Post Tagged with: "Football"

FIFA panel bans 3 former officials for life

November 21, 2017 8:00 pm
FIFA panel bans 3 former officials for life

FIFA’s ethics watchdogs have banned three former soccer officials from Guam, Nicaragua and Venezuela for life as part of efforts to address widespread corruption in the sport, the world football governing body said on Tuesday. The latest officials to be hit by FIFA bans are Richard Lai, the former Guam […]

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Monaco beaten by late Lyon thunderbolt goal

October 13, 2017 10:08 pm
Monaco beaten by late Lyon thunderbolt goal

Lyon’s French forward Nabil Fekir (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Lyon and Monaco on October 13, 2017 at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu, France  Nabil Fekir’s last-gasp free-kick delivered three crucial points to Lyon in Ligue 1 Friday as their […]

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Pakistan football team suspended by FIFA over ‘third-party interference’

October 12, 2017 8:00 pm
Pakistan football team suspended by FIFA over ‘third-party interference’

The logo of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is seen in front of its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, on September 26, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has decided to suspend the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) immediate effect due to “undue third-party interference.” The […]

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Real Madrid says Ronaldo ‘innocent’ amid tax fraud accusation

June 14, 2017 1:02 am
Real Madrid says Ronaldo ‘innocent’ amid tax fraud accusation

The photo taken on April 12, 2017 shows Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo kissing the ball before taking a free kick during the UEFA Champions League 1st leg quarter-final football match against FC Bayern Munich in Munich, Germany. (Photo by AFP) Real Madrid says it believes Cristiano Ronaldo is […]

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‘Manchester United world’s most valuable club’

June 6, 2017 10:30 pm
‘Manchester United world’s most valuable club’

Manchester United’s players celebrates with the trophy after the UEFA Europa League final football match Ajax Amsterdam v Manchester United on May 24, 2017 at the Friends Arena in Solna outside Stockholm. Odd ANDERSEN / AFP Manchester United have overtaken Real Madrid as the world’s most valuable football team, US […]

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Manchester attack sparks robust security for FA Cup and other sporting events

May 26, 2017 10:30 pm
Manchester attack sparks robust security for FA Cup and other sporting events

Armed police looked on as thousands watched the Great CityGames in the centre of Manchester on Friday just days after a suicide bomb at a pop concert claimed 22 lives and wounded dozens. Similar robust security measures will be a feature of English football’s showpiece event the FA Cup final […]

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Paul Pogba sends grieving Manchester United to emotional Europa triumph

May 24, 2017 10:30 pm
Paul Pogba sends grieving Manchester United to emotional Europa triumph

Manchester United’s players celebrates with the trophy after the UEFA Europa League final football match Ajax Amsterdam v Manchester United on May 24, 2017 at the Friends Arena in Solna outside Stockholm. Odd ANDERSEN / AFP Paul Pogba propelled Manchester United towards a 2-0 victory over Ajax on Wednesday in […]

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Seventeen killed in stampede at football stadium in Angola

February 11, 2017 10:30 pm
Seventeen killed in stampede at football stadium in Angola

The accident happened in the northwestern town of Uige when hundreds of people rushed at one of the stadium gates. Photo / Tekassala Toco Facebook A stampede at a football stadium in Angola left at least 17 people dead and dozens injured. The accident happened in the northwestern town of […]

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English football abuse claims extend to 98 clubs

December 10, 2016 5:30 pm
English football abuse claims extend to 98 clubs

There are now 83 potential suspects and 98 clubs involved in the UK inquiry into child abuse in English football, police chiefs have said. UK police believe nearly 100 English football clubs were involved in the child sex abuse scandal that has rocked the country and dozens of potential suspects […]

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Hundreds report sex abuse at UK youth football clubs

December 2, 2016 7:00 pm
Hundreds report sex abuse at UK youth football clubs

About 350 victims have reported child sexual abuse within UK football clubs, police chiefs have said. Around 350 former youth football players in the UK have reported to police they were victims of child sexual abuse by their coaches, deepening a scandal that has rocked British football. The National Police […]

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76 killed including football players from Brazil and journalists in Colombia plane crash

November 29, 2016 12:30 pm
76 killed including football players from Brazil and journalists in Colombia plane crash

A plane carrying 81 people, including football players from Brazil and journalists covering their match, has crashed in Colombia, with officials saying 76 people are confirmed dead.  The aircraft, carrying Brazil’s first division Chapecoense Real football team among 72 passengers and nine crew, crashed late Monday near the Colombian city of Medellin.  “It’s a tragedy […]

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Brazil football legend Carlos Alberto laid to rest in Rio De Janeiro

October 27, 2016 11:15 am
Brazil football legend Carlos Alberto laid to rest in Rio De Janeiro

Farewell to the old captain. Hundreds of mourners have gathered in Rio De Janeiro to pay tribute to the Brazilian football legend Carlos Alberto, who died at the age of 72, after suffering a heart attack. Former capitan of Brazil’s 1970 World Cup winning team, Carlos Alberto Torres, is buried at […]

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Pep Guardiola leaves Sergio Aguero on the bench in loss at Barcelona

October 20, 2016 10:15 am
Pep Guardiola leaves Sergio Aguero on the bench in loss at Barcelona

Barcelona: Pep Guardiola’s decision to leave Sergio Aguero out of his Manchester City starting lineup Wednesday backfired badly in a 4-0 loss at Barcelona in the Champions League. Premier League-leading City failed to fill the void created by the absence of its top scorer. Barcelona capitalised and seized its opportunities, […]

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A new slant on home ground advantage

October 14, 2016 6:30 am
A new slant on home ground advantage

A Google Maps image allowed the Liniers players to see just how distorted their pitch actually was. Picture / AP Talk about a crooked team: A club in football-mad Argentina has been playing nearly 30 years on a crooked field. Liniers club in the country’s fifth division has called the […]

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The good, the bad and the shocking in European football so far in 2016-17

October 9, 2016 2:07 pm
The good, the bad and the shocking in European football so far in 2016-17

As domestic football nears completion of its second full month of the 2016-17 season, James Horncastle reviews the campaign so far on the continent. The Good Atletico Madrid | 1st, La Liga After Atletico Madrid lost two Champions League finals in three years and shortened his contract, it was fair […]

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