FIFA: African footballer, 17, takes world governing body to court (CNN)A 17-year-old African footballer is taking FIFA to court, arguing football’s world governing body is denying him the chance to further his career. The legal move comes a month after FIFA hit Spain’s football federation with a $216,000 fine for allowing two of its most famous clubs — Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid — to […]
Champions League: Football and politics unite Celtic and Barcelona fans Glasgow, Scotland (CNN)Barcelona and Glasgow might have their differences when you compare climate, food and culture, but when it comes to football these institutions have common passions on and off the field. Walking into Celtic Park ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League game between Celtic and Barca, you’re immediately reminded of past glories, like that of […]
Steven Gerrard: Former England and Liverpool captain ends playing career (CNN)Steven Gerrard, one of the English Premier League’s greatest home-grown players, has retired from football after a 19-year career. Gerrard made 114 appearances for England and played 710 games for his boyhood club Liverpool before spending two seasons in the United States. Steven Gerrard on life in LA He scored five goals in 34 appearances, […]
Borussia Dortmund and Legia Warsaw in Champions League goal-fest (CNN)Borussia Dortmund and Legia Warsaw went goal crazy Tuesday to rack up the highest scoring game in Champions League history. The German side won 8-4 to eclipse the previous record in the competition which was Monaco’s 8-3 win over Deportivo La Coruna in 2003.
FIFA Puskas award: Malaysian shortlisted alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar (CNN)He is little known outside his homeland, but Malaysia’s Mohd Faiz Subri could beat soccer superstars Lionel Messi and Brazilian Neymar to FIFA’s Puskas award for the year’s best goal. Follow @cnnsport Faiz’ s spectacular swerving free-kick for Penang against Pahang FC in a Malaysian Super League match in February has made the shortlist for […]
Bournemouth’s Jordon Ibe robbed at knifepoint – BBC News The robbery came four days after West Ham striker Andy Carroll was allegedly threatened by gunmen as he drove to his home in Essex from the club’s Rush Green training ground. A man is due to appear in court in connection with the attack on Carroll. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38041993
Croydon line tram driver suspended over Sun footage – BBC News A spokesman for the company said: “We have not seen this video before (we saw the footage for the first time when the Sun sent it last night) and it will now be subject to a full investigation. “If the situation is as it appears, then this is completely unacceptable and appropriate action will be […]
Forest Green Rovers build ‘world’s first wooden stadium’ (CNN)US President-elect Donald Trump might have claimed climate change to be a hoax, but in a leafy spot of rural Britain, a millionaire football club owner is doing all he can to make his team as environmentally friendly as possible. The latest initiative of lower league English club Forest Green Rovers is to build what […]
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