Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 5, 2023

Pele's selfie controversy has FIFA President Infantino under fire.

Pele's selfie controversy has FIFA President Infantino under fire.

Gianni Infantino, the head of the IFA, vowed on Wednesday to never disrespect Pele in the wake of backlash following a photo call.

On Monday, Infantino grabbed a selfie with a few of Pele's former teammates next to the open casket of the three-time World Cup champion.

The Swiss claimed he grabbed the picture since Pele's friends didn't appear to be able to use their cellphones.

"I took the phone of one of them and took the photo of all of us for him," Infantino insisted.

"If being helpful to a teammate of Pele creates criticism I'm happy to take it and will continue to be helpful wherever I can to those having contributed to write legendary pages of football.

"I have so much respect and admiration for Pele and for that ceremony yesterday that I would never do anything that would be disrespectful in any way whatsoever," Infantino said.

Pele was given a moving send-off by Brazil, which began with a day-long wake at the Santos stadium.

Over 230,000 people, according to Santos, attended his 24-hour wake at the Vila Belmiro stadium.

When Pele's grieving wife Marcia Cibele Aoki was embraced by the visibly saddened newly-elected president Lula, a more solemn mood was set at the funeral.

Pele lost his fight with illness on Thursday at the age of 82.

FIFA boss Infantino under fire in Pele wake selfie row
FIFA boss Infantino under fire in Pele wake selfie row
FIFA boss Infantino under fire in Pele wake selfie row
Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 28, 2023

India's Adani Group loses $48 billion in stocks due to allegations of fraud.

After a US investment firm said that Gautam Adani, the richest man in Asia, had engaged in "brazen" corporate fraud, shares of his business empire

India's Adani Group loses $48 billion in stocks due to allegations of fraud.
Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 28, 2023

India forbids the BBC's Modi film, "Ghosts of Gujarat"

The 2002 Gujarat riots are the subject of a BBC documentary that sparks a media frenzy in India. Additionally, the labor movement vs. the UK

India forbids the BBC's Modi film, "Ghosts of Gujarat"
Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 28, 2023

Afghan artist who is currently a refugee discusses the predicament of women

Thousands of Afghans left the country when the Taliban took back control in August 2021 out of concern for restrictions on their freedoms. One of

Afghan artist who is currently a refugee discusses the predicament of women
Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 27, 2023

Egypt's "oldest and most complete" mummy

Near Cairo, Egypt's capital, archaeologists unearthed a Pharaonic tomb with what may be the oldest and "most complete" mummy ever found

Egypt's "oldest and most complete" mummy
Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 24, 2023

A robust archery tradition in Meghalaya, northeastern India

Indigenous people in the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya practice archery as part of their traditional rituals. On a platform, 30 archers

A robust archery tradition in Meghalaya, northeastern India
Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 23, 2023

The intense Algeria-Morocco rivalry is highlighted by a football controversy.

The globe can sometimes be brought together by the "beautiful game," but when it comes to Algeria and Morocco, not even soccer can end the

The intense Algeria-Morocco rivalry is highlighted by a football controversy.
Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 21, 2023

Italian soccer team Juventus is assessed a point penalty.

Following an appeal session at the Italian football association, Juventus, the most illustrious football team in Italy, was assessed a severe

Italian soccer team Juventus is assessed a point penalty.
Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 19, 2023

Tragedy in the Basra stadium before the Gulf Cup final

Several hours prior to the start of the Arabian Gulf Cup final, a stampede outside a stadium in the southern Iraqi city of Basra resulted in at

Tragedy in the Basra stadium before the Gulf Cup final
Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 19, 2023

Tragedy in the Basra stadium before the Gulf Cup final

Several hours prior to the start of the Arabian Gulf Cup final, a stampede outside a stadium in the southern Iraqi city of Basra resulted in at

Tragedy in the Basra stadium before the Gulf Cup final
Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 17, 2023

Meet the Filipina-American winner of Miss Universe, an eco-friendly fashion designer.

On Saturday night, R'Bonney Gabriel made history by becoming the first Filipina American to win the Miss Universe 2023 contest. Gabriel and Miss

Meet the Filipina-American winner of Miss Universe, an eco-friendly fashion designer.
Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 17, 2023

Bollywood actor-inspired luxury watch priced at Dh15,600 is unveiled in Dubai.

Celebrities and watches have a long history of successful relationships. From their humble beginnings as a mechanical timepiece, watches have

Bollywood actor-inspired luxury watch priced at Dh15,600 is unveiled in Dubai.
Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 16, 2023

Senegal hosts an annual awards ceremony where African musicians congregate.

This past weekend, the annual All Africa Music Awards, honoring the best talent on the continent, saw the star musicians of Africa walk the red

Senegal hosts an annual awards ceremony where African musicians congregate.
Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 14, 2023

Kenya bans 16 footballers and coaches over alleged match-fixing

After learning of suspicions of match-fixing in the national league, Kenya's football organization punished 14 players and two coaches. Six

Kenya bans 16 footballers and coaches over alleged match-fixing
Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 13, 2023

For refusing to trade in his No. 7 jersey for Cristiano Ronaldo, a Saudi footballer was dismissed. Al Nassr makes clear.

Since Cristiano Ronaldo joined the Al Nassr club in Saudi Arabia, rumors have been flying. Additionally, a rumor that circulated on social media

For refusing to trade in his No. 7 jersey for Cristiano Ronaldo, a Saudi footballer was dismissed. Al Nassr makes clear.
Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 13, 2023

SRK, Badshah, DJ Bravo, and Derulo shine at the ILT20 opening event in Dubai.

The next 30 days are anticipated to be fantastic, with 34 matches split among the UAE's three top-notch stadiums, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.

SRK, Badshah, DJ Bravo, and Derulo shine at the ILT20 opening event in Dubai.
Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 13, 2023

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, will see a pay decrease of nearly 40% this year.

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, will receive a more than 40% compensation reduction this year. The IT firm claims that Mr. Cook asked for the

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, will see a pay decrease of nearly 40% this year.
Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 11, 2023

Nine-year-old girl discovers megalodon shark tooth on Maryland beach

The rare and the ancient are the things that amateur fossil hunters hope to unearth. One young girl created it using her voice. Nine-year-old

Nine-year-old girl discovers megalodon shark tooth on Maryland beach
Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 11, 2023

Besharam Rang From Shah Rukh Khan's Pathaan Is Criticized by a KGF Actor: "Indian Cinema Should Stop Such N*dity Content"

Besharam Rang, which had Deepika Padukone in a seductive role, set tongues wagging. Politicians, however, raised concerns over the saffron bikini

Besharam Rang From Shah Rukh Khan's Pathaan Is Criticized by a KGF Actor: "Indian Cinema Should Stop Such N*dity Content"
Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 11, 2023

India praises RRR's Naatu song at the Golden Globes for creating history.

India is enjoying a rare Hollywood award victory after the regionally dubbed film RRR defeated Taylor Swift and Rihanna to win the Golden Globe for

India praises RRR's Naatu song at the Golden Globes for creating history.
Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 10, 2023

Former Manchester Mansion Sold by Cristiano Ronaldo for £3.25M

It comes as no surprise that worldwide soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is prepared to say goodbye to his home in the affluent English community of

Former Manchester Mansion Sold by Cristiano Ronaldo for £3.25M