FIFA suspensions a boost for Prince Ali’s presidential bid — analysts
October 09, 2015 - 22:19 GMT
FIFA Ethics Committee on Thursday banned Sepp Blatter and two other candidates to replace him. Local experts believe the suspension would boost the chances of HRH Prince Ali in his bid to take over as leader of the football governing body.
Iran men's national football team
October 09, 2015 - 22:10 GMT
The qualifying game between Iran men's national football team and Oman for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has ended in a 1-1 draw following a relatively anemic display from both sides.
UAE national football team
October 09, 2015 - 22:03 GMT
UAE coach Mahdi Ali vowed his side will bounce back from their costly 2-1 defeat away to Saudi Arabia in the second round of 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifying at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah on Thursday.
UEFA has backed its president Michel Platini despite being suspended by FIFA
October 08, 2015 - 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)
October 08, 2015 - 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)
October 08, 2015 - 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
October 08, 2015 - 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
October 08, 2015 - 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.
Blatter facing suspension by FIFA ethics committee
October 07, 2015 - 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
October 07, 2015 - 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
October 07, 2015 - 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.