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Football 29 Apr 2019 | 3:46 PM

Czech striker Sural from Turkey's Alanyaspor killed in bus crash - club

ANKARA (Reuters) - Czech soccer player Josef Sural from Turkey's top tier Aytemiz Alanyaspor was killed after a minibus carrying players from the club crashed while returning from an away match, the club said on Monday.

Football 11 Apr 2019 | 6:21 AM

Ronaldo scores as Juventus held to a draw at Ajax

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo produced yet another quality goal to add to his collection and help Juventus to a 1-1 draw at Ajax Amsterdam in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie on Wednesday.

Football 11 Apr 2019 | 3:34 AM

More than 100 supporters held ahead of Ajax-Juventus tie

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - More than 100 Juventus supporters were detained by Dutch police on Wednesday before their Champions League quarter-final first leg match at Ajax Amsterdam while home fans were also arrested as a water cannon was used outside the ground.

Football 19 Mar 2019 | 12:01 PM

Al-Araibi, players union slams Australia's support for Sheikh Salman

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A refugee footballer who fled Bahrain and was held in a Thai prison for months has condemned Australia's support for the re-election of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa.

Other Sport 12 Mar 2019 | 5:25 AM

Estonia opens criminal case against ski coach over doping

TALLINN (Reuters) - Estonia opened criminal proceedings on Monday against veteran cross-country skiing coach Mati Alaver, who is suspected of having persuaded athletes to dope.

Other Sport 07 Mar 2019 | 2:56 PM

Presidential candidate Romaithi says AFC lacks independence

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - The Asian Football Confederation mishandled the Hakeem Al Araibi affair and needs to be more independent of national interests, says the Emirati hoping to replace Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa as president next month.

Football 05 Mar 2019 | 9:35 PM

Football Leaks 'whistleblower' to be extradited to Portugal

LISBON (Reuters) - A Portuguese man linked to the Football Leaks website is set to be extradited to Portugal after spending time under house arrest in Hungary, a court said on Tuesday, a move his lawyers oppose as they defend him as a "whistleblower" and not a criminal.

Football 25 Feb 2019 | 5:55 PM

Bulgarian police detain 44 after violence at Sofia derby

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgarian police detained 44 people for public order offences after violence broke out between fans of rival soccer teams in Sofia on Sunday, authorities said.

Football 13 Feb 2019 | 3:54 PM

How a refugee footballer's honeymoon turned into an extradition nightmare

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The honeymoon that Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi and his wife had hoped to have in Thailand late last year did not go according to plan.

Football 13 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Asian football body say they worked ‘tirelessly’ to free Hakeem

KUALA LUMPUR Asia’s football body said they had worked “tirelessly” to secure the release of Bahraini refugee player Hakeem al-Araibi (pic) after coming under fire over the case.