French tax authorities are seeking details of a Swiss bank account held by retired Senegalese-born French soccer player Patrick Vieira.
UBS AG, BNP Paribas SA, Credit Suisse Group AG and other banks providing wealthy French people a home for their money in Switzerland are being told: No more tax evasion.
Patrick Vieira , a member of France’s 1998 World Cup-winning soccer squad, said his former teammate Laurent Blanc should resign as French coach after revelations of discussions to impose quotas on players with foreign roots.
Ronaldinho , Luca Toni and Patrick Vieira were among the soccer World Cup winners omitted from provisional squads for this year’s edition in South Africa.
Patrick Vieira got two goals as Manchester City beat Notts County 5-0 in an F.A. Cup replay to reach the fifth round of English soccer’s oldest knockout competition.
Manchester City yesterday recorded its biggest Premier League win of the season to climb above defending champion Chelsea into third spot.
Manchester City will face the Spanish, Dutch and German title-holders in the Champions League group stage, while last season’s winner Chelsea will play Juventus, which won Italy’s Serie A in May.
An anti-discrimination organization filed a complaint over France’s handling of an investigation into a row over soccer quotas based on race.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
"When you want to play Champions League football, you want to play big teams."
- Patrick Vieira on Aug 30, 2012