Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Long-simmering discontent in Ahvaz exploded on the pitch earlier this month during an Asian Champions League qualifier between the city’s state-owned Foolad FC and al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia.
KARACHI - Agence France-Presse
Pakistan's street children footballers returned home Tuesday to jubilant scenes after clinching the bronze medal in Brazil, with captain Sameer Ahmed hailing the "once in a lifetime" experience.
James M. DORSEY
The pitch is the foremost contested public space autocrats cannot fully control and are unable to simply shut down. It also creates opportunities such as to distract public attention away from widespread grievances
Qatar is preparing a radical overhaul of its controversial 'kafala' or labor sponsorship system in response to mounting criticism ahead of the 2022 World Cup
Qatar bids to address severe criticism from trade unions and to restore its image before the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Doha aims to abolish a scheme that critics denounce as modern day slavery
Egypt’s military-backed government’s efforts to clean the country of its critics were extended to football figures lat week with the arrest of Al-Ahly chairman Hasan Hamdi on corruption charges
Saudi Arabia’s religious leaders are concerned that the football fanaticism in the country is threatening the role of religion
in the country.
Daily News - Follow us on