FIFA President Gianni infantino speaks during the 45th UEFA Congress in Montreux, Switzerland, on Tuesday. Associated Press
The withdrawal by Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, just two days after the league's unveiling, followed a furious reaction from fans, officials and politicians.
Some games carry class connotations. Golf, tennis and even cricket are generally considered an elite preserve while football is looked upon as more working class. Anyone can play football, and unlike golf or tennis, you do not need any dress code: just your feet, even if they are bare.
The focus is firmly back on the race for the top four in the Premier League this weekend after the brief distraction of the ill-fated European Super League. In the chaos earlier this week it was unclear whether the clubs that had signed up to the breakaway league would even be allowed
FIFA president Gianni Infantino says he is not in favour of sanctions against the 12 clubs that tried to launch a European Super League, preferring ‘dialogue’ on football reform. The plan to create a closed competition was ‘unacceptable’ and ‘unimaginable’,
Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, has congratulated Manchester City on winning their third Premier League title in four seasons.
The Spartan World Championship will take place in the Liwa desert located in the western region of Abu Dhabi from Dec.2-5, the Abu Dhabi Sports Council has announced.
Shabab Al Ahli’s 3-2 win against Al Nasr saw them pip Sharjah to third spot in the table and claim the 2022 AFC Champions League qualifying spot. Sharjah finished fourth after a 1-0 defeat to Kalba.
The country has hosted several international events with high levels of professionalism, which were recognised by many international sports organisations, including FIFA, the Special Olympics, and Formula 1 racing, jiu-jitsu, fencing, karate, rugby, weightlifting and equestrians.