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Football 28 May 2016 | 1:39 AM

Islamic State has Euro 2016 in its sights, German spy chief says

BERLIN (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have the Euro 2016 football tournament in their sights though there is no concrete evidence at the moment of an attack being planned, the head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency has said.

Other Sport 06 Aug 2016 | 2:07 AM

France & Italy - defy Islamic State and bring 2024 Games to Europe

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - French and Italian leaders made rival pitches to host the 2024 Olympic Games on Friday, but carried the same message: choosing Europe to host the Games would reaffirm its liberal Western values in the face of deadly attacks by Islamist militants.

Football 13 Jun 2017 | 9:47 AM

Iranians dance in streets as soccer team qualifies for 2018 World Cup

ANKARA (Reuters) - Tehran's streets were filled with thousands of Iranians celebrating their men's national soccer team's qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, defying threats by Islamic State to launch more extremist attacks in the country.

Other Sport 01 Jun 2016 | 11:10 PM

Brazil, after Europe attacks, raises guard against Olympic terror

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil is raising its guard and tightening security ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after the recent attacks in Paris and Brussels and a threat by an alleged Islamic State militant.

Other Sport 22 Jul 2016 | 4:23 AM

Brazil arrests group plotting 'acts of terrorism' before Olympics - source

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil arrested 10 people on Thursday suspected of belonging to a poorly organized group supporting Islamic State (IS) and discussing acts of terrorism during next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Football 23 Mar 2016 | 9:32 PM

Belgium cancels football friendly with Portugal after bombs

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A friendly football international between Belgium and Portugal has been moved to Portugal from Brussels over security fears after Tuesday's Islamic State attacks in the Belgian capital.

Other Sport 18 Nov 2015 | 8:32 AM

After Paris attacks, English football fans salute France by roaring out the 'Marseillaise'

LONDON (Reuters) - English football fans saluted France on Tuesday by roaring out the 'Marseillaise' national anthem at a friendly match watched by British politicians and royalty in a show of solidarity just days after Islamic State militants struck Paris.

Football 20 Dec 2017 | 10:36 PM

Two Kosovo men plea guilty of plotting to attack Israeli soccer team

PRISTINA (Reuters) - Two Kosovo men pleaded guilty on Wednesday to planning attacks at a World Cup soccer match in Albania against the visiting Israel team last year.

Football 27 Apr 2016 | 2:06 AM

Factbox - Five things to watch 100 days from the Rio Olympics

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Summer Olympics are scheduled to start in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5. Here is a list of five things to watch.

Football 17 Nov 2014 | 7:27 PM

Turkish club impose fines for players' beards

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A leading Turkish soccer club have banned their players from growing beards after their chairman said they looked like students of Islamic vocational schools and set a bad example.