Football

Ivory Coast football team hit by ban on sports matches over Ebola fear

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

The suspension of international sports matches was announced by Sports Minister Alain Lobognon ©TwitterAll international sporting events in the Ivory Coast have been suspended until further notice in a latest measure to avoid the spread of Ebola into the country.

FIFA to host global sports ethics conference

By Emily Goddard

FIFA will host the first ever World Summit on Ethics in Sports next month ©FIFAFIFA has revealed it will host the first ever World Summit on Ethics in Sports, which will be opened by President Sepp Blatter, at its Zurich headquarters next month.

Rwanda kicked out of Africa Cup of Nations for fielding player with two identities

By Zjan Shirinian

Birori Dady (left) has two identities, according to the Confederation of African Football ©AFP/Getty ImagesRwanda has been thrown out of the qualifiers for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after fielding a player with two identities.

Luis Suárez has biting ban appeal upheld but some sanctions lifted

By Zjan Shirinian

Luis Suárez appealed his four-month ban after apparently biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini ©AFP/Getty ImagesUruguay and Barcelona striker Luis Suárez has had his four-month ban for biting a player at the FIFA World Cup upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), but it has lifted other restrictions imposed on the player.

Aminu Maigari resigns as President of Nigerian Football Federation ahead of election

By Gary Anderson

Aminu Maigari (right) has resigned as the President of the Nigerian Football Federation ahead of elections later this month ©Getty ImagesAminu Maigari has resigned as President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF)  just a few weeks after being reinstated ahead of elections that are scheduled to take place on August 26.

Girls' football set to get Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games underway

By Gary Anderson

The Jiangning Sports Centre Stadium will play host to football matches during Nanjing 2014 ©Nanjing 2014The female footballers of Papua New Guinea and Venezuela are set to get the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games underway tomorrow two days before the Opening Ceremony takes place.

Ebola outbreak forces relocation of two Africa Cup of Nations qualifers

By Zjan Shirinian

The Ebola outbreak has killed more than 500 people in Guinea ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe deadly Ebola outbreak has forced the relocation of two Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Tavecchio elected President of Italian FA despite racism allegations

By Paul Osborne

Carlo Tavecchio has been elected President of the Italian FA ©Getty ImagesCarlo Tavecchio has been elected the new President of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) despite facing heavy criticism over allegations of racism.

Blatter tells rivals to put up or shut up in FIFA Presidential campaign

By Gary Anderson

Sepp Blatter has challenged his critics to run in next year's FIFA Presidential election ©Getty ImagesIn what was a not so subtle swipe at UEFA President Michel Platini, FIFA supremo Sepp Blatter has challenged his critics to stand up and take him on in next year's election as the pressure ramps up for the position of leader of world football's governing body.
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