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Football

Spartak to the rescue: 102yo fan loses $12,600 in life savings to robbers, club steps in
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.

28.03.2015 15:58

Russia-Montenegro Euro qualifier abandoned after 2 players hit by objects thrown by fans
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.

27.03.2015 20:09

Hillsborough inquests: Police commander admits mistakes caused death of 96 fans
The police commander on duty on the day of the Hillsborough disaster has admitted his failings caused 96 football fans to be crushed to death, an inquest has heard.

17.03.2015 16:32

‘France a sh** country?’ Then leave, Marine Le Pen tells football star Ibrahimovic
National Front leader Marine Le Pen has called on Zlatan Ibrahimovic to leave France if he doesn’t like it. The move follows the football star’s angry remark about French match referees.

16.03.2015 16:47

Hillsborough inquests: Court hears police called for dogs, not medics as fans crushed to death
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.

13.03.2015 15:18

Mohammed gay sex cartoon allegedly tweeted to cleric by Rangers football rep
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.

12.03.2015 11:57

'It’s her job': Indonesian clothing manufacturer under fire for sexist remark
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.

09.03.2015 00:42

Pitch invasion chaos prompts English FA investigation (VIDEO)
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.

08.03.2015 21:22

​'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