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January 21, 2018 12:00 AM Street children footballers to be honoured

RAWALPINDI: Team Kick Off will hold a function on January 25 in honour of the Pakistan football team which has qualified for the 2018 FIFA Street Children World Cup, says a press release. The event — at the Kick Off facility in Jinnah Park here — will be attended by Commander 10 Corps Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza and other senior army officials, with the purpose

January 12, 2018 12:00 AM FIFA World Cup trophy set to arrive in Pakistan next month

KARACHI: There’s great news for football fans in Pakistan. The FIFA World Cup’s original trophy will be in Pakistan on February 3. The football’s most coveted trophy will come to Lahore, giving Pakistani fans the chance to experience the trophy. The trophy tour by Coca-Cola will give millions of people around the world the opportunity to taste the feeling 8

December 21, 2017 12:00 AM Ahmad unwavering on 24-team CAN

ABIDJAN, Cameroon: African football supremo Ahmad Ahmad insisted on Tuesday he is not backing down over plans to increase the CAN from 16 to 24 teams despite Cameroon’s organisational struggles. Back in August, world governing body FIFA appointed a committee to run crisis-hit Cameroonian football amid growing fears the country would not be able to host the 2019 African 4

December 20, 2017 12:00 AM Chinese football players in Brazil to polish soccer skills

PORTO FELIZ, Brazil: Arriving in Brazil, Chinese footballer Long Yushuo took on the more easily pronounced name Thomas, but it’s the locals’ skills with the ball that he’s really hoping to adopt. Thomas, 16, is one of a squad of youth players from Chinese team Shandong Luneng dispatched to polish their game at Desportivo Brasil club in Porto Feliz, near Sao Paulo 4

December 20, 2017 12:00 AM Atletico report Barca for illegal Griezmann approach

MADRID: Atletico Madrid reported Barcelona to football’s governing body FIFA over illegal contact made to star forward Antoine Griezmann, Atletico club sources confirmed on Tuesday. “The complaint has been presented for repeated contact between Barcelona, the player and his team,” an Atletico source told AFP. Griezmann renewed his contract until 2022 in June and Atletico 8

December 14, 2017 12:00 AM Cardona given five-match ban

PARIS: Colombian international Edwin Cardona was handed a five-match ban by FIFA on Tuesday after being found to have made a “discriminatory” gesture during a friendly against South Korea last month.Cardona was caught on camera appearing to make a slant-eyes gesture during a minor scuffle between the two sides in the second half of the game at the Suwon

December 14, 2017 12:00 AM National Games’ organisers to meet on 19th

KARACHI: A meeting to discuss the arrangements for the 33rd National Games will be held in Quetta on December 19, a senior official of Balochistan Olympic Association (BOA) told The News on Wednesday.The official said that Southern Command has convened the meeting. He said that Pakistan Olympic Association’s (POA) delegation, BOA and Balochistan Sports

December 3, 2017 12:00 AM Australia look to upset odds in Group C

SYDNEY: Australia’s Socceroos are optimistic of getting through the group stage despite drawing higher-ranked teams at the 2018 World Cup, officials said Saturday. The Socceroos, who are searching for a new national team coach following the resignation of Ange Postecoglou upon qualifying, are grouped with former winner France, Denmark and Peru in Group 3

October 25, 2017 1:38 PM World Cup trophy’s Pakistan stop in doubt, confirms FIFA

KARACHI: FIFA’s suspension of the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) continues to hurt the country as the world governing body’s spokesperson has confirmed that Pakistan may no longer be a stop for the World Cup trophy’s world tour. PFF’s suspension has led to rumours that the trophy will be going to India instead of Pakistan, with former federation 13

October 25, 2017 1:47 AM From One Fifa Puskas Winner To Another: 'Your Goal Was Incomparable, Fantastic,' Faiz Tells Giroud

GEORGE TOWN: Malaysia’s Faiz Subri, who won the 2016 Fifa Puskas award for goal of the year, said his wonder strike cannot be compared to Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud’s 2017 winner. He said his physics-defying free kick and Giroud’s Scorpion kick were incomparable and fantastic in their own way. “I cannot compare my goal with his (Giroud’s) because my goal was from a dead ball (situation) 5