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IOC rejects Kuwait appeal

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected a call by the Kuwaiti government to temporarily lift a 14-month sports ban while the Gulf State amends a controversial law.

October 5, 2016
October 5, 2016

Infantino proposes 48-team World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Monday he would like to expand the number of teams in the World Cup to 48 by adding a

September 3, 2016
September 3, 2016

Infantino hails video replays

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has hailed as "promising" the use of video replays for the first time during France's 3-1 friendly win over Italy.

August 12, 2016
August 12, 2016

Turkey seeks arrest of Hakan Sukur in coup probe

Turkey has issued an arrest warrant for its former international football star striker Hakan Sukur as it probes last month's failed coup aimed at unseating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

August 6, 2016
August 6, 2016

Jeers for Brazil president dampen Olympic joy

The Maracana stadium erupts in jeers as Brazil's unpopular interim president Michel Temer opens the Rio Olympics and the hostility spreads far beyond the sports venue.

August 2, 2016
August 2, 2016

‘Messi not as good as Maradona or Di Stefano’

Retired Italian football coach Arrigo Sacchi claims Lionel Messi, while “the best player in the world today”, is not the greatest Argentine to ever play the game.

July 24, 2016
July 24, 2016

3 candidates to succeed Platini

Three candidates to succeed the disgraced Michel Platini as president of UEFA make the shortlist on Friday for the vote to take place in Athens.

July 11, 2016
July 11, 2016

Blatter has surgery for skin cancer

Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter underwent successful surgery after being diagnosed with skin cancer and has been released from hospital, his spokesman and a report said Sunday.

June 6, 2016
June 6, 2016

Salahuddin in charge of dist football

The BFF boss had recently told The Daily Star that he has a big plan about district football and wants to provide at least Tk 5 lakh yearly to each district in this regard.

June 5, 2016
June 5, 2016

Infantino slams 'enemies' painting him as 'greedy'

FIFA's new chief Gianni Infantino accuses "enemies" of trying to paint him as greedy, and voices surprise at revelations that his disgraced predecessor and his deputies awarded...

June 4, 2016
June 4, 2016

FIFA HQ raided

Swiss investigators search the FIFA headquarters as the world football governing body reveals that former president Sepp Blatter and two of his deputies awarded themselves more than $80 million in...