Wednesday, October 7, 2015
FIFA presidential contender Chung Mong-joon said Tuesday he is facing a 19-year suspension by the ethics committee of the world soccer body for alleged ethics breaches surrounding South Korea's failed bid for the 2022 World Cup, and also for openly criticizing the committee.
International Olympic Committee boss Thomas Bach would welcome FIFA following the IOC example by undertaking far-reaching reforms, as Sepp Blatter faces fresh calls to resign as president of soccer's governing body, he said on Monday.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Monday, October 5, 2015
Defending champion Chelsea fell to its fourth loss of the Premier League season on Saturday, leaving Jose Mourinho talking about the possibility of being fired.
Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette received a welcome confidence boost as he scored a second league goal this season to give his struggling club a much-needed 1-0 win over in-form Reims on Saturday.
Barcelona lost 2-1 at struggling Sevilla on Saturday, missing the chance to take the provisional lead in the Spanish league.
Carpi recorded its first ever Serie A win with a 2-1 victory over Torino on Saturday as new coach Giuseppe Sannino had an immediate effect, while Chievo Verona rescued a 1-1 draw in its derby match at home to Hellas Verona.
Borussia Moenchengladbach defeated Bundesliga runner-up Wolfsburg 2-0 at home Saturday to cap a remarkable turnaround after its dismal start to the season.
Veteran striker Yoshito Okubo scored twice as Kawasaki Frontale beat defending champions Gamba Osaka 5-3 for its fourth straight win in the J-League on Sunday.
Bradley Wright-Phillips scored to complete a first half comeback and the New York Red Bulls held on to beat the Columbus Crew 2-1 in Major League Soccer on Saturday to extend its lead at the top of the Eastern Conference.