Suárez scores twice in second half, leading Miami past DC United without Messi

RIYADH: In less than a season playing for Al-Ittihad women’s team, Ashleigh Megan Plumptre has left an indelible mark not just on the field of play, but in the hearts of  those she has encountered in Saudi Arabia, just as she has done throughout her career at club and international level. As a distinguished center-back … Read more

Suárez scores twice in second half, leading Miami past DC United without Messi

RIYADH: In less than a season playing for Al-Ittihad women’s team, Ashleigh Megan Plumptre has left an indelible mark not just on the field of play, but in the hearts of  those she has encountered in Saudi Arabia, just as she has done throughout her career at club and international level. As a distinguished center-back … Read more

Lionel Messi wears Saudi traditional wear in latest campaign for Arab brand

DUBAI: Saudi conceptual artist Obaid Alsafi was born in 1991 in Wadi Ad-Dawasir, which he describes as an intersection of the vast desert and green farms.   “There was a contradiction, and through that contradiction it was as if I was seeing day and night,” Alsafi, who is now based in Riyadh, tells Arab News. “I … Read more

Haaland discusses his Man City future and toppling Messi

‘Amazing to be part of this club’: Al-Ittihad women’s goalkeeping coach Dan Smith Behind the ambition, the astronomical transfer fees, and the star power of the men’s game, in recent years another transformation has been quietly taking place in Saudi Arabian football. While the headlines have been about Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane, Neymar, Malcom, Karim … Read more

Messi plays and has chances but Vissel Kobe beat Inter Miami 4-3 on penalties in a friendly

Sebastien Haller fires Ivory Coast into Africa Cup final against Nigeria. Hosts beat Congo 1-0 ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast: Sebastien Haller fired host nation Ivory Coast into an Africa Cup of Nations final against old foe Nigeria with a 1-0 win over Congo on Wednesday. Haller scored when his volley from Max Gradel’s cross bounced before … Read more

Messi, Beckham booed after superstar sits out Hong Kong friendly

BOUAKE, IVORY COAST: Oumar Diakite was the hero as hosts Ivory Coast staged another remarkable salvage operation on Saturday to reach the Africa cup of Nations semifinals, and South Africa later joined them. A brilliant back-heel by the substitute in added time at the end of extra time in Bouake gave the Elephants a 2-1 … Read more

Napkin used to sign 13-year-old Messi for Barcelona goes to auction

Meet Petar Segrt: The coach who has transformed Tajikistan into shock Asian Cup contenders Petar Segrt is a man who is not easily shaken. From deciding to remain as Georgia national team coach when Russian tanks rolled into the country in 2008, to coaching in Afghanistan, Segrt loves a challenge. His latest endeavor is arguably … Read more

What a Messi: Saudi fans underwhelmed with ‘Last Dance’ despite big Al-Nassr win over Inter Miami

With a smile etched on his face in spite of a heavily bandaged head, Palestine’s Oday Dabbagh strode through the mixed zone following his team’s narrow 2-1 defeat to Qatar on Monday. A couple of meters away from Dabbagh, midfielder Mahmoud Abu Warda disdainfully stated “we didn’t deserve to lose, the referee did not do … Read more

After Messi show, Al-Hilal supporters eye trophy success at new home of Kingdom Arena

Mancini faces fierce backlash as he turns back on players, fans and potentially his job It may end up being the defining moment of Roberto Mancini’s managerial career. At least of his time in charge of Saudi Arabia. The symbolism of his behavior was hard to miss. When the Italian coach walked down the tunnel … Read more