Montenegrin soccer fans who forced Friday`s Euro 2016 qualifier against Russia to be abandoned are hypocrites and barbarians, the general secretary of the Adriatic republic`s football association said.
FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein heads to Melbourne for Friday`s AFC Extraordinary Congress, aiming to convince Asian members he is the man to clean up world soccer`s governing body.
Real Madrid on Friday released a statement expressing their "surprise" at UEFA president Michel Platini after he suggested that a member of Germany`s World Cup-winning team should win this year`s Ballon d`Or.
When Michel Platini revamped the European Championship, turning the finals from a tough, lean 16-team tournament in 2012 into a flabby, `roll up, anybody`s welcome` 24-side affair in 2016, it was not surprising he ran into a blizzard of rebukes.
UEFA president Michel Platini ruled himself out of the running for the FIFA presidency on Friday, the Frenchman opting not to oppose incumbent president Sepp Blatter as head of soccer`s global governing body.
The practice of players being owned by secretive agents, businessmen or investment companies out to make a quick buck is not only damaging soccer but is an affront to human dignity and must be halted, UEFA president Michel Platini said on Thursday.
UEFA president Michel Platini has repeated his call for the "triple punishment" of red card, penalty and suspension to be dropped following two controversial dismissals in the Champions League this week.