Court orders convicted killer goalkeeper back to jail

By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO, Apr 26 : The Brazilian goalkeeper who served part of a 22-year sentence for murder before returning to first-class football in April has been ordered back to prison, the country’s Supreme Court ruled. Yesterday the Court ruled by three votes to one to overturn a February appeal ruling that had […]

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Byer wants China’s President Xi to switch focus By Michael Church HONG KONG, Apr 21 : Youth development specialist Tom Byer wants Chinese President Xi Jinping to focus the nation’s energy on winning the Under 17 World Cup as a first step to achieving China’s long-term football goals. Xi sparked the current frenzy within China’s […]

Chelsea still favourites for Cup semi-final – Pochettino

By Martyn Herman LONDON, Apr 20 : Chelsea are favourites to win this weekend’s FA Cup semi-final despite their recent stutter and Tottenham Hotspur’s irresistible form, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino insists. Saturday’s clash at Wembley creates a diversion from the duo’s Premier League title race, which has burst to life after Tottenham sliced Chelsea’s lead […]

Milan snatch extraordinary draw with Inter in first Chinese derby

By Brian Homewood MILAN, Apr 15 : AC Milan hit back from two goals behind and equalised with the last kick of the game to force an extraordinary 2-2 draw against Inter Milan today as the historic derby was played at lunchtime for the first time and with both clubs under Chinese ownership. Inter appeared […]

Milan snatch extraordinary draw with Inter in first Chinese derby

By Brian Homewood MILAN, Apr 15 : AC Milan hit back from two goals behind and equalised with the last kick of the game to force an extraordinary 2-2 draw against Inter Milan today as the historic derby was played at lunchtime for the first time and with both clubs under Chinese ownership. Inter appeared […]