Little Murtaza from Afghanistan had one wish: a jersey with the name and number of his idol, footballer Lionel Messi. Messi sent him one. But instead of being able to enjoy the unexpected gift, Murtaza's family had to flee.
A Turkish Cup semifinal between two of the country's biggest clubs was abandoned on Thursday, after Besiktas boss Senol Gunes was struck by an object thrown from the stands. Gunes needed five stitches in a head wound.
The World Tourism Organization UNWTO has appointed football legend Lionel Messi as ambassador for responsible tourism.
The German government has committed to accepting refugees under a program to resettle people considered particularly vulnerable. Controls of Germany's border to Austria look set to be extended for another six months.
RB Leipzig have enjoyed victories against Monaco, Zenit and Napoli in Europe this season. Marseille stand between them and the last four of the Europa League, with coach Ralph Hasenhüttl integral to their growth.
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