Ivory Coast’s Democratic Party, a member of the ruling coalition, has rejected a proposal to form a unified party ahead of the 2020 presidential election, a plan which was supported by President Alassane Ouattara.
With politics a permanent fixture, Saudi Arabia is playing in the World Cup finals for the first time in more than a decade at a moment that the kingdom is vying for enhanced influence in global and regional governance of the sport.
Eddie Jones may be feeling a sense of déjà vu as his tenure as England coach reached a new low on Saturday with a fifth successive test defeat, a run of form similar to the end of his four years in charge of Australia more than a decade ago.
Worn out and empty, it was past midnight when Filipino maid Genelie Millan dragged herself back to her room, took out her phone to search for a way to escape her abusive employer — and came across a website that changed her life.
The potential and momentum of hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup is being harnessed as a catalyst for positive social change in Qatar in many areas, including workers’ welfare, a senior official said Monday.
The youngest player at the World Cup, Daniel Arzani, grew up playing street football in Iran but lined up in the gold shirt of Australia to belt out the national anthem before the Socceroos’ opener against France.
Battered and bruised by a barrage of Swiss fouls, Neymar hobbled out the Rostov Arena having failed to inspire the expected start to Brazil’s World Cup, after the pre-tournament favourites were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland.
Benchmark interest rates in the Gulf are slated to be increased twice this year and thrice in 2019 but the expansionary fiscal stance offset the losses from the monetary tightening, which is to weigh more on the non-hydrocarbons, according to the Institute of International Finance (IIF).
Romelu Lukaku netted a brace as a much-improved second-half performance gave Belgium an ultimately comfortable 3-0 victory over tournament debutants Panama in their World Cup opener in Sochi on Monday.