Plunging Pompey part with Barker

One-time English football force Portsmouth confirmed Thursday they`d effectively sacked manager Richie Barker with the club in danger of bowing out of the full-time professional Football League.

Monaco slapped with two-point deduction by LFP

Monaco have been issued a three-point deduction (one suspended) and ordered to play one match behind closed doors following crowd trouble, the Professional Football League (LFP) confirmed.

Leonardo handed nine-month ban

The 43-year-old was issued with the suspension on Thursday after he was adjudged to have "deliberately barged" referee Alexandre Castro earlier this month.