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Football

​'Rabid dogs, militiamen': French condemn ultras attack on fans in Kiev
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.”

27.02.2015 10:29

‘We came for football, not war!’ Fans throw flares, storm field during Greek champions’ match
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.

23.02.2015 04:00

‘We’re racist and that's the way we like it!’ Chelsea fans push black man off metro
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.

18.02.2015 10:03

​Famous Soviet football champ refuses to fight for Kiev in E. Ukraine
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.

15.02.2015 18:39

'No Drone Zone' placed over Super Bowl XLIX
If you’re one of the lucky thousands planning on attending the Super Bowl this weekend, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants you to be aware: the deploying of any drone during the big football game won’t be tolerated.

28.01.2015 19:40

'Tangible risk' of terror attack at Euro 2016 looms large in France
The threat of a terror attack at Euro 2016 in France, which will host the European football championship for the third time, has become "palpable" following the latest deadly shootings in Paris, organizing committee president Jacques Lambert has warned.

28.01.2015 06:23

Tear gas, pepper spray disperse crowds of Ohio football fans
US police used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse students and college football fans who flooded the streets of Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, following the Buckeyes’ National Championship win.

13.01.2015 09:58

‘Fidel doing very well’: Maradona receives letter from Castro
Cuban leader Fidel Castro has sent a letter to his old friend, Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona, local media reported. The four-page letter appeared to disprove rumors of Castro’s death, which had been circulating for months.

13.01.2015 07:28

Ronaldo snubs UEFA chief at World Club Cup final presentation
Cristiano Ronaldo gave Michel Platini the cold shoulder as he snubbed the UEFA President at the World Club Cup presentation. Real Madrid had slammed the Frenchman for comments in November when he said the World Player of the Year should go to a German.

21.12.2014 12:21

Premier League football clubs charge children up to £600 to be mascots
Several Premier League clubs charge children up to £600 to be a mascot at a football match and thereby exclude families from poorer backgrounds, The Guardian has revealed.

18.12.2014 15:27

Cops demand Rams players who showed solidarity with Ferguson to be punished
​Five players from the St. Louis Rams professional football team showed solidarity with Ferguson protesters on Sunday by walking onto the field with their hands raised in the air. Now the local police union wants them to be punished.

01.12.2014 15:16

Football fan killed in clashes between Spanish 'ultras' in Madrid
A fan has died in clashes between Spain’s radical groups ahead of a football match in Madrid. The man suffered from head injuries and hypothermia after being thrown into a river. Eleven others were injured and dozens arrested following the violence.

01.12.2014 10:19