Ozil met Erdogan in London in May [Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters] Arsenal star Mesut Özil has announced his retirement from international football after receiving "racist" and "disrespectful" treatment following a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Ozil, 29, has Turkish ancestry. He made the announcement on Sunday in a statement
The President of Venezuela has called for an end to racism against immigrants in Europe while congratulating the France national football team for its 2018 Fifa World Cup title, noting that several players in the team are of African descent. "The French team won, although it looked like an African team.
A group of Kenyan MPs have traveled to Russia to watch the World Cup at the taxpayers' expense, angering many citizens. Kenya has never qualified for the World Cup finals and has not reached any major international tournament since the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations. The country's The Star newspaper reported that
England look to reach their first World Cup final since 1966 by defeating Croatia on Wednesday at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. On Tuesday, France reached their first World Cup final since 2006 after defeating Belgium 1-0 in St. Petersburg. Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti scored the only goal of the game with a header
Colombian football fans have threatened to kill two of football players who missed penalties against England in the second round of 2018 FIFA World Cup. They targeted Mateus Uribe and Carlos Bacca on social media following the dramatic shootout that ended 4-3 that favoured England. Uribe hit the bar while Bacca's attempt