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Blatter appeals 90-day suspension from FIFA

FIFA’s embattled President Sepp Blatter is appealing against his suspension. Blatter was banned for 90 days by the FIFA ethics committee in the wake of corruption claims levelled against him. Also facing the same ban are vice-president Michel Platini and secretary general Jerome Valcke; all three men deny any wrongdoing. (Image source: BBC)

Jurgen Klopp agrees to 3-year deal at Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp has signed a three-year deal as Liverpool’s newest manager. The German has been taking a break since leaving Borussia Dortmund in May. Klopp will now replace Brendan Rodgers, who was fired this weekend after three-and-a-half years at Anfield. As it stands now, Liverpool are in tenth place in the Premier League table. (Image Read More

FIFA President Blatter faces 90-day provisional suspension

FIFA President Sepp Blatter is facing a provisional suspension of 90 days by the ethics committee, amid the investigation for criminal mismanagement. This was after Chung Mong-joon, who’s running for the leadership role, said he plans to sue Blatter for embezzlement. The president, who will step down from FIFA in February, has denied any wrongdoing. Read More

Lionel Messi cleared of tax fraud charges, but father remains accused

In Spain, tax fraud charges have been dropped against Argentinian star Lionel Messi, but prosecutors are going after his father. Both men were accused of defrauding Spanish tax authorities of over 5 million dollars, through offshore companies between 2007 and 2009. The Barcelona forward is now off the hook, but his father Jorge Messi, who Read More

Cristiano Ronaldo recognized by Real Madrid as club’s top goalscorer

Cristiano Ronaldo was honoured by Real Madrid; he became the club’s record top-scorer with 323 goals, putting him on level with the previous record set by Raul. Ronaldo claimed the honour after scoring twice for Real in Tuesday’s 2-0 Champions League triumph at Malmo. With this, the Portuguese star forward brought his total career tally Read More

Premier League fixtures for October 3-4

Saturday, October 3 Crystal Palace vs West Bromwich Albion Aston Villa vs Stoke City AFC Bournemouth vs Watford Manchester City vs Newcastle United Norwich City vs Leicester City Sunderland vs West Ham United Chelsea vs Southampton Sunday, October 4 Everton vs Liverpool Arsenal vs Manchester United Swansea City vs Tottenham Hotspur (Image source: The Guardian)

FIFA suspends Jamaica coach Schaefer, 2 players

FIFA is punishing Jamaica’s national head coach Winfried Schaefer, as well as two players. Schaefer was suspended for 2 matches for “unsporting behaviour” against a match official in a CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier against the hosts Nicaragua on September 8. Two of the Reggae Boyz – Lance Laing and Upston Edwards – face a 4-game Read More

Ex-FIFA VP Jack Warner gets lifetime ban from soccer

FIFA has announced that its former vice president Jack Warner has been banned from all soccer activity for life. This is because of allegations of misconduct in the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Warner left FIFA in 2011 after previous bribery claims. The former CONCACAF boss is currently fighting extradition from Read More

Cameroon’s FECAFOOT elects Tombi A Roko Sidiki as new leader

The Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) has elected a new president. Tombi A Roko Sidiki vowed to bring all Cameroonians together to help rebuild the game in the country, for continued support of the Indomitable Lions. The troubled FECAFOOT was ordered by FIFA to hold successful elections by the Monday deadline, otherwise Cameroon would’ve faced an Read More

TFC’s Giovinci makes 20 goals this season in new MLS record

Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco wrote his name in the MLS record books. He’s become the first player in the league to reach 20 goals and 10 assists in a single season. This comes after TFC downed the Chicago Fire 3-2 Saturday at BMO Field. (Image source: CBC)


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