Football

Hugo Lloris: At Euro 2016, we have united France after tough times

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Hey people, black and white were meant to work together as one coin with two faces and not to be segregated as some do. French national soccer team is a perfect example that some should take a lesson from. For most of the French are blacks and have great loyalty to their country, but still there ...

Euro 2016: Russia, England threatened with disqualification over violence

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Russia and England could be kicked out of theEuro 2016 championship if their supporters are involved in further acts of violence at the tournament, UEFA has warned. UEFA’s executive committee told the football associations of both countries Sunday that their teams could face further sanctions — including potential disqualification from the tournament — if their fans ...

Alan Pulido soccer player kidnapped in Mexico

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil Alan Pulido, a Mexican international footballer was kidnapped in the north-eastern state of Tamaulipas over the weekend, triggering a massive manhunt in territory that has been a battleground of warring drug cartels. The 25-year-old was celebrating at a party on Saturday night near his hometown of Ciudad Victoria when he ...

VANCOUVER TROJANS FOOTBALL TEAM IS HEADING TO PLAYOFFS IN KELOWNA

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The British Columbia Community Football Association in Canada (BCCFA) , Spring Flag Under 12, 14, and 16 years Championships is in its fifth week and Vancouver Trojans Football Team has proven itself to be one of the best in this Championships so far. The team has won 13 games out of 16 up to this junction, ...

Liverpool to play Manchester United in Europa League last 16

Jürgen Klopp claimed he wanted to draw Manchester United in the last 16 of the Europa League as Liverpool need to “clear something” after two defeats to Louis van Gaal’s team this season. England’s most successful clubs were pitted against each other for the first time in European competition on Friday, with the mouthwatering ties taking place at Anfield on ...

Under-21 inter-county football changed to U20 at GAA Congress

The GAA’s Under-21 inter-county football championships are to be replaced by an Under-20 grade, after the motion was passed at tonight’s Congress. From 2018, teams will compete between June and August in the new set-up with any player that is named on a senior inter-county team ineligible for the new competition. There will be no replays and if teams cannot be ...

Fifa presidential election: Gianni Infantino to ‘reunite’ football

Gianni Infantino wants to reunite football after becoming president of world football’s governing body Fifa. The Uefa secretary general succeeds fellow Swiss Sepp Blatter, polling 115 votes, 27 more than closest rival Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, at Friday’s election. Blatter quit in May amid allegations that led to a six-year ban from football, which he is contesting. “I said ...

FFA chief Steven Lowy says new FIFA president Gianni Infantino is a welcome reformer for world football

Australia might not have got its man in the FIFA presidential election but FFA chief Steven Lowy says there is reason to celebrate Gianni Infantino’s rise to the summit of the world football body. The Swiss-Italian Infantino defeated Bahraini favourite Sheik Salman al-Khalifa and the recipient of Australia’s vote, Jordanian Royal Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein, in Saturday morning’s (AEDT) vote. ...

Leicester City beats Manchester City to take five-point lead atop Premier League table

Leicester City’s fairytale season has scaled new heights as it opened up a five-point lead at the Premier League summit by beating title rivals Manchester City 3-1.\ Centre-back Robert Huth scored twice, either side of a brilliant Riyad Mahrez goal, as Leicester recorded the finest win of its sensational 12-month rise from bottom to top of the English top flight. ...

The Beautiful Gamers: What are the most important football games?

From matchstick men to movie quality graphics, the football video game has come a long way in 37 years. BBC Radio 5 live has taken an in-depth look at the history of the genre in a special programme called the Beautiful Gamers, which you can watch on the BBC Sport website at 19:30 GMT on Thursday. And to mark the ...

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