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April 20, 2018 12:00 AM Malouda loses appeal against French Guiana ban

LAUSANNE: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled on Thursday that former France international Florent Malouda broke the rules when he played for French Guiana in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Malouda appeared in the 2017 Gold Cup for Guiana, the French overseas department where he was born, and was subsequently banned by the Confederation of North and Central 6

April 10, 2018 12:00 AM FIFA corruption concerns prompt Oceania probe

WELLINGTON: The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) said Monday it will investigate “potential wrongdoings” after a FIFA audit into construction of its lavish new Auckland headquarters raised corruption concerns. The move comes after the sudden resignation of OFC president David Chung two days before a meeting to discuss the FIFA findings.Chung resigned 3

April 8, 2018 12:00 AM Zidane rules out Real guard of honour for Barca

MADRID: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Saturday his side will not offer runaway La Liga leaders Barcelona a guard of honour before the ‘Clasico’ next month if the Catalans are crowned champions before then. Barcelona famously formed a guard of honour in May 2008 for newly confirmed champions Real at the Santiago Bernabeu but they refused to repeat 1

March 28, 2018 12:00 AM Saqib flies off to Maldives to play in Dhivehi Premier League

KARACHI: Pakistan’s frontline goalkeeper Saqib Hanif on Tuesday left for Maldives to represent Maalhos FC for this season’s Dhivehi Premier League which begins next month. “I have recently signed a contract with the club and I am very much thankful to them for choosing me for the season,” Saqib told ‘The News’ from Allama Iqbal International Airport 4

March 24, 2018 12:00 AM FIFA mission reaches Lahore

KARACHI: A two-member FIFA mission reached Lahore on Friday to brief the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) on the FIFA Forward Development Programme. ‘The News’ learnt through a highly reliable source that the delegation is headed by FIFA’s Regional Director for Asia and Oceania Sanjeevan Balasingam. Sanjeevan, a former journalist from Malaysia, visited 6

March 18, 2018 12:00 AM ‘FIFA mission to visit Pakistan on March 23’

KARACHI: A FIFA mission will arrive in Lahore on March 23 to assess the situation days after it restored Pakistan’s membership. An insider told ‘The News’ that Pakistan Football Federation’s (PFF) president Faisal Saleh Hayat revealed this at a press briefing in Lahore on Saturday. “Faisal said in a press conference today that FIFA mission is coming 5

March 9, 2018 12:00 AM Blatter wishes Platini bribery case would come to an end

The former FIFA president has been under investigation since 2015 over an “illegal payment” to Michel Platini, and would like the whole thing to be wrapped up. Blatter, talking to journalists in Zurich on Thursday, said “nothing” had happened since September 2015, the date of the opening of proceedings against him for “corrupt management” stemming from the two million 16

March 2, 2018 12:00 AM Saudi Arabia cuts jobs for Pakistanis by over two-thirds

ISLAMABAD: In a major setback, Pakistan’s human resource export has dropped by almost 40% in 2017 with Saudi Arabia having reduced the employment for Pakistani workers by over 2/3rd as against 2016. Official figures of the Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment show that against 839,353 Pakistani workers registered for overseas employment through 13

February 24, 2018 12:00 AM FIFA trusts Russia to ensure safe World Cup

MOSCOW: The world football governing body FIFA expressed “complete trust” Friday in Russia’s ability to ensure a safe World Cup despite fan violence in Spain during which a policeman died. A Basque officer died Thursday as hundreds of security forces clashed with supporters of Russian club Spartak Moscow in Bilbao before the start of a Europa League 7

February 24, 2018 12:00 AM Schmid named New Zealand soccer coach

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Football (NZF) named Switzerland’s Fritz Schmid as the national team coach Friday, saying his brief was to get the All Whites to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. His appointment follows the departure of Briton Anthony Hudson in November after New Zealand lost an intercontinental playoff with Peru for a berth at this year’s tournament 6