Gold Cup referee blunders `human error`: CONCACAF
Gold Cup referee blunders `human error`: CONCACAF

CONCACAF chiefs defended the referee at the centre of the Gold Cup officiating controversy on Saturday, saying that mistakes made during Panama`s stormy semi-final defeat to Mexico were "human error."

Keep an eye on Floyd Mayweather`s elbows, referee warned
Keep an eye on Floyd Mayweather`s elbows, referee warned

Respected fight official Joe Cortez on Friday warned referee Kenny Bayless to keep his eye on Floyd Mayweather`s elbows when he clashes with Manny Pacquiao.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche bemoans lack of `fair play` reward
Burnley boss Sean Dyche bemoans lack of `fair play` reward

Burnley manager Sean Dyche believes his struggling team are being punished for not pressuring referees as they attempt to stay in the Premier League.

Former Malaysian international jailed for match-fixing
Former Malaysian international jailed for match-fixing

A former Malaysian international was jailed for two years on Thursday for attempting to bribe a referee to rig a soccer match involving a Singapore team in 2012.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic defends himself following referee outburst
Zlatan Ibrahimovic defends himself following referee outburst

Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Wednesday defended himself following a remarkable outburst earlier this month in which he labelled France a "shit country".

EPL: Referees' chief Mike Riley calls for video technology
EPL: Referees' chief Mike Riley calls for video technology

Video technology should be introduced to English football to help referees avoid errors after West Bromwich Albion defender Gareth McAuley was sent off in a case of mistaken identity on Saturday, referees` chief Mike Riley said.

EPL: Errant red helps Manchester City close on Chelsea
EPL: Errant red helps Manchester City close on Chelsea

Manchester City responded to their Champions League exit with a routine 3-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday that maintained the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea.

I didn't spit at Cisse, says United defender Evans
I didn't spit at Cisse, says United defender Evans

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans says he did not spit at Newcastle United`s Papiss Cisse during Wednesday`s 1-0 Premier League victory at St James` Park.

English FA chairman Greg Dyke keen to trial video technology
English FA chairman Greg Dyke keen to trial video technology

Football Association (FA) chairman Greg Dyke said he would be keen to pilot the use of video technology in British football to aid referee`s decision making.

Sunderland appeal against Wes Brown dismissal
Sunderland appeal against Wes Brown dismissal

Sunderland announced on Sunday that they will launch an appeal against the red card shown to defender Wes Brown during their 2-0 Premier League defeat at Manchester United.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce fumes after Spurs snatch late draw
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce fumes after Spurs snatch late draw

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce launched a scathing attack on referee Jon Moss and accused Tottenham`s players of gamesmanship after his side blew a two-goal lead in a dramatic 2-2 draw.

South African referee forgets red card
South African referee forgets red card

Referee Shane Chuma stole the show as South African FA Cup holders Orlando Pirates began their defence with a 4-0 victory over third-tier Tornado in Soweto on Wednesday.

Louis van Gaal vows to fight FA charge
Louis van Gaal vows to fight FA charge

Louis van Gaal said Friday he would fight his FA charge after the Manchester United manager fell foul of the football authorities following his team`s goalless FA Cup draw at fourth-tier Cambridge last month

Playing by Zlatan rules, referee comes to Ibrahimovic
Playing by Zlatan rules, referee comes to Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is no ordinary football god. He even has a word coined after his name. In a rather long list of his 'Zlatanera' presence, the Paris St-Germain front-man on Friday made the referee of the match against Rennes come to him.

Does ref sleep at night? Carlos Queiroz asks
Does ref sleep at night? Carlos Queiroz asks

Carlos Queiroz asked how referee Ben Williams can sleep at night and said he was considering his future in the game after 10-man Iran crashed out of the Asian Cup on Friday.

Jose Mourinho says sorry for referee criticism
Jose Mourinho says sorry for referee criticism

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has apologised for criticising referee Kevin Friend in the aftermath of his side`s 3-0 win over Watford in the FA Cup at the weekend.

Conspiracy theorist Jose Mourinho tries to paper over cracks
Conspiracy theorist Jose Mourinho tries to paper over cracks

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has become a master at protecting his players when the pressure is on and his complaints about the referee after his team were humbled 5-3 at Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday were not surprising.

Bulgarian defender gets 10-match ban for referee attack
Bulgarian defender gets 10-match ban for referee attack

The Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) said it has banned Lokomotiv Plovdiv defender Diyan Moldovanov for 10 matches for trying to hit a referee with a bottle on Saturday.

Chile soccer match suspended after racist insults
Chile soccer match suspended after racist insults

San Marcos de Arica striker Emilio Renteria was for the second time in two weeks the target of Chilean fans` racist insults, this time prompting the referee to suspend a match against Deportes Iquique on Saturday.

Ex-Scottish referee Hugh Dallas receives death threats in Greece
Ex-Scottish referee Hugh Dallas receives death threats in Greece

Retired Scottish referee Hugh Dallas has received death threats since being appointed president of the Greek football federation`s Central Committee of Referees this year, it was revealed on Friday.