16:27 GMT
Fifa's determination to stage the 2022 Qatar World Cup in November and December prompted outrage from Premier League clubs and football fans.
Egyptian winger Salah hails Fiorentina teammates after Inter victory
14:35 GMT
Egypt winger Mohamed Salah has expressed his delight after scoring the winner for Fiorentina in Sunday’s 1-0 victory against Inter Milan, hailing his teammates for the victory.
Qatar World Cup shift gives Japan winter blues
14:17 GMT
A November start to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar would cause severe disruption to Japan’s domestic football schedule, the head of the J-League told AFP on Monday.
Dubai Desert Triathlon logo
13:49 GMT
The third edition of the Dubai Desert Triathlon, to be held on the 13th March, has generated significant excitement within the triathlon and endurance horse riding communities in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East.

March 1, 2015

Mohamed Salah
22:59 GMT
The Egyptian was on target again to defeat Inter at San Siro for the first time in 15 years and may be the secret weapon in the race for third in Serie A
Inter 0-1 Fiorentina: Salah strikes to sink Nerazzurri
20:56 GMT
The forward, on loan from Chelsea, continued his hot streak by scoring the only goal in Fiorentina's triumph over Roberto Mancini's men
Salah thanks god after scoring in Fiorentina's win over Tottenham
16:58 GMT
@22mosalah: What a fantastic game let's think about inter thanks god
Roma's ghost goal against Udinese which was scored earlier this season
16:38 GMT
During a recent meeting of football's lawmakers in Belfast, the video technology trials during competitive matches has been delayed for at least 12 months.
Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani
14:00 GMT
The eighth and current Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, has hit back at corruption allegations that have been directed at the Gulf state's successful bid for the 2022 World Cup.
Triple punishment remains in football
09:10 GMT
The International Football Association Board (IFAB) on Saturday decided against removing the so called triple punishment of players who were deemed to have denied a goalscoring opportunity.

February 28, 2015

Lucie Safarova
22:53 GMT
Lucie Safarova defeated Victoria Azarenka on Saturday in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3 to clinch the Qatar Open.
Roger Federer
19:42 GMT
Roger Federer set up match point with a second-serve ace, then slammed a winner into the empty corner to win his seventh title at the Dubai Classic on Sunday, 6-3, 7-5 over Novak Djokovic.
Andy Murray
18:21 GMT
Britain’s top player Andy Murray is keen to ensure his Dubai Duty Free Men’s Open quarter-final loss to teenager Borna Coric on Thursday will not affect his form going into a crucial Davis Cup tie next week.
Sepp Blatter
18:14 GMT
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has confirmed that the last date for the Qatar 2022 World Cup final should not go beyond 18th December, in an attempt to protect English football's traditional Boxing Day games.
Novak Djokovic
11:41 GMT
Defending champion Roger Federer will meet four-time champion Novak Djokovic in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Men’s Open at the Dubai Tennis Stadium on Saturday.

February 27, 2015

Chelsea sign £40m-a-year Yokohama Rubber shirt sponsorship deal (picture courtesy of
15:36 GMT
The Blues' five-year shirt deal with the Japanese tyre giant is understood to be the second most lucrative in world football behind Manchester United's agreement with Chevrolet
Robin van Persie
14:52 GMT
The Manchester United boss has confirmed the Dutch striker faces a "long time" out of action and admits failing to finish in the top four would be a "big disappointment"
Europa League draw: Roma meet Fiorentina, Villarreal against Sevilla
13:44 GMT
There are two same country match-ups amongst the Round of 16 ties, while Inter face a tough clash with Wolfsburg
Fiorentina players celebrate Salah's goal
00:34 GMT
The Fiorentina coach is delighted with the player they brought on loan to Chelsea in exchange for the Colombian attacker following their Europa League win over Tottenham

February 26, 2015

Novak Djokovic
21:41 GMT
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer blew past a pair of hampered opponents on Thursday as three of the leading four seeds reached the semi-finals of the Dubai Classic.
Fiorentina 2-0 Tottenham (agg 3-1): Salah strikes as Spurs crash out
21:37 GMT
The Egyptian capitalised on a poor touch from Jan Vertonghen to send Vincenzo Montella's men into the last 16 of the Europa League after Mario Gomez broke the deadlock
Borna Coric
15:54 GMT
Andy Murray fell victim to 55 unforced errors as the third seed crumbled in a 6-1, 6-3 defeat with Croatian teenager Borna Coric reaching the semi-finals of the Dubai Classic on Thursday at the Scot's expense.
Michael Schumacher
14:34 GMT
As the stricken Formula One legend Michael Schumacher continues his painfully slow recovery at his Swiss lakeside home, his family have reportedly sold off their holiday home in Norway for a little less than 2 million pounds.
The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships logo
11:01 GMT
The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships has received the ATP World Tour 500 Tournament of the Year Award for an unprecedented and remarkable 11th time in 12 years. .

February 25, 2015

Arsenal 1-3 Monaco: Boos rain down as Gunners outclassed by Berbatov & Co
22:10 GMT
Arsenal's Champions League hopes were dealt a huge blow as Monaco secured a deserved victory at the Emirates Stadium.
Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 Atletico Madrid: Calhanoglu stunner rocks 10-man Rojiblancos
22:08 GMT
Last season's Champions League runners-up have it all to do in the second leg after a disastrous night at the BayArena
Andy Murray
16:32 GMT
World Number Three Andy Murray eased his way past Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller in their first round encounter at the Dubai Duty Free Men’s Open here on Tuesday.
Scudamore threatens to sue over 2022 winter World Cup
15:39 GMT
The Premier League is considering legal action against Fifa after its recommendation to move the 2022 World Cup to November and December threatened to wipe out the traditional English Christmas fixture list.
FIFA refuse club compensation for 2022 winter World Cup
14:23 GMT
FIFA will not offer to pay clubs compensation for staging the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November-December, a leading official said in Doha on Wednesday.
Jerome Valcke
13:03 GMT
The 2021 Confederations Cup will not be held in Qatar, FIFA announced on Wednesday.

February 24, 2015

Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona: Suarez double leaves Pellegrini's men on the brink
22:08 GMT
The former Liverpool star struck twice in a dominant first half for the Catalan giants, who held on comfortably despite Sergio Aguero's second-half strike for the hosts
Juventus 2-1 Borussia Dortmund: Tevez and Morata give hosts the advantage
22:06 GMT
The Argentine saw his opener cancelled out by Marco Reus but the Italian side restored their lead in the first half and were able to hold on for the remainder of the game
Scudamore very disappointed at Fifa's announcement to hold 2022 World Cup in November or December
17:01 GMT
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore said he was "very disappointed" at Fifa's announcement that the 2022 World Cup is to be held in "November or December".
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
16:28 GMT
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge called Tuesday on FIFA to compensate clubs if the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is moved to November and December.
2022 World Cup set for November start
16:02 GMT
The 2022 World Cup should be held in Qatar in November and December, a FIFA task force recommended Tuesday.
Roger Federer
15:50 GMT
World No. 2 Roger Federer showed no signs of rustiness as he produced a clinical 6-3, 6-1 win over two-time finalist Mikhail Youzhny before a near-capacity crowd on the opening night of the Dubai Duty Free Men’s Open late on Monday.
FIFA mulls video replays for referees to eliminate on field mistakes
14:09 GMT
Chairman of FIFA's referees committee and Britain's vice-president of the world governing body, Jim Boyce, has claimed that he has changed his opinion about video replays and would back their use for penalty-area incidents.

February 23, 2015

Andy Murray
21:34 GMT
Andy Murray admitted he was struggling without his coach Amelie Mauresmo ahead of this week’s Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Mohamed Salah
17:56 GMT
Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah continued his perfect start in Italy after scoring his second Serie A goal in Fiorentina’s 1-1 draw with Torino on Sunday.
Egypt won't bid for hosting the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations to instead support Arab neighbours Algeria in their bid
16:56 GMT
Egypt has announced it won't bid for hosting the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to instead support Arab neighbours Algeria in their bid.
Vincent Kompany
15:18 GMT
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany insisted the Premier League champion does not fear Barcelona as the two teams prepare to face each other in the opening leg of their UEFA Champions League round-of-16 tie.
Roger Federer
14:01 GMT
Former World number one Roger Federer is hoping he can rediscover his form of the last six months of 2014 to stage a serious bid on defending his title at this week’s Dubai Duty Free Men’s Open.

February 22, 2015

Nabil Fekir
20:31 GMT
The 21-year-old attacker has been heavily linked with a summer move to North London, but insists he will only leave Lyon if he is guaranteed a place in their first XI
2022 Qatar World Cup logo
17:13 GMT
The heads of Europe's leading clubs and leagues, including Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore, will make a last-ditch stand this week to prevent the 2022 Qatar World Cup being switched to November and December, causing untold damage to the global calendar and potentially throwing television scheduling into chaos.
Rio Ferdinand
15:46 GMT
The former England captain says FIFA and UEFA have "let football down, time and time again" in failing to adequately address the issue of racism.
Ana Ivanovic
13:40 GMT
Dubai Duty Free, one of the UAE's leading airport retailers, and the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) have re-signed this week global tennis stars Ana Ivanovic and Caroline Wozniacki as brand ambassadors for Dubai Duty Free.
Mikhail Youzhny
08:46 GMT
Two-time semi-finalist Mikhail Youzhny will be looking to go at least one better as he makes his 14th successive appearance at the Dubai Duty Free Men’s Open that starts at the Dubai Tennis Stadium from Monday.

February 21, 2015

ES Setif team
20:14 GMT
Egypt's Ahly scored deep in stoppage time to bring back to mind their memorable Confederation Cup triumph last year but their hopes were crushed after they lost 6-5 on penalties away to Algeria's ES Setif in the African Super Cup on Saturday.
Simona Halep
19:38 GMT
Top-seeded Simona Halep earned the tenth title of her career and made it a Gulf double by capturing the Dubai Open with a tenacious and skilful 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) win over Karolina Pliskova on Saturday.
Roger Federer
18:06 GMT
The defending champion of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships champion Roger Federer surprised guests at the Chinese New Year celebrations at the Burj Al Arab on Thursday evening.
Mo Farah
17:45 GMT
Double Olympic and World champion Mo Farah has claimed that after winning the European 10,000-metre gold, his Great Britain teammate Andy Vernon questioned his nationality.

February 20, 2015

Karim Bellarabi
13:05 GMT
The attacker has ended all speculation about his future by inking a new deal with the Bundesliga outfit until the summer of 2020
Indira Kaljo
12:47 GMT
Bosnian-American Indira Kaljo has successfully petitioned FIBA to allow the wearing of the hijab in domestic games, but not in international competition, yet
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships logo
12:41 GMT
Two more seeds fell by the wayside as Karolina Pliskova and Garbine Muguruza fought their way into the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Women’s Open at the Dubai Tennis Stadium on Thursday.
Manchester City team
12:34 GMT
Manchester City are taking their City Football School to Al Ain as part of the club’s commitment to junior football in the UAE.

February 19, 2015

Luis Figo
20:58 GMT
The Fifa presidential candidate has launched his manifesto which includes a potential expansion of the game's biggest international competition
CAF logo
16:53 GMT
True to their promise that they were going to sue CAF, the Moroccan football federation has deposited a complaint at the Court of Arbitration in Sports, CAS, over the decision by the latter to suspend the North African country from the next two editions of the Africa cup of Nations and a fine of one million dollars.
2022 World Cup to be held in November-December
14:52 GMT
The 2022 World Cup will be held in Qatar November-December 2022, the US magazine Sports Illustrated reported late Wednesday.