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Celta Vigo 3 - 1 Las Palmas: Giuseppe Rossi nets hat-trick as Celta Vigo defeat Las Palmas

Posted Monday, April 03, 2017 by PA84 hits

Giuseppe Rossi was back to his best with a LaLiga hat-trick as Celta Vigo claimed a 3-1 home victory over mid-table rivals Las Palmas. Quique Setien's visitors were unfortunate to be two goals adrift after an eventful first half at the Estadio de Balaidos. But Jozabed had already hit the bar for Celta when Rossi accepted a gift in the 12th minute, after Pedro Bigas presented the ball to him o...Full Story »

Espanyol 0 - 2 Celta Vigo: Giuseppe Rossi and Pione Sisto on target as Celta Vigo beat Espanyol

Posted Sunday, September 25, 2016 by PA90 hits

Celta Vigo scored twice in injury time to secure a 2-0 win at Espanyol. Giuseppe Rossi chipped a delightful finish in off the crossbar to give the visitors the lead, and there was still time left for Pione Sisto to charge the length of the pitch through a tired Espanyol defence and drill the ball low into the bottom corner. Espanyol manager Quique Sanchez Flores had guided his new team to a fi...Full Story »

Blatter claims UEFA fixed draws using 'cold and hot balls'

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2016 by YAHOO Sport120 hits

Sepp Blatter denies giving Argentina an easy draw at the 2014 World Cup, but claims he has witnessed fixes at UEFA level through the use of "cold and hot balls". Argentina were pitted against Nigeria, Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina in Brazil two years ago, but the disgraced former FIFA president denied there was an intention to give the two-time world champions a favourable group. However, Blat...Full Story »

Giuseppe Rossi should have chosen USA over Italy, agent admits

Posted Thursday, June 02, 2016 by theguardian.com177 hits

Giuseppe Rossi failed to make Italy's World Cup squad in 2014, and hasn't played since. Giuseppe Rossi should have chosen to play international football for USA instead of Italy, the Fiorentina striker's agent has admitted. Rossi was born in Teaneck, New Jersey to Italian parents, and, but opted to play for Italy, having moved to Europe just before his 13th birthday. Rossi has played 30 times...Full Story »

Sepp Blatter ready to defend FIFA in corruption trial

Posted Saturday, April 16, 2016 by hits

Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said he will defend football's governing body at the trial into corruption held in the United States. A total of 39 people, executives and officials, are charged over bribery allegations but setting a date for a trial pencilled in for February next year has already been put back because of the mass of evidence collated. Despite currently servi...Full Story »

Levante 1 - 0 Valencia: Gary Neville undone by former Manchester United team-mate Giuseppe Rossi

Posted Sunday, March 13, 2016 by PA105 hits

Gary Neville's miserable run in charge of Valencia continued as a second half goal by former Manchester United team-mate Giuseppe Rossi condemned his side to a 1-0 defeat at local rivals Levante. The Italy international pounced on slack defending by the visitors from a throw in to volley into the far corner midway through the second half to give struggling Levante a deserved lead, although they...Full Story »

Leeds United vs Bolton Wanderers - Giuseppe Bellusci back to bolster Leeds

Posted Saturday, March 05, 2016 by PA78 hits

Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci will return to contention for the home game against Bolton after suspension. Bellusci has served a two-game ban and head coach Steve Evans must decide whether to recall the Italian or stick with club skipper Sol Bamba at the heart of defence. Evans is hoping Stuart Dallas will be available after the winger missed Monday night's 4-0 defeat at Brighton with a kno...Full Story »

Leeds United vs Fulham - Giuseppe Bellusci ruled out for Leeds through suspension

Posted Tuesday, February 23, 2016 by PA58 hits

Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci will miss the home game against Fulham through suspension as he starts a two-game ban after receiving his 10th booking of the season in Saturday's FA Cup defeat at Watford. Fellow centre-half Liam Cooper is hoping to be fit after missing out at the weekend due to a minor injury, but if he misses out head coach Steve Evans will be short at the back. Scott Wootto...Full Story »

Blatter to appeal eight-year ban

Posted Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by Foxsports.com88 hits

Sepp Blatter has confirmed he will appeal the decision of FIFA's ethics committee to ban him from football-related activities for eight years. The former President of FIFA was handed the ban by FIFA's ethics court on Monday morning, along with UEFA President Michel Platini, over an illegal payment between the pair made in 2011. Speaking at a press conference following the ruling, Blatter mai...Full Story »

Barca may stand Blatter up

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2015 by Marca.com111 hits

A breakdown in Barcelona's relationship with FIFA has been common knowledge for several months now. Almost a year ago, football's world governing body banned the Catalan club from signing any new players until January 2016 over wrongdoings involving the signing of underage players by the club's 'La Masia' youth academy. That was a massive blow for such a big club and saw several underage play...Full Story »

FBI investigate Sepp Blatter in $100M bribes scandal

Posted Monday, December 07, 2015 by Foxsports.com92 hits

Sepp Blatter is being investigated by the FBI over the $100 million ISL bribes scandal, according to BBC Panorama. Panorama said that during the 1990s, FIFA's now defunct sports marketing company ISL paid that sum in bribes to numerous officials including former FIFA president Joao Havelange and Brazil's former FIFA member Ricardo Teixeira, who was indicted by US authorities on corruption cha...Full Story »

FIFA rejects Blatter, Platini appeals against 90-day bans

Posted Thursday, November 19, 2015 by Foxsports.com112 hits

Michel Platini and Sepp Blatter have lost their appeals against their interim 90-day bans. Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini lost their appeals Wednesday against their interim 90-day bans for financial wrongdoing in the corruption scandal that has shaken world soccer. The provisional bans prevent Blatter from working as FIFA president and stop UEFA President Platini from campaigning for the FIFA...Full Story »

Suspended FIFA chief Sepp Blatter in hospital suffering from stress

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2015 by ESPN81 hits

Suspended FIFA President Sepp Blatter has had to undergo stress-related health checks in hospital, according to his lawyer. Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter is to remain in hospital until next week after suffering what has been described as a "small emotional breakdown" but his stay will not prevent him from fighting his provisional ban imposed by the ethics committee of world football, his...Full Story »

Sepp Blatter told to take time off by doctors because of stress

Posted Saturday, November 07, 2015 by theguardian.com73 hits

Sepp Blatter agreed to step down as Fifa president in June. Sepp Blatter has been ordered by doctors to take five days off work after having a medical evaluation for stress. The 79-year-old, currently suspended from his role as Fifa president, consulted a doctor after feeling unwell and, although no underlying problem was discovered, he has been ordered to rest. His personal adviser, Klaus St...Full Story »

Blatter reveals pre-vote ‘agreement’ over Russia WC

Posted Thursday, October 29, 2015 by Caughtoffside.com134 hits

Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani is reportedly keen on a move to Premier League strugglers Chelsea, according to the Daily Star. Despite apparent interest from the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United, the Uruguayan international would supposedly prefer a move to Stamford Bridge instead (via Star). Reports in Spain claim that though his situation in the French capital is ‘c...Full Story »

FIFA suspend Blatter and Platini

Posted Friday, October 09, 2015 by hits

Sepp Blatter's tenure as FIFA president has ended in humiliation after he was relieved of his duties, while Michel Platini's hopes of succeeding him appear to be in tatters after the pair were provisionally banned for 90 days by FIFA's ethics committee. FIFA moved to relieve Blatter of his duties immediately after his provisional ban was announced - but by contrast Europe's ruling body said i...Full Story »

Blatter facing FIFA suspension

Posted Thursday, October 08, 2015 by Foxsports.com92 hits

FIFA's ethics committee are believed to have advised that FIFA president Sepp Blatter should be handed a 90-day provisional suspension. The ethics committee met this week after the Swiss attorney general opened criminal proceedings against Blatter in relation to a £1.3m payment made to UEFA President Michel Platini. Blatter has been accused of signing a contract which was "unfavourable"...Full Story »

Off you pop! Coca-Cola and McDonald's urge Sepp Blatter to step down as Fifa president

Posted Saturday, October 03, 2015 by hits

LEADING FIFA sponsors Coca-Cola and McDonalds have demanded Sepp Blatter's immediate resignation as president. The two companies have issued statements saying reform at world football's scandal-ridden governing body can only take place with its beleaguered leader out of the picture. Swiss prosecutors last week opened criminal proceedings against the 79-year-old. Coca-Cola, one of five top-tie...Full Story »

Belenenses 0 - 4 Fiorentina : Giuseppe Rossi strikes as Fiorentina hit four past Belenenses

Posted Thursday, October 01, 2015 by PA115 hits

Giuseppe Rossi celebrated his new contract with a goal in Fiorentina's straightforward win over Belenenses. Scrappy first-half goals from Federico Bernardeschi and Khouma Babacar put Fiorentina on their way, before an own goal from Tonel and Rossi's late strike sealed a 4-0 victory in Europa League Group I. Bernardeschi's goal was a rare flashpoint in a sluggish opening quarter, the Italy Unde...Full Story »

UEFA president Michel Platini defends Sepp Blatter payment

Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2015 by skysports.com125 hits

Michel Platini insists all his income was fully declared to Swiss authorities UEFA president Michel Platini has defended the payment made to him by FIFA president Sepp Blatter and denied any wrongdoing. Both Blatter and Platini have insisted a payment of £1.35m made from the FIFA boss to his opposite number in 2011 was for legitimate work conducted by Platini for the world governing body ...Full Story »

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