Drogba’s teenage son signs for Guingamp

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba’s 17-year-old son Isaac has joined Guingamp as part of their under-19 academy, the French team said on Monday. The teenager follows in his father’s footsteps with Drogba making 50 appearances at Guingamp before his move to Marseilles and then Chelsea, where he scored 164 goals in 381 appearances for the Premier League club. “Couldn’t be more proud of you Isaac Drogba,” the 39-year-old said on his ...

Football team ‘abayas’ a new fashion trend in Saudi Arabia

Monday, 5 February 2018

Soccer team abayas have become the new way for women to express their support for their favorite soccer teams after the General Sports Authority allowed women into sport stadiums. Women for the first time watched soccer matches between local teams in stadiums in Jeddah and Riyadh last month and in Dammam on Saturday. Abaya designers have produced a line of soccer themed abayas (the loose over-garments, essentially a robe-like dress worn by Muslim women). Riri Al-Aboud, a fashion designer, said ...

10.5-second goal sets Spurs on way to win over Man United

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Watched by the Premier League’s biggest-ever crowd, Tottenham scored one of the competition’s fastest goals. Manchester United hadn’t even had a chance to touch the ball when Christian Eriksen put the ball in the net after 10.5 seconds at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.“It feels a bit weird to score from your first touch,” Eriksen said after Tottenham’s 2-0 victory. Jose Mourinho watched aghast. “Ridiculous,” was the United manager’s assessment ...

Bayern down Leverkusen 3-1 as Bundesliga restarts

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Champions Bayern Munich survived some late pressure to win 3-1 and end Bayer Leverkusen’s 12-game unbeaten league run as they stretched their lead at the top to 14 points on Friday when the Bundesliga resumed after the winter break.Javi Martinez and Franck Ribery scored either side of the break for Bayern before Kevin Volland pulled one back for the hosts to set up a frantic finale.The visitors, without top scorer Robert Lewandowski and central defender Mats Hummels, made sure of the ...

WATCH: Saudi women enter stadium for first time to attend soccer match

Friday, 12 January 2018

In yet another historic day in Saudi Arabia, on Friday families began to enter the sports stadiums for the first time with the start of round 17 of the Saudi league. The King Abdullah Sport City stadium in Jeddah  opened its doors for Saudi women to attend the Saudi professional League game scheduled between Al Ahli club of Jeddah and al-Batin. In the run-up to the event, social media had been abuzz with images showing preparations ahead of the game. Signage have been placed showing the ...

One-legged Egyptian soccer players aim for a league of their own

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

A group of Egyptian soccer players have formed a team for one-legged players, hoping to start league for disabled players in the country. “The Miracle Team,” consists of twenty-five players from across Egypt who meet twice a week to train on a pitch in Cairo. While the team began training in freestyle soccer - a non-competitive art where players perform tricks with a ball - they soon decided to aim higher. “I started bringing the people in and coach Yousry, the team coach, ...

Celebrations begin as soccer star George Weah set to be Liberia’s leader

Friday, 29 December 2017

Celebrations have begun in Liberia as former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah is set to be declared the winner of the West African nation’s presidential election.With more than 98 percent of votes counted late Thursday from this week’s runoff, Weah received 61.5 percent of ballots while Vice President Joseph Boakai received 38.5 percent.Liberia, a nation founded by freed American slaves, is seeing its first democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years as Africa’s ...

Cheer for Egypt’s Soccer team in Russia and pay in installments

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Under the slogan "Cheer for Egypt’s Soccer Team," many Egyptian banks announced new loans and plans, to help Egyptians support their team in the World Cup 2018 in Russia. Banque Misr has announced plans to support Egypt’s national team and added it to other offers which facilitate domestic and foreign tourism, holy Hajj and Umrah programs for up to 6 years, under an instalment scheme. The program covers employees in ministries, government agencies, the public sector, the ...

Peru overcome New Zealand in Lima to reach World Cup finals

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Peru became the last side to clinch their place at next year’s World Cup finals when goals from Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos gave them a 2-0 win over New Zealand in the second leg of their inter-confederation playoff on Wednesday.The South Americans advanced to Russia 2-0 on aggregate after the sides ground out a goalless draw in Wellington on Saturday and will take part in their first finals since 1982. 

All you need to know about the planned biennial global football tournament

Saturday, 4 November 2017

The biggest-ever soccer competition for 223 national teams, peaking with a series of eight-team knockout tournaments in June of every odd-numbered year. It is a vision of the UEFA-led Global Nations League project, which was disclosed on Friday. The headline attraction of a complex format — involving regional qualifying groups with promotion and relegation and intercontinental finals brackets in seven divisions — is the top-tier finals that could first be played in June 2021. It ...

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