FIFA rejects Suarez and the Uruguayan FA sanction Appeal

The terms of the decision taken by the FIFA Appeal Committee were communicated to the player and the Uruguayan FA today. The relevant decision is not yet final and binding, i.e. an appeal to the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) is still possible (cf. art. 67 par. 1 of the FIFA Statutes) by the […]

CAF Confirms two additional spots for SA clubs

The same will apply in the CAF Confederation Cup.  This means that South Africa will have four clubs participating in continental competitions this year.  Absa Premiership champions, Mamelodi Sundowns and runners ups, Kaizer Chiefs qualify to play in the CAF Champions League while Nedbank Cup winners, Orlando Pirates and third place finishers in the ABSA […]

Sabella: Germany have Final edge

Sabella’s players advanced to the Maracana showpiece in a gruelling extra-time and penalty shoot-out battle with the Netherlands that the Argentina coach described as like a “war.” The fact that Germany have had an extra day’s rest and effectively had their 7-1 win over Brazil wrapped up inside half an hour could be crucial, Sabella […]

Hero Romero hails Argentina triumph

After 120 goalless minutes in Sao Paulo, the 27-year-old repelled Ron Vlaar’s spot-kick before making a stunning save from Wesley Sneijder to send La Albiceleste into a showdown with Germany at the Maracana. The first half was a tense, chance-shy affair. Lionel Messi had Argentina’s best opportunity, with a centrally-positioned free-kick from the edge of […]

Hero Romero hails Argentina triumph

After 120 goalless minutes in Sao Paulo, the 27-year-old repelled Ron Vlaar’s spot-kick before making a stunning save from Wesley Sneijder to send La Albiceleste into a showdown with Germany at the Maracana. The first half was a tense, chance-shy affair. Lionel Messi had Argentina’s best opportunity, with a centrally-positioned free-kick from the edge of […]