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Football 17 Jul 2019 | 4:09 AM

Lively CAF congress expected amid corruption scandal

CAIRO (Reuters) - A corruption scandal and a decision to cede control of the body to FIFA are likely to provoke lively debate when the Confederation of African Football (CAF) holds its congress in Cairo on Thursday.

Football 21 Jun 2019 | 5:52 PM

FIFA ramps up pressure on Iran to grant women access to matches

HONG KONG (Reuters) - FIFA president Gianni Infantino has ramped up the pressure on Iran to ensure local female football fans are allowed to attend men's World Cup qualifiers in the Islamic Republic later this year.

Football 19 Jun 2019 | 4:24 PM

Ex-UEFA head Platini released after being questioned over Qatar World Cup

PARIS (Reuters) - Michel Platini, the former head of European soccer association UEFA, was released in the early hours of Wednesday after having been questioned over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament to Qatar.

Football 19 Jun 2019 | 10:28 AM

Expanded Cup of Nations has new look but clouded by concerns

CAIRO (Reuters) - The African Cup of Nations gets underway in Egypt on Friday sporting a fresh new look but the 32nd edition is clouded like none before by security concerns and the foibles of the game’s administrators.

Football 18 Jun 2019 | 9:22 PM

Former UEFA head Platini detained in Qatar World Cup investigation

PARIS (Reuters) - Michel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained for questioning by French police on Tuesday over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup football tournament to Qatar, a judicial source told Reuters.

Football 18 Jun 2019 | 9:09 PM

Michel Platini's legal team says he is innocent of all charges

PARIS (Reuters) - Michel Platini's legal team said on Tuesday he was innocent of all charges, after the former head of UEFA was detained for questioning over the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Football 18 Jun 2019 | 9:08 AM

Former UEFA chief Platini questioned in Qatar World Cup probe

PARIS (Reuters) - Michel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained and questioned by French police on Tuesday (June 18) over the awarding of the World Cup to Qatar, a French judicial source confirmed to Reuters.

Other Sport 13 Jun 2019 | 4:29 AM

Five people detained in David Ortiz shooting in Dominican Republic

(Reuters) - Five people have been detained in the Dominican Republic in connection with the shooting of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz, the country's Attorney General Jean Alain Rodrيguez Sلnchez said at a news conference on Wednesday.

Other Sport 12 Jun 2019 | 8:17 PM

Alleged shooter arrested in $8,000 plot to kill baseball's David Ortiz

SANTA DOMINGO (Reuters) - The alleged shooter of David Ortiz has been arrested along with four others in a group offered nearly $8,000 (£6,306) to kill the former Boston Red Sox star at a Dominican Republic bar, authorities said on Wednesday.

Football 07 Jun 2019 | 9:17 PM

African soccer boss free after corruption questioning

MARSEILLE/PARIS (Reuters) - French authorities released the head of African soccer's ruling body, Ahmad Ahmad, after several hours' questioning as part of a corruption investigation, a source at the prosecutor's office said on Friday.