Soccer

  • Indonesia promises strict health protocols for U-20 World Cup
    JAKARTA, October 20(Reuters): President Joko Widodo said on Tuesday authorities would ensure Indonesia is prepared to host the FIFA Under-20 World Cup next year, including by establishing "strict health protocols" to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Jokowi, as the president is widely known, said the government has chosen six cities across the Southeast Asian country to host the tournament scheduled to run from May 20 to June 12, 2021, including in the capital Jakarta
  • Egyptian grandfather becomes world's oldest soccer pro
    CAIRO, October 19 (Reuters):  Egyptian grandfather Ezzeldin Bahader has been recognised as the world's oldest professional soccer player after completing a second full match just short of his 75th birthday. Bahader was awarded the title by Guinness World Records on Saturday evening after missing a penalty kick as his team, 6th October, lost 3-2 to El Ayat Sports club in the Egyptian third division. The former amateur player, who turns 75 on Nov. 3, scored a goal from the