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Soccer-Hogmo to replace Olsen as Norway coach – reports (Reuters)

Soccer-Hogmo to replace Olsen as Norway coach – reports (Reuters)

Sept 27 (Reuters) – Norway’s Egil “Drillo” Olsen will be replaced by Per-Mathias Hogmo as coach of the national soccer team, according to media reports on Friday. Norwegian state radio NRK said a decision was taken to offer Hogmo, currently coaching Swedish club Djurgarden, the job at a board meeting on Thursday and that he […]

Soccer-Players’ union ‘deeply alarmed’ by Qatar labour allegations (Reuters)

Soccer-Players’ union ‘deeply alarmed’ by Qatar labour allegations (Reuters)

BERNE, Sept 27 (Reuters) – The international players’ union has called on 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar to respect workers’ rights following a report in the Guardian newspaper that dozens of migrant Nepalese workers have died in recent weeks in the Gulf state. FIFPro, which represents around 50,000 professional footballers worldwide through its national affiliates, […]

Soccer-Qatar examining allegations of labour abuses (Reuters)

Soccer-Qatar examining allegations of labour abuses (Reuters)

DOHA, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Qatar government authorities are investigating allegations in the Guardian newspaper that dozens of migrant Nepalese workers have died in recent weeks, the committee managing preparations for the 2022 World Cup said on Thursday. The Guardian report, published on Wednesday, said thousands of Nepalese workers were enduring labour abuses as Qatar […]

Soccer-Germany striker Klose doubtful for World Cup qualifiers (Reuters)

Soccer-Germany striker Klose doubtful for World Cup qualifiers (Reuters)

BERLIN, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Germany forward Miroslav Klose could miss the World Cup qualifiers against Ireland and Sweden next month after undergoing foot surgery late on Wednesday, Germany coach Joachim Loew said on Thursday. “I have been informed about his surgery and will directly speak with him,” Loew said of Klose, who plays for […]

Soccer-Bulgaria player suspended over doping case (Reuters)

Soccer-Bulgaria player suspended over doping case (Reuters)

BERNE, Sept 26 (Reuters) – An unnamed Bulgaria player has been provisionally suspended after failing a doping test at the World Cup qualifier away to Malta earlier this month, FIFA said on Thursday. The player has been provisionally suspended for 30 days following “an adverse analytical finding” from the doping control after the game, which […]

Soccer-Barca defender Mascherano out for up to 15 days (Reuters)

Soccer-Barca defender Mascherano out for up to 15 days (Reuters)

MADRID, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Barcelona’s injury crisis deepened on Wednesday after tests confirmed first-choice centre back Javier Mascherano will be out of action for upto 15 days after damaging a thigh muscle in Tuesday’s 4-1 La Liga win at home to Real Sociedad. With left back Jordi Alba sidelined and captain Carles Puyol yet […]

Soccer-Walcott to miss England World Cup qualifiers (Reuters)

Soccer-Walcott to miss England World Cup qualifiers (Reuters)

LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has been ruled out of England’s last two World Cup qualifiers because he needs treatment for an abdominal injury, his Premier League club said on Tuesday. “He will have the procedure in Germany on Wednesday and, because it’s so minor, we can begin his rehab immediately,” […]

Soccer-Interpol head lauds capture of match-fixing mastermind (Reuters)

Soccer-Interpol head lauds capture of match-fixing mastermind (Reuters)

By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE, Sept 23 (Reuters) – The secretary general of law enforcement agency Interpol lauded the work of Singapore authorities on Monday for arresting the ‘mastermind’ of the world’s largest and most aggressive soccer match-fixing syndicate last week. Ron Noble did not reveal the identity of the ringleader arrested by Singapore’s Criminal Investigation […]

Soccer-Nigeria name squad for World Cup qualifier (Reuters)

Soccer-Nigeria name squad for World Cup qualifier (Reuters)

Sept 21 (Reuters) – Nigeria have named the following 23-man squad for the first leg of their World Cup play-off tie against Ethiopia in Addis Ababa on Oct. 12. Goalkeepers: Chigozie Agbim (Enugu Rangers), Austin Ejide (Hapoel Beer Sheva), Vincent Enyeama (Lille). Defenders: Efe Ambrose (Celtic), Francis Benjamin (Heartland FC), Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Braga), Azubuike […]

Soccer-FIFA to investigate Liberia over ineligible player (Reuters)

Soccer-FIFA to investigate Liberia over ineligible player (Reuters)

BERNE, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Liberia have become the latest African team to be investigated for allegedly fielding an ineligible player in a World Cup qualifier. Soccer’s governing body FIFA said on Thursday it had opened disciplinary proceedings against Liberia over an unnamed player who took part in the African Group J tie against Angola […]

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