Four teams advance to Fastball quarterfinals

The last set of Round of 16 Fastball matches concluded at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground on Wednesday night with Bakewell Topp XX, Amelia’s Ward, Pioneers and Adams Rockers advancing to the quarterfinal stage.

Women footballers urged not to copy men’s bad habits

NYON, Switzerland,  (Reuters) – Women’s football is  refreshingly free of the histrionics which blight the men’s game  and must not allow itself to be contaminated by success, UEFA’s  first female executive committee member told Reuters in an  interview.

James out of IGG football

National junior 400m champion athlete Stephan James will not be participating in the football segment of this year’s Inter Guiana Games (IGG) his coach Sham Johnny has declared.

Guyana’s road to Rio goes through T/dad, B/dos

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, CMC – Eight-time Caribbean champions Trinidad & Tobago have been placed in Group-B with long-standing sporting rivals Barbados, as well as Guyana and Bermuda in the second round of CONCACAF qualification for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Bin Hammam ban sets up battle for AFC presidency

SINGAPORE, (Reuters) – Mohammed Bin Hammam’s  lifetime ban from soccer is likely to transform Friday’s  scheduled Asian Football Confederation (AFC) executive committee  meeting into a platform for prospective candidates to campaign  for votes to fill his presidential role.

Bin Hammam doubts he will be treated fairly

ZURICH, (Reuters) – Suspended Asian soccer chief  Mohamed Bin Hammam questioned whether he would be fairly treated  as a two-day hearing began yesterday into allegations he tried  to buy votes ahead of last month’s FIFA presidential election.

Bin Hammam alleges FIFA campaign against him

DOHA, (Reuters) – Suspended Asian soccer  chief Mohamed Bin Hammam says a campaign has been waged against  him within “certain quarters” at FIFA to “eliminate” him from  the game amid investigations over a cash-for-votes bribery  scandal.

Frilly pink flower power lifts disaster-hit Japan

TOKYO, (Reuters) – Named after a frilly pink flower,  Japan’s World Cup-winning women’s soccer team embodied the  iron-willed spirit of a nation united in its battle to recover  from disaster.

Waramadong claims unfair treatment

- threatens to pull out of Digicel schools football third place play-off

The inaugural Digicel schools football championship set to conclude today was hit by a hiccup as the defeated semi-finalist Waramadong Secondary threatened to pull out of the third place play-off match today, claiming they were unfairly treated in Friday’s game.

Bin Hammam tight-lipped over fresh allegations

DOHA, (Reuters) – Suspended Asian soccer chief Mohammed bin Hammam was tight-lipped yesterday over reports alleging he was not fully co-operating in investigations over a cash-for-votes bribery scandal concerning his aborted bid for the FIFA presidency.

Beacon FC in solidarity with banned Fastball teams

- Mark Phillips

Beacon Football Club president Mark Phillips says his team did not participate in Wednesday night’s Fastball match, organised by GT&T, because it was in solidarity with three city teams that were banned from playing in the tournament by the Guyana Football Federation.

FIFA: New evidence will show Warner’s involvement

(Trinidad Express) A FIFA corruption investigation has concluded there is fresh evidence to support claims that former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner and Mohamed bin Hammam colluded to offer bribes of up to US$1 million (£625,000) to Caribbean football officials, according to the London Telegraph newspaper.

Bin Hammam says hopes for fair trial

DOHA, (Reuters) – Suspended Asian soccer chief  Mohamed bin Hammam is unhappy at the way information was leaked  during a bribery investigation but wants a fair trial when he  appears at a FIFA Ethics Committee meeting later this month.