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Female footballer leaves Iran, husband overruled TEHRAN: A female Iranian football player whose husband barred her from travelling to a major tournament abroad has been allowed to leave the country for other matches after authorities stepped in.Niloufar Ardalan, 30, who plays futsal -- a form of five-a-side -- missed the final of the Asian Championship in Malaysia in September, which Iran ended up winning.Before the tournament she had been captain of the national side but her husband, Mehdi Tutunchi, a TV sports presenter, enforced his right under Islamic sharia law to ban his wife from leaving Iran.Explaining his decision, Tutunchi said the games coincided with the couple's seven-year-old son's first day at school.However Ardalan has since been granted a single exit visa by the judiciary that will allow her to compete for her country in a Futsal World Cup event in Guatemala from November 24-29.State television's most popular football programme, "90" on Sunday announced Ardalan had ...

Pakistani Body Builder Salman Ahmad wins Gold On Monday Pakistani Body Builder Salman Ahmad has won Gold medal at World Muscle Mania in Las Vegas, America.He posted on his Facebook page, “By the grace of Allah Pak I make the history the 1st Pakistani got muscle maina pro card and I won gold medal and then the all over world titleThe new mr Musclemania world is Salman Ahmad”.According to media reports, Salman Ahmad while talking to media said that he is very ...
Galatasaray set to appoint Denizli as new manager: source ANKARA: Turkish champions Galatasaray are close to signing Mustafa Denizli, the only manager to win the domestic league with three different clubs, a source close to the matter told Reuters on Monday.Club chairman Dursun Ozbek and Denizli will hold a meeting at the club's stadium in Istanbul on Monday afternoon, Ozbek and Denizli separately told reporters."The club and Denizli are both enthusiastic about an agreement. The result of today's meeting will most likely be positive," ...
Brazilian goalkeeper gets Russian citizenship MOSCOW: Lokomotiv Moscow's Brazilian goalkeeper Marinato Guilherme has received Russian citizenship, the club reported Monday.The 29-year-old Guilherme, who has been with the railway-backed side since 2007, said that his decision to ask for Russian nationalaity had been a deliberate choice."I live here together with my family and we feel ourselves at home here," the club press service quoted Guilherme as saying on their official site."I'm happy to become a part of this great country."Guilherme's new ...
British Davis Cup team set for Belgium LONDON: The British Davis Cup team were preparing to set out for Belgium on Monday for a Davis Cup final cast into doubt by the terror attacks that killed 130 people in Paris.The final is in Ghent, but that city is just 55 kilometres (35 miles) away from Brussels which remained on maximum security alert for a third day amid fears of further violence.Schools and universities were shut in the capital and the Metro system ...
China's Chen topples Kim in record-breaking style HOUSTON: China's Chen Lijun set a double world record on Sunday to win the 62kg weightlifting world title, toppling defending champion Kim Un-Guk.Chen was assured of the gold medal with a lift to spare when North Korea's Kim failed to make 179kg in the clean and jerk.Kim, the 2012 Olympic and 2014 world champion, finished 4kg short of his world record with a total of 328kg.Chen, 22, who also beat Kim in the 2013 world ...
Messi back as Barca eye last 16 against Roma MADRID: Fresh from thrashing bitter rivals Real Madrid 4-0 at the weekend, Barcelona are aiming to seal their place in the last 16 of the Champions League when Roma visit the Camp Nou on Tuesday.The European champions need just a point to reach the knockout stages for a 12th consecutive season and should be further boosted by the presence of Lionel Messi from the start for the first time in two months.Messi made his return ...


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