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Mar 11, 2015

Thiago Silva goes from villain to hero as PSG oust Chelsea

LONDON (Reuters) – Thiago Silva’s extra-time header sent Paris St Germain into the Champions League quarter-finals on away goals after they overcame the early sending-off of talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic to secure a brave 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Wednesday.

PSG, who had striker Ibrahimovic dismissed after 31 minutes, went through after the two sides battled to a 3-3 draw over the two legs of their last-16 tie.

Mar 11, 2015

Soccer-10-man PSG stun Chelsea with Thiago Silva header

LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) – Thiago Silva’s extra-time header sent Paris St Germain into the Champions League quarter-finals on away goals after they overcame the early sending-off of talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic to secure a brave 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Wednesday.

PSG, who had striker Ibrahimovic dismissed after 31 minutes, went through after the two sides battled to a 3-3 draw over the two legs of their last-16 tie.

Mar 11, 2015

Thiago Silva header gives PSG away goals win over Chelsea

LONDON (Reuters) – Paris St Germain reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League after beating Chelsea on away goals on Wednesday having survived most of the match with 10 men to draw 2-2 on the night and 3-3 on aggregate.

The deciding goal was headed home by Thiago Silva in the 114th minute after the PSG captain had earlier given away the penalty that put Chelsea 2-1 ahead.

Mar 11, 2015

Soccer-Thiago Silva header gives PSG away goals win over Chelsea

LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) – Paris St Germain reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League after beating Chelsea on away goals on Wednesday having survived most of the match with 10 men to draw 2-2 on the night and 3-3 on aggregate.

The deciding goal was headed home by Thiago Silva in the 114th minute after the PSG captain had earlier given away the penalty that put Chelsea 2-1 ahead.

Mar 3, 2015

Spurs and Scotland great Mackay dies aged 80

LONDON (Reuters) – Dave Mackay, described by Tottenham Hotspur as one of their greatest ever players and the heartbeat of their Double-winning team of 1961, has died aged 80, the club has announced.

The barrel-chested midfielder won 22 caps for Scotland and was a Footballer of the Year at home and in England, winning 10 major honours including three FA Cups with Spurs.

Mar 3, 2015

Soccer-Spurs and Scotland great Mackay dies aged 80

LONDON, March 3 (Reuters) – Dave Mackay, described by Tottenham Hotspur as one of their greatest ever players and the heartbeat of their Double-winning team of 1961, has died aged 80, the club has announced.

The barrel-chested midfielder won 22 caps for Scotland and was a Footballer of the Year at home and in England, winning 10 major honours including three FA Cups with Spurs.

Feb 28, 2015

Law-makers reject fourth substitution proposal

BELFAST (Reuters) – Football’s rule-making body, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), rejected the idea of a fourth substitution in extra time on Saturday but is considering dropping the one-match ban for “triple punishments”.

The body, which consists of the four British associations and four from football’s world governing body FIFA, also wants more time to discuss video trials being carried out in the Netherlands by the Dutch FA (KNVB).

Feb 28, 2015

English FA chief wants action before another “Lampard moment”

BELFAST (Reuters) – English FA chairman Greg Dyke warned football on Saturday not to wait for “another Frank Lampard moment” before adopting video technology to help referees rule on major incidents in matches.

Lampard “scored” a valid goal against Germany at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa in 2010 but it was not given because none of the officials saw that the ball had crossed the line.

Feb 28, 2015

Soccer–English FA chief wants action before another “Lampard moment”

BELFAST, Feb 28 (Reuters) – English FA chairman Greg Dyke warned football on Saturday not to wait for “another Frank Lampard moment” before adopting video technology to help referees rule on major incidents in matches.

Lampard “scored” a valid goal against Germany at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa in 2010 but it was not given because none of the officials saw that the ball had crossed the line.

Feb 28, 2015

Soccer-Law-makers reject fourth substitution proposal

BELFAST, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Football’s rule-making body, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), rejected the idea of a fourth substitution in extra time on Saturday but is considering dropping the one-match ban for so-called “triple punishments”.

The body, which consists of the four British associations and four from world governing body FIFA, also wants more time to discuss video trials being carried out in the Netherlands by the Dutch FA (KNVB).