KABUL: Barcelona star Lionel Messi is hoping to arrange a meeting with an Afghan boy who shot to fame after pictures of him dressed in a striped plastic bag jersey went viral, Kabul's football federation said Monday.
Five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi idolises the Argentine soccer star but a jersey of his favorite player is beyond the means of his poor
Arsene Wenger is confident Alex Iwobi can flourish at Arsenal after the 19-year-old repaid his manager's faith in him by impressing on his third start for the club in Saturday's 2-1 FA Cup fourth round victory over Burnley.
The attacking midfielder, nephew of seven-time Nigerian footballer of the year Jay-Jay Okocha, rounded out a solid display by
The best tournament of Johanna Konta’s life ended in disappointment here today but there was certainly no shame in losing 7-5, 6-2 to Germany’s Angelique Kerber in the semi-finals of the Australian Open. Kerber, who will face Serena Williams in Saturday’s final, is one of the best athletes in the women’s game and her
LONDON: Louis van Gaal did not offer to resign after watching his team's latest home defeat at the hands of Southampton at the weekend, sources close to Manchester United told Reuters Tuesday.
Britain's Guardian newspaper earlier reported that the club's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward had persuaded the Dutchman to stay following the 1-0
DOHA, Qatar: The Asian Football Confederation has switched its Champions League schedule to delay matches between clubs from Saudi Arabia and Iran amid diplomatic tension.
The AFC says it set a March 15 deadline for "a return to normal relations" otherwise all matches between teams from the countries will be played at neutral venues.
Reigning champion Serena Williams ramped up the power to beat fifth seed Maria Sharapova for the 18th match in a row and reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open 6-4, 6-1 on Tuesday.
Russian Sharapova broke the world number one in the first game and mounted a stiff challenge in the opening set but wilted in the second to extend a losing record
Details of Mesut Ozil's 2013 £42.5million move from Real Madrid to Arsenal have been leaked - including a clause allowing the German's former club first option on the player if the Gunners accept a bid from another Spanish club such as Barcelona.
Arsenal paid a club-record €44m fee (around £37.4m at the September
Andy Murray's progression to the Australian Open fourth round was overshadowed by the news that his father-in-law Nigel Sears had been taken to hospital after collapsing courtside.
Sears, who is also the coach of Ana Ivanovic, suddenly fell ill on Rod Laver Arena while watching the Serbian's defeat by Madison Keys, but was
BERLIN: Bayern Munich opened the second half of the Bundesliga season with a 2-1 win at Hamburg Friday as Robert Lewandowski’s goals took Pep Guardiola’s side 11 points clear.
Bayern’s march to an historic fourth German league title seems unstoppable as Guardiola, who has said he will leave in May, attempts to sign off his three