Saudi and Japanese football leagues to work together to develop the sport in both countries

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RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian Football Federation held a five-day educational workshop on women’s football aimed at empowering coaches from the Kingdom and Africa. The event in Riyadh, held in partnership with the Confederation of African Football, ran from May 14-18 and was attended by 32 coaches — 16 from CAF member associations and 16 from … Read more

Germany’s Kroos to retire from football after Euro 2024

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LIVERPOOL: When Napoleon Bonaparte was briefed on the virtues of a new general, he would apparently retort with “but is he lucky?” Expertise was one thing, but the French emperor also understood the importance of happenstance. In his nine years at Liverpool, which came to an emotional end on Sunday at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp has … Read more

Saudi Arabian Football Federation hosts women’s coaching workshop

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RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian Football Federation held a five-day educational workshop on women’s football aimed at empowering coaches from the Kingdom and Africa. The event in Riyadh, held in partnership with the Confederation of African Football, ran from May 14-18 and was attended by 32 coaches — 16 from CAF member associations and 16 from … Read more

Spanish football presidency favorite to be investigated in graft case

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MADRID: Pedro Rocha’s chances of succeeding the disgraced Luis Rubiales as Spanish football federation (RFEF) president have been placed in doubt after being placed under investigation in the alleged graft scandal which has rocked Spain’s football elite. Rocha, seen as favorite to fill the post, appeared in court on the outskirts of Madrid on Friday … Read more

OJ Simpson, fallen football hero acquitted of murder in ‘trial of the century,’ dies at 76

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LAS VEGAS: O.J. Simpson, the decorated football superstar and Hollywood actor who was acquitted of charges he killed his former wife and her friend but later found liable in a separate civil trial, has died. He was 76. Simpson’s attorney confirmed to TMZ he died Wednesday night in Las Vegas. A message posted Thursday on … Read more

Why Al-Shabab’s Ivan Rakitic is ‘the happiest guy in the world playing football’

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At the end of September, 2023, Domingos Soares De Oliveira was announced as the new CEO of Ittihad Club Company, and in February he was named as part of the club’s new three-man Sporting Committee, alongside Sporting Director Ramon Planes and coach Marcelo Gallardo. The moves look to give the reigning Saudi Pro League champions … Read more

How Gulf United is helping unearth young Saudi football talent 

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SAN ANTONIO: The Professional Fighters League kicked off the 2024 PFL Global Season with Valentin Moldavsky defeating 2022 PFL heavyweight champion Ante Delija in a first-round TKO in the main event at the Boeing Center in San Antonio. Moldavsky overwhelmed Delija, landing heavy strikes en route to the stoppage in his PFL debut. The former Bellator … Read more

US football magnate Textor to face trial in Brazil

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RIO DE JANEIRO: US football magnate John Textor will be tried by Brazil’s top court for sport for ignoring orders to provide evidence for his claims that the Brazilian league is plagued by match-fixing, officials said Wednesday. Textor, whose teams include Brazilian club Botafogo, will go on trial on April 15 before a disciplinary panel … Read more

Noor Academy win Amateur Football League title in Makkah

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‘The sword has a history among the Arabs’: Inside Saudi Arabia’s fencing scene RIYADH: In the heart of Saudi Arabia, sports halls bustle in the evenings with fencers as young as 8 years old, as swordsmanship spreads rapidly across the Kingdom. It is a testament to the work carried out by the Saudi Arabian Fencing Federation … Read more

SAFF Women’s Cup final highlights rapid advancement of women’s football in Saudi Arabia

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RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian Football Federation Women’s Cup 2024 final has showcased exceptional talents of players and highlighted the remarkable growth of women’s football in the Kingdom, said SAFF’s Vice President on Saturday. “We are truly grateful for the enthusiastic participation and support shown during the SAFF Women’s Cup,” said Lamia Bahian whose comments come … Read more