Category Archives: Football

16Feb/21

Noma Medical Crisis: African Football Legends Launch Appeal For Donations To Save “Children Without Faces”

Though it affects more than 140,000 children each year, noma remains a little-known disease among the general public. Derived from the Greek word “nomein,” meaning “to devour,” the disease destroys the face, resulting in the death of the child in 90% of cases. In order to fight this scourge, in 2019, former footballer Roger Milla set up the Noma Fund association. Together with former internationals such as Joseph-Antoine Bell, François Omam-Biyik, Patrick Mboma, Rigobert Song, and Jacques Songo’o, he is today launching a global appeal for donations to save the lives of those called “the children without faces.” Contininue reading

09Feb/21

Lay’s® Kicks Off 2021 Global UEFA Champions League Campaign

LIONEL MESSI, PAUL POGBA AND LIEKE MARTENS BRING MATCH-DAY JOY HOME IN NEW CAMPAIGN

NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today the world’s number one snack brand, Lay’s®, premieres a new global campaign centered on uniting and bringing joy to people around the world through football. The 2021 effort in support of the brand’s largest global platform – Men’s UEFA Champions League and UEFA Women’s football – leads with the very best in players, sport, and of course, snacks. Continue reading

14Nov/17

Italy out of World Cup after 1-0 aggregate loss to Sweden

MILAN, ITALY (NOVEMBER 13, 2017) (REUTERS) – Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after being held to a 0-0 home draw on Monday (November 13) by a defiant Sweden, who booked a place at next year’s finals in Russia with a 1-0 aggregate win. Continue reading

13Nov/17

FIFA bribery trial kicks off in New York court

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 13, 2017) (REUTERS) – More than two years after U.S. prosecutors unveiled a sweeping corruption case that rocked FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, three former officials linked to the organization face a trial on racketeering and bribery charges on Monday (November 13) in a New York court. Continue reading

12Nov/17

Morocco World Cup win sparks civil unrest in Brussels

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (NOVEMBER 11, 2017) (TWITTER -BEKAH MOLONY) – Celebrations in Brussels to mark Morocco’s return to soccer’s World Cup finals for the first time in two decades turned violent late on Saturday (November 12), when crowds clashed with police, setting cars on fire and injuring 22 police officers.

Images on social media showed overturned, burning cars and broken shop windows in Brussels city centre as well as police trucks firing water cannons at crowds gathered in front of the city’s stock exchange.

Brussels police said that of some 1,500 people had come to celebrate Morocco’s 2-0 win over Ivory Coast, but that around 300 started to behave violently and attacked police officers and firemen called to put out burning cars and dust bins.

More than 100,000 people of Moroccan origin live in Brussels. Belgium saw an influx of Moroccan workers in the 1960s and 1970s.

Prosecutors said that by Sunday morning no arrests had been made, but Belgium’s interior minister vowed to hold those responsible to account, calling the events unacceptable.

11Nov/17

Hope Solo alleges in a Portuguese newspaper that Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (JANUARY 7, 2013) (REUTERS) – Former U.S. women’s soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo has alleged in a Portuguese newspaper article that former FIFA president Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her. Continue reading

23Oct/17

Ronaldo retains FIFA award for world’s best player

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (OCTOBER 23, 2017) (FIFA) – Real Madrid’s Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the best soccer player in the world for the second year running at FIFA’s The Best awards gala on Monday (October 23). Continue reading

19Oct/17

FA under fire from MPs after apologies to women players

FA Chief Executive Martin Glenn apologises to Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence after a report concluded the players were subject to discriminatory remarks by their former manager.
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01Sep/17

Former England captain Wayne Rooney charged with drink-driving offence

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MAY 10, 2017) (REUTERS) – Former England captain Wayne Rooney has been charged with a drink-driving offence, Cheshire police said in a statement on Friday (September 1). Continue reading