Zamparini in dock over Blatter, Platini comments

Maurizio Zamparini. Photo: AP

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini is facing disciplinary action after being reported to the Italian football federation (FIGC) for “harming the reputation” of Fifa president Sepp Blatter as well as Uefa chief Michel Platini.

Tuesday, 21 May, 2013, 11:10am

Michel Platini wants Uefa nations to standardise rules on tackling racism

UEFA Boss Michel Platini. Photo: AFP

Uefa is seeking to implement Europe-wide rules on tackling racism at football matches, the president of European soccer's governing body Michel Platini revealed following a string of high-profile incidents this season, particularly in Italy.

17 May 2013 - 6:01am

Torres gives Chelsea the edge in Europa League quarter-finals

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres celebrates with Eden Hazard and Yossi Benayoun after scoring his second against Rubin Kazan. Photo: EPA

Chelsea, Benfica and Fenerbahce closed in on the Europa League semifinals with victories on Thursday while Basel claimed crucial away goals with a draw at Tottenham. Fernando Torres scored twice in a game for the first time in four months as European champion Chelsea claimed a 3-1 win over Rubin Kazan at home in the first leg of their quarterfinal.

6 Apr 2013 - 5:07am

Credibility of match officials put at risk

UEFA president Michel Platini. Photo: AFP

The politicking of Uefa president Michel Platini, with his persecution of technology and promotion of additional assistant referees, has the side effect of biasing match officials.

5 Apr 2013 - 3:53am

Schalke to appeal Galatasaray result over Drogba

Didier Drogba (right) of Galatasaray vies with Sead Kolasinac of FC Schalke 04 during an Uefa Champions League match between Galatasaray and FC Schalke. Photo: Xinhua

Schalke has lodged a complaint with Uefa over the 1-1 draw at Galatasaray in the Champions League because of Didier Drogba’s participation.

Drogba played in the last-16 match on Wednesday, a week after Fifa provisionally cleared his transfer from Shanghai Shuenhua to the Turkish side.

22 Feb 2013 - 9:17am

Storming off the pitch won't stop racism

AC Milan midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng, of Ghana, sports a jersey reading "AC Milan against racism" prior to the start of the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Siena at the San Siro stadium in Milan. Photo: AP

Is having a strop, stamping one's foot and storming off the pitch the solution to stopping racism? It is if you're Kevin-Prince Boateng, who was racially abused in a recent friendly match between his Serie A side AC Milan and fourth division team Pro Patria.

30 Jan 2013 - 11:58am

English Premier League clubs wary ahead of January transfer window

Theo Walcott

Wariness of Uefa's Financial Fair Play rules and concerns about a lack of value in the market mean the Premier League's top clubs will proceed with caution when the January transfer window opens next week.

29 Dec 2012 - 3:35am

Short Soccer, December 22, 2012

Uefa banned Champions League contender Malaga from European club competitions for one upcoming season yesterday for failing to pay players' wages and tax bills on time.

22 Dec 2012 - 6:23am

Keeping recordings of referees is sound move

Mark Clattenburg

In the aftermath of Chelsea's quashed racism charge against referee Mark Clattenburg, there are noises being sounded out to prevent similar incidents from happening again.

30 Nov 2012 - 2:20am

Short Soccer, October 27, 2012

Victor Wanyama

All Whites face China in Shanghai friendly

New Zealand will play China in a friendly match in Shanghai on November 14, it was announced yesterday. The match will allow All Whites coach Ricki Herbert to experiment with his line-up before New Zealand hosts Oceania's fourth round of 2014 World Cup qualifiers in March next year. AFP  

27 Oct 2012 - 4:15am

Soccer Digest, October 26, 2012

North Queensland Furcy FC, former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler. Photo: AP

Anzhi Makhachkala's Europa League bonuses at risk over William transfer

26 Oct 2012 - 3:27am

Uefa deserves respect for daring to be bold

The trip meter in my Land Rover was reset 17 days ago in Hampshire, England, and ticked on to 3,000 miles - 4,860km - as I pulled into Kharkiv, located between the Ukrainian capital Kiev and Donetsk.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Cable TV keeps grip on Champions League

Pay TV operator Cable TV says it will broadcast Uefa Champions League and Uefa Europa League soccer matches over the next three seasons until 2015 after securing the broadcasting rights. It did not disclose the bidding price. Meanwhile, rival Now TV says it will continue to air the Spanish La Liga until the 2014/15 season.

21 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Jockey Club aims to air soccer matches

The Jockey Club is to offer free broadcasts of soccer matches on its website to 1,000 lucky punters, in a trial programme.

From Thursday, the chosen 'soccer-betting customers' will be able to watch live broadcasts of some games which have not been selected for airing by local paid and free-to-air television channels, a club spokesman said yesterday.

23 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Jail crackdown over soccer betting ring

More than 80 prisoners have been segregated at Stanley Prison after refusing to work in protest against a crackdown on soccer gambling in the jail.

The protest came after officers removed 16 prisoners suspected of soccer bookmaking from a workshop in a special operation ahead of the 2008 UEFA European Football Championship, which kicks off in Switzerland tomorrow.

6 Jun 2008 - 12:00am