Category: Football
Football 23.05.19 | 21:17

Emiliano Sala: WhatsApp voice message reveals late striker had ‘no interest’ in joining Cardiff City

A WhatsApp recorded message from the late footballer Emiliano Sala has revealed that he had “no interest” in joining Cardiff City before his transfer from Nantes to the Premier League club was agreed, Independent reports. Sala died on the evening of 21 January when the aeroplane carrying him...

Football 23.05.19 | 20:10

Qatar commits to 32-team World Cup after expansion plans abandoned

Qatar says it is committed to making the 2022 World Cup “one of the best tournaments ever” after plans to expand it from 32 to 48 teams were abandoned. Neither the possibility of Qatar hosting an expanded 48-team tournament with other countries nor on its own will now be pursued, football world governing...

Football 17.05.19 | 11:49

Iker Casillas to retire from football following heart attack

Iker Casillas has decided to retire from professional football after suffering from a heart attack earlier this month, the Independent reported. Casillas, 37, won five La Liga titles and a World Cup with Spain during his glittering 21-year career. The goalkeeper made over 700 appearances for Real Madrid before...

Football 16.05.19 | 12:34

Michel Platini takes his revenge on FIFA 

Seven months after filing a complaint against X for “slanderous denunciation” and “criminal conspiracy to commit the offence of slanderous denunciation”, Michel Platini, the former UEFA president, was heard by the police on 14 May. A drawer investigation in which the role of...

Football 16.05.19 | 11:02

Lazio wins the Italian Cup in Rome

Lazio won the Italian Cup in Rome on Wednesday after beating Atalanta 2-0 with late goals from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Joaquin Correa. The success grants the Romans access to the Europa League, a goal they were chasing also in the Serie A, where they sit four points off places for the tournament...

Football 15.05.19 | 22:23

Ribery in tears during Bayern Munich team-mate Rafinha’s emotional farewell press conference

Franck Ribery was unable to hide his emotions as long-serving Bayern Munich team mate Rafinha said goodbye to the club, Daily Mail reported. Rafinha made 266 appearances for Bayern and helped them to six consecutive Bundesliga titles, but along with Ribery and Arjen Robben will depart the club this...

Football 10.05.19 | 11:14

Arsenal and Chelsea set up all-England Europa League final

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat-trick as Arsenal defeated Valencia 4-2 and Chelsea beat Eintracht Frankurt in a penalty shoot-out to set up an all-England Europa League final in Baku on May 29. With the Champions League in Madrid on June 1 between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, it means all...

Football 01.04.19 | 13:54

Pilot of plane crash that killed footballer Emiliano Sala ‘was colour-blind and not qualified to fly at night’

The missing pilot of the plane which crashed and killed Emiliano Sala was reportedly colour-blind and not qualified to fly at night, Daily Mail reported. David Ibbotson, 51, was flying the Piper Malibu light aircraft carrying the 28-year-old Cardiff City signing when it smashed down into the English...

Football 26.03.19 | 10:07

Ronaldo injured in Portugal’s 1-1 draw against Serbia

Forward Cristiano Ronaldo went off injured as Portugal drew their European Championship qualifier against Serbia. Ronaldo pulled up with what appeared to be a hamstring injury when sprinting after the ball and was substituted in the 31st minute. Serbia led at the time after Dusan Tadic’s early...

Football 26.03.19 | 09:47

France hit four, England five but Portugal held in Euro qualifiers

World champions France secured a second straight Euro 2020 qualifying win by thrashing Iceland 4-0, while European title-holders Portugal lost captain Cristiano Ronaldo to injury in a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Serbia on Monday. England meanwhile also made it two wins out of two with a 5-1 victory...

Football 22.03.19 | 09:36

Macedonia beats Latvia in Euro qualifiers opener – goal videos

Macedonia beat Latvia 3:1 in the opening match of the Euro 2020 qualifiers in Skopje on Thursday. Goran Pandev wore the 100th shirt of the national team. Macedonia played a match with an impressive first half in which it created more chances for goal and twice shook the opponent’s net, while in...

Football 17.03.19 | 16:09

Muamed Sejdini elected new FFM president

Muamed Sejdini was elected Sunday new president of the Football Federation of Macedonia (FFM). In the attendance of UEFA and FIFA representatives, 82 out of the 90 FFM General Assembly members voted in favor of Sejdini. “It is a great honor to be the president of FFM and fight for the Macedonian football....

Football 28.02.19 | 20:22

Official: Sejdini is the only candidate for FFM president

Muhamed Sejdini, the current acting president of the Federation, is officially the only candidate for president of FFM ahead of the Election Assembly of the Football Federation of Macedonia. This was stated by the FFM Selection and Appointment Commission, which, after receiving all the reports from the...

Football 25.02.19 | 19:32

Sala crash report says plane not licensed for commercial use

The plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala that crashed in the Channel last month did not have a commercial licence, British investigators said on Monday. But the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said the journey would have been allowed as a “private” flight in which costs are...

Football 25.02.19 | 17:59

UEFA moves qualifiers over Spain’s refusal to fly Kosovo flag

UEFA is changing the venues of qualifiers for the under-17 European Football Championships after Spain refused to fly the flag of Kosovo or play its anthem. A statement said that the matches of the group which includes Spain, Kosovo, Greece and the Ukraine will not be played in Benidorm and Alcoy as...

Football 13.02.19 | 10:52

PSG win 2-0 at Manchester, Roma beat Porto 2-1 at home

Paris Saint-Germain took a major step towards the Champions League quarter-finals with a 2-0 road victory in Tuesday’s first leg of the round of 16 at 10-man Manchester United while teenager Nicolo Zaniolo scored twice in Roma’s 2-1 home win over Porto. Presnel Kimpembe scored PSG’s opener in the...

Football 01.02.19 | 16:45

Real Madrid cruise past Girona into Copa semis

Karim Benzema continued his excellent form to hit a brace as Real Madrid won 3-1 at Girona (7-3 on aggregate) to reach the Copa del Rey semi-finals for the first time since 2014. After an emphatic 4-2 victory in the first leg Madrid were firm favourites to progress and the excellent Benzema ensured they...

Football 31.01.19 | 15:36

Barcelona hit Sevilla for six to ease into semi-finals

Barcelona beat Sevilla 6-1 at the Camp Nou on Wednesday to make it to the Copa del Rey semi-finals 6-3 on aggregate. They were 2-0 down from the first leg but had Lionel Messi back in the starting line-up after having missed the first game and he won a penalty which Philippe Coutinho scored on 13 minutes. Jasper...

Football 30.01.19 | 23:11

Parts of missing plane carrying Emiliano Sala and pilot found on beach

Two seat cushions likely to have come from the plane carrying missing Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala have been found on a French beach, the Air Accidents  Investigation Branch said, Telegraph reported. The plane and its occupants have been missing for more than a week having vanished over the...

Football 30.01.19 | 15:57

Wagner leaves Bayern Munich for Chinese club Tianjin

Former Germany striker Sandro Wagner is leaving Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich for Chinese club Tianjin Teda, both clubs confirmed on Wednesday. Munich-born Wagner leaves Bayern after one year as he rarely got playing time under new coach Niko Kovac, and wasn’t in the squad at all in the two games...

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