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Football 15 Sep 2021 | 3:02 PM

Afghan women's soccer team arrives in Pakistan - information minister

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Afghanistan's women's soccer team has left for neighbouring Pakistan, the information minister in Islamabad said on Tuesday, as questions linger over the status of female athletes under Taliban rule.

Football 07 Jun 2019 | 7:00 PM

Soccer - From refugee to Rouen, Fulutudilu ready to shine for South Africa

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Ode Fulutudilu's early life was one of upheaval as her family fled Zaire and then Angola, but her selection for South Africa at the 2019 women's World Cup shows she has not let those tough beginnings define her.

Football 17 Oct 2018 | 12:45 AM

UEFA charge Romania for fans' racist behaviour and lighting fireworks

(Reuters) - The Romanian Football Federation has been charged by UEFA for fans' racist behaviour and setting off of fireworks in Sunday's Nations League match against Serbia which ended 0-0, European soccer's governing body said on Tuesday.

Football 06 Sep 2018 | 11:44 AM

Former refugee Mabil senses new chance in Arnold's Australia

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Awer Mabil's soccer-focused charity has put boots on the feet of children at the Kenyan refugee camp where he was raised and now the Denmark-based winger hopes to realise his own playing dreams with a spot in Graham Arnold's Australia team.

Football 15 Jul 2018 | 9:30 PM

The World Cup Final Is Upon Us. What Have We Learned?

Here we are. The final match of the 2018 World Cup has almost arrived, and it has been as thrilling a tournament as I can remember. As Maximus, Russell Crowe’s character in “Gladiator,” famously yelled, “Are you not entertained?”

Football 13 Jul 2018 | 1:21 AM

World Cup's spirit of openness rubs off on some Russians

MOSCOW/NIZHNY NOVGOROD (Reuters) - The World Cup has been an eye-opener for Russian waitress Lena Tikhomirova: mingling with visiting fans and experiencing new cultures has whetted her curiosity and now she plans to live abroad.