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FIFA: 2022 World Cup to keep 32-team format

PARIS, May 23 rnama) — International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) on Wednesday shrugged off any possibility of expansion from 32 to 48 teams at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting the football world body’s

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Ing Yueh grabs bronze in World Challenge Cup

KUALA LUMPUR: It was a defining moment for a national artistic gymnast, Tan Ing Yueh who bagged a surprise bronze medal in the opening series of the World Challenge Cup (WCC) Tournament 2019 in Zhaoqing, China, today. The 23-year-old athlete

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Formula One legend Niki Lauda dies aged 70

Born on Feb. 22, 1949, into a wealthy Vienna family, Nikolaus Andreas Lauda was expected to follow his father into the paper-manufacturing industry, but instead concentrated his business talents and determination on his dreams of becoming a racing driver. Three-time

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KFA hopes to get annual grant fast

SIK: Kedah Football Association (KFA) president Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir hoped the Malaysian Football League (MFL) will not take too long to channel the annual grants to participating teams in the Super League and Premier League. He said the grant

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Football legend backs Liverpool to win Champions League

ENGLAND: Liverpool are the favourites to win the Champions League title when they face off Tottenham Hotspur in the finals in Madrid on June 1, former England striker and television pundit Gary Lineker said. Lineker, who spent three seasons at

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Qatar brings first new World Cup stadium to life

DOHA: Qatar inaugurated the first of seven new World Cup 2022 stadiums yesterday, weeks before a crucial FIFA summit that will decide whether to expand the tournament and push it beyond the Gulf state’s borders to accommodate a larger format.

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Football: U.S. women beat Kiwis in World Cup warm-up

FRANCE: Carli Lloyd scored a brace of goals as the United States women trounced New Zealand by 5-0 in a friendly match in St Louis on Thursday, to extend their winning run to five games ahead of their World Cup

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Real Madrid signs Luka Jovic for 60 million Euros

MADRID:  Real Madrid have signed Serbian striker Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt for 60 million euros (£52.39 million). Jovic, 21, scored 10 goals for the German side in their run to the Europa League semi-finals, where they were knocked out

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TFC coach speechless over loss to PJ City

KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu FC coach, Irfan Bakti Abu Salim finds it hard to stomach TFC’s 3-5 loss to PJ City FC in the second round of Super League on home ground last night. This was because his squad was leading

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Twenty athletic athletes qualify to SEA Games

KUALA LUMPUR: Twenty national athletics athletes in 13 events have surpassed the qualifications to the 2019 Philippines’ SEA Games from Nov 30 to Dec 11. Malaysian Athletics Federation (MAF) president Datuk Karim Ibrahim said that, in the effort to defend

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