Football

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 ...

Italian football scandal: 64 players and officials accused of tax evasion including Lavezzi, Crespo and AC Milan CEO

AC MILAN, Napoli and Lazio have dismissed their respective roles in the latest scandal to hit Italian football after dozens of players and officials were put under investigation on Tuesday. A total of 64 people, including Milan CEO Adriano Galliani, Modena coach Hernan Crespo and Paris Saint Germain striker Ezequiel Lavezzi have been targeted by an Italian police investigation into ...

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have been suspended for eight years from football activities

FIFA president Sepp Blatter and UEFA boss Michel Platini have been suspended for eight years from all football-related activities following an ethics investigation. He was introduced as “the elected president of FIFA” but the Sepp Blatter who sat in front of reporters shortly after receiving an eight-year ban from football appeared very different to the confident man who had led the ...

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