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Brazil star Rivaldo confirms retirement

ESPN staff | March, 15 2014

World Cup winner and former World Player of the Year Rivaldo has announced that he has retired from football. The Brazilian, 41, won the World Cup in 2002 and also the Champions League in 2003, while he was named the best player on the planet ...

A-League: Thompson inspires Melbourne Victory

PA Sport | March, 15 2014

Melbourne Victory moved up to second in the A-League table after snatching a 2-1 win over Perth Glory on Saturday night. Archie Thompson scored the winner in the 90th minute to earn the three points for the visitors. Foot-of-the-table Perth ...

Brazil's Esportivo punished for racial abuse

Associated Press | March, 14 2014

SAO PAULO -- A sports tribunal has ordered a club in southern Brazil to play five matches away from their stadium because their fans racially abused a referee during a match. The tribunal also fined Esportivo about $13,000 after some supporters ...

Egypt climb up latest FIFA World Ranking

ESPN staff | March, 14 2014

Egypt were the big movers in the March edition of the FIFA World Ranking, while the top five remained the same. The African nation rose 12 places up to 26th position following their 2-0 friendly win over Bosnia-Herzegovina on March 5. They are...

Ruben Rayos apologises for horror tackle on Rafi Dahan

ESPN staff | March, 13 2014

Maccabi Haifa's Ruben Rayos has publicly apologised for a horrific double-footed tackle on Rafi Dahan which left the Bnei Yehuda defensive midfielder with a badly broken leg on Sunday. Rayos, 27, went in high on his opponent in the 84th minute of...

J-League punishes Urawa for racist banner

Associated Press | March, 13 2014

TOKYO -- The J-League has disciplined Japanese club Urawa Reds over the racist behaviour of their fans and ordered the team to play their next home game behind closed doors. Thursday's decision comes after a fan displayed a banner at Urawa's h...

Sydney's Abbas accuses opponents of racial abuse

Associated Press | March, 8 2014

Sydney FC midfielder Ali Abbas has accused unnamed Western Sydney Wanderers players of racially, religiously and culturally abusing him during Saturday's A-League match. The Iraq-born player told a television interviewer after his side's 3-1 win...

A-League: Brisbane Roar stretch lead at summit

PA Sport | March, 9 2014

Brisbane Roar claimed a 2-1 win over Adelaide United to virtually seal the A-League Premier's Plate at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday. A Besart Berisha brace after 22 and 52 minutes allowed Mike Mulvey's side to open up a 10-point lead at the top o...

Brazil international racially abused by fans

Associated Press | March, 7 2014

Santos midfielder Arouca was racially abused by fans while giving a postmatch interview to reporters in the latest case of racism to hit the hosts of the 2014 World Cup. • Vickery: New Pele • Coelho: Winning is everything ...

Defender gets 28-game ban for horror tackle

March, 6 2014

A Vietnam international defender has been given a record 28-game ban by the Vietnam Football Federation for a challenge that broke an opponent's leg during a league game. Tran Dinh Dong fouled Nguyen Anh Hung with an over-the-top tackle that left...

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