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Ballon d’Or 2022: Four African players nominated for award [Full list]

Only four African footballers made it into the 30-man shortlist for the 2022 Ballon d’Or award. They are Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, Egypt), Sadio Mane (Bayern Munich, Senegal), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria, Manchester City) and Sebastien Haller (Ivory Coast, Borussia Dortmund). The organizers of the awards, France Football, released the final shortlist on Friday. Salah, who won […]

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Qatar World Cup to start November 20

The opening match for this year’s World Cup, between hosts Qatar and Ecuador, will be brought forward by one day to November 20, World Cup sources told AFP yesterday. The move, which should be approved by the FIFA Council before the 100-day countdown starts this week, will retain the tradition of the first match featuring […]

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