The cost of Nigeria’s failure to qualify for Qatar World Cup 2022 | Football News

Doha, Qatar – Nigerian football fans and business owners in Qatar are still reeling from their team’s failure to qualify for the World Cup 2022, which will be held in the Middle Eastern country from November 21 to December 18. Nigeria’s failure in Ghana in March prevented watching them from qualifying for Qatar 2022, a … Read more

Country footballer Brad Congress finds kicking 24 goals in one game little cause for celebration

It may have been a record-breaking afternoon, but Brad Congress says he’s not sure kicking 24 goals in a game of football is cause for celebration. Key points: Congress booted 24 goals in a single game in a north-west Victorian football league as his side won by 55 goals Opposition President Peter Mangan says there … Read more

Rutherglen Football Club seeks council support for grant to upgrade women’s change rooms

With all eyes on women’s football as the AFLW draft takes place today, one club in Rutherglen, in Victoria’s north-east, says it has to deal with “outdated” change rooms where players “shower in their clothes”. Key points: Rutherglen’s Barkly Park change rooms have no closed doors hiding the showers and no barriers or doors separating … Read more

French interior minister apologises for Champions League chaos | Football News

Gerald Darmanin says he is ‘partly responsible’ for chaos at last month’s Champions League final in Paris. French interior minister Gerald Darmanin has apologised for “bad management” that caused chaos in last month’s Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool in Paris, while insisting fake tickets and “delinquency” were mostly to blame. “Should things … Read more

Eight medical professionals charged with homicide in Diego Maradona’s death will go to trial

The date of the trial has not yet been set. Marado aged 60 from heart failure November 20, the same month he died on the successful20 surgery for a subural hematoma, more commonly known as a blood clot brain. Prosecutors allege the eight medical professionals charged in Maradona’s death “violated the duties that each one … Read more

How football is helping Yemenis cope with the prolonged war | Football

Amid the brutal conflict in Yemen that has killed more than 370,000 people, Yemenis have turned to their long-running love for football to help them cope with the devastation, violence and humanitarian crisis ravaging their country. Through unofficial football tournaments held across different villages and cities, Yemeni boys and men have been coming together to … Read more

Inside the game: How Port Adelaide’s could change the game with their no-ruck approach

Heading into Round 12 Port Adelaide was at a crossroads. A top four fancy at the start of the year, and minor premiers just two years ago, the Power were stuck in the lower ranges of the ladder and struggled to both effectively win the ball, and move it when they had it in hand. … Read more

Senegal forward Sadio Mane joins Bayern Munich from Liverpool | Football News

He signed a three-year contract after Bayern agrees on a transfer reportedly worth $42.1m. Senegal forward Sadio Mane has completed his move to Germany champions Bayern Munich from Liverpool on a three-year contract. Bayern, who won a record-extending 10th straight league title last season, have reportedly agreed on a transfer worth about 40 million euros … Read more

Whorouly’s football club rejoices at special Eddie Betts appearance

Whorouly residents have called it a “huge” and “exciting” development for the town’s football club, with AFL legend Eddie Betts donning the team’s colors and playing for the side over the weekend. Key points: Hundreds turn out to watch Eddie Betts play at Whorouly’s Recreation Reserve on Saturday Whorouly has had a tough few years … Read more

Miami, Toronto, Mexico City named among 2026 World Cup co-hosts | World Cup

FIFA unveils list of 16 cities in United States, Canada, and Mexico that will host matches in 2026 World Cup. FIFA has unveiled the 16 cities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico that will host matches during the 2026 World Cup — the first time in history that three nations will co-host the international … Read more