Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
FOOTBALL & POLITICS - FIFA’s talks with Qatar Airways to replace its Dubai rival Emirates as a sponsor is escalating hostility between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates as a result of their divergent attitudes in political Islam
Turkish Spor Toto Super League leader Fenerbahçe is set to defend its league lead at home on Nov. 8 against Black Sea underdogs Çaykur Rizespor, but a pileup of injuries threatens to make their task more difficult.
A possible police investigation into allegations that the head of Bahrain’s National Olympic Committee was involved in the torture of political detainees could prove embarrassing for the president of the AFC and a relative of the prince
When Ramazan Kızıl established Dalkurd FF, one of Europe’s most successful immigrant football teams, in a remote town in northern Sweden, he dreamt of one day raising the Swedish and Kurdish flags alongside one another in a European championship.
One group has been conspicuously absent in the battle for greater transparency of global soccer governance symbolized by multiple corruption scandals and match-fixing.
FOOTBALL & POLITICS - The struggle for women’s right to engage in sports and attend sporting events has drawn more attention recently with a hunger strike in Tehran and the rare appearance of Saudi women in an all-male stadium in Abu Dhabi
The Egyptian football authorities are expected to ban militant football fan groups in another move of labeling opposition forces as violent threats to their power
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