Posts Tagged Soccer

Michel Platini re-elected as UEFA president for 3rd term

UEFA President Michel Platini waits for the start of the 39th Ordinary UEFA Congress in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

VIENNA (AP) — Michel Platini was re-elected as UEFA president on Tuesday, and two critics of Sepp Blatter were chosen to join the FIFA executive committee.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

UEFA chief Platini warns of rising extremism, hooliganism

UEFA President Michel Platini waits for the start of the 39th Ordinary UEFA Congress in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

VIENNA (AP) — UEFA President Michel Platini has warned that nationalism and hooliganism is threatening European soccer.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Clarke could ask Gerrard to address Europe’s Ryder Cup team

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard removes the captains armband after being sent off by referee Martin Atkinson during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

LONDON (AP) — Darren Clarke says he could ask Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard to address Europe’s Ryder Cup team before it takes on the United States at Hazeltine next year.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Sweden gives man 10 months for killing rival in soccer fight

STOCKHOLM (AP) — In a March 23 story about a court sentencing a football fan, The Associated Press erroneously reported that he had been given a 10-year prison term for killing a supporter of a rival team. The court sentenced him to 10 months in prison, not 10 years.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Sao Paulo decision to come after release of Olympic schedule

SAO PAULO (AP) — Sao Paulo will not be able to guarantee its participation in the Olympic football tournament by the time the match schedule must be completed next week, local officials said Monday.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,