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Matches should not be played until September says FIFA medical chief

04 April, 2020 8:35 am 8:35 am

(Reuters) – FIFA’s medical committee chairman Michel D’Hooghe has said football should not be played until at least the start of September to limit the spread of the new coronavirus and when it does resume that yellow cards be handed out for spitting. “If there is one moment where absolute priority should be given to … Read More


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UEFA continues to push leagues to finish seasons

04 April, 2020 9:47 am 9:47 am

(Reuters) – UEFA on Tuesday gave a “strong recommendation” to European football federations to attempt to finish the current season once play is able to resume after the stoppage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The sport has been brought to a standstill by the outbreak with the Euro 2020 competition postponed until next year and … Read More


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Clubs criticise decision to end English lower-tier leagues

03 March, 2020 8:55 am 8:55 am

(Reuters) – South Shields is considering legal action against the Football Association after all results for the 2019-20 season below the three divisions of the fifth-tier National League were expunged due to the coronavirus crisis. The FA announced the move on Thursday but the decision has angered teams like South Shields, who are 12 points … Read More


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Ighalo double as United ease past Rooney’s Derby

03 March, 2020 9:05 am 9:05 am

DERBY, England (Reuters) – Odion Ighalo scored twice as Manchester United beat second tier Derby County 3-0 on Thursday to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals and leave their all-time top scorer Wayne Rooney on the losing side. United will travel to Norwich City in the last eight after the Premier League’s bottom club beat Tottenham … Read More


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Booze and football present tricky choices for Qatar

12 December, 2019 9:57 am 9:57 am

DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar will begin sifting through fan feedback from the Club World Cup to see how it can provide supporters with a successful World Cup in 2022, but cultural differences will be a tricky challenge to surmount. The first ‘trial run’ for the Qatari 2022 World Cup completed at the weekend, with Liverpool … Read More


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Argentina’s Lionel Messi banned from int’l football for 3 month...

08 August, 2019 4:20 am 4:20 am

WEB DESK – Argentina captain Lionel Messi has been banned from international football for three months after claiming the Copa America was “corrupt”. Barcelona forward Messi, 32, was sent off in Argentina’s 2-1 third-place play-off win over Chile and later said the “cup was fixed for Brazil”. He has also been fined $50,000 (£41,121) by … Read More


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Martinez cracker helps Colombia past Argentina

06 June, 2019 11:22 am 11:22 am

SALVADOR, Brazil (Reuters) – Roger Martinez scored an outstanding goal as Colombia beat Argentina 2-0 in an exciting finale to a Copa America Group B opener that burst into life after a sluggish start. Just as Colombia looked like being overwhelmed by a dangerous-looking Argentina side, substitute Martinez controlled a cross-field ball on the left … Read More


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Australia fight back to beat Brazil as Marta scores landmark goal

06 June, 2019 11:34 pm 11:34 pm

MONTPELLIER, France (Reuters) – Australia came from two goals down to beat Brazil 3-2 in the women’s World Cup on Thursday, as an own goal from Monica capped a superb fightback and overshadowed a milestone goal for Marta. Marta, 33, became the first player to score at five different World Cups as she put Brazil … Read More


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Chelsea, Arsenal seal pair of all-English finals in Europe

05 May, 2019 9:02 am 9:02 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Four clubs from the same country will feature in the finals of Europe’s two club competitions for the first time after Chelsea and Arsenal sealed their passage to the Europa League title decider in Baku on May 29. Their success came after Liverpool pulled off an astonishing 4-3 aggregate win against Barcelona … Read More


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Leeds’ Bamford gets two-game ban for deceiving referee

05 May, 2019 12:02 pm 12:02 pm

(Reuters) – Leeds United’s Patrick Bamford has been banned for two games for deceiving the referee during their 1-1 Championship draw with Aston Villa on Sunday, the Football Association (FA) has said. Aston Villa’s Anwar El Ghazi was shown a red card following an altercation with Bamford in the second half after Mateusz Klich had … Read More


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Man City edge out Spurs to go top, Brighton scramble key point

04 April, 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Phil Foden’s first Premier League goal ensured Manchester City edged past Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 on Saturday to return to the top of the Premier League and avenge their Champions League elimination by Mauricio Pochettino’s side. With Liverpool playing Cardiff on Sunday, City completed their 10th successive league win to move one point … Read More


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Chelsea beat Slavia 4-3 to book Europa League semi

04 April, 2019 9:49 am 9:49 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea reached the Europa League semi-finals by beating Slavia Prague 4-3 in a roller-coaster game on Thursday, helped by a Pedro brace in a first-half onslaught before withstanding a comeback bid by the Czechs after the break. Chelsea, who will face Eintracht Frankfurt in the last four, were cruising 4-1 at halftime … Read More


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Newcastle win away with Perez header at Leicester

04 April, 2019 9:43 am 9:43 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Newcastle United recovered from two consecutive defeats to beat Leicester City 1-0 with an Ayoze Perez header and moved 10 points clear of the Premier League relegation zone. The Spaniard glanced the ball into the top right corner of the net from Matt Ritchie’s cross to put Newcastle ahead after 32 minutes … Read More


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England bids farewell to World Cup-winning keeper Banks

03 March, 2019 10:36 pm 10:36 pm

STOKE-ON-TRENT, England (Reuters) – Thousands of fans joined luminaries of English football for a final farewell on Monday to Gordon Banks, a steelworker’s son who became one of the world’s greatest goalkeepers and will forever be remembered for a miraculous save against Pele. Team mates from 1966 World Cup of England win and members of … Read More


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Valencia to face Barca in Copa final after seeing off Betis

03 March, 2019 9:34 am 9:34 am

VALENCIA (Reuters) – Valencia set up a Copa del Rey showdown with Barcelona as they reached the final for the first time in 11 years by beating Real Betis 1-0 at a bouncing Mestalla on Thursday where a second-half Rodrigo Moreno strike gave them a 3-2 aggregate win. Valencia, who lifted the trophy on their … Read More