Al Bawaba - Sports https://www.albawaba.com/rss/all en FIFA Boss Says There is ‘50-50’ Chance of Qatar World Cup Expansion https://www.albawaba.com/sport/fifa-boss-says-there-%E2%80%9850-50%E2%80%99-chance-qatar-world-cup-expansion-1279752 <p>FIFA’s President has now said that there is a ‘50-50’ chance of the 2022 football World Cup being expanded to 48 teams.Should that happen, though, FIFA had previously said that some of Qatar’s fellow GCC nations, including Oman, could host some of the games.However, recent global media reports did say that the Sultanate might not be able to ready themselves as potential co-hosts, given the short time frame between now and the end of 2022.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/fifa-boss-says-there-%E2%80%9850-50%E2%80%99-chance-qatar-world-cup-expansion-1279752" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://www.albawaba.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Sport/_infantino_.jpg" alt="FIFA had commissioned a feasibility study to see whether the 2022 FIFA World Cup was capable of being expanded from its existing 32 to 48 teams" title="FIFA had commissioned a feasibility study to see whether the 2022 FIFA World Cup was capable of being expanded from its existing 32 to 48 teams" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://timesofoman.com/" title="Times of Oman" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/89.png" title="Times of Oman" border="0" /></a> © Muscat Media Group </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/sport/fifa-boss-says-there-%E2%80%9850-50%E2%80%99-chance-qatar-world-cup-expansion-1279752" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sport Football Main Headlines Thu, 11 Apr 2019 16:36:04 +0000 1279752 at https://www.albawaba.com Salah Can’t Find a Red Jersey with a Pass, Says Ex-Liverpool Star https://www.albawaba.com/sport/salah-can%E2%80%99t-find-red-jersey-pass-says-ex-liverpool-star-1279748 <p>Mohamed Salah “can’t find a red jersey with a pass” at the moment, says Steve Nicol, with wayward shooting the only way the Liverpool forward can pick out a team-mate.The Egypt international has endured a rare dip over recent weeks, netting just once in his last 10 appearances across all competitions.Nicol is among those to have questioned the 26-year-old’s form and mindset, and continues to suggest that a man who netted 44 times last season is looking a little out of sorts.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/salah-can%E2%80%99t-find-red-jersey-pass-says-ex-liverpool-star-1279748" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://www.albawaba.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Sport/salah_icc.jpg" alt=" The Egyptian forward has been enduring a testing run of late, but Steve Nicol admits he has &quot;enough in the bank&quot; to remain an important figure " title=" The Egyptian forward has been enduring a testing run of late, but Steve Nicol admits he has &quot;enough in the bank&quot; to remain an important figure " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.goal.com/en" title="Goal.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/370.png" title="Goal.com" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2019 Goal.com All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/sport/salah-can%E2%80%99t-find-red-jersey-pass-says-ex-liverpool-star-1279748" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sport Football Main Headlines Thu, 11 Apr 2019 16:07:56 +0000 1279748 at https://www.albawaba.com Ismaeil Heaps Praise on Al Sadd Captain Xavi https://www.albawaba.com/sport/ismaeil-heaps-praise-al-sadd-captain-xavi-1279542 <p>Hamid Ismaeil has sung praises of Xavi Hernandez after the Al Sadd captain scored twice in an entertaining 2-2 draw against Pakhtakor in Group D of the 2019 AFC Champions League on Tuesday.</p> <p>Making his first appearance in this year’s competition after a lengthy injury lay-off, the Spanish midfielder opened the scoring in the sixth minute at Pakhtakor Stadium with a sweetly struck curling effort from the edge of the area.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/ismaeil-heaps-praise-al-sadd-captain-xavi-1279542" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://www.albawaba.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Sport/xavi_a.jpg" alt="Xavi" title="Xavi" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.gulf-times.com/" title="Gulf Times" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/183.png" title="Gulf Times" border="0" /></a> © Gulf Times Newspaper 2019 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/sport/ismaeil-heaps-praise-al-sadd-captain-xavi-1279542" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sport Football Main Headlines Thu, 11 Apr 2019 08:53:46 +0000 1279542 at https://www.albawaba.com 31st Meeting of GCC Olympic Committees Concludes in Muscat https://www.albawaba.com/sport/31st-meeting-gcc-olympic-committees-concludes-muscat-1279518 <p>The 31st meeting of the Council of Presidents of GCC National Olympic Committees was held in Muscat, Oman on Tuesday.The meeting was attended by Jassim bin Rashed al Buenain, Secretary- General of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC).The meeting approved the formation of the GCC Dispute Resolution Authority to be based in Bahrain. The Authority’s board of directors will include secretaries- general of the GCC Olympic Committees, executive director of the authority and representative of the GCC Secretariat- General.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/31st-meeting-gcc-olympic-committees-concludes-muscat-1279518" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://www.albawaba.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/_GCC_Olympic_Committees.jpg" alt="Photo: Qatar Tribune" title="Photo: Qatar Tribune" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.qatar-tribune.com" title="Qatar Tribune" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/25.png" title="Qatar Tribune" border="0" /></a> © Copyright Qatar Tribune. 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Thu, 11 Apr 2019 07:57:24 +0000 1279506 at https://www.albawaba.com Fneish Inaugurates Conference on Future of Arab Sports Media https://www.albawaba.com/sport/fneish-inaugurates-conference-future-arab-sports-media-1279356 <p>Minister of Youth and Sports, Mohammad Fneish, on Wednesday inaugurated a conference on the future of sports media in the Arab world, in light of the digital media revolution, organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in collaboration of the Arab League.The event, which took place at Monroe Hotel, was attended by Tourism Minister Avedis Guidanian, Director General of the Information Ministry Hassan Falha, and a panel of sports and media figures, including President of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) Gianni Merlo.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/fneish-inaugurates-conference-future-arab-sports-media-1279356" class="imagecache 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Still Arsenal Leader Despite Coat Incident, Says Lacazette https://www.albawaba.com/sport/ozil-arsenal-leader-despite-coat-incident-says-lacazette-1279352 <p>Mesut Ozil is still a leader for Arsenal despite throwing his coat in frustration during the team’s Premier League loss at Everton, says Alexandre Lacazette.Although enjoying an improved run of form of late, Ozil struggled to make an impact in Sunday's 1-0 defeat at Goodison Park and was substituted by Unai Emery.Ozil later hurled his coat in the direction of Emery and Everton counterpart Marco Silva from his seat in the dugout as staff from both teams clashed on the touchline, with the player's actions drawing criticism.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/ozil-arsenal-leader-despite-coat-incident-says-lacazette-1279352" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://www.albawaba.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Sport/ozil_caca.jpg" alt=" The Gunners striker is backing his team-mate despite an unseemly moment in the match against Everton at the weekend " title=" The Gunners striker is backing his team-mate despite an unseemly moment in the match against Everton at the weekend " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.goal.com/en" title="Goal.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/370.png" title="Goal.com" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2019 Goal.com All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/sport/ozil-arsenal-leader-despite-coat-incident-says-lacazette-1279352" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sport Football Main Headlines Germany Turkey UK Wed, 10 Apr 2019 17:16:07 +0000 1279352 at https://www.albawaba.com Highest-Paid Sports Stars in The World https://www.albawaba.com/sport/highest-paid-sports-stars-world-1279302 <p>Sports offer the people who play them an escape and, depending on how much talent an individual possesses, it can also rescue them from financial hardship.If an elite-level athlete can stay healthy and successful the chances are they will be able to earn a respectable living and those who participate in the most popular sports can even become millionaires.Football, boxing, basketball, American football, golf and tennis are among some of the best games to be involved in, in that regard.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/highest-paid-sports-stars-world-1279302" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked 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Other Sports International Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:09:10 +0000 1279302 at https://www.albawaba.com Bahrain Named Permanent Headquarters of GCC Sports Governing Body https://www.albawaba.com/sport/bahrain-named-permanent-headquarters-gcc-sports-governing-body-1279286 <p>The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Sport Dispute Resolution Authority has been confirmed to have its permeant headquarters in the Kingdom of Bahrain, according to the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC).</p> <p>The authority, which came into existence as per an initiative of His Majesty the King's Representative for Charity and Youth Affairs His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, will now select its secretariat council that includes secretary generals of the GCC National Olympic Committees.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/bahrain-named-permanent-headquarters-gcc-sports-governing-body-1279286" class="imagecache 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+0000 1279286 at https://www.albawaba.com Qatar 2022 World Cup Stadiums Feature at Arab Football Exhibition in Paris https://www.albawaba.com/sport/qatar-2022-world-cup-stadiums-feature-arab-football-exhibition-paris-1279116 <p>The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 features prominently in a new exhibition launched this week at the Institute of the Arab World in Paris.</p> <p>The Supreme Committee for Delivery &amp; Legacy (SC), the body tasked with overseeing the infrastructure and legacy for Qatar 2022, has donated stadium models for the exhibition, which is titled ‘Football and the Arab World: The Revolution of the Round Ball’.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/qatar-2022-world-cup-stadiums-feature-arab-football-exhibition-paris-1279116" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img 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