Japan eyes football revival as first women’s pro league kicks off

TOKYO: Japan's first professional women's football league kicked off in upbeat mood yesterday, despite COVID fan restrictions, looking to make "heroes" of its players...

Inter’s 100 percent start ends with Sampdoria draw

GENOA: Inter Milan's perfect start to the defense of their Serie A title ended yesterday when they were held to a 2-2 draw at...

Ronaldo enjoys a sensational return

LONDON: Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed a sensational return to Manchester United as his debut double inspired a 4-1 win against Newcastle, while Arsenal eased the...

South American players cleared to play for English clubs

PARIS: England-based South American players will be able to line up for their clubs in the weekend after their countries dropped complaints about their...

Italy thrash Lithuania, England held by Poland in qualifiers

PARIS: Moise Kean grabbed his first international goals since March 2019 as Italy thrashed Lithuania 5-0 in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday, as Damian...

Social media giants failing on racist abuse: Anton Ferdinand

LONDON: Social media companies need to act immediately to end racial abuse, former footballer Anton Ferdinand said yesterday, warning that online hate could even...

Brazil legend Pele recovering after tumor operation

SAO PAULO: Brazilian football great Pele has undergone surgery for a suspected colon tumor and is recovering, the hospital in Sao Paulo treating him...

Southgate fears two-year World Cup risks tradition

LONDON: England boss Gareth Southgate voiced fears yesterday that the World Cup could lose some of its luster if it were held every two...

FIFA ‘regrets’ chaos at Brazil vs Argentina match

LAUSANNE: FIFA said yesterday it regretted the chaotic scenes that preceded the suspension of the World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina and a...

Italy set new unbeaten record as Germany thump Armenia

PARIS: Italy broke the world record for the longest unbeaten run in international football with a goalless draw at Switzerland on Sunday, while Germany...

FIFA opens inquiry into racist abuse suffered by England players in Hungary

LONDON: FIFA on Friday opened a disciplinary inquiry after racist abuse was aimed at England players during their World Cup qualifier in Hungary as...

History man Ronaldo saves Portugal as France held in World Cup qualifying

Cristiano Ronaldo became the all-time top scorer in men’s international football with two late goals as Portugal beat the Republic of Ireland 2-1, while...

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