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ABROAD , Barcelona ran riot in a 4-0 thrashing of rivals Real Madrid in the first El Clasico of the season. Surprise Premier League leaders Leicester City – top of the table for the first time since October 2000 – take on second-placed Manchester United on Saturday evening, while Sunday’s big clash sees London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea lock ... Read More »

Fifa rejects Blatter, Platini appeals against bans

FIFA’s appeal committee on Wednesday rejected Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini’s appeals against their 90-day bans for financial wrongdoing. The ban was issued on October 7 by FIFA’s ethics committee pending full investigations into a two million US.dollars payment Blatter approved for Platini in 2011 as backdated salary. However, Platini will appeal again at the Court of Arbitration for Sport ... Read More »

Lionel Messi in line for El Clasico return

BARCELONA star Lionel Messi could make his return at this weekend’s El Clasico. Messi who has been injured since September returned to training on Monday according to his club which could see him feature against great rivals Real Madrid. “The session included Leo Messi, who is recovering from the knee injury sustained on 26 September, and Ivan Rakitic who picked ... Read More »

EPL fixtures for October

17/10/2015 Tottenham Hotspur 13:45 Liverpool West Bromwich Albion 16:00 Sunderland Crystal Palace 16:00 West Ham United Everton 16:00 Manchester United Southampton 16:00 Leicester City Manchester City 16:00 AFC Bournemouth Chelsea 16:00 Aston Villa Watford 18:30 Arsenal 18/10/2015 Newcastle United 17:00 Norwich City 19/10/2015 Swansea City 21:00 Stoke City 24/10/2015 Norwich City 16:00 West Bromwich Albion Aston Villa 16:00 Swansea City ... Read More »

Fifa’s Sepp Blatter to face 90 day suspension?

Life ban for Zifa official

FIFA president Sepp Blatter faces a 90 day suspension from football if the governing body’s Ethics judge backs a prosecutor’s recommendation, a close friend and former advisor to Blatter told Reuters on Wednesday. Blatter’s long-term confidant Klaus Stoehlker said the decision by judge Hans-Joachim Eckert was expected by Friday. Reuters was unable to confirm the information with FIFA’s Ethics Committee ... Read More »

Swiss open probe on Fifa’s Blatter

STORY: Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Sepp Blatter, the head of world soccer body FIFA, on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and misappropriation, the Swiss attorney general’s office said on Friday (September 25). Blatter was interrogated after a meeting of FIFA’s executive committee in Zurich, and authorities carried out a search at FIFA headquarters on Friday. “The office ... Read More »

US to continue to extradite those in FIFA graft scandal

ZURICH- US authorities are optimistic that all the individuals charged in its probe into corruption in world soccer will be extradited to the United States, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Monday. “We remain very hopeful that we will be able to bring to the US all those we charged in May,” Lynch said at a news conference in ... Read More »

Capital Cup Round Up: Man U, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea sail through

THE  Football Association’s decision to rescind Arsenal defender Gabriel’s red card has set a precedent allowing retaliation on the pitch, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said. Gabriel was sent off for kicking out at Diego Costa during the Gunners’ 2-0 defeat by Chelsea at the weekend. Arsenal ended the match at Stamford Bridge with nine men, but the turning point ... Read More »

Zim born teen eyes English PSL 

LONDON – From Ryan Giggs to Harry Kane via Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo, the Premier League has proved a breeding ground for some of European football’s biggest stars. Ahead of the start of the 2015-16 season this weekend, AFP Sports selects five teenage players seeking to grab a share of the limelight. Brendan Galloway (19, Everton) Everton ... Read More »

2016 football Olympics to be played in 6 Brazilian cities

RIO DE JANEIRO - THE  FIFA organising committee for the football competitions at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Monday said the tournaments would use seven grounds in six different cities. And despite previous concerns about its distance from the main venue in Rio de Janeiro, the tropical city of Manaus has been included on the list. Sao ... Read More »

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