FIFA president defends Qatar; hits Western ‘hypocrisy’

FIFA President Gianni Infantino (Photo by Anadolu) DOHA, Qatar – FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Saturday defended Qatar from what he called Western “hypocrisy” amid criticism of the Gulf country’s hosting of World Cup 2022. The global tournament is set to open in Qatar on Sunday and will last through Dec. 18.Doha has come under growing European … Continue reading


Philippines / Sports

Filipina booters clinch historic FIFA World Cup berth

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno  MANILA – The Philippine women’s football team clinched a spot in the FIFA Women’s World Cup (WWC) after beating Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup early Monday (Philippine Time) at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune, India. Sarina Bolden set up the Filipinas’ date with … Continue reading


Spanish striker Marañon granted Filipino citizenship

By Azer Parrocha   Bienvenido Morejon Marañon MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Spanish striker Bienvenido Morejon Marañon has been granted Filipino citizenship in a new law signed by President Rodrigo Duterte. Republic Act No. 11570, signed by Duterte on July 2, grants Marañon “citizenship with all the rights, privileges, and prerogatives, as well as the duties and … Continue reading