Home / Sports / Football (page 3)

Football

Russian fan leader Alexander Shprygin back in France

Alexander Shprygin and a group of other Russia fans flew from Nice to Moscow on Saturday Russian football fan leader Alexander Shprygin has been detained in France, two days after being expelled from the country, French officials say. He had been put on a flight …

Read More »

IAAF votes to keep Russia banned ahead of Rio games

VIENNA: World athletics’ governing body decided on Friday to maintain its doping ban on all Russian athletes, Russia’s athletics federation said, leaving the country’s hopes of competing in the Rio Olympics dependent on Olympic chiefs giving a special dispensation at a meeting next week. The …

Read More »

IAAF decision means Russian track and field banned from Olympics: ministry

MOSCOW: Russia’s sports ministry on Friday said that a decision by the IAAF to keep in place a ban means its entire track and field team will miss the Rio Olympics. “We are extremely disappointed by the IAAF’s decision to uphold the ban on all …

Read More »

Putin questions how Russians ‘beat up’ English football fans

MOSCOW -UNS : Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday called the football hooligan violence at Euro 2016 a “disgrace” but questioned how Russian fans could have overpowered a far larger English presence. “The fighting between Russian fans with the English, that is a disgrace,” Putin …

Read More »

France expels Russia far-right fan chief Shprygin in Euro 2016

The far-right leader of the Russian footballer supporters’ association is being thrown out of France following violence at the England-Russia Euro 2016 match in Marseille. Alexander Shprygin is among 20 Russian fans being deported. They were detained on Tuesday while travelling from Marseille to Lille …

Read More »

Schweinsteiger seals German win over Ukraine

LILLE -UNS – World champions Germany were bailed out by goalkeeper Manuel Neuer as goals by Shkodran Mustafi and Bastian Schweinsteiger secured a 2-0 win over Ukraine in their Euro 2016 opener in Lille. Valencia defender Mustafi powered home the opener from Toni Kroos s …

Read More »

Brazil crash out of Copa America after Peru upset

NEW YORK -UNS : The Copa America Centenario erupted into controversy on Sunday after a refereeing blunder sent Brazil crashing to a 1-0 defeat against Peru — and out of the tournament. The defeat left Brazil struggling to digest their worst performance in the Copa …

Read More »

Russia faces Uefa probe after England match violence

Jump media playerMedia player helpOut of media player. Press enter to return or tab to continue. Media captionFootage appears to show Russian fans charging at England supporters Uefa has begun disciplinary proceedings against Russia’s Football Union after “totally unacceptable” scenes at Saturday’s England-Russia game. Footage …

Read More »

Euro 2016: Clashes in Marseille ahead of England-Russia match

MARSEILLE -UNS : English and Russian soccer fans hurling bottles and chairs clashed with each other and French riot police in Marseille on Saturday ahead of their teams´ opening Euro 2016 match. There were also scuffles between visiting fans and locals in the narrow streets …

Read More »

Ronaldo strikes shoot-out winner as Real crowned kings of Europe

MILAN: Cristiano Ronaldo added the finishing touches as Real Madrid were crowned kings of Europe for an 11th time with a 5-3 penalties victory over Atletico Madrid, after a 1-1 draw in the Champions League final on Saturday. Two years after reviving Real’s bid for …

Read More »