DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A prominent former soccer player in Iran who has expressed support for anti-government protests said his wife and daughter were prevented from leaving the country on Monday after their plane made an unannounced stopover en route to Dubai. Ali Daei, who had his own passport briefly confiscated earlier this year, […]
When players representing Iran and the United States take the field at the World Cup in Qatar on Tuesday, millions of fans will be dissecting every move — not just passes, fouls and headers, but also whether the Iranian players sing the national anthem, celebrate any goals or speak about the protests shaking their country. […]
ROME — Once upon a time, Francesco Totti, the crowned prince of Italian soccer, celebrated a goal by ripping off his jersey and revealing a T-shirt reading, “You’re the One,” a proclamation of eternal love for Ilary Blasi, a showgirl who stole his heart. The two got married on live television, had three children and […]
Witnesses said officers fired tear gas indiscriminately into the stands, causing a stampede that led to at least 125 deaths.
After a home team loss, fans ran onto the field and were confronted by the police, who used tear gas. In the panic that ensued, many were trampled, leaving at least 150 people dead.
After a home team loss, fans rushed the field and were confronted by the police, who used tear gas. In the panic that ensued, many were trampled.