FA are 'amateurs', says Hull chairman Allam

LONDON (Reuters) - Hull City Chairman Assem Allam labelled the Football Association (FA) "amateurs" after the governing body blocked his attempted rebranding of the second-tier club for a second …

Paraguay backs Platini for FIFA president

ASUNCION (Reuters) - Paraguay has offered to be one of the official backers of Michel Platini's bid for the FIFA presidency, the country's football association said in a letter sent to FIFA. …

Ronaldinho marks winning return to Brazil

By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Ronaldinho Gaucho made a triumphant return to Brazilian soccer on Saturday when he set up the goal that gave Fluminense a 1-0 win over Gremio …

Lampard makes losing MLS debut for New York City FC

(Reuters) - Former Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard had an unhappy Major League Soccer debut on Saturday when his new club New York City FC were beaten 3-2 by the Montreal Impact. …

PSG ease past Lyon in Champions Trophy

Montreal (AFP) - Paris Saint-Germain started the new season on Saturday just as they ended the old, lifting silverware in the shape of the French Champions Trophy thanks to a 2-0 win over Lyon in …

South African Sexwale may run for FIFA presidency

By Simon Evans ZURICH (Reuters) - South African businessman and former political prisoner Tokyo Sexwale is considering running for president of world football's scandal-hit …

City go down in Stuttgart in final friendly

Berlin (AFP) - Manchester City were beaten 4-2 by VfB Stuttgart in Germany on Saturday in their final pre-season friendly, with only a late flourish sparked by Raheem Sterling rescuing some pride.