Ivory Coast goalkeeper Gbohouo faces 18-month doping ban

One of the leading African football teams, Ivory Coast, got a jolt after its goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo was handed an 18-month ban after testing positive for a prohibited substance, FIFA announced on Monday. The 33-year-old returned to a positive test for trimetazidine, a drug banned because it can increase endurance, after a 2022 World Cup … Read more

Five substitutions to be written into football’s Laws of Game

The use of five substitutes, introduced as a tweak to the rules because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be formally written into the Laws of the Game at a meeting in Doha on Monday, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) said. Further discussions, and possible decisions, on concussion substitutes and semi-automated offside technology, will also … Read more

Israeli fans to attend Qatar World Cup after unprecedented deal

Israeli football fans will be allowed to travel to Qatar to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup, despite an absence of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the government said. World football’s governing body “FIFA has confirmed that Israeli citizens will be able to enter Qatar during the World Cup and watch games, just like … Read more