Arsenal Chief Executive Officer Ivan Gazidis said he opposes an immediate European ban on investors acquiring player-transfer rights from teams because it would leave some clubs struggling financially.
A group representing European soccer clubs will meet with officials from the sport’s governing body to discuss switching the dates of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter because of extreme heat in the emirate.
To many people, Brazil is the country of “Carnaval” and “futebol.” As the country prepares to host the World Cup this year, floats paying homage to two of its biggest soccer stars will parade through Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.
Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini was banned from the touchline for three games by UEFA after criticizing the referee who oversaw his side’s 2-0 home loss to Barcelona in the Champions League last week.
When FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke arrived at the new stadium in Manaus, Brazil, to promote a program that taught the World Cup city’s taxi drivers English, his cab was decorated with black tape.