Sunday, February 24, 2019

FIFA ethics committee bans executives from Nepal, Laos

ZURICH: World soccer body FIFA announced yesterday it had banned two officials from Nepal and Laos for taking cash during FIFA elections, extending moves...

Ibrahimovic on target as Swedes edge Denmark

SOLNA: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his ninth goal in his last nine European qualifiers to give Sweden a 2-1 win over Denmark in the first...

Robben’s double seals 3-2 win for Netherlands

CARDIFF: Arjen Robben scored twice to lead the Netherlands to a 3-2 victory against Wales in a friendly match in Cardiff on Friday. The...

Brazil’s fightback thwarts Argentina

BUENOS AIRES: Ten-man Brazil came from behind to snatch a 1-1 draw against arch-rivals Argentina on Friday in a tense World Cup qualifying battle...

Shock, horror for fans at Stade de France

PARIS: It started as a celebration of football, a glamour friendly between France and world champions Germany in front of 80,000 fans at Paris’s...

Five enter FIFA’s presidency race – Bility, Platini sidelined

ZURICH: FIFA has approved five candidates for its February presidential election amid the worst crisis in its history, after barring Liberia’s Musa Bility on...

Bangladeshi village girls bend it like Beckham

KOLSINDUR: Bangladeshi village football coach Mofiz Uddin only decided to form a girls’ team in 2011 out of frustration at the local boys’ failure...

Suspended FIFA chief Blatter in hospital, to leave Monday

GENEVA: Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter is in hospital after being placed under medical observation for stress, but he is expecting to leave the...

Pressure grows on Beckenbauer in 2006 World Cup scandal

BERLIN: Franz Beckenbauer is under growing pressure to explain his part in Germany’s 2006 World Cup scandal amidst reports of a document pointing the...

Defeated Madrid lacked know-how to fight back

MADRID: Rafael Benitez lamented his side’s inability to react after going behind for the first time this season as he suffered his first defeat...

Neymar hits double as Barca sink Villarreal

MADRID: Neymar and Luis Suarez once again shone for Barcelona in Lionel Messi’s absence as Barcelona beat Villarreal 3-0 to move three points clear...

City held as Villa start Garde era with draw

BIRMINGHAM: Manchester City’s shortage of recognised strikers was glaringly exposed in a goalless draw away to bottom club Aston Villa yesterday that saw them...

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