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Daily Archives: November 16, 2016

ISL 2016: ‘Underfire’ New Zealand referee gets support from FC Pune City coach Antonio Habas

By: PTI | Chennai | Published:November 16, 2016 11:41 pm Antonio Habas praised the referee after his team’s 0-2 loss. (Source: File) At a time when the referees officiating in the Indian Super League are at the receiving end of criticism from coaches like Zico, Steve Copell, Jose Molina, underfire New Zealand referee Nick Waldron found support from FC Pune ...

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St Petersburg’s ex-deputy governor faces corruption charges over trouble plagued stadium

By: AP | Moscow | Published:November 16, 2016 5:56 pm The St. Petersburg stadium has taken almost a decade to build, prompting Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to publicly call it “disgraceful.” (Source: AP) Russian investigators are pressing graft charges against a former deputy governor of St. Petersburg linked to the construction of a trouble-plagued stadium that is to host World ...

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De Biasi: I was close to become the coach of Italy

Albania coach Gianni De Biasi, confirmed that he was very close to become the coach of Italy. The new coach was expected to be resolved after Euro 2016, when Antonio Conte left. “I think I was very close to the national team.” “I met with the president of the FIGC, Carlo Tavecchio and told me that reason. There has to ...

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Costa Rica rout US as Americans drop to 0-2 in World Cup qualifiers

By: AP | San Jose | Published:November 16, 2016 1:52 pm United States are now 0-2 in the final round of World Cup qualifiers. (Source: AP) Wave after wave of opponents kept overwhelming beleaguered and befuddled Americans. Only these players were Costa Ricans in red jerseys, not Brazilians in yellow or Italians in blue. With one of its worst performances ...

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Steven Gerrard leaves LA Galaxy, still considering next career move

By: AP | Updated: November 15, 2016 11:09 pm Former England midfielder Steven Gerrard says he is leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy after two seasons and is still considering what to do next. The 36-year-old Gerrard had spent his entire club career at Liverpool before seeking a new challenge in Major League Soccer in 2015. Gerrard, who never won the ...

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Thailand swaps mourning for cheers in World Cup qualifier

By: AP | Bangkok | Published:November 15, 2016 11:18 pm Pratum Chuthong of Thailand, left, and Robbie Kruse of Australia battle for the ball during their 2018 World Cup qualifier soccer match at Rajamangala national stadium in Bangkok. (Source: AP) There were times when the World Cup qualifier between Thailand and Australia felt like a game of football, and there ...

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