/ 21 days ago

Sergio Busquets to leave Barcelona with Saudi Arabia likely

Sergio Busquets announced that he will leave Barcelona at the conclusion of this season. The La Masia product spent his entire senior career to this date with the Catalan club. He helped the club win every major trophy possible, including a famous sextuple of trophies in 2009. Now, the 34-year-old midfielder steps away from the […]

Leagues: Ligue Un

/ 22 days ago

Messi agrees deal with Saudi club Al-Hilal for $650 million: report

PSG and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi looks close to joining Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal next season. The club is offering Messi a staggering $650 million to play in Saudi Arabia. This is reportedly a two-year deal, meaning Messi will make $325 million per year to play in Saudi Arabia. It is far more than the […]


/ 28 days ago

Messi feud with PSG clears player to join Barca, MLS or Saudis

The recent feud between Lionel Messi and PSG opens the doors for his departure. With Barcelona, Major League Soccer and one of the wealthy clubs in Saudi Arabia courting the Argentine, Messi has options to choose from. According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Messi will not be a PSG player next season. While Messi was […]

Leagues: Ligue Un

/ 29 days ago

PSG suspends Messi after skipping training to visit Saudi Arabia

PSG suspended Lionel Messi for a mid-season visit to Saudi Arabia. The Argentine forward is a promoter for Visit Saudi, the country's tourism board, and he has a clause in his contract that requires him to visit the country and post on his social media pages. However, his recent trip did not have the authorization […]

Cristiano Ronaldo

/ 41 days ago

Premier League official paid thousands to referee Saudi match

Michael Oliver, a current Premier League referee, earned about $3,000 to officiate a match in Saudi Arabia earlier this week. The Premier League referee traveled to the Middle Eastern country to call a game between Al Hilal and Al Nassr. Cristiano Ronaldo currently plays for Al Nassr in the Saudi Pro League. The Daily Mail […]

AS Roma

/ 55 days ago

Jose Mourinho offered more than $125 million to coach Saudi Arabia

Jose Mourinho has reportedly been offered at least $125 million to become head coach of the Saudi Arabia national team. Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport claims that the offer is for a two-year deal. If the Portuguese manager accepts, he would become the highest-paid coach in the world. There are also significant options to be […]

Leagues: Ligue Un

/ 56 days ago

Messi most likely to move to Saudi Arabia, not MLS, says report

Lionel Messi appears likely to depart Paris Saint-Germain this summer, with Saudi Arabia, not MLS, perhaps the more likely. The superstar joined the French club in 2021, but his current contract is set to expire in June. Reports are now surfacing that the Argentina international is strongly considering a move to the Middle East. ESPN […]

Premier League changes rules to ban human rights abusers

The Premier League has implemented new ownership rules to help block human rights abusers from purchasing a club. The rule change bars potential buyers with past human rights abuses. The rule will take effect immediately. The UK's Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations determines these abuses. According to the laws, prospective owners face bans if they […]


/ 86 days ago

Australia, New Zealand tell FIFA to reject Saudi World Cup deal

A deal between FIFA and Saudi Arabia could end due to vehement opposition from Australia and New Zealand. The two nations are hosting the 2023 Women's World Cup in the summer. Part of the sponsorship for that tournament was from Visit Saudi, even though Saudi Arabia has no part in the tournament. Saudi Arabia has […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 90 days ago

Staveley says Saudis won't leave Newcastle despite controversy

Newcastle United minority owner Amanda Staveley doesn't believe the Saudis and the Public Investment Fund (PIF) will leave the club anytime soon despite rising controversy. Her comments come after other Premier League teams and Amnesty raised questions about the club's ownership. Newcastle chairman Yasir al-Rumayyan is officially listed as “a sitting minister of the Saudi […]

Saudi Arabia

/ 121 days ago

Saudi Arabia to sponsor Women's World Cup raises questions

Saudi Arabia is on the sponsorship board for the upcoming Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The country's tourism board, Visit Saudi, is a sponsor for the tournament, says David Ornstein of The Athletic. Note that this is not tied to FIFA's official sponsors. Those sponsors, such as Coca-Cola or Adidas are long-term […]