Tag Archives: Football

Football: Dendoncker denies United, violence mars Lyon-Besiktas

BRUSSELS: Leander Dendoncker struck late to snatch a 1-1 draw for Anderlecht against Manchester United in the first leg of Thursday’s (Apr 13) Europa League quarter-final, while crowd trouble overshadowed Lyon’s tie with Besiktas. Belgian international midfielder Dendoncker rose to majestically power home a header from Ivan Obradovic’s cross four minutes from time and cancel… Read More »

Football: Video referee to be used in Australia's A-League

SYDNEY: Australia’s A-League will become the first top-level domestic football league in the world to implement the video assistant referee system, officials said on Monday (Apr 3). After six months of training and lower-tier live trials, Football Federation Australia’s director of referees Ben Wilson said he was confident most teething issues had been resolved. “We’ve… Read More »

Mali asserts right to reform football body in face of FIFA ban

BAMAKO: Mali will reform its national football authority and not be swayed by its suspension by FIFA, the sport’s governing body, Minister of Sport Housseïni Amion Guindo said in an interview published on Sunday. FIFA blocked Mali from international football on Friday after Guindo sacked the executive committee, following allegations of fraud during a leadership… Read More »

Football: Ramires keeps big-spending Jiangsu perfect in Asia

OSAKA: Former Chelsea midfielder Ramires scored the goal that kept China’s big-spending Jiangsu Suning on top of their AFC Champions League group with a 1-0 win at Japan’s Gamba Osaka on Wednesday (Mar 15). The Brazilian midfielder, who cost Jiangsu €28 million from the London club in January 2016, struck a gorgeous finish with his… Read More »