Afghanistan's World Cup preparations were thrown off kilter when they controversially decided to replace successful captain Asghar Afghan with the little-known Gulbadin Naib two months before the tournament.
Phil Simmons will step down as Afghanistan coach after the World Cup. The former West Indies opener, who was appointed to the position in December 2017, said the time is right for him to move on as the target he was given - of helping Afghanistan reach the World Cup - has been achieved.
A Qatari official says some of the teams participating in the FIFA World Cup 2022 may be accommodated in Iran’s Kish Island as the Arab country lacks enough accommodation facilities to host all the guests.
Individual awards in soccer are inherently silly and effectively meaningless. FIFA’s premier individual award has been rendered even sillier and less meaningful recently after soccer mag France Footballregained ownership of the actually prestigious Ballon d’Or, causing FIFA to invent their own “The ...