Japan awarded 3-0 forfeit win after Venezuela gaffe
Japan awarded 3-0 forfeit win after Venezuela gaffe

Asian champions Japan have been awarded a 3-0 win over Venezuela after the South Americans were found to have fielded an ineligible player during their friendly in September.

PSG close on Marseille by beating Bordeaux 3-0
PSG close on Marseille by beating Bordeaux 3-0

Paris St Germain beat Bordeaux 3-0 in a heated Ligue 1 game featuring two red cards at the Parc des Princes in the French capital on Saturday.

I deserved to be sent-off, admits Wayne Rooney
I deserved to be sent-off, admits Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney admitted he deserved to be sent-off in Manchester United`s 2-1 win over West Ham as his sixth career red card again put his temperament under the spotlight.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Cameroon crash out of World Cup after Croatia rout

Croatia sent 10-man Cameroon packing from the World Cup with a 4-0 thrashing of the Africans in Manaus on Wednesday.

Belgian federation proposes `red and yellow cards`

Belgian Cycling Federation president Tom Van Damme said Wednesday he wants the International Cycling Union (UCI) to introduce football-style red and yellow cards to improve safety in the peloton.

EPL: Arsenal win appeals over wrong red card

Arsenal won their appeal on Monday over Kieran Gibbs being wrongfully dismissed in the 6-0 hammering at Chelsea, with real culprit Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also let off a ban by the Football Association.

Ref apologises for `mistakenly` red-carding Gibbs in Arsenal`s 6-0 PL thrashing

The referee who sent off Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs by mistake during the club`s 6-0 shock defeat by Premier League leaders Chelsea has reportedly apologised for `making the error`.

Mourinho to contest FA charge of `improper conduct` after Arsenal game

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has announced that he would contest the charge of improper conduct levelled by the Football Association (FA) following his side`s defeat at Aston Villa last weekend.

FA charge Mourinho with improper conduct

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was charged with improper conduct by the Football Association on Wednesday after being sent to the stands during his title-chasers` shock Premier League defeat by Aston Villa last weekend.

Chelsea lose after pair see red, victory for 10-man City

The race for the Premier League title was blown wide open when leaders Chelsea had two players sent off in a 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa on Saturday and Manchester City overcame a red card to win 2-0 at Hull City.

`Stupid` rule cost Arsenal, not referee, says Platini

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.

``Stupid`` rule cost Arsenal, not referee, says Platini

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.

Nolan brace lifts Hammers out of drop zone

West Ham climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone as Kevin Nolan`s quick-fire double earned a 2-0 win at Aston Villa on Saturday.

Seven sent off in Portuguese second division match

Portuguese second division club Leixoes lodged a protest after six players were shown the red card and a coach was also sent off during their 1-1 draw with Sporting B on Wednesday.

Mannone was outstanding, says Sunderland boss Poyet

The Black Cats goalkeeper was in superb form for the 1-0 win at Everton on Boxing Day, making a string of saves to give the bottom-placed club more hope of Premier League survival

FIFA World Cup - Tournament red cards

Players who have been sent off at the 2010 World Cup

FIFA World Cup - Tournament red cards

Players who have been sent off at the 2010 World Cup

Tim Cahill in tears after World Cup red card

The first time Tim Cahill ran into Bastian Schweinsteiger he earned a red card. The second time he dissolved into tears.

Tim Cahill in tears after World Cup red card

The first time Tim Cahill ran into Bastian Schweinsteiger he earned a red card. The second time he dissolved into tears.

Australia announce crackdown on diving

Australia soccer officials have introduced tough new laws designed to stop players trying to con referees by diving.