Austrian referees to control Fiorentina vs Qarabag match

26.09.2016 [18:57]
Austrian referee Oliver Drachta will be in charge of a match between Italian Fiorentina and Azerbaijan's Qarabag in UEFA Europa League group stage. Drachta will be assisted by Roland Brandner and Stefan Kuhr, while fourth referee ...

Portugal complete final four

26.09.2016 [17:48]
A 3-2 win has seen Portugal clinch a spot in the FIFA Futsal World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 16 years, seeing off Azerbaijan in Cali. Portuguese goalkeeper Bebe was arguably the busier of the two keepers in the early stages as Azerbaijan ...

Azerrail strengthen squad with Hungarian middle-blocker

25.09.2016 [16:22]
Azerbaijani women’s volleyball club Azerrail Baku have signed a one-year contract with Hungarian mid-blocker Edina Dobi. The 29-year-old also plays for the Hungary women's national volleyball team. ...

Azerbaijani wrestling team rank 2nd at World Military Championship

24.09.2016 [21:45]
Azerbaijani wrestling team have finished second at the 31st World Military Championship held in Skopje, Macedonia. Azerbaijani wrestlers snatched nine medals, including two golds. The Russian team topped the tournament, while Ukrainian wrestlers ranked third ...

Mutko wins new term as Russian Football Union president

24.09.2016 [19:34]
Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko has won a new four-year term as President of the Russian Football Union (RFU) following elections in Moscow, according to Reuters. ...

Two Azerbaijani Greco-Roman wrestlers qualify for final of World Military Championship

24.09.2016 [17:54]
Azerbaijani Greco-Roman wrestlers Islam Abbasov (85kg) and Orkhan Akbarov (98kg) have progressed to the final of the 31st World Military Championship in Skopje, Macedonia. Islam Abbasov will face Russian Yevgeny Sazeyev, while Rafig Huseynov (80kg) will clash with ...

2018 FIFA World Cup mascot race is on

24.09.2016 [12:19]
The campaign to decide which character becomes the Official Mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ reached its final stage with the highly anticipated unveiling of the designs of the three candidates: a cat, a tiger and a wolf, according to the official website of FIFA. The ...

Azerbaijani GM tops “Baku Open-2016”

23.09.2016 [22:38]
Azerbaijani grandmaster Nijat Abbasov tops the A tournament of the International Chess Festival Baku Open 2016. Abbasov gained 4 points after 5 rounds to share the first place with Russian Vladislav Artemiev, Sanan Sjugirov, Ukraininan Stanislav Bogdanovich, and American Aleksandr Lenderman ...

Azerbaijan’s Aliyev wins gold at World Military Wrestling Championship

23.09.2016 [21:49]
Azerbaijani Greco-Roman wrestler Hasan Aliyev has scooped a gold medal at the 31st World Military Championship in Skopje, Macedonia. Aliyev has defeated Russian Adam Kurak in the 71kg weight class ...

New UEFA President to attend EURO 2020 logo launch in Baku

23.09.2016 [21:32]
New UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin and Secretary General Theodore Theodoridis will visit Baku to attend a ceremony to unveil a logo of the 2020 UEFA European Championship. ...

Emotions run high for Azerbaijan's Huseynli

23.09.2016 [20:25]
The official website of FIFA has published an article about Azerbaijani futsal keeper Rovshan Huseynli. The article reads: “The emotion of the occasion proved too much for Azerbaijan keeper Rovshan Huseynli, who burst into tears ...

Two Azerbaijani Greco-Roman wrestlers into final of World Military Championship

23.09.2016 [20:15]
Two Azerbaijani Greco-Roman wrestlers have qualified for the final of the 31st World Military Championship in Skopje, Macedonia. Hasan Aliyev (71kg) and Kamran Mammadov (66kg) already guaranteed the silver medals as they defeated all of their rivals and ...

Azerbaijani gymnasts claim two medals in Novosibirsk

23.09.2016 [19:48]
Azerbaijani gymnasts have won two medals at a tournament for prizes of Olympic champion Yevgeni Podgorny in Novosibirsk, Russia. Ali Khalilov became the winner of the tournament, while Huseyn Khalilov grabbed the silver ...

Azerbaijani female chess player draws with Russian rival at Satka Autumn

23.09.2016 [18:46]
Azerbaijani chess player Elmira Mirzayeva has been held to a draw by Russian Alla Survilo in the first round of the Annual Women’s Tournament Satka Autumn 2016. A Swiss system 9-round tournament brings together 30 players. ...

Vugar Hashimov Chess Academy to open in Baku

23.09.2016 [17:56]
A solemn opening ceremony of the Vugar Hashimov Chess Academy will be held in Baku on October 1. Established by the Vugar Hashimov Chess Foundation, the academy aims to develop and promote chess, discovering new talents, ...

Telekom sign Serbian volleyball player

23.09.2016 [17:41]
The Azerbaijan women`s volleyball club Telekom Baku have signed a one-year contract with Serbian wing-spiker Jovana Vesovic. She previously played for Jedinstvo Uzice, Postar 064 Belgrade, Volero Zurich, Dinamo Bucuresti, Tomis Constanta, Severstal ...

Egypt edge Italy in extra-time thriller

23.09.2016 [16:09]
Abdelrahman Elashwal scored a hat-trick, capped by a extra-time winner, as Egypt saw off Italy with a 4-3 scoreline to earn passage into the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 quarter-finals on Thursday. ...

Rome's bid to host Olympics 2024 all but over after mayor refuses to back it

23.09.2016 [13:05]
Rome's bid to host the 2024 summer Olympics was dealt a potentially fatal blow Wednesday after the city's mayor, Virginia Raggi, said she would not give her formal backing, according to "Firstpost ...

Azeris triumph in Medellin goal fest

23.09.2016 [11:53]
Azerbaijan reached the quarter-finals of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 after an enthralling 13-8 extra-time victory over Thailand in their Round of 16 clash on Thursday. Led by five goals from Fineo, who will be suspended for the last-eight stage, the Azeris had enough left ...