Brian's Feed
Mar 1, 2014

Soccer-IFAB reject UEFA request to change triple punishment

ZURICH, March 1 (Reuters) – - A request from UEFA to change the so-called triple punishment rule has been rejected by soccer’s law-making body while a proposal to study the use of video technology also got short shrift.

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) said on Saturday that it was concerned that changing the controversial rule would re-open the door for goalkeepers to commit cynical fouls to prevent clear scoring opportunities.

Mar 1, 2014

Soccer-Law-making IFAB bans players displaying any slogans

ZURICH, March 1 (Reuters) – Players will no longer be able to raise their shirts and reveal a slogan or message on an undergarment even if it is one of solidarity following a decision by soccer’s rule-making body on Saturday.

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) also sanctioned the official use of headwear for women, after a two-year trial period, as well as for men.

Mar 1, 2014

Law-making IFAB bans slogans on player undergarments

ZURICH (Reuters) – Players will no longer be able to raise their shirts and reveal a slogan or message on an undergarment following a ruling by soccer’s rule-making body, the International Football Association Board, on Saturday.

Overt slogans have long been banned by FIFA, world soccer’s governing authority, but players often lift up their shirts after scoring to show other messages.

Mar 1, 2014

Soccer-Law-making IFAB bans slogans on player undergarments

ZURICH, March 1 (Reuters) – Players will no longer be able to raise their shirts and reveal a slogan or message on an undergarment following a ruling by soccer’s rule-making body, the International Football Association Board, on Saturday.

Overt slogans have long been banned by FIFA, world soccer’s governing authority, but players often lift up their shirts after scoring to show other messages.

Feb 28, 2014

UEFA to name financial fair play offenders in April

NYON, Switzerland (Reuters) – Seventy-six European clubs are under the microscope as UEFA prepares to bring in its financial fair play rules next season, European soccer’s governing body said on Friday, adding that offenders would be named in April.

UEFA secretary general Gianni Infantino said 76 European clubs out of 237 originally assessed had been asked to submit additional information about their finances ahead of the new rules which come into full effect next season.

Feb 28, 2014

Soccer-UEFA to name financial fair play offenders in April

NYON, Switzerland, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Seventy-six European clubs are under the microscope as UEFA prepares to bring in its financial fair play rules next season, European soccer’s governing body said on Friday, adding that offenders would be named in April.

UEFA secretary general Gianni Infantino said 76 European clubs out of 237 originally assessed had been asked to submit additional information about their finances ahead of the new rules which come into full effect next season.

Feb 26, 2014

Germans fret over ‘boring’ Bundesliga

By Brian Homewood

(Reuters) – When Borussia Dortmund became the fifth different team to win the Bundesliga in eight seasons back in 2011, the league was widely proclaimed as the most open and competitive in Europe.

Three years on, many German fans are stifling the yawns as Bayern Munich run away with the title for the second year in a row with the other 17 teams floundering in their wake.

Feb 26, 2014

Soccer-Germans fret over ‘boring’ Bundesliga

Feb 26 (Reuters) – When Borussia Dortmund became the fifth different team to win the Bundesliga in eight seasons back in 2011, the league was widely proclaimed as the most open and competitive in Europe.

Three years on, many German fans are stifling the yawns as Bayern Munich run away with the title for the second year in a row with the other 17 teams floundering in their wake.

Feb 24, 2014

Napoli stung by player they loaned to Genoa

By Brian Homewood

(Reuters) – Napoli’s decision to loan Emanuele Calaio to Genoa came back to haunt them on Monday when the 32-year-old scored with a late free kick in a 1-1 Serie A draw costing his owners two points in the race for a Champions League spot.

Third-placed Napoli had taken a first-half lead with Gonzalo Higuain’s 13th Serie A goal this season before Calaio curled a left-foot free kick over the wall and in off the post with six minutes left.

Feb 24, 2014

Soccer-Napoli stung by player they loaned to Genoa

Feb 23 (Reuters) – Napoli’s decision to loan Emanuele Calaio to Genoa came back to haunt them on Monday when the 32-year-old scored with a late free kick in a 1-1 Serie A draw costing his owners two points in the race for a Champions League spot.

Third-placed Napoli had taken a first-half lead with Gonzalo Higuain’s 13th Serie A goal this season before Calaio curled a left-foot free kick over the wall and in off the post with six minutes left.