Soccer

FIFA Might Abandon Biennial WC Idea

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has indicated a willingness to abandon the controversial plan of staging a men’s soccer World Cup every two years. Infantino, during a recent address before the FIFA council in Zurich, said he would call together a summit on December 20, to which all international confederates would ….

Former EPL Ref Blasted For Outdated Comments

Attracting enormous criticism last week had been former English Premier League ref Mark Clattenburg – for his allegedly outdated comments about female referees in sport. Clattenburg made a controversial string of comments during a recent radio interview when he commented on Sara Cox recently becoming the first female referee in ….

Richard Arnold Likely Next Man U Chief Exec

The most powerful man in British sports seems likely to be newly appointed at the helm of Manchester United in the form of Richard Arnold. Arnold’s appointment now seems likely to be announced as early as next month – with Ed Woodward set to step down as chief executive of ….

Former Man U Striker Diagnosed With Dementia

Ex-Manchester United star striker Denis Law has revealed that he’s been diagnosed with dementia. The 81-year-old said this week that he had made the diagnosis public since he wanted to be open about his condition. Law played for Man-U from 1962 until 1973. His 237 goals scored for the side ….

PSG Fans Waiting On Messi’s Arrival

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) fans are full of hope that star forward Lionel Messi will indeed arrive in the French capital within the next two days to ink a contract that will complete his high-profile move from Barcelona. Fans gathered outside the capital’s Le Bourget airport for the biggest part of ….

FIFA Bans Sepp Blatter For Further Term

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has just been banned for an additional six years and eight months by the organisation’s ethics committee – some seven months before the 85-year-old’s initial ban is due to expire. The disgraced former FIFA president was banned along with former secretary general Jerome Valcke for ….

Wellington Phoenix Goalie Grounded In Adelaide

Wellington Phoenix goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic, one of the team’s top performers of last season, has been left grounded for fourteen more days in Adelaide, South Australia, by a new outbreak of infections at Peppers Waymouth Hotel. Marinovic was spending time in isolation at the facility at the time of the ….

Herbert Hainer Says Sarpeet Singh’s Going Places

Herbert Hainer, President and Supervisory Board Chairman of FC Bayern Munich thinks very highly of All White attacking midfielder Sarpreet Singh. Hainer believes that Singh is one of just four prospects who could potentially carve out successful careers in Germany’s Bundesliga. Although Singh has predominantly been playing for Bayern’s reserve ….

Arsenal Draws Even With Standard Liege

Arsenal managed to pull themselves back from two goals behind to draw even with Standard Liege and advance to the last 32 of the Europa League as the current group winners. The Gunners were all but ready to move on before the kick off, with the hosts requiring a final ….

Vahid Halilhodzic Takes Over in Morocco

Coach Vahid Halilhodzic, former Algeria, Ivory Coast and Japanese captain, has taken over as Morocco’s new boss. A three-year agreement has been awarded to the Bosnian, who left French side FC Nantes previously this month. The Football Federation of Morocco said its goals included bringing Morocco to the 2022 World ….