Category archives for: Soccer

Leiwekes take a stand against Europe’s U.S. soccer plans

By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) – Brothers Tod and Tim Leiweke, two of the most powerful sports entrepreneurs in the United States, have questioned the value of European soccer clubs staging matches in the U.S. and Canada. The brothers, who have been involved in American sports clubs across different codes, were reacting on Wednesday to [...]

FIFA vice-president Webb calls for Rooney Rule in England

By Michael Hann LONDON (Reuters) – Owners of Premier League clubs must ensure black managers are given a chance to succeed and one solution could be to introduce American Football’s ‘Rooney Rule’, FIFA vice-president Jeffrey Webb said on Wednesday. A law whereby at least one black or ethnic minority candidate must be interviewed for every [...]

Soccer-Germany’s Ozil out for up to three months

* Ozil suffers partial ligament tear in knee * Germany international out for 10-12 weeks (Releads with extent of Ozil injury) FRANKFURT, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil has been ruled out for up to three months after he was diagnosed with a partial tear of a knee ligament, the German football association [...]

Donovan to captain US in national team finale

BOSTON (AP) — Landon Donovan will captain the United States on Friday in his national team finale. View full post on World Soccer on Yahoo Sports

Soccer-Winter Olympics may have to move for 2022 World Cup – ECA

* World Cup could coincide with Winter Games * IOC says FIFA’s Blatter has assured there will be no clash (Adds IOC reaction) By Mike Collett LONDON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – The 2022 Winter Olympics may have to move from its traditional January and February dates to accommodate the World Cup finals being staged in [...]

Soccer-Mayne-Nicholls considering FIFA presidency bid

(Adds additional quotes) By Mike Collett LONDON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Harold Mayne-Nicholls, the former head of the FIFA technical committee which warned world soccer’s governing body against holding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, is considering running for its presidency next year. If he did, Mayne-Nicholls would be the third candidate in the race [...]

Mayne-Nicholls considering FIFA presidency bid

By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) – Harold Mayne-Nicholls, the former head of the FIFA technical committee which warned world soccer’s governing body against holding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, is considering running for its presidency next year. If he did, Mayne-Nicholls would be the third candidate in the race with the incumbent and overwhelming [...]

Mesut Ozil out 10 to 12 weeks with knee injury

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany and Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has been ruled out of action for 10 to 12 weeks with a left knee injury. View full post on World Soccer on Yahoo Sports

Soccer-Bundesliga would never consider playing overseas says CEO

By Mike Collett LONDON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – The Bundesliga would never consider playing matches overseas like the Premier League because it would not want to alienate fans who watch their teams “through rain and shine,” chief executive Christian Seifert said on Wednesday. Seifert told delegates at the Leaders in Sport Summit at Chelsea’s stadium [...]

Winter Olympics may have to move for 2022 World Cup: ECA

By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) – The 2022 Winter Olympics may have to move from its traditional January and February dates to accommodate the World Cup finals being staged in Qatar, leading European soccer clubs’ official Umberto Gandini said on Wednesday. Gandini, vice-chairman of the European Club Association of Europe’s top 200-plus clubs and Director [...]

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