Football


New dates for Africa Cup of Nations 2025 announced

New dates for Africa Cup of Nations 2025 announced

The next Africa Cup of Nations will be played in Morocco from 21 December 2025 to 18 January 2026, Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Patrice Motsepe announced after a virtual executive committee at their headquarters in Cairo on Friday evening. Originally scheduled for June and July 2025, the AFCON was moved to avoid a clash with the inaugural Club World Cup in the United States from 15 June to 13 July next year.






Police shoot attacker in Hamburg's Euro Fan Zone

Police shoot attacker in Hamburg's Euro Fan Zone

German police were forced to shoot a man who threatened to attack supporters with a pickaxe and a Molotov cocktail in Hamburg on Sunday 16 June. The incident took place on Silbersackstrasse in St. Pauli when a man tried to attack several fans and threatened police officers. Police shot the man up to four times, according to video footage of the incident.









Boys in war-torn Gaza find joy in football

Boys in war-torn Gaza find joy in football

On a sandy football pitch surrounded by tents in Khan Younis, boys play football barefoot supervised by coach Muayad Abu Afash despite the fear of attacks from Israeli forces. With children no longer going to school, it is a rare escape from the grim reality of war in Gaza.