fifa world cup 2022

As predicted, Priyanka Chopra gets trolled for her ‘singing in a mosque’ comment

Social media users have started to troll Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra a strange statement she made on Islam. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey which is yet to be released yet, Priyanka Chopra can be quoted saying that how she

PFF confirms Pakistan’s participation in SAFF championship

KARACHI: Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) has confirmed the participation of the men’s national football team in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship to be played in Bangladesh in September. According to a statement issued by PFF’s spokesman, the first

Argentine football legend Maradona laid to rest

BUENOS AIRES: Football legend Diego Maradona has been buried in a private ceremony after a day of emotional scenes in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires. Only around two dozen relatives and close friends attended the final ceremony. Earlier huge crowds

FIFA president meets Trump to discuss 2026 World Cup

ZURICH: FIFA president Gianni Infantino has met United States President Donald Trump to discuss preparations for the 2026 World Cup which the country will co-host with Mexico and Canada. Infantino attended a signing ceremony this week for a diplomatic deal

First Mountain Girls Premier League tournament held in Hunza

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s first-ever ‘Mountain Girls Premier League’ football tournament was held in Hunza. The final was played between Gulmit Young Stars Club as they defeated Shah Talib FC 2-0 in the final. Ten teams from all over Hunza have participated

PCB CEO worried as players are out of practice since March

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Wasim Khan has said that Pakistani players are out of practice since March. In a statement, PCB CEO Wasim Khan said that series against England will not be easy for Pakistan as England

Qatar announces schedule for 2022 World Cup

DOHA: Qatar will kick off the 2022 World Cup at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, as organisers announced the schedule for the mega tournament. In a joint statement, FIFA and Qatar’s Supreme Committee organisational body said that Qatar

Bonus payment case: FIFA bans former top official for 10-years

GENEVA: Soccer’s world governing body FIFA has banned Markus Kattner, a former leading official in the Zurich organization, for 10-years and has fined him one million Swiss francs ($1.06 million) after an investigation into bonus payments. FIFA in a statement

Australia, New Zealand to host 2023 women’s World Cup

LAUSANNE: Australia and New Zealand will host the 2023 women’s World Cup after both countries’ joint bid was chosen by football governing body FIFA. The overwhelming favourites won ahead of their only rival Colombia after Japan withdrew its bid earlier

Qatar inaugurates third venue for 2022 World Cup

DOHA: Qatar has inaugurated the third venue for the 2022 World Cup on schedule and is set to host matches until the quarterfinal stage of the tournament. The Education City stadium was formally inaugurated with an online programme celebrating the contribution

Brazil withdraws bid to host 2023 Women’s World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil withdrew its bid to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup, arguing it cannot offer football governing body FIFA the required financial assurances due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The Brazilian Football Confederation also said

Japan considers simplified Tokyo Olympics to avoid cancellation

KYOTO: Japan is considering various options and mandatory coronavirus testing for fans for a simplified Olympic Games next year to avoid the outright cancellation of the event. The head of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) inspectorate for Tokyo, John Coates

COVID-19: Pakistan, New Zealand series likely to be postponed

LAHORE: The home series between Pakistan and New Zealand that was scheduled in Ireland is likely to be postponed due to the coronavirus. The series between Pakistan and New Zealand was scheduled in Ireland in the months of June and

English Premier League likely to resume from June 8

MANCHESTER: The English Premier League (EPL) is likely to be resumed from June 8 as the UK’s government had given green signal to organise sports behind closed doors.   According to the details, representatives from English Football League (EFL), Premier League

Olympics will be cancelled if COVID-19 not over: Yoshiro Mori

OSAKA: Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori has expressed a concern that the delayed Olympics will have to be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic is not contained by next year. The pandemic has already forced a year-long delay of the Games,

NC requests FIFA for financial support for helping players amid COVID-19

KARACHI: Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) had requested FIFA for financial support to help players amid nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus epidemic. While speaking to media reporters, Normalization Committee (NC) Chairman Hamza Khan has revealed that they have requested the

No chance of Olympics being held next year: Japanese expert

TOKYO: A Japanese expert Kentaro Iwata has said that the postponed Olympics which was scheduled to be held in 2021 might be delayed further due to rising COVID-19 cases, which has affected sporting events across the world. Kentaro Iwata, a

PFF requests FIFA for financial support amid coronavirus

KARACHI: Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) has requested FIFA as financial support to help players and officials amid coronavirus pandemic. The chairman of PFF’s Normalization Committee (NC), Hamza Khan, disclosed the news today (Sunday) while talking to journalists in Karachi. Hamza

Leeds United legend Norman Hunter dies after contracting COVID-19

LONDON: The former Leeds and England defender Norman Hunter has died at the age of 76 after contracting coronavirus. Norman Hunter, who made 540 appearances for Leeds and won 28 caps, was being treated in hospital has tested positive for

Tour de France to be held in August after COVID-19 delay

PARIS: The Tour de France, that was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak will be now held in August this year. The Tour de France earlier become the latest major sporting event to be affected by the virus outbreak as

Football will be totally different after coronavirus: FIFA’s chief

ROME: Gianni Infantino, head of the global soccer body – FIFA – has said that football will be totally different when it eventually resumes after the coronavirus pandemic. Major sports events around the globe including soccer leagues and competitions are

Ten Celebrities Who donated To Combat Coronavirus

Prominent celebrities have stepped up to help the coronavirus infected globally. In addition to offering words of advice and support, some celebrities are opening their wallets to help those struggling with the effects of the outbreak. These are the list of

Women’s sports and inequalities

Women’s sports have gained immense popularity in recent times reflecting changes in modern societies that increasingly emphasise gender parity and in other parts of the world. Although the level of participation and performance still varies greatly by country and by

Euro 2020 postponed by a year due to coronavirus

LONDON: Euro 2020 has been postponed by one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, European football’s governing body UEFA said on Tuesday. The European Championship were due to be played in June and July this year. UEFA announced

Ronaldinho arrested in Paraguay for using fake passport

ASUNCION: Former Brazilian football star Ronaldinho has been detained in Paraguay after allegedly using fake passports to enter the South American country. The 39-year-old, who won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002, was detained in the Resort Yacht &

FIFA warns coronavirus could postpone international matches

GENEVA: FIFA president Gianni Infantino has refused to rule the possibility of postponing international football matches due to the global threat of coronavirus. This weekend’s matches in the leading two divisions in Switzerland were postponed on Friday after the government

PSL Season 5: Darren Sammy posts message in Urdu

KARACHI: Darren Sammy posted a message in Urdu on social media for cricket fans in Pakistan in the wake of the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) Season 5. Taking to social media website Twitter: Sammy posted a message in Urdu

ICC seeks to set attendance record at Women’s T20 World Cup final

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) is inviting fans to play their part in history by setting the record for most attendance at a women’s sporting fixture during the final of the T20 World Cup 2020. The stories of trailblazing

Qatar delays launch of new 2022 World Cup venue

DOHA: Qatar has postponed to next year the opening of Education City stadium, its second newly built venue for the 2022 football World Cup. The venue was due to be inaugurated when it hosted the semi-final of the Club World

Messi wins record sixth men’s Ballon d’Or award

PARIS: Lionel Messi won a record sixth men’s Ballon d’Or award at a ceremony in Paris, beating Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk to take the honours. Now aged 32, it is Messi’s first Ballon d’Or since 2015 and his sixth