Thursday, 18 October 2018

Tag Archives: football

Shahid Khan withdraws offer to buy Wembley

LONDON: Fulham owner Shahid Khan has withdrawn his offer to buy London’s Wembley Stadium, England’s governing Football Association announced. The FA, Wembley’s current owners, had come under fire from many within English football for their plans to sell Wembley despite Khan offering to buy the stadium for £600 million. “Shahid ...

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Transgender referee takes charge in England

MANCHESTER: A transgender referee was to set to take charge of a football match in England on Sunday in what was hailed by the British press as a first. “People will be a bit shocked when I run on to the pitch,” Lucy Clark, 46, formerly known as Nick, told ...

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Defending champion Germany out of FIFA World Cup 2018

MOSCOW: Germany is out of the World Cup, the fourth defending champion in the last five tournaments to be eliminated in the group stage. The four-time champions lost to South Korea 2-0 on Wednesday, allowing a pair of injury-time goals while knowing a 1-0 victory would have been enough to ...

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QB teamed up with Jason Derulo for World Cup anthem

MOSCOW: The Pakistan football team might not be present in Russia to represent the country in one of the biggest sporting events in the world, but Pakistani football fans can take solace knowing that a bit of Pakistani flavour is present in this year’s mega event. Pakistani singer Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch has ...

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Uzbekistan beat Pakistan to win Street Child World Cup

MOSCOW: Uzbekistan have beaten Pakistan by 6-5 on penalties in the final of the Street Child World Cup played in Russia today (Wednesday). Both teams were tied 1-1 after the end of regulation in the final and the winner was decided on the penalty shootouts. Pakistan had beaten Indonesia in ...

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New Zealand women footballers get same pay as men

WELLINGTON: New Zealand’s football body announced a new deal Tuesday that gives the national women’s team the same pay and conditions as the men’s side, becoming one of the world’s first countries to do so. Providing equality between the male All Whites and female Football Ferns was “a landmark moment ...

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Russia allows football fans to bring marijuana to World Cup: report

MOSCOW: Football fans will reportedly be allowed to bring cocaine and marijuana to the 2018 FIFA World Cup as long as they go through the bureaucratic hoops necessary to secure papers, The Moscow Times reports. The Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union grants travelers the right to bring banned substances into the ...

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Russia to use Pakistani footballs in FIFA world cup 2018

MOSCOW: When millions of football lovers cheer on their favourite teams at the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia this summer, Pakistanis will have a special reason to rejoice, although the 198th-ranked football nation will not be participating in the mega event. Pakistan’s famous footballs will be used in the World ...

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Ronaldinho retires from football

SAO PAULO: Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has formally confirmed his retirement from football , more than two years since his last appearance as a professional, reports in Brazil said Tuesday. The 37-year-old former Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona star, a key member of the Brazil side which won the World Cup in ...

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