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Ex-UEFA Chief Platini Slams VAR as 'Load of Crap'

Former UEFA president Michel Platini has slammed the use of VAR technology, the introduction of which he has always opposed, as a total nightmare, in an interview on Italian television.

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Messi-Led Argentina Arrive in Israel for Uruguay Friendly

Lionel Messi and his Argentina teammates arrived in Israel Sunday ahead of a friendly match against Uruguay, nearly 18 months after his side canceled a match against Israel.

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Lack of Champions League Begins to Hit Man Utd Finances

Manchester United's failure to qualify for the Champions League is beginning to erode the club's finances, but increased commercial income helped the English giants post revenues of £135.4 million ($174 million) for the first quarter of the 2019-2020 season on Monday.

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Paris Mayor Warned Olympics Chief of 'Risks' from Airbnb Deal

The mayor of Paris warned the head of the International Olympic Committee about the "risks" of its partnership deal with the home rental platform Airbnb, in a letter sent last week and seen by AFP on Monday.

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Man City Lose Appeal to CAS over Financial Fair-Play Investigation

Manchester City have lost their appeal against the decision of UEFA to refer the English champions to its adjudicatory chamber over alleged Financial Fair Play violations, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Friday.

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Loew Says New-Look Germany Not among Euro 2020 Favorites

Germany head coach Joachim Loew insisted Friday his fledgling team can not be considered among the favorites for Euro 2020 as they look to wrap up qualification against Belarus this weekend.

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Miami La Liga Match Scuppered by Spanish Court

Attempts to stage a Spanish La Liga match in Miami were foiled on Friday by a Madrid court which ruled the Villarreal v Atletico Madrid tie scheduled for December 6 cannot be played in the United States.

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Drogba Kicks Off 'Million Trees' Project in Ivory Coast

Football legend Didier Drogba helped launch a drive Friday to plant a million trees to halt deforestation in Ivory Coast.

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Football Diplomacy with Qatar Hints at Saudi 'Peace' Effort

A Saudi-led bloc's decision to play a football tournament in rival Qatar could herald a rapprochement after a two-year stand-off, and signal Riyadh is tempering its muscular approach that stoked regional crises.

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Injured Egypt Superstar Salah to Miss Cup of Nations Qualifiers

African superstar Mohamed Salah will not play for Egypt against Kenya on Thursday in 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying because of a lingering ankle injury.

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