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Saudi women to attend football game for first time

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia will allow women to enter a football stadium for the first time to watch a match Friday, as the kingdom eases strict decades-old rules separating the sexes. The new measure comes after Riyadh, long known for imposing…

Brussels loses Euro 2020 matches to Wembley

NYO, SWITZERLAND: Wembley Stadium in London will host four Euro 2020 matches originally set to be staged in Brussels, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said on Thursday. Brussels had been one of 13 venues picked to host this unique…

Russia vows ‘no white elephants’ after World Cup

MOSCOW: Russia's World Cup organising committee chief vowed to AFP on Thursday that next year's addition of the showpiece football competition will leave behind no abandoned "white elephant" stadiums or hotels. Speaking on the eve of…

Qatar unveils World Cup’s first ‘reusable’ stadium

DOHA: Qatar on Sunday unveiled the design for what it claims is the World Cup's first 'reusable' stadium, the seventh of eight expected venues that will stage games during the 2022 tournament. Ras Abu Aboud is a 40,000 stadium that will…

Egypt jails 14 over deadly 2015 stadium stampede

CAIRO: An Egyptian court jailed two people for life on Sunday and 12 to between two and 10 years over violence that led to a deadly football stadium stampede in Cairo. At least 19 people died in the disaster after police fired tear gas…

In a first, women throng Saudi stadium for national day

RIYADH: Hundreds of women thronged a sports stadium for the first time to mark Saudi Arabia's national day Saturday, celebrated across the conservative kingdom with a raucous display of concerts, folk dance and fireworks. The presence of…