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FA rescinds red card shown to West Ham's Balbuena after appeal

Balbuena caught Chelsea's Ben Chilwell on the leg with his follow-through after a clearance and referee Chris Kavanagh sent him off following a VAR check, which West Ham manager David Moyes described as a "rank, rotten decision".
West Ham United's Fabian Balbuena is sent off by referee Chris Kavanagh(Pool via REUTERS)
West Ham United's Fabian Balbuena is sent off by referee Chris Kavanagh(Pool via REUTERS)
Published on Apr 27, 2021 11:03 PM IST
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Aston Villa reports ‘significant’ virus outbreak

The club said “a large number” of players and staff returned positive tests following routine testing on Monday, and they “immediately went into isolation.”
Aston Villa cancelled first-team training ahead of the match(Twitter)
Aston Villa cancelled first-team training ahead of the match(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 08:42 PM IST
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Birmingham, England | ByAssociated Press

England, Atletico Madrid player Trippier banned for 10 weeks

Trippier, 30, denied seven alleged breaches of FA Rule E8, which were said to occur in July 2018, and requested a personal hearing.
File photo of Kieran Trippier.(Action Images via Reuters)
File photo of Kieran Trippier.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 07:55 PM IST
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London | ByReuters

Premier League to trial concussion replacements, votes against five subs

Representatives from all 20 clubs attended a shareholders’ meeting, where they discussed the issue following IFAB’s decision to give the go-ahead to trials on Wednesday.
The new rule will allow a maximum of two permanent concussion replacements in cases of head injury, regardless of the number of substitutions a team has made already.(Getty Images)
The new rule will allow a maximum of two permanent concussion replacements in cases of head injury, regardless of the number of substitutions a team has made already.(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 10:51 PM IST
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London | ByReuters

Edinson Cavani of Manchester United charged with misconduct by FA over racial term

The 33-year-old Uruguayan had apologised for the post, which he sent after Manchester United beat Southampton 3-2 on Nov. 29, saying it was an affectionate greeting to a friend.
Manchester United's Edinson Cavani celebrates scoring a goal.(Pool via REUTERS)
Manchester United's Edinson Cavani celebrates scoring a goal.(Pool via REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 06:00 PM IST
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London | ByReuters

Sent off for a cough? FA issues guidelines to referees

The instructions to referees taking charge of games when COVID-19 restrictions are in place will come into force immediately and be applied at all levels of the game.
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Representational image.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Aug 03, 2020 01:42 PM IST
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Soccer returning in Africa with troubles and bio-bubbles

The coronavirus pandemic is in its early stages but growing across much of the continent, and often disorganized and now cash-strapped soccer authorities are being trusted to keep the virus in check among hundreds of players and officials itching to get back to action.
General view of match balls on the pitch.(Action Images via Reuters)
General view of match balls on the pitch.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Aug 01, 2020 10:51 AM IST
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Cape Town | ByPress Trust of India

Dele Alli handed one-match suspension by FA over coronavirus prank

Alli, 24, was charged with breaching FA Rule E3 (1) after posting a video on social media of himself at an airport wearing a mask and apparently mocking a man of Asian appearance.
File image of Dele Alli.(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Dele Alli.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jun 12, 2020 10:33 AM IST
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London | ByReuters

Premier League does not yet have ‘green light’, minister warns

Premier League clubs are due to meet on Monday to discuss the latest plans for “Project Restart” -- a day after an expected minor easing of coronavirus lockdown measures.
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Representational Image.(AP)
Published on May 08, 2020 06:17 PM IST
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London | ByAFP

Virus shutdown could impact mental health of ‘at-risk’ footballers, warns doctor

Global players’ union FIFPro last month warned of a sharp rise in the number of footballers reporting symptoms of anxiety and depression since the game was suspended worldwide.
General view of a match ball.(REUTERS)
General view of a match ball.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 01, 2020 07:37 PM IST
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London | ByPress Trust of India

Manchester United wont travel to India for pre-season: Report

Slowly and steadily the football associations are trying to restart their respective seasons and targetting a finish by July. This is expected to clash with clubs’ pre-season tours as the matches are played during that small July-August window itself, before the start of next season.
File photo of Manchester United.(Action Images via Reuters)
File photo of Manchester United.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Apr 29, 2020 03:24 PM IST
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Manchester | ByIndo Asian News Service

COVID-19: Champions League could be concluded with 4-day finals

If the idea is agreed, the same would apply to the Europa League where the final is due to take place in the Polish city of Gdansk.
General view of the UEFA logo at UEFA Headquarters(REUTERS)
General view of the UEFA logo at UEFA Headquarters(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 16, 2020 10:16 AM IST
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London | ByIndo Asian News Service

UK football chiefs ban heading in training for young children

The three football associations issued a statement confirming changes to their heading guidance, which followed a study that showed former footballers were 3.5 times more likely to die from neurodegenerative disease.
Young kids playing football.(Twitter.)
Young kids playing football.(Twitter.)
Updated on Feb 24, 2020 06:38 PM IST
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London | ByAgence France-Presse

Bernardo Silva hit with one-match ban for Benjamin Mendy tweet

In September, Silva tweeted an image of a young Mendy alongside an image of the character representing the Spanish chocolate peanut brand Conguitos, before deleting it 46 minutes later.
Manchester City's Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy during training.(Action Images via Reuters)
Manchester City's Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy during training.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Nov 13, 2019 11:53 PM IST
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London | ByAgence France-Presse

Lionel Messi returns for Argentina after ban for Brazil, Uruguay friendlies

The striker was handed a three-month suspension for comments he made after the game, in which he accused CONMEBOL, the governing body of South American football, of corruption.
Argentina's Lionel Messi during a Copa America semifinal match against Brazil at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte.(AP)
Argentina's Lionel Messi during a Copa America semifinal match against Brazil at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte.(AP)
Updated on Nov 01, 2019 12:31 PM IST
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Buenos Aires | ByAgence France-Presse

Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva’s tweet to be investigated for alleged racism

According to a BBC report, Portugal’s Silva compared Mendy to the character on the packet of Conguitos - a brand of sweet available in Spain and Portugal
Manchester City's Bernardo Silva celebrates after scoring his sides fifth goal against Watford.(AP)
Manchester City's Bernardo Silva celebrates after scoring his sides fifth goal against Watford.(AP)
Updated on Sep 23, 2019 04:09 PM IST
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Manchester | ByIndo Asian News Service

Leicester City’s Hamza Choudhury charged by FA over social media posts

Hamza Choudhury has made 19 appearances for Leicester after emerging from the club’s youth system.
File image of Leicester City's Hamza Choudhury.(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Leicester City's Hamza Choudhury.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on May 02, 2019 10:56 PM IST
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London | ByAFP

Former Manchester United star Paul Scholes charged with betting offences

The charge levelled at the 44-year-old -- whose first foray into management with Oldham lasted just 31 days earlier this season -- relates to bets allegedly placed between August 17, 2015, and January 12, 2019.
A file photo of Paul Scholes.(Action Images via Reuters)
A file photo of Paul Scholes.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 09:32 PM IST
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London | ByAgence France-Presse

FIFA bans former Zambian football official for taking bribes

World soccer body FIFA imposed a lifelong ban on Wednesday on the former deputy boss and head of finance of Zambia’s football association, Boniface Mwamelo, for having accepted bribes.
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Representational image.(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 27, 2019 10:05 PM IST
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Apologetic Mauricio Pochettino accepts FA improper conduct charge

The 46-year-old Argentinian said having watched replays of his heated exchange with Dean following the 2-1 defeat by Burnley on Saturday -- highly damaging to his side’s title hopes -- he could offer no defence.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino remonstrates with referee Mike Dean after the match(Action Images via Reuters)
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino remonstrates with referee Mike Dean after the match(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Feb 26, 2019 07:15 PM IST
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London | ByAFP

FIFA bans Chelsea from registering new players in next two transfer windows

Chelsea were found to have breached article 19 of the regulations in the case of 29 minor players and to have committed several other infringements relating to registration requirements for players, FIFA said.
Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi celebrates scoring their third goal with team mates.(Action Images via Reuters)
Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi celebrates scoring their third goal with team mates.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Feb 22, 2019 04:25 PM IST
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Zurich | ByAssociated Press

VAR sparks more controversy across Europe

Six months after successfully making it’s World Cup debut in Russia, the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system remains a ‘work in progress’ which keeps sparking controversy across Europe’s top leagues
A La Liga Referee checks VAR at the Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid.(REUTERS)
A La Liga Referee checks VAR at the Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 24, 2019 12:00 AM IST
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London | ByAFP

English Premier League player charged for making ‘abusive’ gesture towards fans

Austin was caught making a two-fingered gesture towards a section of booing away fans at St Mary’s Stadium
File image of Southampton striker Charlie Austin.(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Southampton striker Charlie Austin.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jan 03, 2019 04:56 PM IST
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London | ByReuters

Chinese football imposes salary cap in new spending crackdown

The swingeing measures are part of a ramped-up effort by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) to clamp down on big spending and get teams to toe a tougher financial line.
File image of Argentine footballer Carlos Tevez posing with the Shanghai Shenhua jersey.(AFP)
File image of Argentine footballer Carlos Tevez posing with the Shanghai Shenhua jersey.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 20, 2018 08:22 PM IST
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Beijing | ByAFP

Corruption-scarred Indonesian football grapples with new match-fix scandal

Earlier this month an executive member of the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) resigned after a popular television talk show broadcast a recording of him offering the coach of Madura FC a bribe of approximately $10,000 to throw a second division game.
Image for representation only(AFP)
Image for representation only(AFP)
Updated on Dec 20, 2018 09:59 AM IST
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Jakarta | ByAFP

Because idols can’t err. Or can they?

SPINOFF: It’s not fair to expect elite athletes to be role models in terms of personal conduct, writes Soumya Bhattacharya
The fame of successful sportspersons such as Cristiano Ronaldo blind their followers in to believing that their icons can’t do any wrong.(Getty Images)
The fame of successful sportspersons such as Cristiano Ronaldo blind their followers in to believing that their icons can’t do any wrong.(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 15, 2018 05:45 PM IST
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Arsenal and Tottenham charged for failing to control players

Spurs midfielder Eric Dier’s goal celebration in his side’s 4-2 defeat had sparked angry scenes on the touchline, with Arsenal’s substitutes unhappy with the England player.
Arsenal's Lucas Torreira, left, fights for the ball with Tottenham's Christian Eriksen.(AP)
Arsenal's Lucas Torreira, left, fights for the ball with Tottenham's Christian Eriksen.(AP)
Updated on Dec 03, 2018 11:55 PM IST
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London | ByReuters

Wayne Rooney savours England comeback despite criticism

Wayne Rooney believes farewells for high-profile former players will become the norm as he prepares to bring down the curtain on his international career against the United States on Thursday.
England's Wayne Rooney attends a press conference ahead of Sunday's Nations League soccer match against Croatia.(AP)
England's Wayne Rooney attends a press conference ahead of Sunday's Nations League soccer match against Croatia.(AP)
Updated on Nov 13, 2018 11:03 PM IST
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FA probe Pep Guardiola’s referee remarks - Reports

English football’s governing body has made it clear previously it would prefer managers not to make any public comment at all about referees.
Manchester City's manager Pep Guardiola gestures during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester(AFP)
Manchester City's manager Pep Guardiola gestures during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester(AFP)
Updated on Nov 13, 2018 10:21 AM IST
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London | ByAFP

Daniel Sturridge charged with breaching betting rules; could face ban

Liverpool reacted by saying the 29-year-old Sturridge has “stated categorically that he has never gambled on football.”
File picture of Daniel Sturridge(REUTERS)
File picture of Daniel Sturridge(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 13, 2018 10:26 AM IST
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London | ByAP
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