FIFA appoints female referees for World Cup for first time in competition history

May 19, 2022

FIFA has appointed three women’s referees and three women’s assistant referees ahead of the 2022 World Cup for the first time in the tournament’s history.
France’s Stephanie Frappart, Salima Mukansanga of Rwanda and Japan’s Yoshimi Yamashita are among the 36 referees to have been selected by the world Read more

US Soccer reaches ‘historic’ equal pay agreement for US men and women teams

May 19, 2022

The US men’s and women’s national soccer teams will receive equal pay under a “historic” agreement announced by the US Soccer Federation on Wednesday, following years of pressure from female national players.
For the first time, the women’s team representing the United States will Read more

Jibon suspended from national camp

May 18, 2022

Bangladesh striker Nabib Newaj Jibon has been suspended from the national football team’s ongoing camp by coach Javier Cabrera on Tuesday due to disciplinary issues.
All enlisted footballers were scheduled to report to the camp on Monday. But after Jibon turned up on Tuesday, the head coach did not allow him to join the Read more

Sergio Aguero ‘very grateful’ as Manchester City unveil statue of club legend

May 14, 2022

Club immortalise record goalscorer on 10th anniversary of club’s first Premier League title and the iconic ‘93:20’ moment
Manchester: Manchester City Football Club is today delighted to unveil a permanent statue of Club legend Sergio Aguero at Etihad Stadium on the tenth anniversary of the Club’s first Premier League title and the iconic ‘93:20’ moment.
Emerging from darkness into first light at day-break this morning and revealed to fans Read more

Lionel Messi Tops Forbes’ Highest-Paid Athletes List 2022

May 13, 2022

Lionel Messi may have taken a pay cut when leaving Barcelona as a free agent to link up with Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2021, but his superstar appeal has ensured that he takes the No.1 spot on Forbes’ run down of the highest-paid athletes on the planet, released on Wednesday.
Endorsements away from the pitch, alongside a lucrative deal at Parc des Princes, have Read more

Soccer club Chelsea to be sold for $5.2B

May 8, 2022

Chelsea have agreed terms on the £4.25bn ($5.2bn) sale of the club to a consortium led by Todd Boehly, co-owner of the LA Dodgers baseball team, the club said Saturday.
While £2.5 billion ($3.08 billion) will be applied to purchase the shares in the team, an additional £1.75 billion ($2.15 billion) will be committed by the owner to Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo announces one of his newborn twins has died

April 19, 2022

By Dhaka Mirror, dhakamirror.com
Cristiano Ronaldo has announced the death of his newborn son in a statement posted Monday on social media.
The Manchester United forward, 37, was expecting twins with his partner Georgina Rodriguez, 28, but revealed on social media that she had given birth to a girl, while their son died.
The post states: “It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that Read more

Boy ‘assaulted’ by Cristiano Ronaldo declines invitation to Old Trafford

April 13, 2022

The fan whose phone Cristiano Ronaldo angrily smashed to the floor at the weekend following Manchester United’s 1-0 loss to Everton has rejected the ex-Real Madrid superstar’s offer to go watch a game at Old Trafford.
As the 37-year-old made his way down the tunnel after the Red Devils were defeated by the Read more

French far right politician booted out of Zidane’s football club

April 4, 2022

French right-wing politician Eric Zemmour was ejected from the football training center of former French star Zinedine Zidane, The Observer reported. As France prepares for the first round of presidential elections, Zemmour toured the southern city of Marseille, stopping afterward in the football center set up by the former international in Aix-en-Provence, north of the Read more

Canada qualify for first World Cup in 36 years with win over Jamaica

March 28, 2022

Canada have qualified for a men’s World Cup for the first time since 1986 after a 4-0 win over Jamaica in their penultimate qualifying match on Sunday. Victory meant Canada are guaranteed a top-three finish in qualifying for Qatar 2022.
Canada are top of the CONCACAF qualifying group and have now secured their Read more

‘Crushed and broken’, Italy to miss World Cup again

March 26, 2022

Italy again failed to qualify for the World Cup as North Macedonia produced one of the great smash-and-grab performances to steal a 1-0 victory in Palermo.
Roberto Mancini’s Euro 2020 winners dominated possession but struggled to break down their opposition, who consistently blocked and repelled everything that was thrown at Read more

Messi and Neymar booed by PSG fans following Champions League exit

March 14, 2022

Lionel Messi and Neymar were booed by some Paris Saint-Germain fans during the first half of Sunday’s Ligue 1 match with Bordeaux. Supporters made their displeasure clear towards the star duo following the Champions League exit to Real Madrid this week.
Neymar set up Kylian Mbappe to score at the Santiago Bernabeu and give Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick earns Manchester United dramatic win over Tottenham

March 13, 2022

Hat-trick hero Cristiano Ronaldo fired Manchester United to a vital 3-2 victory in a breathless Premier League clash with top-four rivals Tottenham.
United sealed a 3-2 win to move back into fourth place with Ronaldo scoring twice in the first-half either side of Harry Kane’s penalty to become the leading goal scorer in the history Read more

Ballon d’Or football award to be revamped with four main changes

March 12, 2022

Will come into effect from the 2022 edition
The Ballon d’Or is considered to be one of the most prestigious prizes in football, with some iconic names having won the award multiple times down the years, but the criteria for claiming that particular trophy is being tweaked by France Football for the current year and beyond.
Argentine superstar Lionel Messi was the last man to land the award, with Read more

Manchester United report: Senior players have decided their favoured candidate to be manager

March 12, 2022

Manchester United players favour PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino over Ajax’s Erik Ten Hag as manager. It’s been a difficult week for Pochettino, having watched his Paris Saint-Germain side crash out of the Champions League last-16 in spectacular fashion, after being 2 -0 up in the tie against Real Madrid. Despite this failure, however, he is still the favourite to take over at Read more

Scotland’s World Cup playoff against Ukraine postponed

March 8, 2022

Scotland’s World Cup play-off semi-final against Ukraine will be delayed until June. FIFA have agreed to postpone Scotland’s World Cup playoff semi-final against Ukraine due to the ongoing invasion by Russia. The match was initially scheduled for Hampden Park on March 24, with the winner progressing to face the victor of the other semi-final, Austrian vs Wales, for a spot at Read more

FIFA and UEFA suspend Russia from all games over Ukraine crisis

March 1, 2022

Continental bosses UEFA and global governors FIFA have made the joint decision on a temporary expulsion for Russia from all club and national fixtures.
The decision by the world and European governing bodies means the Russian national team will be unable to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar in Read more

Leeds sack Marcelo Bielsa as manager after disastrous slump in form

February 28, 2022

Move comes after string of heavy defeats pushes Premier League club towards relegation zone
Premier League club Leeds have fired manager Marcelo Bielsa following Saturday’s 4-0 defeat to Tottenham.
The loss at Elland Road was their fourth defeat in five matches – a disastrous run in which they conceded 20 goals and slid towards the relegation zone Read more

Poland refuses to play 2022 World Cup qualifying play-off against Russia

February 26, 2022

The Polish national football no longer wants to play the play-off match for the World Cup qualifying against Russia in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Polish football federation president Cezary Kulesza said on Saturday.
The two sides are set to go head-to-head on March 24 – with the game Read more

UEFA move Champions League final from Saint Petersburg to Paris

February 25, 2022

UEFA has moved this season’s Champions League final from Saint Petersburg in Russia to Paris in France.
At an extraordinary meeting of the Uefa executive committee, the decision was made to shift the May 28 showpiece game out of the 68,000-capacity Gazprom Arena.
The title match will now be played at the 80,000-seat Stade de France in Read more

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