PARIS: Russia’s future in the World Cup teetered on a knife-edge Monday after FIFA plans to allow them to play on neutral territory were dismissed as “unacceptable” by rivals, plunging the qualifying process for football’s showpiece event into chaos.
KUALA LUMPUR: While fans are still digesting the story of the ambitious marketing executive Emily who was transplanted from Chicago to Paris from Season 2 of Emily In Paris released last month, the producers have announced that the show is confirmed for another two seasons.
YAOUNDÉ: African football chief Patrice Motsepe confirmed on Tuesday that the Africa Cup of Nations (AfCon) will go ahead as planned in Cameroon next month despite the Omicron-variant led surge in Covid-19 cases.
PARIS: The opening ceremony of the Paris Olympics on July 26, 2024, will take part on the River Seine, organisers announced on Monday, breaking the long-held Summer Games tradition of a stadium procession of athletes and officials.
PARIS: Mauricio Pochettino has “never asked to leave” Paris Saint-Germain despite speculation linking the coach with Manchester United, the French club’s sporting director Leonardo said on Friday.
MANCHESTER: Pep Guardiola said the presence of director of football Txiki Begiristain is the reason he is into his sixth season with the English champions and has extended his deal to 2023.
LAUSANNE: Robert Lewandowski is in the running to retain his Best FIFA Men’s Player award after he was named Monday on an 11-man shortlist alongside Karim Benzema and Jorginho.