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For the first time in 40 years, Iranian women have attended a home men's national football team match

The Asian Football Confederation has issued an invitation to tender for broadcast rights in the United Arab Emirates from 2021 to 2024

Australia, Germany, Kuwait and South Africa have expressed an interest in hosting the International Table Tennis Federation’s (ITTF) World Championships Finals in 2023.

Saudi Arabia will host its first-ever international tennis tournament later this year in what has been described as a “watershed moment” for the country by Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, chairman of …

Swiss apparel brand Katusha Sports has confirmed it will continue to back the men’s UCI WorldTour cycling team of which it was previously the title sponsor and manager, and will become the co-title sponsor o…

Despite criticism over swathes of empty seats and dangerously-hot conditions , International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president Sebastian Coe defended the decision to hold the World…

Brave Combat Federation, a mixed-martial arts promoter in the Middle East, has announced details of a four-man tournament with a prize it claims is the most valuable trophy in world sport: a belt made…

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has awarded the fourth edition of its Asian Youth Games in 2025 to Tashkent, with the capital of Uzbekistan, along with Doha, also expected to enter bids for the 2030…

Fifa has confirmed the host venues for the 2019 Club World Cup, stating Qatar’s plans for the tournament will give fans a taste of what to expect at the 2022 World Cup in the country.

Dubai’s reputation as an ever-changing metropolis that refuses to stand still contrasts with a carefully-crafted sports events strategy that has demonstrated remarkable consistency stretching back years.

CR7 wins best player at Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai Special career award for Brazil legend Ronaldo

Abu Dhabi will take centre stage as two of the world’s top football competitions, the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017-2018 and AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019, come to town. Alexis Dijksterhuis of Abu Dhabi-based ticketing and events company FLASH Entertainment is relishing the prospect.

Sport in Saudi Arabia is on the cusp of enormous change. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – the heir to the kingdom’s throne and one of the two most powerful men in the country along with his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz – has targeted sport as one of the vehicles of his ambitious plan to transform the country.

Sebastian Coe has today (Wednesday) been re-elected as president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)

Indian pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks has acquired rights for the 2019 edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 League cricket tournament, taking place November 14-24

The 2019 World Beach Games local organising committee has unveiled a host of Qatari and international companies as partners and sponsors of the inaugural edition of the multi-sport event which takes place…

Fifa’s president Gianni Infantino has said Iran will lift its ban on women attending football matches.

Satellite operator Arabsat has branded comments made by a group of major rights-holders as “irresponsible” and “disgraceful” about its alleged role in the Saudi Arabian pirate channel beoutQ dispute. Ara

Fifa's president Gianni Infantino has called Iran's ban on women attending football matches "unacceptable" and called for it to be lifted

UsigRai, the journalists’ union of public-service broadcaster Rai, and the Italian division of Amnesty International have stepped up their pressure on Italian football stakeholders regarding the staging o…

Football world governing body Fifa has allowed Iraq to host their national team's upcoming World Cup qualifying games in their southern city, Basra, following a "security assessment by a Fifa delegation"

Saudi Arabia fought off competition from several other nations to host the heavily-anticipated boxing rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr

Israel-based WSC Sports, a provider of artificial intelligence-supported sports video highlights, has raised $23m (£18.9m/€20.5m) in Series C funding, the latest marker in the company's continued growth.

The Saudi Cup will become the richest horse race in history when its inaugural edition takes place in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh next February

The Formula One motor-racing series is in talks over the possibility of staging a grand prix in Saudi Arabia, according to multiple reports

Global media group beIN Media has partnered up with sports industry start-up incubator Qatar SportsTech (QST) to aid the development of new technology which could enhance its broadcasts

Kuwait has returned as a fully-recognised member of the Olympic Movement after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) lifted a four-year suspension of its National Olympic Committee (NOC)

Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia have officially bid to host the Fifa U20 World Cup in 2021. In total, three of the five bids for the U20 World Cup are from Asia

Pay-television broadcaster BeIN Sports has laid off almost 300 employees in Qatar, or about 18 per cent of its local staff

The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) has today (Friday) announced that Qatar will stage its inaugural World Beach Games later this year after San Diego was stripped of the event last month

Australia and Qatar are set to compete at next year’s edition of the Copa América national team football tournament following invites from the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol).

Luigi Di Siervo, the chief executive of Lega Serie A, the organising body of Italy's top football division, has issued a statement speaking out against Saudi Arabia-based pirate broadcaster beoutQ

Andrea Radrizzani intends to retain his controlling stake in Leeds United, according to club sources, amid rumours that Qatari Sports Investments is in talks over a full takeover

A French judicial investigation into allegations of corruption around Qatar’s bid to host the 2017 and 2019 IAAF World Championships, has led to a second person being put under formal investigation.

Yousef Al-Obaidly, director general of Qatar-based beIN Media Group, has been issued with preliminary charges of corruption amid a probe into the bidding process for the World Athletics Championships

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will return to Abu Dhabi for the first time since 2014 after a five-year hosting rights deal was announced today (Monday)

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) is considering taking the annual Supercopa de España club competition to Saudi Arabia, according to Marca.