FIFA acts against ex-Costa Rica, Guatemala chiefs

Madrid, Feb 16 : The FIFA ethics committee has decided to take legal action against the former presidents of the Costa Rican and Guatemalan football federations. According to FIFA, Cornel Borbely, Chairman of the Investigatory Chamber of the Ethics Committee, completed the investigations into alleged illegal payments Costa Rica’s Eduardo Li and Guatemala’s Brayan Jimenez […]

No takers fpr Rio’s iconic Maracana stadium

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 4 : Just months after the Olympics, a dispute over the management of the Maracana stadium has erupted between the state and the city’s football federation, a media report said on Saturday. The building was damaged by looters on Junuary 10, and has since lain empty as clubs and authorities argued […]

Mexico, US to play protest football tourney against border wall

Mexico City, Feb 1 : Mexican and US football teams will play a tournament in protest of the wall that US President Donald Trump plans to build along the border of the two nations, a media reported said on Wednesday. Mexican sports daily Medio Tiempo said on Tuesday on its website that no date has […]

Manchester United hires its own anti-terrorism chief

London, Jan 19 : Manchester United has become the first football club in Britain to appoint its own counter-terrorism chief. The club has appointed a former police officer to the full-time role at its Old Trafford Stadium, Xinhua news agency reported. Club officials on Wednesday confirmed the hiring of the counter-terrorism chief to the Manchester […]

Ghana women’s footballers protest unpaid bonuses

Accra, Dec 23 : Players of Ghana’s senior national female football team have hit the streets here to demand payment of outstanding bonuses. The Thursday protest was intended to compel the Sports Ministry to honour its promises after the team finished third at the 2016 Africa Women’s Championship in Cameroon, reports Xinhua agency. The players […]

French prosecution to probe Football Leaks

Paris, Dec 21 : The French financial prosecutor has announced the opening of a preliminary investigation into possible money laundering arising from financial fraud in football following revelations by the Football Leaks whistle-blowing outlet. In a statement on Tuesday, the prosecution said investigators were looking to ascertain whether or not there were French soccer players […]