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Football 19 Mar 2019 | 10:40 PM

Bangladesh FIFA official held in defamation case gets bail

DHAKA (Reuters) - A Bangladesh court granted FIFA council member Mahfuza Akhter Kiron bail on Tuesday, her lawyer said, days after she was arrested on suspicion of defamation after saying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was neglecting football in the cricket-mad country.

Football 19 Mar 2019 | 10:21 PM

Ukraine reinforces with Brazilian striker before Euro 2020 qualifiers

KIEV (Reuters) - Shakhtar Donetsk striker Junior Moraes has become the latest Brazilian-born player to join the Ukraine national team after being named on Tuesday in the squad for the European Championship Group B qualifiers against Portugal and Luxembourg.

Other Sport 19 Mar 2019 | 10:20 PM

Olympics - Japan chief Takeda to quit as corruption probe continues

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) chief Tsunekazu Takeda, who is under investigation for suspected corruption, said on Tuesday he will step down when his term ends in June and resign from the International Olympic Committee.

Football 19 Mar 2019 | 9:15 PM

Ibrahimovic hits out at Ferguson's Class of 92 for Pogba criticism

(Reuters) - Manchester United's former players from the famous Class of 92 are critical of midfielder Paul Pogba because he was not loyal to former manager Alex Ferguson, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said.

Football 19 Mar 2019 | 9:09 PM

Schreuder to replace coach Nagelsmann at Hoffenheim

BERLIN (Reuters) - Hoffenheim have agreed to sign Ajax Amsterdam assistant coach Alfred Schreuder for next season to replace coach Julian Nagelsmsann who is joining RB Leipzig.

Football 19 Mar 2019 | 8:52 PM

Young German squad needs to feel our trust - Loew

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's young national team need to feel they have the complete trust of their manager to get the job done when they face Serbia in a friendly international on Wednesday before travelling to the Netherlands for their first Euro 2020 qualifier next week.

Football 19 Mar 2019 | 8:15 PM

Dates for FA Cup semi-final fixtures confirmed

(Reuters) - Manchester City will open the FA Cup semi-final weekend on April 6 against Brighton & Hove Albion after England's Football Association announced on Tuesday the schedule for the two fixtures at Wembley Stadium.

Football 19 Mar 2019 | 6:43 PM

Villa's Abraham targets first-team action on return to Chelsea

(Reuters) - Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham, on loan at Aston Villa, believes he will play regularly for the first team next season when he returns to his parent club.

Cricket 19 Mar 2019 | 5:09 PM

Smith and Warner can fire Australia to World Cup glory - Warne

(Reuters) - Australia will welcome back Steve Smith and David Warner with "open arms" when their international bans expire and their inclusion will boost the team's chances of winning this year's World Cup, former leg-spinner Shane Warne has said.

Other Sport 19 Mar 2019 | 4:29 PM

Australian Rules-AFL braces for impact of rule changes

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - An unprecedented wave of rule changes is set to test the patience of players, coaches and fans alike when the Australian Football League (AFL) season kicks off on Thursday.