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Tear gas, rubber bullets in Lille, France, as Everton fans clash with police
French police have used tear gas and rubber bullets against rioting English soccer fans who arrived in the country to support Liverpool side Everton in a Europa League match against Lille, local media report.

23.10.2014 13:34

‘Keeper played well’: Team takes heart from 0-22 defeat
Tenth-tier English football club Cheadle Town has become an overnight Twitter sensation after releasing unusually positive comments following a 22-0 thrashing by Russian Under-19s in a friendly game.

06.10.2014 20:06

FCC eyes punishing broadcasters for using ‘Redskins’ football name
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering whether or not to punish broadcasters for using the term ‘Redskins’ when referring to Washington, DC’s NFL football franchise.

02.10.2014 01:51

Shocking statistic: 96% of pro football players suffered from brain disease before death
Nearly all of the former professional football players examined as part of a recent study were found to have had suffered from a degenerative brain disease that’s increasingly being linked to America’s favorite sport, a new report reveals.

01.10.2014 18:57

Sports is not political tool in international relations – Russia
Russia’s Foreign Ministry has spoken out against attempts by other countries to influence the activities of international sporting bodies, like the IOC or FIFA, as well as boycotting international events for political reasons.

29.09.2014 14:12

Winner's fail: Top 5 painful, frustrating football goal celebrations (VIDEO)
A striker for Brazilian side, Coritiba, fell into the stadium’s basement after scoring for his team, inspiring RT to remember the most painful and frustrating goal celebrations in football history.

28.09.2014 14:04

Too hot: Top FIFA official says 2022 Qatar World Cup will move due to heat
A top FIFA official says the 2022 World Cup won’t be held in Qatar because of dangers faced by players and fans in scorching temperatures. The Gulf State, which has faced repeated allegations of corruption, says they want to move the event to winter.

22.09.2014 17:24

World Cup ‘slaves’ scandal: Qatar holds 2 UK rights researchers over ‘emigration violations’
Qatari authorities have confirmed they are holding two British researchers who are investigating the 2022 World Cup facilities, which is linked with a scandal over poor working conditions and dozens of deaths of foreign workers.

07.09.2014 14:08

FIFA president calls foul, says 2018 World Cup will stay in Russia
The president of FIFA, Sepp Blatter, says there is no chance of the 2018 World Cup being taken away from Russia. This came after calls from politicians to move the event because of Russia’s supposed role in the Ukrainian conflict.

03.09.2014 19:02

​Now do it for Israeli kid! Calls on Lionel Messi to balance his support of Palestine children
Netizens are trying to get soccer ace Lionel Messi to honor a four year-old boy, who was killed by a missile fired by Hamas. The child idolized the Barcelona star. Earlier Messi had spoken out about the plight of Palestinian children.

25.08.2014 13:29

UEFA won’t recognize Crimean clubs playing in Russian league
European football’s ruling body UEFA said that the three Crimean Republic clubs that have joined Russian competitions this season will not have their games officially recognized.

22.08.2014 19:07

​Zlatan Ibrahimovic gives $50,000 to help Swedish learning difficulties team make World Cup
Footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has donated $50,000 to help the Swedish learning difficulties team compete at the INAS World Football Championships in Brazil. The team had only wanted a signed shirt, but in the end got far more than they had hoped for.

13.08.2014 16:45

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