Trump says Cristiano Ronaldo ‘will not win’ Portugal presidency

Cristiano Ronaldo will not win if he ever ran for the presidency in Portugal, US President Donald Trump has joked during a meeting at the White House. Trump was speaking during a meeting with Portuquese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa in Washington, DC. Trump also said Russia was doing a ‘fantastic job’

10 things to know about crucial Senegal-Colombia World Cup Clash

Senegal are the last African side who can make it to the knockout stage of the Fifa World Cup in Russia if they beat or draw against Colombia on Thursday, 28 June (5pm EAT). The other African sides, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia, have all been eliminated from the tournament. The Teranga

Nigeria second African country to win at 2018 World Cup

Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 in Friday’s Group D World Cup match in Volgograd, becoming only the second African side to register a win so far in Russia after Senegal. Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa scored both goals as the Super Eagles swept aside World Cup debutants Iceland and moved to within

Social media mocks Arab teams’ performance at 2018 football World Cup

Morocco, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have been mocked on social media after all the three Arab-majority nations failed to register a single win in the ongoing football World Cup in Russia. Both Egypt and Saudi Arabia have also suffered the biggest defeats in this year’s tournament, with just one goal scored

Senegal becomes first African nation to win at Russia 2018

Senegal has become the first African country to register a win in the 2018 World Cup in Russia after beating Poland 2-1 in Moscow. Senegal are now in second place in Group H and have three points, behind Japan who beat Colombia 2-1 on goal difference. Senegal went ahead through a 37

Morocco once again loses bid to stage Fifa world cup

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Morocco has once again lost its bid to host a football world cup, this time round to a joint bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico. The North African country got 65 votes against 134 votes for the three-country bid during a Fifa Congress in Russia’s capital Moscow. The country has

Morocco could become second Arab country to host football world cup

In 2010, Fifa announced that Qatar will host the 2022 football world cup, making the tiny Middle Eastern nation the first Muslim country to organise the tournament. On Wednesday, 13 June 2018, Morocco could follow suit and become the second Muslim –majority nation and second Africa country to host the competition. Fifa

Tunisian footballers device strategy to break Ramadan fast during matches

The coach of Tunisia’s national football team, Nabil Maaloul, has admitted that his team’s goalkeeper feigned injuries in World Cup friendly matches to allow players to break their Ramadan fasts. Maaloul told the BBC that faking injuries so as to get the time to break the fast during a match “is

Real Madrid beat Liverpool to win 13th Champions League crown

By AFP Gareth Bale scored twice including an incredible overhead kick after coming off the bench as Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 3-1 in the Champions League final in Kiev on Saturday. Karim Benzema struck a bizarre opening goal on 51 minutes before Liverpool, who lost leading scorer Mohamed Salah to injury in

Champions League final, Real Madrid vs Liverpool: Facts and figures

HIGHLIGHTS Real Madrid and Liverpool will play the Champions League final on May 27 Real Madrid last won the competition in 2017, beating Juventus in the final Liverpool last won the tournament in 2005 defeating AC Milan on penalties Real Madrid are gearing up for their third straight Champions League (CL) final and this

Arsenal confirm Unai Emery as new head coah

Unai Emery has been confirmed as the new head coach of English football club Arsenal following the shock resignation of Frenchman Arsene Wenger. Unai, 46, has coached Saint-Germain and Sevilla. Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis described the Spaniard as having “an outstanding track record of success throughout his career”. “His hard-working and

Somali woman becomes Britain’s first ever female Muslim referee

A young former Somali refugee woman has become Britain's first female Muslim football referee. Jawahir Roble, 23, has been described by the UK press as the "most remarkable referee in England". Jawahir, who wears the hijab during the course of her work, referees men's football matches. Populaly known to her friends as Jawahir

World football in shock as Sir Alex Ferguson put in intensive care

The football world has been left shocked by the news that former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson had an emergency surgery for a brain hemorrhage on Saturday. The 76-year-old Scot was United's manager for 26 years and won 38 trophies before retiring in 2013. Ferguson's family has requested privacy as he recovers

Disappointment as Tanzania beat Somalia in Cecafa final

Somali football fans are disappointed after their country's Under-17 side was beaten in the final of the regional Cecafa Under-17 Championship by Tanzania. The match was played at a waterlogged stadium in the Burundian city of Gitega. Tanzania won by two goals to nil but the Somali side had a goal disallowed. This was