Harsh spotlight shone on Qatar human rights issues ahead of World Cup as Norwegian FA president gives scathing speech

Klaveness’ comments came just a day after worldwide players’ union FIFPRO and a global trade union federation published an open letter that criticized Qatar for continued poor working conditions for migrants in the run-up to December’s tournament, even as it noted some “encouraging signs of progress.” A former player for the Norwegian national team and … Read more

Gareth Bale is the third-best paid player in Europe and top’s LaLiga salary table on £28.8ma-year

The world’s highest-paid footballers: Spanish paper Marca list Real Madrid outcast Gareth Bale THIRD on £28.8ma-year – above Cristiano Ronaldo and nine other Premier League stars in the top 30 Marca has published a list of the highest-earning footballers in Europe Neymar tops the list, with Lionel Messi second and Gareth Bale third Bale has … Read more

Liverpool and Manchester City who will win the Premier League title race

As attention turns back to the Premier League, one of modern football’s great rivalries resumes – Manchester City against Liverpool. With nine games to go, City have a one-point lead. They meet at the Etihad on April 10 and in the FA Cup semi-finals a week later. All eyes are on who will prevail. Will … Read more

Rio Ferdinand leaves out Jack Grealish and Mason Mount from England World Cup XI

Rio Ferdinand leaves out Jack Grealish and Mason Mount from his England starting XI for the 2022 World Cup and includes THREE right backs… so who makes the Manchester United icon’s cut for the first game in Qatar? England recorded wins against Ivory Coast and Switzerland in the past week Matches provided boss Gareth Southgate … Read more

Tottenham and Arsenal will stage North London Derby on penultimate Premier League week

EXCLUSIVE: Tottenham and Arsenal set to play crucial North London Derby in the penultimate week of the Premier League season… with the clash a possible Champions League decider The North London Derby will take place on the second last week of the season It was rearranged after Arsenal controversially claimed a Covid outbreak The clash … Read more

Blame game after Iran women pepper-sprayed at World Cup qualifier | Women’s Rights News

Once again there appears to be no accountability after women were violently forced to stay out of a football stadium. Tehran, Iran – Iranian officials have once more chosen to engage in a blame game after women who purchased tickets to watch a World Cup qualifier football match and were greeted with pepper spray. Iran … Read more

Myers Park High School forfeit 2021 NCHSAA football games

The entrance to Myers Park High School on Monday, September 20, 2021. Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com Myers Park High School will forfeit all of its 2021 football games and pay a $250 fine due to having inligible players on the team last season. In a letter to Myers Park families obtained by the Observer, Mustangs principal … Read more

World Cup qualifiers: Canada celebrates reaching first men’s World Cup in 36 years

That’s the view of coach John Herdman, the Englishman who has overseen Canada’s steady rise through the men’s FIFA rankings over the past four years. Canada’s ascension to football legitimacy culminated in a 4-0 against Jamaica on Sunday, guaranteeing Herdman’s team a spot at the World Cup in Qatar later this year. It will be … Read more

Man City: Yaya Toure hasn’t heard from Pep Guardiola since apology after fallout

Yaya Toure reveals Pep Guardiola has IGNORED his attempts to apologise for claiming his old boss has ‘problems with Africans’… and opens up on his new ‘texting’ friendship with his great rival, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp Yaya Toure accused Pep Guardiola of ‘having problems with Africans’ in 2018 The Ivory Coast icon previously wrote a … Read more

ref revolution! Officials to train with top clubs next season

EXCLUSIVE: Referees are set to train with Premier League clubs from next season in a bid to improve relationships with players… thanks to a proposal put forward by Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick Referees could soon start training with Premier League clubs and players Ralf Rangnick said officials should train with clubs so players … Read more