World Football News

Gulf Soccer Diplomacy Highlights Regional Divisions

Wealthy Gulf states have invited Jordan and Morocco to compete in future Gulf Cups as part of a bid to…

7 years ago

World Cup Stories – Poles Apart 1980

Poland in 1980 was a country where revolution was growing.  In the grip of a communist regime since the Second…

7 years ago

Youth Football: Too Many Geniuses

Long before summer’s first heat wave, temperatures were running hot among the parents of some Indianapolis, Indiana 8-year-olds. A series…

7 years ago

Sponsorship Of FIFA: A New Front In Gulf Political Rivalry

Lurking in the background of world soccer body FIFA’s talks with Qatar Airways to replace its Dubai rival Emirates as…

7 years ago

Mounting Israeli-Palestinians tensions reverberate on the soccer pitch

Mounting tension between Israel and Palestinians on the occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem have spilt on to Israeli…

7 years ago

Back To The Future For The Portuguese

#457085918 / gettyimages.com The last time I sat down to write about the Portuguese national team, I was flat-out annoyed…

7 years ago

Interview with Novy Kapadia: The Big Question| Will the Indian Super League be self sustainable?

The Hero Indian Super League has been heralded as the Birth of Footbaling nation in a country where cricket is…

7 years ago

Women’s sporting rights put Saudi Arabia and Iran on the defensive

The struggle for women’s rights to engage in sports and attend sporting events has commanded increased attention with the hunger…

7 years ago

Soccer fan support for the Islamic State: Protest or a new generation of jihadists?

At face value, a recent one minute video clip on You Tube leaves little doubt about support for the Islamic…

7 years ago

Asian Games Final: Two Countries Still At War

Republic of Korea 1-0 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (aet) History No, not that kind of history; we all know…

7 years ago

Gulf Proxy War: UAE Seeks To Further Damage Qatar’s Already Tarnished Image

The United Arab Emirates and Qatar are locked into a propaganda war with public relations agencies and front organizations as…

7 years ago

Israel Mobilizes To Deprive Qatar Of The World Cup

One group has been conspicuously absent in the battle for greater transparency of global soccer governance symbolized by multiple corruption…

7 years ago

Turkish prosecutor demands life sentences for protesting soccer fans

Newly elected Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined this week a host of Middle Eastern and North African leaders seeking…

7 years ago

Egypt’s banning of ultras constitutes effort to outlaw legitimate opposition

An expected decision by Egyptian soccer authorities to ban as terrorist organizations groups of militant soccer fans builds on the…

7 years ago

Infographic: How Does The Football Transfer Process Work

How Does The Football Transfer Process Work [Infographic] by the team at Thomas Cook Sport

7 years ago

North African Soccer Pitches Return As Venues For Anti-government Protests

A series of incidents ranging from the killing of a player to the raising of the flag of the Islamic…

7 years ago

Saudi-Qatari Rivalry Spills Onto The Soccer Pitch

Unable to persuade Qatari leaders to drop their support for the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups, Saudi Arabia appears…

7 years ago

Gulf States And Their US Critics Seek To Shape US Perceptions On The Soccer Pitch

Gulf states seeking to polish images tarnished by allegations of violations of human rights and their critics are employing soccer…

7 years ago

Gaza War Puts Sporting Boycott Of Israel Back On The Front Burner

Ahmed Mohammed al Qatar and Udai Jaber’s burgeoning soccer careers came to a screeching halt in early August when the…

7 years ago

Saudi Efforts To Professionalize Soccer Marred By Politics

Efforts to professionalize soccer in the Saudi Arabia in advance of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar are marred by…

7 years ago