A court has rejected a lawsuit against FIFA brought by labor unions which said it had failed to use its influence to ensure fair treatment for people working on 2022 World Cup facilities in Qatar, the world soccer body said on Friday. FIFA said in a statement it welcomed the decision by the Commercial Court of Zurich in the case which concerned its "alleged wrongful conduct and liability for human rights violations."
Lionel Messi has met the Afghan child who became an internet sensation after being photographed in an Argentina shirt made from a plastic bag earlier this year. Murtaza Ahmady, who is now six, went viral in February when an image emerged of him wearing the striped carrier bag with Messi's famous No. 10 on the back.