FIFA bribe allegations raise more questions over Qatar World Cup

7 April 2020, 9:14 PM
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar has become the focus of fresh FIFA corruption allegations after the release of a new US Department of Justice indictment which says bribes were paid to football officials to secure their votes for hosting rights.
Iwobi boost as Emery looks to reload Gunners 27 July 2018, 6:16 PM

Arsenal boss Unai Emery on Friday said Nigeria's Alex Iwobi was set to sign a new deal, in a boost to his efforts to fire the Gunners back to the big time.

Carl Ikeme
Wolves and Nigeria ‘keeper Ikeme retires after leukaemia battle 27 July 2018, 5:33 PM

Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme confirmed his retirement from professional football on Friday following a battle with acute leukaemia.

I couldn’t look at a football after the World Cup: Neymar 27 July 2018, 12:04 PM

Brazil superstar Neymar admits that after his nation's quarter-final defeat to Belgium at the World Cup he couldn't look at a ball and didn't want to see any of the remaining matches.

Lions name squad to play in semis on Saturday 26 July 2018, 9:01 PM

The Lions have one more hurdle to clear, before a third consecutive Super Rugby final.

Boxing gloves
Mandela Boxing Festival to go ahead in Bloemfontein 26 July 2018, 8:35 PM

Organisers of the Mandela Boxing Festival are confident the main bout will go ahead on Friday night in Bloemfontein.

Impressive Thiem races into Hamburg quarter-finals 26 July 2018, 8:25 PM

Top seed Dominic Thiem eased past Australian John Millman 6-2 6-2 at the German Tennis Championships on Thursday to reach his 10th quarter-final of the season.

All systems go for 2018/2019 ABSA Premiership season 26 July 2018, 7:50 PM

The 2018/2019 ABSA Premiership season will kick-off as planned next Saturday, following Ajax Cape Town's decision to withdraw their application for an urgent interdict and section 18 in the Johannesburg High Court on Thursday.

Human Rights Watch throws its weight behind Semenya 26 July 2018, 7:44 PM

Human Rights Watch has thrown its weight behind South Africa's Caster Semenya.

Alex Ferguson thanks medics for life-saving surgery 26 July 2018, 7:25 PM

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson thanked medics for saving his life and said he felt humbled by the huge outpouring of sympathy in his first public comments since undergoing emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage in May.

Rashid ‘surprised’ by England recall for India opener 26 July 2018, 7:18 PM

Adil Rashid admitted even he was "kind of surprised" by his dramatic recall to England's Test squad for next week's series opener against India at Edgbaston.

Bafana Bafana on spotlight for wrong reasons 26 July 2018, 7:08 PM

In an alarming twist of fate, Bafana Bafana should take a leaf from the book of junior national teams, as well as their women counterparts, Banyana Banyana.

Andre Ayew joins Fenerbahce on loan 26 July 2018, 6:15 PM

Ghanaian international Andre Ayew was heading to Istanbul on Thursday where he will join Fenerbahce after the club announced a one-year loan from Swansea City.

Yulia Stepanova
Doping whistleblower Yulia Stepanova supports new law 26 July 2018, 4:55 PM

Russian athlete and whistleblower, Yulia Stepanova, supports a new law mandating criminal penalties for doping violations at international competitions.

German FA boss admits mistakes in Ozil affair but rejects racism accusations 26 July 2018, 4:01 PM

German Football Association (DFB) head Reinhard Grindel on Thursday said he should have made clearer that racism is unacceptable after midfielder Mesut Ozil quit the national team citing "racism and disrespect" over his Turkish roots.

Adil Rashid
Spinner Rashid recalled to England squad for first test against India 26 July 2018, 3:22 PM

Adil Rashid has been recalled to the England squad for the first test against India, despite the leg-spinner saying he wanted to focus on limited-overs cricket.

McLaren hire Toro Rosso technical director Key 26 July 2018, 3:13 PM

McLaren have signed James Key as their new Formula One technical director from Toro Rosso, where he carried out the same role, the former world champions said on Thursday.

Darmian can leave Man United for the right price, says Mourinho 26 July 2018, 2:48 PM

Manchester United will release their Italian defender Matteo Darmian if they receive a suitable bid in the transfer window, manager Jose Mourinho has said.

Ajax Cape Town withdraw interdict to stop start of season 26 July 2018, 1:39 PM

Judge Denise Fisher has granted the Premier Soccer League leave to appeal against her ruling in the matter involving Ajax Cape Town and Zimbabwean international, Tendai Ndoro.

Ajax, PSL battle back in court 26 July 2018, 7:45 AM

Ajax Cape Town's case to interdict the start of the new Absa Premiership season will once again be back in Southern Gauteng High Court on Thursday.

Salah, Mane on target as Liverpool down City 26 July 2018, 7:44 AM

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane made an instant impact as Liverpool came from behind to beat Premier League champions Manchester City 2-1 in their International Champions Cup friendly match on Wednesday.

France’s Pavard wins World Cup goal of the tournament 25 July 2018, 8:05 PM

France right-back Benjamin Pavard has won the 2018 World Cup goal of the tournament award for his stunning strike against Argentina, FIFA announced on Wednesday.

Four candidates for Egypt national coach job 25 July 2018, 7:48 PM

The Egyptian Football Association said it was choosing the national team's next coach out of four candidates who are being considered by a committee.

Thomas edges closer to Tour victory as Quintana win pushes Froome to third 25 July 2018, 7:01 PM

Britain's Geraint Thomas moved a step closer to winning his maiden Tour de France after pushing Sky teammate Chris Froome down the standings on a 17th stage won by Colombia's Nairo Quintana on Wednesday.

Police question Sri Lanka cricketer over hotel rape 25 July 2018, 6:04 PM

Sri Lankan police have questioned a player for the national cricket team after a Norwegian woman was allegedly raped in a hotel room while he was present, an official said Wednesday.

Mamelodi Sundowns
Mamelodi Sundowns gear up for CAF Champions’ League 25 July 2018, 5:29 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns are gearing up for a crucial CAF Champions’ League Group C match against AS Togo Port at the Loftus Versfeld on Friday.

Erdogan accused of using Ozil saga to push Turkey’s Euro 2024 bid 25 July 2018, 4:32 PM

German politicians on Wednesday accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of using Mesut Ozil's controversial retirement from international football to boost Turkey's bid to host Euro 2024 -- and weaken Germany's.

Bayern star Boateng poised for PSG move, if price is right 25 July 2018, 3:14 PM

Bayern Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng could join Paris Saint-Germain providing the price is right, the German giants' chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge suggested on Wednesday.

Serena Williams
Serena claims ‘discrimination’ over drug tests 25 July 2018, 2:22 PM

Serena Williams claims she is the victim of "discrimination" by US doping chiefs who are testing her more than other players.

Amajimbos through to Cosafa semi-finals 25 July 2018, 6:45 AM

South Africa has not had it easy in this tournament; they were pitted with one of the toughest teams in Group B and now have made it to the semi-finals.

Rugby ball
Lions face a tough encounter with Waratahs 24 July 2018, 8:45 PM

Lions Super Rugby captain Warren Whiteley says their Australian opponents this weekend, the Waratahs, will punish the Joburg's team's mistakes more severely than any of their previous opponents.