Spartak Moscow football club has given a 102-year-old pensioner over $8,000 after he was robbed of a large sum of money. The veteran supporter, who lives 1,500 km from the Russian capital, became a cult figure after attending a match earlier in March.
Russia’s Euro 2016 qualifying match against Montenegro was abandoned after two Russian players were hit by objects thrown from the crowd. Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was hit by a flare, while Dmitry Kombarov was struck by a cigarette lighter.
The chief superintendent who headed Britain’s police response to the Hillsborough disaster issued a call for extra police and dogs but no ambulances as football fans were being crushed to death at the stadium, inquests have heard.
A newly-appointed director at Glasgow’s Rangers Football Club is suspected of sending a sexually-explicit image of the Prophet Mohammed to a radical Islamic preacher in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
An Indonesian sports clothing company has issued an apology, after using sexist language on its clothing. "Washing instructions: Give this shirt to your woman. It's her job," was inscribed on the inside of an Indonesian football team’s jerseys.
England’s Football Association has opened a police-backed inquiry into security lapses which allowed thousands of fans to pour out onto the pitch at Aston Villa’s cup tie derby against West Bromwich Albion.
The president of French football club Guingamp has blasted Ukrainian football ultras who provoked clashes during the club's away match with Dynamo Kiev, saying that what he saw at the stadium was “a war with rabid dogs that wanted to fight.”
A police officer was injured in clashes that erupted after fans threw flares and tried to attack players during the so-called derby of the eternal adversaries in Greece – a football match between top clubs Olympiakos and Panathinaikos.
Racism rears its ugly head, as this video shows a black man in Paris forcefully pushed off a subway train by rowdy British Chelsea fans headed for a match with Paris Saint-Germain. An investigation into their identities is underway.
Soviet football legend Aleksandr Zavarov said he will not fight in the eastern Ukraine conflict, after reports surfaced that a draft notice bearing the 53-year-old’s name was delivered to the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) last week.