Ex-FIFA boss Sepp Blatter handed new SIX-YEAR ban after investigation into World Cup bribery scandal

Disgraced ex-FIFA boss Sepp Blatter handed new SIX-YEAR and eight month ban from football and £780,000 fine for multiple breaches of their ethics code after investigation into World Cup bribery scandal Sepp Blatter has been handed a new six-year ban from football-related activities The former FIFA boss was investigated over bribes to secure World Cup … Read more

‘More than 6,500 migrant workers have died’ building Qatar’s World Cup infrastructure

More than 6,500 migrant workers have died during Qatar’s football World Cup preparations over the last decade, according to a report. On average 12 migrants from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have died each week since December 2010 when Qatar was awarded the 22nd FIFA tournament. The findings were compiled from government sources … Read more

Red Zone request: Premier League clubs hoping their stars can dodge quarantine after playing abroad

Premier League clubs in Red Zone request as they prepare to ask for special exemption for their players to dodge 10-day quarantine after playing on international duty in countries hit hard by Covid Premier League players are set to go out on international duty next month Clubs are hoping their players can avoid quarantine when … Read more

Playing video games angry makes you a worse player, but being positive gives you motivation to win

Playing video games can stir up a lot of emotions, but a new study indicates being upset or depressed when you log onto your favorite game can make you play worse. Researchers from Stanford University showed participants video clips intended to make them feel amused, enthusiastic, angry or sad and then compared how they performed … Read more

MARTIN SAMUEL: Image of Diego Maradona surrounded by Belgium players in 1982 sums up the man

This is the photograph that encapsulates Diego Maradona. It is not what it seems, but that doesn’t matter. It’s not about what’s real. It’s about the man, the life, the myth and our memory. This is Maradona as we picture him: on the ball, against the world, against the odds. It’s beautiful. The man who … Read more

Gamer, 18, sent footballer Ian Wright a stream of racist abuse

The 18-year-old who sent a tirade of racist messages to the footballer Ian Wright was yesterday told he had been forgiven. Patrick O’Brien, from Tralee, County Kerry, sent 20 vile Instagram messages to the Match of the Day presenter, 57, before handing himself into police after Wright shared the messages online. The teenager said he sent the abusive … Read more

Dua Lipa takes to the pitch as virtual character in FIFA 21 soccer video game along with other stars

Dua Lipa takes to the pitch as virtual character in FIFA 21 soccer video game along with other stars By Paul Chavez For Dailymail.com Published: 03:38 GMT, 17 November 2020 | Updated: 03:38 GMT, 17 November 2020 Dua Lipa will soon be taking to the pitch as a virtual character in the FIFA 21 soccer … Read more

Shamed ex-FA chairman Greg Clarke will KEEP his £190,000-per-year job as FIFA vice-president

Shamed ex-FA chairman Greg Clarke will KEEP his £190,000-per-year job as FIFA vice-president – as he claims UEFA asked him to stay on to protect their voting power despite his racist, homophobic and sexist gaffes Clarke will not stand down from his £190,000-a-year FIFA vice-president role The 63-year-old has stated UEFA have asked him to … Read more

Michel Platini arrives for questioning at Swiss Attorney General’s office

Michel Platini arrives at Swiss Attorney General’s office as former head of UEFA is interrogated as part of probe into £1.6m payment from FIFA in 2011 Michel Platini was pictured arriving at the Swiss Attorney General’s office  Platini, the former head of UEFA, was summoned for questioning on Monday The 65-year-old is to be quizzed … Read more