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Luis Suarez: Players' Union To Challenge Fifa Ban For Biting

Friday, May 29, 2015
Luis Suarez 8217;s nine-match ban for biting Italy 8217;s Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay 8217;s 2014 World Cup group match in Brazil should be annulled, a players 8217; union says. The Uruguay players 8217; union wants the issue raised at Friday 8217;s meeting of the Fifa Congress. The challenge to the sanction comes in the wake of co ... Read more

Liberia Given Go-Ahead To Host Matches At Home

Friday, May 22, 2015
Liberia have been told by the Confederation of African Football they can play home matches following the end of the Ebola epidemic in the country. Caf banned them from hosting matches in July last year and the country stopped sport entirely because of the crisis. The World Health Organisation advised Caf in written correspondence that Liberia ... Read more

Messi Eulogised After Barca Title Win

Monday, May 18, 2015
Spain 8217;s biggest selling sports daily Marca summed it up in Monday 8217;s headline after Barcelona wrapped up a fifth La Liga title in seven years and their 23rd overall on Sunday: 8220;Messi 8217;s League 8221;. The Argentina forward scored a typically brilliant goal to secure a 1-0 win at Atletico Madrid exactly a year after last sea ... Read more

Evra Will Shake Suarez's Hand In Final

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Juventus defender Patrice Evra confirmed he will shake Luis Suarez 8217;s hand before the Champions League final with Barcelona despite their troubled past over a racism row. Suarez was banned for eight matches after being found guilty of racially abusing Evra during their time at Liverpool and Manchester United respectively. The two then re ... Read more

Ancelotti Handed Two-Game Touchline Ban

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is banned from sitting on the bench for the rest of the La Liga season after receiving a two-game touchline suspension by the Spanish Football Federation on Wednesday. The Italian was reported by referee Carlos Clos Gomez for sarcastically applauding the officials at the end of Madrid 8217;s 2-2 draw with Valenc ... Read more

Spain Court To Rule On League Strike

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
A Spanish court said it would rule on Thursday whether footballers can legally push ahead with a strike which threatens to shut down the country 8217;s top league this weekend. The National Court in Madrid made the announcement Wednesday after hearing arguments by lawyers for the AFE players 8217; union and the league, which alleges the threat ... Read more

Bayern To “Battle To End” Against Barcelona

Monday, May 11, 2015
Bayern Munich will 8220;battle to the end 8221; as they bid to overhaul a 3-0 first-leg deficit in Tuesday 8217;s Champions League semi-final with Barcelona. The German champions lost the first leg of their quarter-final 3-1 in Porto but won the home leg 6-1. And Bayern boss Pep Guardiola, who used to manage Barca, said: 8220;The only w ... Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo penalty saved in draw with Valencia

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Christiano Ronaldo 8217;s attempt to half Valencia 8217;s lead was foiled by Diego Alves as Real Madrid eventually drew 2-2 at the Bernabeu. The result means Barcelona are four points clear at the top of La Liga with two games remaining, as Real failed to force a late winner after coming from two behind. SKYSPORTS ... Read more

Manchester United Will Improve Under Louis Van Gaal, Insists Frank Arnesen

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Frank Arnesen insists Manchester United have improved under Louis van Gaal and will continue to develop next season. Arnesen, who was assistant coach and then sporting director at PSV Eindhoven when Van Gaal was achieving success with Ajax in the 1990s, believes any manager would have struggled to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson as David Moyes did at ... Read more

Eagles To Soar Again

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Newly appointed Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi is ready to get off the blocks as he tinkers with the Super Eagles on his second return to the national team. Keshi has been tied down to a two year deal by the Nigeria Football Federation after series of postponements and the former Togo coach is keen to get to business as the Afcon 2017 qualifiers, s ... Read more

Louis Van Gaal: Man Utd Players Had Me Worried In The Warm-Up

Monday, April 27, 2015
Louis van Gaal has said he feared his Manchester United side would struggle at Everton after watching the warm-up. The visitors went behind after just five minutes when a counter attack culminated in James McCarthy 8217;s finish. Goals by John Stones and Kevin Mirallas confirmed United 8217;s 3-0 loss, which the Dutchman put down to Everton ... Read more

Van Gaal Tickled By Fan's Transfer List

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal reacted mirthfully after being handed a list of suggested transfer targets by a disabled supporter during a recent charity event. A video published on United 8217;s website shows Van Gaal and several first-team players meeting fans suffering from life-limiting illnesses at the club 8217;s Carrington tra ... Read more

Aston Villa & Reading Charged Over FA Cup Pitch Invasions

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Aston Villa have been charged by the Football Association for the pitch invasion at the end of their 2-0 FA Cup quarter-final win against West Brom. Some home fans ran on to the Villa Park pitch in injury time and at full-time while seats were thrown from the away fans' stand at the match on 7 March. A number of West Brom players appeared to ... Read more

Louis Van Gaal: Man Utd's Best Performance Of Season

Sunday, April 19, 2015
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal claimed they delivered their best performance of the season in the narrow Premier League defeat at Chelsea. Eden Hazard's goal gave Chelsea victory and means they will be crowned champions if they beat Arsenal and Leicester City in their next two games. Van Gaal said: I am not frustrated. I am very pr ... Read more

Tim Sherwood: Aston Villa Are FA Cup Final Underdogs

Sunday, April 19, 2015
Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood says all the pressure will be on Arsenal when the two sides meet in the FA Cup final. Villa reached their first FA Cup final in 15 seasons courtesy of a 2-1 semi-final victory over Liverpool on Sunday. On 30 May they will face the Gunners, who have already beaten them 3-0 and 5-0 this season and are 13th places a ... Read more
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