Haringey players walk off after racism allegations in Yeovil FA Cup tie

The Football Association says it is deeply concerned after the FA Cup fourth-qualifying-round tie between Haringey Borough and Yeovil was abandoned following allegations that home players were racially abused The Football Association says it is deeply concerned after the FA Cup fourth-qualifying-round tie between Haringey Borough and Yeovil was abandoned following allegations that home players were racially abused. Yeovil were leading 1-0 with just over an hour played when Haringeys players, under the direction of manager Tom Loizou, walked off the pitch. The initial target of the abuse was reported to be Haringeys goalkeeper Valery Pajetat. A post on the Haringey Borough Twitter account stated: Game has been abandoned following racial abuse. Horrendous afternoon. It must be said that 99.9% …

Tigres to ban ‘pseudo fan’ who allegedly groped USA player Sofia Huerta after game

Mexican club Tigres says it intends to ban a supporter for life after he appeared to grope USA international Sofia Huerta after a friendly match Mexican club Tigres says it intends to ban a supporter for life after he appeared to grope USA international Sofia Huerta after a friendly match. Huerta posed with fans for selfies after the game between her team, Houston Dash, and Tigres Feminil on Saturday. Pictures soon appeared on social media of a man grabbing the midfielders chest. https://t.co/rR65v9e8wP October 8, 2019 Tigres said they planned to file a lawsuit against the pseudo fan and ban him for life. As a result of events that took place on Saturday October 5, during which a pseudo-fan reportedly …

European roundup: Sixteen-year-old Ansu Fati stars in Barcelona win

Ansu Fati, 16, scored a goal and made another as Barcelona beat Valencia 5-2 while the Bundesliga leaders, RB Leipzig, came from a goal down for a 1-1 draw against Bayern Munich Barcelonas 16-year-old forward Ansu Fati continued his explosive start to life in the first team by scoring and providing an assist as the La Liga champions thrashed Valencia 5-2 on Saturday. Fati, who became Baras youngest goalscorer two weeks ago by netting at Osasuna, struck his first goal at Camp Nou to give the hosts the lead with less than two minutes on the clock by smashing a pass from Frenkie de Jong into the net. The teenager then returned the favour by dashing in to the area …

Lieke Martens scores last-minute penalty and Dutch eliminate Japan

Lieke Martens scored from the spot in the 90th minute to add to her first-half effort in the Netherlands last-16 victory over Japan at Roazhon Park in Rennes Refereeing was again in the spotlight as a controversial late penalty put the Netherlands into a quarter-final against Italy at the expense of a Japan side in the ascendancy. In the 88th minute Vivianne Miedema smashed the ball goalwards but it rocketed off the limp arm of Saki Kumagai and the referee pointed to the spot. Lieke Martens, whose lovely backheel had given the Dutch the lead, converted. Japans manager, Asako Takakura, diplomatically blamed their lack of cutting edge in front of goal for the result but admitted she was sad at …

David Beckham banned from driving for using cell phone

London (CNN)Former England football star David Beckham has been banned from driving for six months after he was caught using his mobile phone behind the wheel. “Instead of looking straight forward, paying attention to the road, he appeared to be looking at his lap,” said prosecutor Matthew Spratt, according to PA. “He (the witness) says that the defendant was operating a handheld device at knee level. At that moment a photograph was taken.” Beckham’s lawyer, Gerrard Tyrrell, said that his client cannot remember the incident. “There is no excuse for what took place but his view is as he cannot remember… he’s going to plead guilty and that’s what he’s done,” said Tyrrell. Beckham also spent time playing for Spain’s …