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French referee Tony Chapron who kicked player banned for three months

The French referee who kicked out at a player during a Ligue 1 game was Thursday handed a three-month ban by disciplinary chiefs with a further three months suspended.

Feb 02, 2018, 13:38 PM IST

FIFA to clamp down on mobbing of referees at Confederations Cup

Football is often compared unfavourably to other sports because of the behaviour of the players.

Jun 16, 2017, 00:02 AM IST

Referee shot dead by player in Argentina for showing red card

Sources claim that the entire incident happened during the football match.

Feb 16, 2016, 18:32 PM IST

Jose Mourinho a nice person if you're not a referee: Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp has said that Jose Mourinho is a nice guy as long as you are not a journalist or a referee.

Oct 30, 2015, 18:54 PM IST

Diego Maradona kisses referee who allowed 1986 'Hand of God' goal ​

Diego Maradona kissed and hugged the referee who allowed his handball goal in the 1986 World Cup and presented him with a signed Argentina jersey when the two met in Tunisia this week, local media

Aug 18, 2015, 16:08 PM IST

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 erro

Jul 25, 2015, 22:17 PM IST

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.

May 02, 2015, 08:31 AM IST

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.

Apr 19, 2015, 10:19 AM IST

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.

Apr 10, 2015, 10:14 AM IST

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".

Mar 25, 2015, 20:54 PM IST

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.

Mar 22, 2015, 19:41 PM IST

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.

Mar 21, 2015, 20:40 PM IST

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.

Mar 05, 2015, 21:19 PM IST

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.

Mar 01, 2015, 22:09 PM IST

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.

Mar 01, 2015, 20:40 PM IST

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.

Feb 23, 2015, 14:30 PM IST

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.

Feb 19, 2015, 09:27 AM IST

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

Feb 06, 2015, 23:16 PM IST

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.

Jan 31, 2015, 21:25 PM IST

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.

Jan 23, 2015, 18:49 PM IST