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Jubilation in Egypt after first World Cup berth in 28 years

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's capital crackled with fireworks and blared with horns as the soccer-crazy country reached the World Cup for the first time in 28 years as rare scenes of joy took hold of city blocks celebrating a 2-1 victory over Congo.

Ten years on, Athens 2004 gives Greece little to cheer

ATHENS (Reuters) - It was billed as a chance to transform Greece's image abroad and boost growth but 10 years after the country hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza there is little to celebrate at the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games.

Qatar may face higher costs of hiring foreign workers - IMF

DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar will likely face higher labour costs as a result of publicity about deaths of migrant construction workers building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup football tournament, the International Monetary Fund said.

Jordan Prince eyes inspiration first medal

LONDON (Reuters) - Jordanian royalty were ringside in London on Saturday to watch the country's first Olympic boxer in action, dreaming of a first Olympic medal that Prince Feisal Al Hussein believes would transform sport in the Arab state.

Jordan's Prince eyes inspiring medal

LONDON (Reuters) - Jordanian royalty were ringside in London on Saturday to watch the country's first Olympic boxer in action, dreaming of a first Olympic medal that Prince Feisal Al Hussein believes would transform sport in the Arab state.

Ukraine's topless fighters plot to storm the Euros

(Note strong language in paragraph 33)

Ukraine's topless fighters plot to storm the Euros

(Note strong language in paragraph 33)