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FIFA and UEFA suspend all Russian clubs and national teams after invasion of Ukraine

Russian football clubs and national teams have been suspended from all competitions by Fifa and Uefa after the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The world and European football governing bodies said they would be banned “until further notice”. It means the Russian men’s team will not play their World Cup play-off matches next month and the […]

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Algeria beats neighbours Tunisia to win 2021 FIFA Arab Cup

Algeria scored two goals in extra time to beat neighbours Tunisia 2-0 and win the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup. Amir Sayoud scored in the ninth minute of extra-time while Yacine Brahimi scored with the final kick of the game at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor city to take Algeria to the title on Saturday. […]

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Jimmy Greaves: Tottenham Hotspur’s highest ever goal scorer dies aged 81

English professional footballer Jimmy Greaves died aged 81 on Sunday. The former striker suffered a stroke in 2015 which left him wheelchair-bound and with severely impaired speech. Greaves, Tottenham’s all-time leading scorer also starred for Chelsea during his iconic career. “We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of the great Jimmy Greaves, not […]

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Brazilian football great Pele ‘stable’ but re-enters ICU, hospital says

Brazil soccer legend Pele is in a “stable” condition after “respiratory instability” early on Friday led to him being admitted to an intensive care unit, Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein hospital said in a statement. The 80-year-old had surgery to remove a tumour from his colon earlier this month and was released from intensive care on […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice on his return to Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals during his first game back at Manchester United on Saturday against Newcastle United in the Premier League. The Portuguese superstar rejoined the club from Juventus this summer. He scored 118 goals in 292 games during his previous six-year stint with Manchester United before leaving for Real Madrid in 2009 for […]

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Brazil v Argentina’s World Cup qualifier abandoned after health officials raid game, accuse visiting side of breaching Covid-19 quarantine

Brazil and Argentina’s World Cup qualifier was abandoned just minutes after kick-off on Sunday after Brazilian health officials objected to the participation of three Argentine players they believe broke quarantine rules. The visitors walked off the pitch at the Corinthians Arena after the officials came out to stop the game. The dramatic intervention came hours […]

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World football body opens disciplinary proceedings after racist abuse aimed at England players

FIFA launches disciplinary proceedings after racist abuse was aimed at England players during Thursday’s 4-0 win over Hungary in a World Cup qualifier in Budapest. English players Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham were both targeted. They were also pelted with objects in the second half and a flare was thrown on the pitch by the […]

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England players targeted by racist abuse by Hungary fans in World Cup qualifier

The English football team visiting Hungary were racially abused and attacked by fans at Puskas Arena. England condemned as “completely unacceptable” the racist abuse directed towards their players during Thursday’s 4-0 win over Hungary in a World Cup qualifier in Budapest. Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham were both targeted. […]

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England accused of pointing laser at Denmark’s keeper, disrespecting Danish national anthem

UEFA charged England after a laser pointer was directed at Denmark keeper Kasper Schmeichel during Wednesday’s Euro 2020 semi-final at Wembley. Television pictures showed a green light on Schmeichel’s face just before Harry Kane took an extra-time penalty. Schmeichel saved the spot-kick but Kane scored the rebound as England won 2-1 to reach Sunday’s final […]

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FIFA approves minimum 14-week maternity leave to female players

The world Football governing body, FIFA approved landmark measures to protect women footballers. The council approved new rules, including a minimum 14-week paternity leave for female players, with at least eight weeks after birth. After the completion of a player’s maternity leave, her club will be under an “obligation to reintegrate her” into football activity […]

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Football legend Diego Maradona has died aged 60

Football legend Diego Maradona has died after suffering a heart attack, according to his spokesman. Local media reported that the 60-year-old passed away on Wednesday in the city of Tigre. Argentine President Alberto Fernandez declared three days of national mourning after the news of Maradona’s death. Maradona, who in 1986 led Argentina to a World […]

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Referee waves yellow card to take selfie with Brazil legend mid-match

In an exhibition match between Brazil and Israel, referee Lilach Asulin of Israel blew the whistle to stop retired Brazil legend Kaka in his stride and waved a yellow card at him for no clear reason. The Real Madrid and AC Milan legend looked confused after being stopped, but as he approached her she went […]