Here’s why Manchester United sacked Jose Mourniho

José Mourinho has been sacked as Manchester United manager following Sunday’s defeat at Liverpool, ending a tenure that began in May 2016. United finally lost patience with a head coach who was not adhering to the club’s core attacking values and who had overseen their worst start to a campaign for 28 years. Mourinho was

Cristiano Ronaldo left off Portugal squad amid rape allegations

Cristiano Ronaldo has been left out of Portugal's national squad for a series of upcoming matches, as the football star faces a lawsuit over an alleged rape in the United States, Al Jazeera reports. The Portuguese captain will miss his team's second game in the UEFA Nations League against Poland on

Somalia is now demilitarising its largest football stadium

Somalia has started the process of demilitarising its biggest sports facility as African Union troops – commonly known by the acronym Amisom - begin to vacate Mogadishu stadium. For three decades, Mogadishu Stadium - Somalia’s largest sporting facility, with a capacity to hold 60,000 people - has been the preferred spot

Muslim footballer Özil quits German national team over racism

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

Croatia v England: All the facts you need to know ahead of World Cup clash

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

FIFA releases 2018 World Cup statistics

The FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia has had more penalties awarded and scored than in any other world cup ever before, with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) being the influential change.   This is the first time since 1930 that neither Brazil nor Germany is in the semi-finals. Despite Brazil’s exit,

Brazil knocked out of the World Cup after defeat to Belgium

Brazil crashed out of the World Cup after losing 2-1 to Belgium in an enthralling quarterfinal in Kazan. A Fernandinho own goal and Kevin De Bruyne's wonderstrike saw Belgium take a commanding and deserved half-time lead. But the five time champions battled back in the second period as it sought to salvage

2018 World Cup: Belgium fight back and grab victory from Japan

Belgium came from 0-2 down to seal a 3-2 win with the final kick of the game, sending a heartbroken Japan out of the World Cup in a thrilling last-16 encounter. The game looked to go to extra time with the score level at 2-2 after Belgium had hauled themselves back

Brazil beat Mexico to reach World Cup quarterfinals

Five-time world champions Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 on Monday to book a place in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Russia. Goals from Neymar and Roberto Firmino made sure Brazil reached the World Cup quarter-finals for a seventh straight time. Mexico have not reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup since

Young Thai footballers found alive after nine days in flooded cave

Rescuers in Thailand have found alive 12 young footballers and their coach who had been trapped in a flooded cave for more than a week. The governor of Chiang Rai, Narongsak Osatanakorn, said despite the good news, efforts to return the boys to their loved ones weren't over yet. . "We found them

World Cup 2018: Croatia beat Denmark to reach quarter-finals

Croatia have booked their place in the quarter-finals of this year's FIFA World Cup by beating Denmark 3-2 on penalties after the match ended in a 1-1 draw. Denmark scored first in the first one minute of the match. Mathias Joergensen hit the net in the 57th second. Mario Mandzukic gave the

Germany humiliated and knocked out of 2018 FIFA World Cup

Germany have failed to qualify to the second round of 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia for the first time in 80 years. The reigning champions picked up just three points in their first two matches, losing one goal to nil against Mexico and winning by two goals to one against

Liverpool’s Salah named English Premier League player of the season

Egypt and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has been named the 2017/2018 English Premier League Player of the Season. Salah has scored 32 league goals for Liverpool during his debut season for the Merseyside club. He beat Manchester United's David de Gea, Tottenham's Harry Kane, Burnley's James Tarkowski and Manchester City's Kevin De

Mogadishu mayor apologizes after Somali national team ‘abandoned’

Last week, Somalia's Under-17 national football team made history by reaching the final of the regional Cecafa football tournament in Burundi. The team beat Uganda 1-0 in the semifinals to face Tanzania in the final which was held on Sunday, 29 April. Unfortunately for Somali football fans, the team from the Horn

The Muslim heroes fighting Islamophobia through football

Lately, I’ve been intrigued by recent events that have been taking place in the UK. One of these events was the “Punish a Muslim day”, where Muslim communities were receiving hateful letters and what awards there would be if “you punish a Muslim”, below is a short text from New