PSG victim of cyber-attack amid terrorist threats

PSG are on high alert after the terrorist group ISIS issued a bomb threat for the Wednesday Champions League quarter final clash with Barcelona. ...
BOLAVIP US Apr 10

Top anti-terror unit packing shotguns & battering rams deployed to PSG v Barcelona Champions League QF after ISIS threat

FRANCE’S most elite anti-terrorist unit has been drafted in for tonight’s Champions League clash in Paris following ISIS’ threat to attack the...
THESUN.IE Apr 10

ISIS-K brings terror to European football: How ruthless Afghan off-shoot of extremists behind Moscow massacre has set its eyes on the West

The Al Azaim Foundation, a media channel used to spread messages from the ISIS-K affiliate of the notorious terror group, shared a post threatening...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE Apr 9

Cops scouring from rooftops & prowling bomb dogs…Inside huge security op guarding Champions League QFs after ISIS threat

A MAMMOTH security operation will be taking place at Champions League games this week – with armed cops stationed on roofs and packs of prowling...
THE SUN Apr 9

Indian team drops four places to 121 in latest FIFA rankings

This decline in rankings follows a disappointing 1-2 defeat against Afghanistan in the second round of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers held in...
INDIATIMES.COM Apr 4

AIFF technical committee feels coach Stimac should be sacked

On Thursday, an online meeting was convened to evaluate the recent string of disappointing performances by the Indian men's football team, notably...
INDIATIMES.COM Mar 29

Time running out for ‘sorry’ Stimac

Fans, who had braved difficulties on Holi to watch India’s reverse fixture against Afghanistan in the FIFA World Cup Qualifier and had hoped to see...
INDIATIMES.COM Mar 28

India's World Cup dream fading after shock home defeat to Afghanistan

Expanded 2026 World Cup finals have given hope to Igor Stimac's side but the Lions of Khorasan had other ideas Perhaps the one positive for India...
THE GUARDIAN Mar 27

Afif delighted with Qatar's qualification; Westwood targets bigger things for Afghanistan

Kuwait City: Captain Akram Afif was proud to see Qatar pass a tough Kuwait test to secure a 2-1 win that clinched their spot in the third round of...
THE-AFC.COM Mar 27

Rangers reject marks 150th international cap with a goal 13 years after failed Ibrox move

HE DIDN’T make the grade at Rangers. But he’s just won his 150th international cap – and scored as he did. AFPSunil Chhetri (right) fights...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Mar 26

WC Qualifier: Afghanistan shock India in Chhetri's 150th intl match

In a surprising upset, Afghanistan, ranked lower than India, secured a 2-1 victory, marking one of the home team's most humiliating defeats in...
INDIATIMES.COM Mar 26

Group A: India 1-2 Afghanistan

Guwahati: An inspired Afghanistan came from behind to beat India 2-1 in Group A of Round 2 for the FIFA World Cup 2026 and AFC Asian Cup Saudi...
THE-AFC.COM Mar 26

Sunil Chhetri felicitated ahead of landmark 150th match

Indian football sensation Sunil Chhetri was honoured by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) for his remarkable achievement of playing in his...
INDIATIMES.COM Mar 26

India look to overcome scoring woes against Afghanistan

Sunil Chhteri is expected to be the first Indian to play his 150th international match for the Blue Tigers. To put it into perspective, only 40...
INDIATIMES.COM Mar 25

Preview - Group A: Kuwait v Qatar; India v Afghanistan

Kuwait City: Kuwait stand in Qatar's way in their bid to confirm early progression when the two sides meet in Group A of the Preliminary Joint...
THE-AFC.COM Mar 25

Preview: India vs. Afghanistan - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Tuesday's World Cup Qualifying - Asia clash between India and Afghanistan, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
SPORTSMOLE.CO.UK Mar 25

India - Afghanistan predictions

SPORTYTRADER Mar 24

10 Premier League icons managing in bizarre places – like ex-Man Utd star in Afghanistan

Football is an industry which can take you anywhere in the world - just ask these former Premier League icons who have ended up coaching in some...
DAILY STAR Mar 24

India, Afghanistan play out goalless draw in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

India and Afghanistan played a goalless draw in a Group A match of the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers at Damac Stadium. The match was marked by...
INDIATIMES.COM Mar 22

Group A: Afghanistan 0-0 India

Abha: Afghanistan held India to a goalless draw in a Group A match of the Preliminary Joint Qualification – Round 2 for the FIFA World Cup 2026 and...
THE-AFC.COM Mar 21

Brit soldier who survived Taliban siege in Afghanistan offers £10,000 worth of prizes to raise cash for Help For Heroes

A SOLDIER who survived a Taliban siege in Afghanistan is offering thousands of pounds worth of flights, designer handbags and signed football...
THE SUN Mar 21

World Cup Qualifiers: India take on Afghanistan

Following a disappointing performance at the AFC Asian Cup, during which India suffered defeats in all three matches and were one of only two teams...
INDIATIMES.COM Mar 21

Preview - Group A: Qatar v Kuwait; Afghanistan v India

Kuala Lumpur: Qatar will be the team to beat when Group A of the Preliminary Joint Qualification - Round 2 for the FIFA World Cup 2026 and AFC...
THE-AFC.COM Mar 20

Afghanistan - India predictions

SPORTYTRADER Mar 19

Preview: Afghanistan vs. India - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Thursday's World Cup Qualifying - Asia clash between Afghanistan and India, including predictions, team news and possible...
SPORTSMOLE.CO.UK Mar 19

FIFA World Cup 2026 AFC Asian Qualifiers: March Match Schedule

During FIFA Matchday, one of the confederations that will see official activity is the AFC. Here you can watch which games and what dates and times...
BOLAVIP US Mar 18

Ireland claim first Test victory with six-wicket win over Afghanistan

Skipper Andy Balbirnie took charge in the run chase with an unbeaten half-century
THE IRISH TIMES Mar 1

Taliban execute killers on football pitch with machine guns in packed stadium

WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: The Taliban executed two men in an Afghani football stadium this week, with thousands packed in to watch the murderers be...
DAILY STAR Feb 23

‘We’ve been binned and left to rot’, say veterans who will be forced out of their homes by Chelsea stadium expansion

ANGRY armed forces veterans say they are being “left to rot” by Chelsea’s £2billion stadium plans. The Sir Oswald Stoll Mansions overlook...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Jan 23

Afghanistan football president and coach forced me to fix matches, claims banned player

Kohistani alleges he had ‘no choice' but to email match-fixer Keram and Kargar deny claims; Fifa yet to reopen investigation A former Afghanistan...
THE GUARDIAN Dec 28, 2023

Charles Barkley will never root for Alabama 'under any circumstances' even if they 'played Afghanistan' as NBA legend pledges loyalty to alma mater Auburn

Before Charles Barkley was an NBA legend for entertained the masses as a broadcaster, he wowed fans as a standout at Auburn. That's a loyalty...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE Dec 22, 2023

Afghanistan players urge Fifa to look at match-fixing claims against president

AFF chief Mohammad Yousef Kargar accused of corruption He has denied claims he ordered players to fix matches in 2008 Leading players from...
THE GUARDIAN Dec 19, 2023

Sir Bobby Charlton remembered by Giles Duley

11 October 1937 – 21 October 2023The photographer who worked closely with Charlton to campaign against landmines recalls the football legend's...
THE GUARDIAN Dec 17, 2023

‘I need mum and dad here': the charity helping young Afghan footballers reunite with relatives

The Refugee Council is welcoming those who fled the Taliban and providing legal advice on resettlement in the UK • Donate to our charity appeal...
THE GUARDIAN Dec 9, 2023

Afghanistan football head involved in match-fixing, former players claim

FA president Mohammad Kargar accused over games in 2008 He denies claims and says people with agenda are targeting him Several former Afghanistan...
THE GUARDIAN Nov 27, 2023

Round 2 - Group A: Afghanistan 0-4 Kuwait

Dammam: A strong second half display saw Kuwait march to a 4-0 win over Afghanistan in Group A of the Preliminary Joint Qualification - Round 2 for...
THE-AFC.COM Nov 21, 2023

‘I achieved glory at Man Utd, now I manage Afghanistan amid a toxic 18-player boycott’

Ashley Westwood started his career at Manchester United but is now overseeing Afghanistan's 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign.
EXPRESS Nov 21, 2023

Preview - Group A: India v Qatar; Afghanistan v Kuwait

Bhubaneswar: India will face a test of their credentials when they host Qatar in Group A of the Preliminary Joint Qualification - Round 2 for the...
THE-AFC.COM Nov 20, 2023

Round 2 - Group A: Qatar 8-1 Afghanistan

Al Rayyan: Four goals from Almoez Ali helped Qatar cruise 8-1 past Afghanistan in Group A of the Preliminary Joint Qualification - Round 2 for the...
THE-AFC.COM Nov 16, 2023

Preview - Group A: Qatar v Afghanistan; Kuwait v India

Doha: Qatar will begin their bid to qualify for the FIFA World Cup on merit for the first time when they kick off their Preliminary Joint...
THE-AFC.COM Nov 15, 2023

Preview: Qatar vs. Afghanistan - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Thursday's World Cup Qualifying - Asia clash between Qatar and Afghanistan, including predictions, team news and possible...
SPORTSMOLE.CO.UK Nov 15, 2023

Ex-Man Utd talent who Sir Alex let go baffles fans as he's named Afghanistan manager

In one of the more bizarre footballing stories of 2023, Ashley Westwood – who won the FA Youth Cup with Manchester United – has taken over as...
DAILY STAR Nov 9, 2023

Ex-Sheffield Wednesday, Bradford City and Wrexham man lands shock role as manager of Afghanistan

Former Sheffield Wednesday and Bradford City defender Ashley Westwood has been appointed manager of the Afghanistan national team.
YORKSHIRE POST Nov 9, 2023

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham news and links for Thursday, November 9

Where's your happy place? Folks, I'll be honest. I've spent the past eight hours in Zoom training about Title IX in order to become a hearing panel...
SBNATION.COM Nov 9, 2023

Former Sheffield Wednesday defender who left in 2003 now takes on daunting international job

Ashley Westwood left Sheffield Wednesday in 2003 and today he has been appointed as the new manager of Afghanistan. It looks like a thankless...
SHEFFIELDWEDNESDAY.NEWS Nov 8, 2023

Former Manchester United youth player becomes Afghanistan manager

A former Manchester United youth player Ashley Westwood has been named manager of the Afghanistan national team. The surprise move comes amid...
STRETTYNEWS.COM Nov 8, 2023

Afghan players boycott Qatar 2026 qualifiers saying FA ‘gang' is stealing FIFA grants

November 8 – Players from Afghanistan's men's team are boycotting their World Cup qualifying match against Qatar over alleged poor treatment by the...
INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL Nov 8, 2023

Manchester United academy graduate lands shock new job in Afghanistan

A former Manchester United starlet has has landed a shock new job as manager of the Afghanistan national team. Ashley Westwood progressed through...
TALKSPORT Nov 8, 2023

Ex-Man Utd ace sold by Sir Alex Ferguson takes ‘one of football’s most daunting jobs’ with 18 players BOYCOTTING team

ASHLEY WESTWOOD has taken charge of one of the most “daunting jobs” in football. The former Manchester United prospect has been named manager of...
THE SUN Nov 8, 2023

Man United academy graduate is hired as manager of AFGHANISTAN - and faces a tough job ahead with players already planning on boycotting their next World Cup qualifier

The surprise move comes amid much unrest from within the squad's playing cohort, with eighteen players threatening to boycott their upcoming World...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE Nov 8, 2023

‘It's so the young players can have a better future': why Afghanistan's men are on strike

Southend United midfielder Noor Husin is one of 18 players protesting against the way they have been treated by the country's football federation...
THE GUARDIAN Nov 8, 2023

Afghanistan players boycott World Cup qualifier with Qatar

Afghanistan players to boycott World Cup qualifier over treatment by football federation
THE INDEPENDENT Nov 7, 2023

Eighteen Afghanistan men's footballers to boycott World Cup qualifier

Players allege substandard treatment and corruption Letter sent to Fifa and Asian federation outlining complaints Most of the Afghanistan men's...
THE GUARDIAN Nov 7, 2023

‘When is it too early to teach your kids about genocide?' Inside the Imperial War Museum's harrowing new galleries

From the Somme to Afghanistan and Iraq, 500 works capture a century of warfare at the museum's new Blavatnik art, film and photography galleries....
THE GUARDIAN Nov 6, 2023

I planned Queen’s funeral – from soldiers tripping up to band out of tune…here’s why rehearsals were a total disaster

WITH four billion pairs of eyes watching around the globe, if you were the man who had planned the funeral of Queen Elizabeth you would be forgiven...
THE SUN Oct 27, 2023

DARTFORD FC | IN CONVERSATION WITH NOOR HUSIN

Last weekend saw Dartford host Havant & Waterlooville at Bericote Powerhouse Princes Park. Noor Husin featured in our matchday programme that day....
DARTFORDFC.COM Oct 27, 2023

Europe on terror alert after Belgium & France attacks as ‘ISIS recruiters’ arrested in Italy & UK threat level ‘to rise’

FEARS of imminent terrorist attacks have gripped Europe as tensions flare across the continent amid Hamas’ bloody war with Israel. Just last...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Oct 17, 2023

Europe on terror alert after Belgium & France attacks as ‘ISIS recruiters' arrested in Italy & UK threat level ‘to rise’

FEARS of imminent terrorist attacks have gripped Europe as tensions flare across the continent amid Hamas’ bloody war with Israel. Just last night,...
THE SUN Oct 17, 2023

Who is Lionel Messi’s bodyguard Yassine Chueko ?

AS one of the biggest names in football, it comes as no surprise that Lionel Messi has his own bodyguard. Meet Yassine Chueko – the bodyguard...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Oct 11, 2023

Watch Lionel Messi's bodyguard stay ‘undefeated' as he tackles CHILD pitch invader – but then gives him amazing moment

FOOTBALL fans have praised Lionel Messi’s bodyguard for giving a young fan an unforgettable matchday moment. Inter Miami missed out on a place the...
THE SUN Oct 8, 2023

Watch Lionel Messi’s bodyguard stay ‘undefeated’ as he tackles CHILD pitch invader – but then gives him amazing moment

FOOTBALL fans have praised Lionel Messi’s bodyguard for giving a young fan an unforgettable matchday moment. Inter Miami missed out on a place...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Oct 8, 2023

20 Days in Mariupol review – a gruelling documentary of life inside the besieged Ukrainian city

Under fire and in the midst of death and destruction, Ukrainian photojournalist Mstyslav Chernov keeps the cameras rolling in this essential film...
THE GUARDIAN Oct 7, 2023

I’m a former Premier League star turned international manager – I used an ASTROLOGER to help me pick line-ups

FORMER Premier League star Igor Stimac has been accused of taking the Pisces … after using an ASTROLOGER to help him pick a national team. The...
THE SUN Sep 13, 2023

Qualifiers - Group E: Hong Kong, China and Afghanistan finish with a draw

Tashkent: Hong Kong, China and Afghanistan collected their first point after a 0-0 draw in their final AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Qatar 2024 Qualifiers...
THE-AFC.COM Sep 12, 2023

Prince Harry loses penalty shoot-out on German TV and jokes about 4-1 defeat to Japan while wearing Mainz scarf

Even though his brother is president of the Football Association, Prince Harry doesn't quite have the football skills to match. The Duke of Sussex...
TALKSPORT Sep 10, 2023

Qualifiers - Group E: Afghanistan 0-4 IR Iran; Hong Kong, China 0-10 Uzbekistan

Tashkent: Islamic Republic of Iran and Uzbekistan set-up an exciting battle for top spot following their impressive wins over Afghanistan and Hong...
THE-AFC.COM Sep 9, 2023

Qualifiers - Group E: Afghanistan 0-4 IR Iran

Tashkent: Islamic Republic of Iran produced a sparkling display to defeat Afghanistan 4-0 in their AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Qatar 2024 Qualifiers Group E...
THE-AFC.COM Sep 9, 2023

Qualifiers - Group E: IR Iran 3-0 Hong Kong, China; Uzbekistan 8-1 Afghanistan

Tashkent: Islamic Republic of Iran and Uzbekistan look set to battle for the sole automatic ticket to the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Qatar 2024 Finals...
THE-AFC.COM Sep 6, 2023

Major security breach as Lionel Messi is GRABBED by pitch invader before his former soldier bodyguard hauls him away

THERE was a major security breach at Inter Miami's latest game as Lionel Messi was grabbed by a pitch invader. However, the World Cup winner's...
THE SUN Sep 4, 2023

‘It's heartbreaking': Malala Yousafzai meets exiled Afghanistan women's football team

Football must fight against gender discrimination, says the Nobel peace prize winner – or future generations of women will suffer The Women's World...
THE GUARDIAN Aug 30, 2023

New details about Lionel Messi's bodyguard: former US soldier and MMA expert

The bodyguard of Lionel Messi just went viral after a video surfaced during the U.S Open Cup semifinal between Inter Miami and FC Cincinnati. ...
BOLAVIP US Aug 25, 2023

I’m an ex-soldier and MMA fighter hired by Beckham to protect Messi – I even follow him round the pitch as he celebrates

INTER MIAMI have hired a former soldier and MMA fighter to protect Lionel Messi. The Argentinian legend even sees his ripped bodyguard follow...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Aug 24, 2023

Footage shows Lionel Messi’s bodyguard follows him EVERYWHERE at Inter Miami… even in goals celebrations

Lionel Messi has taken centre stage at Inter Miami since he signed for the Major Soccer League outfit this summer. But eagle-eyed fans have noticed...
TALKSPORT Aug 24, 2023

Malala Yousafzai visits the Afghan Women's Team

With the #FIFAWWC coming to a close, it was an honour to have education activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai visit the Afghan...
FOOTBALLNEWS Aug 21, 2023

‘We play for our sisters’: Afghan women’s football team in exile call on Fifa for recognition

'Giving up is not our thing,' says Fatima Yousufi, 21, captain of Afghanistan’s women’s football team
INEWS.CO.UK Aug 16, 2023

US lawmakers call on FIFA to recognize exiled Afghanistan women's soccer team

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers called on FIFA to recognize the exiled Afghanistan women's soccer team, in a letter sent to the sport's...
REUTERS.COM Aug 11, 2023

Decision on Dumbarton takeaway's late hours license delayed until October

Members of West Dunbartonshire Council's licensing committee heard that the licensee of Aladdin Hot 4U had returned to Afghanistan after a family...
DAILY RECORD Aug 8, 2023

At least 40 dead and 100 injured in horror bomb blast at political rally in Pakistan

AT LEAST 40 people have been killed in a blast at a political rally in Pakistan, according to reports. Local officials said the explosion...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Jul 30, 2023

Worn with pride | Introducing our away strip for 2023-24

Our away kit for the coming season - on sale now! Inspired by our town, we will take our away kit on the road this season and wear it with...
READINGFC.CO.UK Jul 28, 2023

Afghanistan women's team in exile wants FIFA recognition

There is one other nation in Australia this Women's World Cup -- Afghanistan. The team in exile wants action, not just words, from the likes of FIFA.
ESPN Jul 25, 2023

Hope Cup: The Afghan Women's Team's Fight For Recognition

On Tuesday, the inaugural Hope Cup took place between the Afghan Women's Team and Football Empowerment in what was a celebration of football ahead...
FOOTBALLNEWS Jul 20, 2023

Exiled Afghanistan women's team still clinging to hope

No longer able to represent their country, the Afghan refugees struggle to adjust to a new life in an Australia now preparing to host the women's...
THE IRISH TIMES Jul 17, 2023

‘Sport is for all': Ignored by Fifa, the Afghan women's team play on in Australia

Barred from the World Cup, Fatima Yousufi's side will contest the Hope Cup in Melbourne while they wait for official recognition It may not be...
THE GUARDIAN Jul 17, 2023

David Beckham's SPOTY speech helps save MP's marriage after Afghanistan war heartbreak

A David Beckham speech helped save a government minister's marriage after the Manchester United and England icon sent a message of support to those...
DAILY STAR Jul 9, 2023

Rwanda is a safe, happy place where migrants can build new lives… Naomi Campbell and Lewis Hamilton loved it here

WHAT do Sir Lewis Hamilton, supermodel Naomi Campbell and England football legend Ray Parlour all have in common? They have all visited Rwanda,...
THE SUN Jul 1, 2023

Meon Valley MP Flick Drummond urges FIFA to accept Afghan women’s football team into World Cup

Meon Valley MP Flick Drummond has joined a campaign to ensure the Afghan women’s football team can compete in this year’s World Cup.
PORTSMOUTH NEWS Jun 30, 2023

FIFA World Cup: Afghan-Kiwi thrilled to volunteer

As well as watching the NZ team, Somaya Hassani is looking forward to seeing American superstar Alex Morgan.
1NEWS.CO.NZ Jun 26, 2023

Refugee football tournament at Solihull Moors FC

Players hail from Sudan, Eritrea and Afghanistan to name a few and all have one thing in common - they're refugees and asylum seekers
BIRMINGHAM LIVE Jun 26, 2023
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