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  • Pakistan football team off to Bahrain

    LAHORE: Pakistan football squad left for Bahrain from here on Tuesday for a series of four practice matches scheduled before their Asian Games and SAFF Cup stints...

    The team has been attending a training camp in Lahore under their Brazilian head coach Jose Antonio Nogueira and trainer Jose Portella...

  • Pakistan football team off to Jakarta for Asian Games

    LAHORE: Pakistan football team led by Saddam Hussain departed for Jakarta on Friday night from Lahore to participate in the Asian Games which are scheduled to commence there from Aug 18...

    President of PFF Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat, while expressing good wishes for the team, has said best possible facilities were provided to theHead coach is Jose Antonio Nogueira while Jose Roberto Portella is the team trainer...

  • Player injured in blasts near football team bus in Germany before Champions League match

    Local police say a player for German soccer team Borussia Dortmund was injured on Tuesday following explosions near the team bus ahead of the Champions League quarterfinal match against Monaco...

    ” North Rhine-Westphalia police spokesman Gunnar Wortmann told The Associated Press that there were “three explosions near the (Borussia Dortmund) team bus as they left the hotel to go to the stadium” and that “there was one player injured...

  • Putin ensures Russian football team sleeps peacefully

    MARSEILLE: Russia have pulled out all the stops in their bid to beat Euro 2016 Group B rivals England on Saturday by asking president Vladimir Putin to help cancel a concert near their team hotel...

    “Given the proximity of the Marseille fan zone to the Russian team hotel, a decision has been taken to cancel the concert,” said a brief statement by Marseille city officials...

  • Australian football team book flight to Dhaka

    DHAKA: The Australian Football Team have booked their flights for a World Cup tie in Dhaka which was thrown into doubt by the cancellation of an Australian cricket tour over security fears, Bangladesh's football federation said Wednesday...

    The Australian federation had flagged up their concerns over the November 17 tie in the Bangladeshi capital to football's world governing body FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation...

  • German football team spent night at Stade de France amidst attacks

    BERLIN: Germany's football team spent the night at the Stade de France in north Paris after a friendly match against France rather than take the risk of driving through the French capital to their hotel following the attacks that left more than 120 people dead...

    Bierhoff said the team had only learnt of the attacks when they were back in the dressing room, with players receiving text messages from worried family and friends...

  • Street children football team to compete in Norway, China

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s street children football team will participate in the youth tournaments in Norway and China, founder and CEO Azad Foundation Naveed Hasan Khan announced here on Wednesday...

    “This tour is part of Azad Foundation’s efforts to promote Pakistani football and give opportunities to the neglected and marginalised street children,” said Naveed...

  • President Ghani orders probe of sex abuse on Afghan women's football team

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday called for an investigation into claims of sexual abuse against the national women's football team, calling the allegations “shocking” and vowing to act immediately...

    The president's call comes days after The Guardian newspaper broke a story about allegations of sexual and physical abuse of members of the women's team by male officials, including the president of the country's football...

  • No sand, no problem: Beach football in landlocked Afghanistan

    At a makeshift beach in landlocked Afghanistan, children as young as eight, wearing baggy Real Madrid and Barcelona shirts with “Ronaldo” and “Messi” printed on the back, joyfully kick and chase the ball...

    Kabul's Ghazi stadium was the scene of gruesome executions under Taliban rule but today it is where Afghan youths, the majority of whom have never seen the sea, dream of representing their country at beach football...

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