Football News

  • CONCACAF dismisses Webb, Li, as Sanz put on leave

    Miami (AFP) - Embattled FIFA executive committee members Jeffrey Webb and Eduardo Li were "provisionally dismissed" Thursday by CONCACAF, football's governing body for North America, in the wake of corruption charges filed by US authorities.

    May 29, 2015, 6:07 am
  • Platini makes last gasp bid to make Blatter quit

    Zurich (AFP) - European football chief Michel Platini made a face-to-face call on FIFA president Sepp Blatter to stand down at a meeting of world federation leaders on Thursday amid mounting outrage over a corruption storm.

    May 29, 2015, 5:13 am
  • Hull forward Hernandez banned for punching United's Jones

    LONDON (Reuters) - Hull City forward Abel Hernandez has been suspended for three matches for punching Manchester United's Phil Jones during their 0-0 Premier League draw on Sunday, the FA said. ...

    May 29, 2015, 4:57 am
  • FIFA sponsors pile pressure on Blatter ahead of AGM vote

    Zurich (AFP) - Sponsors piled pressure on FIFA leader Sepp Blatter to clean up world football as two major corruption scandals overshadowed the start of a congress Thursday at which he will seek a new term.

    May 29, 2015, 4:47 am
  • Socceroo Luongo completes QPR switch

    Socceroos midfield star Massimo Luongo has signed for English Championship club Queens Park Rangers for a fee of almost $8 million.

    May 29, 2015, 4:27 am
  • Putin condemns US over FIFA probe

    Moscow (AFP) - Russia switched the focus of its tensions with America from Ukraine to the football pitch Thursday with President Vladimir Putin lashing out over the US probe into FIFA.

    May 29, 2015, 3:33 am
  • Underdogs Aston Villa can win FA Cup, says Sherwood

    LONDON (Reuters) - The way Aston Villa overcame the odds to beat Liverpool in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley is the template for success in Saturday's final against Arsenal, manager Tim Sherwood s...

    May 29, 2015, 2:43 am
  • South Africa denies bribes paid to host World Cup

    Johannesburg (AFP) - South African Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula on Thursday denied allegations that huge bribes were paid to win the right to host the 2010 World Cup, saying that public money had not been given to "criminals".

    May 29, 2015, 12:59 am
  • Australia want Blatter ousted from FIFA

    Football Federation Australia will vote against Sepp Blatter retaining the presidency of FIFA.

    May 29, 2015, 12:58 am