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New era for Saudi: Women free to watch football

New era for Saudi: Women free to watch football

World
Saudi Arabia is undergoing the most unprecedented changes in its history.Sky News was among the first foreign news media to film one major change being implemented: women being allowed to go to football matches."It means that I am human," secondary school teacher Nora told Sky News at a Riyadh derby game."No other can prevent me from doing what I want."No other decide what I want. I am the one who decide."Many things we take for granted have long been banned in Saudi Arabia.In its ultra conservative society simply letting women watch football is a groundbreaking change, one of many being promised.Among them is the freedom for women to drive.Video:Saudi activist: Change is comingMadeha al Ajroush has been jailed in the past for driving a car in protest.She has spent much of her life campaig...
The 72 on talkSPORT 2 – Football League podcast on Thursday, February 1

The 72 on talkSPORT 2 – Football League podcast on Thursday, February 1

Sports
Thursday, February 1, 2018Dan Windle is joined in studio by Matt Stanger of the Totally Football League show and former Southampton midfielder turned Sky Sports pundit, David Prutton.They reflect on a busy deadline day across the EFL and look ahead to the return of a full fixture schedule following the FA Cup fourth-round.They also get the latest from Jack Gaughan of the Daily Mail on the ownership circus at Blackpool and former Portsmouth midfielder David Norris joins the show for another Football League flashback.Let's block ads! (Why?)

Iheanacho scores first VAR goal in English football as Leicester beat Fleetwood

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Kelechi Iheanacho became the first player to score a goal awarded by a video assistant referee in English football as Leicester beat Fleetwood in an FA Cup third-round replay.Iheanacho opened the scoring - with a routine strike - from Islam Slimani's pass.The big talking point of the game came when the former Manchester City striker initially had a goal disallowed for offside from Riyad Mahrez's through ball.But referee Jonathan Moss liaised with video official Mike Jones, who told him Nathan Pond's trailing foot was keeping Iheanacho onside, and the goal was awarded 68 seconds after it hit the back of the net.Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, who missed the 0-0 draw in the initial tie, came on...
Football at Christmas: 27 brilliant pictures of the beautiful game in winter

Football at Christmas: 27 brilliant pictures of the beautiful game in winter

Sports
Monday, December 25, 2017Christmas is a time for family, friends and, most importantly, football.The festive period is a spell cherished by supporters around the world as the beautiful game is viewed in a dim half-light with snow carrying clouds overhead.We don't always get a white Christmas but there is no doubt a flurry of flakes can bring an extra bit of joy, even if it means kicking the undersoil heating into gear.So, for a trip down memory lane as you tuck away another mince pie in front of the fire, click the right arrow above to see our special winter football gallery...Let's block ads! (Why?)
The 72 Christmas Special on talkSPORT 2 – Football League podcast on Thursday, December 21

The 72 Christmas Special on talkSPORT 2 – Football League podcast on Thursday, December 21

Sports
Thursday, December 21, 2017Dan Windle is joined in the studio by Mark Webster, Martin Gritton and Tom Barclay to give you a full report from the EFL as we reach the halfway point of the season.They discuss the managers, players and teams who are in contention at the top and bottom of all three leagues and speak to the mastermind behind the Bristol City gif’s which have lit up Twitter this season.Let's block ads! (Why?)