The FIFA rankings continued to make dismal reading for Asia with only two teams, Iran and Japan, in the top 50 of September`s list which was published on Thursday. Iran, Asia`s top-ranked team were a modest 44th, while Japan were four places below them. They were followed by Uzbekistan in 58th and South Korea a further five places adrift.
Luis Suarez trained with his new Barcelona team mates, including Neymar, for the first time on Friday after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled that he need not be banned from all football activity.
Unloved even in their own country, Italy`s national team clearly need a radical overhaul and, if anyone can do it, then it is the steely-willed Antonio Conte who was named as their new coach on Thursday.
The outcome of Uruguay forward Luis Suarez`s appeal against his ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini will be announced on Thursday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Wednesday.
The world players` union FIFPro called for Luis Suarez`s ban for biting to be reduced on Friday as the Uruguay and Barcelona forward’s appeal was taking place at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Uruguay and Barcelona football star Luis Suarez is hoping to train with his new club in a fortnight`s time after his appeal against his ban for biting Italy`s Giorgio Chiellini will be heard by the court of arbitration for sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland, on August 8.