AFC urged to mandate human rights for 2027 Asian Cup bids

Soccer Jun 4, 2020

AFC urged to mandate human rights for 2027 Asian Cup bids

A global activist group urged Asia’s soccer body on Wednesday to mandate respecting human rights into bidding for and organizing the 2027 Asian Cup. Expected bidders include India, Iran, Qatar and Saudi Arabia ahead of a June 30 deadline set by the Asian Football Confederation ...

Japan to extend entry ban to Russia and 13 other countries, Abe says

National Apr 27, 2020

Japan to extend entry ban to Russia and 13 other countries, Abe says

Japan will deny entry to foreign travelers from a further 14 countries, including Russia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, strengthening its border controls to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said. With the ban effective starting Wednesday, people ...

Qatar preps for major test

More Sports / Track & Field Sep 25, 2019

Qatar preps for major test

Qatar is preparing to welcome thousands of fans and competitors for the World Athletics Championships starting Friday, an event seen as a staging post toward the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The 10-day event in the capital Doha will be a key test ahead of the ...

Qatar upsets Japan 3-1 to claim first Asian Cup title

Soccer Feb 2, 2019

Qatar upsets Japan 3-1 to claim first Asian Cup title

Qatar foiled Japan’s bid for a record-extending fifth Asian Cup title on Friday, winning the tournament for the first time in a 3-1 upset. Golden Boot winner and tournament MVP Almoez Ali scored an early opener before Abdelaziz Hatim added a second as Felix Sanchez’s ...