football

Maradona treated by medics after dramatic Argentina win

Argentinian football icon Diego Maradona required medical treatment after his former team’s dramatic 2-1 World Cup win over Nigeria in St Petersburg on Tuesday. Photos shared online showed an exhausted-looking Maradona sitting in an armchair while being treated by paramedics, one of whom seemed to be checking his pulse. Argentinian[…]

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Argentina cancels football friendly with Israel in Jerusalem

Argentina’s national football team has cancelled an upcoming friendly match with Israel, Argentine news sources reported. Argentinian sports website Minutouno reported on Tuesday that Saturday’s game in Jerusalem had been “suspended” amid an “escalation of violence, threats and criticism” directed at captain ‘Leo’ Messi. Argentina, a major contender to win[…]

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Police searching for Dortmund team bus attackers

German investigators are hunting for possible suspects responsible for three explosions that rocked Dortmund football team’s bus, injuring a player. The assault, described by Dortmund city’s police chief as a “targeted attack” against the team, shook German football ahead of a Champions League quarter-final at home to Monaco. Borussia Dortmund’s[…]

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FIFA bans ex-official Blazer for life

Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer, a key figure in a US investigation into corruption by football officials, has been banned for life from football activities by the sport’s governing body. Blazer, who in 2013 secretly pleaded guilty in the US to bribery and financial offences, was found by FIFA’s[…]

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