The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Arsenal majority owner Stan Kroenke defended the English soccer team’s chairman after a shareholder called for Peter Hill-Wood to step down.
England’s World Cup bid committee asked soccer’s ruling body not to allow U.K. media reports to damage the country’s chances of hosting the event in 2018.
Four FIFA executive board members sought favors from the English Football Association in exchange for their votes for the country to host the 2018 World Cup, former F.A. Chairman David Triesman said.
Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov won’t sell his stake in Arsenal to fellow investor Stan Kroenke because the English Premier League soccer club “can’t do without me.”
Former Manchester City chairman David Bernstein has been nominated as the next chairman of the Football Association , English soccer’s ruling body.
Arsenal board members said Danny Fiszman , who died at age 66, helped shape the London soccer club by helping the team move to a new stadium.
Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, Arsenal’s second-largest stockholder, spent 952,000 pounds ($1.5 million) to buy 68 more shares in the North London-based soccer team and edge closer to a 30 percent holding.
Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov has continued to buy shares in Arsenal even after rival investor Stan Kroenke took control of the 13-time English soccer champion.
Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov , Arsenal’s second-largest shareholder, is offering to buy stakes in the English Premier League soccer club at a higher price than majority owner Stan Kroenke .
"The fact is he has to strengthen the team and I know he will do that."
- David Dein on Apr 11, 2013