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December 9, 2018 12:00 AM Asian football boss faces two challengers for presidency

KUALA LUMPUR: Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa will face two challengers when he seeks a fresh term at an election in April, the football body said Saturday. Qatar’s Saoud Al-Mohannadi, an AFC vice president, and AFC executive committee member Mohamed Khalfan Matar Saeed Alromaithi of the United Arab Emirates

November 23, 2018 12:00 AM US judge awards FIFA fraction of restitution request

NEW YORK: A US judge has awarded FIFA just 0.4 percent of the $28 million it requested in restitution after the New York corruption trial that ended in guilty verdicts for two defendants. District Judge Pamela Chen, who presided over the six-week 2017 trial, issued a 32-page ruling Tuesday that took FIFA to task for its “excessive” requests for legal 1

November 16, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan face Palestine in FIFA friendly today

KARACHI: Pakistan football team will be desperately looking to pull off a win when it faces Palestine in a friendly at the Faisal Al-Husseini Stadium in Al-Ram, Palestine, on Friday (today). A senior official of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) told ‘The News’ on Thursday that coach Jose Antonio Nogueira was confident. “I had a chat with the coach 2

November 7, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan-Palestine friendly: Adnan likely to make international debut

KARACHI: After being denied Bangladesh visa for SAFF Cup last summer, Danish Superliga winger Adnan Mohammad is expected to make his international debut during the friendly between Pakistan and Palestine to be held in Al-Ram, Palestine, on November 15. The 22-year-old, who plays for Denmark’s Superliga Club Lyngby Boldklub, was transferred from Superliga 5

October 28, 2018 12:00 AM Eriksson takes Philippines job

MANILA: Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has been hired to lead the Philippines’ football team following the surprise departure of Three Lions football great Terry Butcher earlier this year. Philippine team manager Dan Palami said the Swede would coach the Azkals in next month’s AFF Suzuki Cup and the Asian Cup in January. He fills a void left by the abrupt 4

September 30, 2018 12:00 AM Decision on Cameroon hosting Africa Nations Cup delayed

CAIRO: A decision on whether Cameroon can go ahead with hosting next year’s Africa Cup of Nations has been postponed until the end of November, the Confederation of African Football said on Saturday. Cameroon’s hosting of African football’s showpiece event has been in jeopardy for months since the decision to increase the tournament from 16 to 24 teams 3

September 30, 2018 12:00 AM Let’s not lie, my goal was better than Salah’s: Ronaldo

MILAN: Cristiano Ronaldo believes the overhead bicycle kick he scored for Real Madrid against his current club Juventus last season was better than Mohamed Salah’s which won the FIFA goal of the year award. “Salah deserved to win the Puskas award, it was a good goal. But let’s be honest, let’s not lie to ourselves, my goal was the best,” Ronaldo told his 142 million 3

September 19, 2018 12:00 AM Infantino has doubts about La Liga match in Miami

BARCELONA: FIFA president Gianni Infantino has expressed concern about La Liga’s proposal to stage a fixture between Girona and Barcelona in the United States. The two clubs have each approved a request submitted to the Spanish Football Federation for the match to be played at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on January 26. It was originally scheduled 6

September 11, 2018 12:00 AM China appoint Hiddink to lead Olympic 2020 charge

SHANGHAI: Highly respected Dutchman Guus Hiddink was named on Monday as the new coach of China’s under-21 football team, tasked with leading the country at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The 71-year-old joins another well-known veteran coach, the Italian World Cup winner Marcello Lippi, in taking a major role in China’s aggressive push to finally become a force 3

September 4, 2018 12:00 AM Denmark’s Euro 2020 campaign at risk due to player contract dispute

COPENHAGEN: The Danish Football Association (DBU) is looking for replacements for regular national team players for this month’s matches against Slovakia and Wales after contract negotiations broke down. If the DBU fails to recruit players for the games, Denmark, who are ninth in the FIFA world rankings and reached the last 16 at this year’s World Cup, could 4