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January 8, 2015

Prince Ali bin Al Hussein
18:54 GMT

Jordan Royal Prince Ali bin Al Hussein is seeking Kenya's support as he guns for the Fifa Presidency later in the year. The elections are set for May.

January 7, 2015

Moulay Abdellah Stadium drenched in a torrent of rain
23:13 GMT

King Mohammed VI of Morocco Wednesday relieved sports minister Mohammed Ouzzine of his duties after investigations blamed his ministry for defects exposed during a match in the Club World Cup hosted by the country last month.

Palestine team
14:54 GMT

Palestine's football team defied all challenges and odds when it won the 2014 Challenge Cup to qualify for their biggest ever event, the Asian Cup in Australia. Their first game is Monday against defending champions Japan.

Ali Al Habsi
14:04 GMT

Oman captain and No 1 goalkeeper Ali al Habsi's big-game experience and guidance will be crucial to the team's campaign in the Asian Cup, according to Jim Selby, the Oman Football Association's (OFA) technical director.

Prince Ali of Jordan
13:29 GMT

The most obvious way in which Prince Ali bin-Al Hussein of Jordan -who yesterday announced he will run for the presidency of Fifa - differs from Sepp Blatter, the man he seeks to usurp as football's overlord, is that he is a doer, not a talker.

January 6, 2015

Jerome Champagne
17:56 GMT

The Frenchman anticipates a democratic approach to the Fifa presidential election following Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein's candidacy

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein
09:52 GMT

The current Fifa vice president says he wants to restore the image of the organisation by challenging for the top job

Messi breaks another record
06:35 GMT

Barcelona star forward Lionel Messi sure is an Argentine wizard and not just in his native country but in Japan as well.

January 5, 2015

Stephan El Shaarawy
17:28 GMT

The Rossoneri coach has confidence that the 22-year-old can build upon his two-goal display against los Blancos and begin to perform to a high level with frequency

Egypt and Ghana encounter held on 15 October 2013
15:37 GMT

The African Football Federation (CAF) fined Egypt a US$2 million on Sunday for violating broadcast rights during the 2013 qualifiers to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Asian Cup 2015 logo
14:09 GMT

The 2015 Asian Cup is being held in five cities in Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Newcastle.

UAE team
11:40 GMT

The UAE Football Association (UAEFA) will pursue compensation after Kuwait cancelled a friendly against The Whites at the last minute on Saturday.

January 4, 2015

MBC Pro Sports logo
15:18 GMT

The newly launched MBC Pro Sports network has signed a megadeal with Saudi telco STC to sponsor the televised broadcast of the Saudi Professional League.

Kuwait team
04:11 GMT

The Kuwait national football team had to be escorted out of the Robina Stadium in Australia’s Gold Coast by police on Saturday after refusing to play a friendly against the UAE.

January 3, 2015

Hatem Ben Arfa
20:57 GMT

The 27-year-old is set to move back to Ligue 1 after a mixed four-year spell in England, spent predominantly at Newcastle before a failed loan move to Hull City this season