Category: International Sports

Fifa were asleep for four years – Platini

Fifa were asleep for four years – Platini

​Banned Uefa president Michel Platini has accused world football’s ethics committee of “sleeping” for four years before barring him from football. Platini and Fifa president Sepp Blatter were ruled to have abused their positions over a £1.3m ($2m) “disloyal payment” made to Platini in 2011. Both men are appealing against eight-year bans issued on Monday. “What [&hellip

Wenger: Spirit saw us through

Wenger: Spirit saw us through

​Meneja wa Arsenal Arsene wenger amefichua kuwa ushindi dhidi ya Man city imepiga jeki imani wanayohitaji katika mbio za kutwaa ligi ya Uingereza msimu huu. Arsenal haijawahi kunyanyua taji hilo tangu mwaka wa 2004. Hata hivyo mabao ya Theo Walcott na Olivier Giroud yalitosha dhidi ya Man City. The Gunners walijifurukuta na kuwanyamazisha City mbele [&hellip

Bale hits four in Real blitz

Bale hits four in Real blitz

​Gareth Bale doubled his Primera Division tally for the season in one afternoon, scoring four goals as Real Madrid ruthlessly thrashed nine-man Rayo Vallecano 10-2 at the Bernabeu. The pressure appeared to be building on boss Rafael Benitez early on when the hosts trailed 2-1 against a side sitting in the relegation zone. But Roman [&hellip

Blatter and Platini get lengthy bans

Blatter and Platini get lengthy bans

​Fifa president Sepp Blatter and Uefa boss Michel Platini have been suspended for eight years from all football-related activities following an ethics investigation. They were found guilty of breaches surrounding a £1.3m ($2m) “disloyal payment” made to Platini in 2011. The Fifa ethics committee found Blatter and Platini had demonstrated an “abusive execution” of their [&hellip

Ancelotti to replace Guardiola

Ancelotti to replace Guardiola

​Pep Guardiola is to leave Bayern Munich at the end of this season and will be replaced by Carlo Ancelotti, the club have confirmed. Guardiola, whose three-year contract expires this summer, is thought to be keen on a fresh challenge after securing two Bundesliga titles in his first two seasons in Munich. Experienced Italian Ancelotti, [&hellip

Hiddink flies in – but no deal yet

Hiddink flies in – but no deal yet

Guus Hiddink is in London to hold talks over the vacant Chelsea job – but is unlikely to be in charge by the time they play Sunderland. Steve Holland and Eddie Newton took Chelsea’s first-team training on Friday – watched by owner Roman Abramovich – and are likely to be in charge of the first [&hellip

Chelsea part company with Jose Mourinho

Chelsea part company with Jose Mourinho

The defending English Premier League champions have sacked their manager, Jose Mourinho, after a string of bad results. There was no immediate word on a replacement. The defending English Premier League champions have parted company with their manager, Jose Mourinho, after a string of bad results. There was no immediate announcement about a replacement. A [&hellip

Chelsea discuss Mourinho future

Chelsea discuss Mourinho future

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho’s future at the club is in question following discussions about his position between the Blues’ board of directors. Owner Roman Abramovich led the talks after the champions were beaten 2-1 at Leicester on Monday. It was their ninth Premier League defeat in 16 games and left them a point above the [&hellip

Players must justify wages – Fabregas

Players must justify wages – Fabregas

​Chelsea’s players need to justify their “big wages” and start playing like “big players”, says Cesc Fabregas. The Premier League champions are only one point above the relegation zone after Monday’s defeat at Leicester, their ninth loss of the season. After the game, boss Jose Mourinho said his ”work was betrayed” by his players. “If you are a [&hellip

Mourinho feels work ‘betrayed’ in defeat

Mourinho feels work ‘betrayed’ in defeat

​Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he felt his “work was betrayed” following his side’s 2-1 defeat by Premier League table toppers Leicester City. The defending champions suffered their ninth league loss in 16 games as Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez scored for the Foxes at the King Power Stadium. It leaves the Blues in 16th [&hellip