MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Fallen power Australia are not even thinking about a return to the top of the test rankings, according to coach Tim Nielsen, as the team seek to rebuild following their humiliating Ashes defeat to England.
LONDON, (Reuters) – A British Government inquiry into corruption allegations surrounding World Cup bids has accused FIFA of trying to brush aside the evidence and has questioned president Sepp Blatter’s commitment to reforming the organisation.
BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) – A frustrated Lionel Messi said a joke goal had complicated Argentina’s Copa America start as the hosts struggled to impose themselves in their 1-1 draw with Bolivia in the tournament’s first match on Friday.
Tucville Secondary and North Georgetown Secondary won the boys and girls’ titles respectively as the curtains came down on the Scotiabank/Pepsi Schools Football Academy football finals at Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground Saturday afternoon.
Referees named to officiate in the inaugural GT&T Fastball tournament attended a Workshop yesterday at GT&T Canteen aimed at sensitizing them with new innovative rules of the competition ahead of the official launch next weekend in Linden.
Jack Warner, the controversial former FIFA executive committee member who was at the heart of a corruption investigation until he resigned this week, is set to pick up a five-figure annual pension for life as a result of his decision to stand down.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Caribbean Football Union vice-president Colin Klass says the regional governing body for the sport is resilient and will survive the recent turmoil springing from the cash-for-vote scandal.
LONDON, (Reuters) – FIFA’s ethics committee found “comprehensive, convincing and overwhelming” evidence that Mohamed bin Hammam and Jack Warner were involved in attempted bribery, according to the preliminary report that led to the suspension of the two officials.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Embattled ex-football executive Jack Warner has hit back at international media reports which claimed yesterday that FIFA’s ethics committee had found compelling evidence against him following an investigation into bribery allegations.
The Georgetown Football Association (GFA) in tandem with the National Sports Commission (NSC) kicked off their Club Futsal Football competition last Tuesday evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH).
The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) Company yesterday extended the period for teams to be registered for the Fastball competition that will kick off on July 6 in Linden.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The main opposition People’s National Movement (PNM) Monday called on the Commissioner of Police to continue the probe into bribery allegations against Works and Transport Minister Austin Jack Warner, who tendered his resignation as vice president of the International Football Federation (FIFA).
LONDON, (Reuters) – Jack Warner, who had threatened a “tsunami” of revelations about the way soccer is run, quit as FIFA vice president yesterday, prompting the sport’s governing body to drop an investigation into bribery allegations against the Trinidadian.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago Sports Minister Anil Roberts has described Jack Warner’s resignation from FIFA as a serious blow to the country and the Caribbean.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Jack Warner, who resigned yesterday as one of the most powerful figures in world football, has thrown his support behind embattled Barbadian Lisle Austin to head CONCACAF.
WASHINGTON DC, CMC – For Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz to reach their first CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final in 13 years, they will have to do what they have never done in their history – beat the United States.
Tucville Secondary and North Georgetown girls and Christ Church boys team recorded victories when action in the ScotiaBank/Pepsi Schools Football Academy continued at the Carifesta Sports Complex (CSC) and National Insurance Scheme (NIS) Grounds recently.
(BBC) Current president Sepp Blatter says Fifa will be plunged into “a black hole” if rival Mohamed Bin Hammam wins next month’s leadership election.
LONDON, (Reuters) – FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam criticised Sepp Blatter yesterday for donating $20 million to Interpol to help combat match-fixing, claiming the idea was never approved by FIFA’s executive committee.
MANCHESTER, (Reuters) – FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants the vote-selling scandal which has damaged attempts by world soccer’s governing body to clean up its image to be sorted out by the time he stands for re-election on June 1.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Manchester United fans will be delighted by the twist of fate that could see their team secure a record 19th top-flight championship on Saturday, the same day Manchester City appear in the FA Cup final.
The Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) in association with Olympic Solidarity will be hosting a FIBA level one coaching clinic from May 23-30 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, according to a GABF release yesterday.
The Guyana Football Federation has shortlisted some 29 footballers to prepare for the upcoming Olympic Games Under23 Qualifiers and the World Cup tournament.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Former English Football Association chairman David Triesman has accused FIFA executive committee members Jack Warner, Ricardo Teixeira, Nicolas Leoz and Worawi Makudi of asking for favours in return for their votes for England’s 2018 World Cup bid.
Eagles squeezed past Retrievers Unknowns 3-2 to lift the Guinness Greatest of the Streets Futsal football tournament in front of a mammoth crowd at the Mackenzie market squad Saturday evening to bring the curtains down on the Linden leg of the series.