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Football league cancels ‘Finals Series’ to avoid injuries

Football league cancels ‘Finals Series’ to avoid injuries

By JONAS TERRADO       The Philippines Football League has announced that it has scrapped an initial plan of staging a four-team playoff to determine the winner of the shortened season which will be held under a bubble setup at the PFF National Training Centre in Carmona, Cavite. PFL commissioner Coco Torre said the […]

‘Sunbathing’ Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for Covid-19

    LISBONNE, Portugal (AFP) – Portugal and Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was said to be “fine and sunbathing” on Tuesday after testing positive for coronavirus which has ruled him out of a midweek Nations League fixture with his country. Ronaldo “is asymptomatic” and “will not play against Sweden” in Wednesday’s Nations League match, the […]

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Messi fires Argentina to WC qualifying win over Ecuador

        BUENOS AIRES (AFP) – Lionel Messi put his Barcelona troubles behind him to fire Argentina to an opening 1-0 victory over Ecuador in World Cup qualifying on Thursday. The 33-year-old great has been in open conflict with his club but it had no detrimental effect on his form as his 13th […]

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EURO FOOTBALL: Messi powers Barca to easy win; Ronaldo scores twice

  MADRID (AFP) – Lionel Messi scored in his first game since trying to leave Barcelona as Ronald Koeman began his tenure as coach by overseeing a 4-0 Liga demolition of Villarreal on Sunday. Messi converted from the spot 10 minutes before half-time and then the Argentine’s cross forced Pau Torres into an own-goal, after […]

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Football club blacklisted by GAB for ignoring players demand

By JONAS TERRADO         Global FC, once the golden standard of Philippine football but has fallen on hard times, suffered another blow after being blacklisted by the Games and Amusements Board (GAB). GAB came up with the decision after Global didn’t respond to a show cause order explaining its side regarding the […]

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Neymar banned 2 matches as league opens racism probe

PARIS (AFP) – Neymar received a two-match ban Wednesday for his red card against Marseille as the French league announced it would open an investigation into accusations of racism by the Brazil forward against Alvaro Gonzalez. Angel Di Maria will also be summoned to the league’s next disciplinary commission meeting on September 23 over claims […]

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