Azerbaijani grandmaster Shahriyar Mammadyarov has been held to a draw by Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi in the fourth round of the 2019 Tata Steel Masters in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

Milan Obradović has been appointed as a manager of the Azerbaijani national football team under the age of 21. Report informs citing the official website of AFFA that the assignment was carried out in accordance with the recommendation of AFFA Coaching Committee.

Dakar Rally star Nasser Al-Attiyah has confirmed that he has spoken with Fernando Alonso about the possibility of the Spaniard testing his Toyota Hilux in Qatar in February, according to

Santi Cazorla enjoyed his finest night since returning to the Spanish league on Thursday as the veteran midfielder scored two goals to earn Villarreal a 2-2 home draw with Real Madrid, according to AP.

AFFA's anonymous e-mail has received several letters regarding fixed matches, Report informs citing AFFA's press service. It was noted that AFFA received several letters regarding suspicious matches during the year and all were investigated: "However, we cannot disclose their number and the subject they are related to due to the confidentiality of the information. In general, the number of such games has dropped."

UEFA has allocated more than 25,000 euros to Gabala Sports Club. Report informs citing the AFFA’s official website that this amount is allocated for travel expenses of the team consisting of the relevant age group in order to participate in the second stage of the UEFA Youth League in 2018/2019 season.

Azerbaijani top chess players including GMs Shahriyar Mammadyarov and Rauf Mammadov will test their strength at the King Salman FIDE World Rapid Championship to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia from December 26-28.

The UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw was held in Nyon, Switzerland, on Monday.

AZADİNFORM. AFFA Disciplinary Committee disqualified Gabala's footballer Rauf Aliyev for one match. According to Report, the reason was that the 29-year-old striker received the second yellow card in the match against Sabail in 14th round of the Azerbaijani Premier League. The experienced forward who was sent off the pitch in the 85th minute will miss the home match with Sumgait in the first round of the second half of the season. Gabala will pay a 200 AZN fine.

Azerbaijani freestyle wrestler Sharif Sharifov has grabbed a bronze medal at Alans tournament held in Vladikavkaz, Russia.

AZADİNFORM. The finances invested in the organization of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia boosted infrastructure development in the cities, which hosted matches of the championship, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday, Trend reports referring to TASS.

The rivals of Azerbaijani national U-19 team in the elite round of the European championship have been defined. Report informs that, according to the draw, the team led by Vugar Mammad will compete in the 1st group together with Ireland, Russia and Romania.

Sport's governing body facing dozens of suits related to team doctor Larry Nassar's sex abuse scandal


The third race weekend on Baku’s streets drew in a cumulative global TV audience of 83 million


AZADİNFORM. The UEFA Executive Committee has approved the creation of a third UEFA club competition for the 2021–2024 competition cycle at its meeting in Dublin, the organization said on tis website.

AZADİNFORM. The Ukrainian Kickboxing Federation elected the new vice president during a regular meeting held in Chernivtsi.

International Olympic Committee initiates inquiry into International Boxing Association


AZADİNFORM. Bakcell, the First Mobile Operator and the Fastest Mobile Internet Provider of Azerbaijan has traditionally supported the “Autumn Futsal Tournament” among persons with hearing impairments, organized by the Azerbaijani Disabled Football Federation with support of AFFA and Sectional Football Federations Public Union.

AZADİNFORM. The 21st and the final race of the Grand Prix in 2018 Formula 1 World Championship will take place in the United Arab Emirates over the weekend, according to Anadolu Agency.

AZADİNFORM. Azerbaijani freestyle wrestler Shamil Zubairov (92kg) has won a gold medal at the Senior U23 World Championships in Bucharest, Romania after beating Russian Aslanbek Sotiev.

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