FAS aims to promote football to girls
The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) will hold three Girls' Cubs Festivals to recruit female footballers.
Held on Jan 16, 17 and 24 at Hong Kah, Bowen and Queensway Secondary Schools respectively, the festivals are open to girls aged 12 and below. They will feature game stations to encourage them to join the FAS all-girls' cub centres where they can play football regularly.
Admission is free but participants are required to come dressed in sports attire or football jerseys, with proper running shoes or football boots.
China sack French coach Perrin
BEIJING • China's football authorities have terminated the contract of Frenchman Alain Perrin as national coach.
The decision came after a 0-0 World Cup qualifying draw with Hong Kong in November which left China's hopes of reaching Russia 2018 hanging by a thread.
Makelele is Monaco's technical director
MONACO • Former France midfielder Claude Makelele has been named the new technical director of Monaco. The former Chelsea and Real Madrid player had been out of the game since being sacked as coach of Bastia in November 2014.
Gunfire kills teen after cricket win
KABUL • Celebratory gunfire has killed a teenage boy in southern Afghanistan, following the national cricket team's victory over Zimbabwe.
Thousands of jubilant fans danced in the streets and fired into the air as Afghanistan won the series 3-2.