French officials are keen to ensure security before the European football championship takes place from June 10-July 10, where millions of spectators are expected in the stadiums and outdoor fan zones
May 24, 2016 - 09:53 GMT
Security concerns stirred by perceived lapses during the domestic cup final at the Stade de France prompted Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to promise improvements to security measures on Monday for the upcoming Euro 2016 tournament.
Olympique de Marseille team
May 23, 2016 - 15:51 GMT
Speculation in the French press had centred on the government-owned holding company
Mesut Özil (photo:
May 23, 2016 - 15:23 GMT
Many footballers go off to different parts of the world to spend their vacations, but Arsenal’s German attacking midfielder Mesut Özil was seen in Mecca last week performing Umrah pilgrimage.
The Gulf Cup logo
May 23, 2016 - 15:10 GMT
The chairmen of the six GCC football associations along with chiefs of Yemen and Iraq decided on Saturday that Qatar will host the 23rd edition of the Gulf Cup.
Mehdi Benatia
May 23, 2016 - 09:38 GMT
The former Roma defender has fallen down the pecking order at the Allianz Arena this season and the Gunners will lodge a bid for the 29-year-old this week
Mourad Laachraoui (photo: huffingtonpost)
May 23, 2016 - 09:09 GMT
Mourad Laachraoui is the younger brother of Najim, one of two suicide bombers who killed 32 people in March.
Islam Slimani
May 22, 2016 - 18:53 GMT
Leicester City, Arsenal and Tottenham have all been linked with the prolific striker, and the Sporting boss would like to receive every penny of his heft release clause
Hapoel Beersheba (photo: Times of Israel)
May 22, 2016 - 17:34 GMT
Victory over Sakhnin ensures Southerners edge Maccabi TA in dramatic final day to the season.
EFA's boss resigns after warning from FIFA that Egypt could be suspended from international football due to 'government interference' (photo: Ahram Ryadi)
May 22, 2016 - 17:22 GMT
EFA's boss resigns after warning from FIFA that Egypt could be suspended from international football due to 'government interference'
Akram Afif
May 22, 2016 - 16:58 GMT
Woot, woot! Qatar’s most promising footballer, 19-year-old international Akram Afif, has made it to the Spanish La Liga. He officially just signed...
Fatma al Nabhani
May 22, 2016 - 15:30 GMT
Oman’s tennis star Fatma al Nabhani hopes for a better show at the US$25,000 ITF Incheon Women's Challenger tournament in South Korea after making an exit in the quarterfinals of the Goyang event in South Korea on Friday.
The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy logo
May 21, 2016 - 21:15 GMT
The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) has conducted a study to explore the sports preferences of female Emirati youth....
Football in Gaza offers a release from tough Gazan life (source: Facekoora)
May 21, 2016 - 21:04 GMT
Due to the current situation in the Gaza Strip, and with the numerous difficulties Gazans face, they try hard to escape from their reality by entertaining themselves, for example, by playing and watching football.
Lekhwiya team
May 21, 2016 - 20:59 GMT
There are straightforward wins and then there are those where a team pulls off a great turnaround and produces a win that remain etched in the memories of players and fans alike for long.
Ahly team
May 21, 2016 - 20:49 GMT
Ahly star Moemen Zakariya expressed his absolute elation at the club’s first win against Italian club AS Roma since 2002 on Friday afternoon.
Luciano Spalletti
May 19, 2016 - 17:25 GMT
Roma's coach prepares for Ahly friendly as official game to save the team's reputation