Sports World News of Sunday, 4 December 2016Source: BBCManchester City's Yaya Toure on drink driving chargeYaya Toure has been bailed and is due to appear at Barkingside Magistrates' Court on 13 December. Manchester City footballer Yaya Toure has been charged with drink driving, police have confirmed. He has been bailed and is due to appear at Barkingside Magistrates' Court on 13 December. The midfielder played in Manchester City's 3-1 defeat at home to Chelsea on Saturday. He was recalled to the Manchester City squad earlier this month after apologising for "misunderstandings" relating to comments made by his agent Dimitri Seluk.
Mourinho is accused of moving millions of pounds of earnings to the British Virgin Islands to avoid paying tax. Further claims about the tax affairs of Mourinho, the Portuguese manager - as well as other top international football stars - have been made in the Sunday Times and other European newspapers. Mourinho has been accused of using "a complex web of off-shore companies" to avoid paying tax in the UK and Spain. According to the reports, Mourinho, 53, has reportedly placed £10m (€12m) into a Swiss account owned by a British Virgin Islands firm. International consortiumThe allegations surrounding Mourinho and Ronaldo are based on two terabytes of leaked information which allegedly includes original contracts.
Sports World News of Saturday, 3 December 2016Source: GhanaWebChelsea extend lead in dramatic comeback against CityChelsea play West Brom next Sunday at the BridgeChelsea FC thrilled fans in an emphatic win at the Etihad stadium Saturday afternoon. City kept pressing and really, they could have equalized but a counter from Hazard in the 90th minute sealed Chelsea’s win in a dramatic turn up. Man City had the opportunities to score a second goal but they didn’t. So when Chelsea finally levelled with the Manchester side, their confidence soared and they scored again to take the lead, and again to extend their lead which fetch them three important points. Liverpool play Sunderland on Sunday and Chelsea would hope for a loss for the Merseyside in order to extend their lead on the table.
Sports World News of Sunday, 4 December 2016Source: CNNBrazil fans mourn fallen heroesIt truly was an extraordinary end to the most awful weekThrough thick and thin, the small Brazilian town of Chapeco has stood by its football team. And on Saturday, even in the most extraordinary of circumstances, the supporters were there for their heroes again. Fans wait at Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco for the arrival of the players' coffins on December 3. It was a visceral sight, the sheer volume - dozens and dozens - illustrating the magnitude of the disaster. The agony continues though; in the coming days, dozens of funerals will be held across Brazil - a country in mourning.
Sports World News of Sunday, 4 December 2016Source: BBCNigeria beat Cameroon to win the 2016 women's Africa Cup of NationsDesire Oparanozie scored the winning goal for NigeriaNigeria won the women's Africa Cup of Nations for an eighth time after a 1-0 win over hosts Cameroon in front of a capacity 40,000 crowd in Yaounde. A late goal from Desire Oparanozie was enough for Nigeria to retain the trophy they won in Namibia two years ago. In a repeat of the 2014 final, Cameroon finished as runners-up again despite enjoying massive home support. The winning goal from Nigeria was a huge blow for the hosts and the thousands of fans who filled the 40,000 capacity Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium more than five hours before kick-off. Ghana finished as bronze medallists after a 1-0 win over South Africa on Friday.
xxxxxxxxxxx of Friday, 2 December 2016Source: BBCFootball sex abuse: England captains make child safety filmCaptains of three England football teams have taken part in a film about how to keep children safe in the sport. Earlier, West Midlands Police said it was investigating historical football abuse claims - the 18th force to do so. Earlier, Southampton Football Club said it had contacted Hampshire Police after receiving information about allegations of historical abuse. On Friday a former Chelsea footballer became the latest football player to make allegations of abuse. Kent Police also confirmed it had received reports of historical child abuse within the county's football community, which it said it was reviewing.
Sports World News of Friday, 2 December 2016Source: BBCChapecoense plane crash: Survivor 'may play football again'Helio Hermito Zampier NetoA Brazilian football player who survived a plane crash in Colombia on Monday is recovering and may be able to resume his career, his father says. Five other people survived the crash, which killed 71 people. Colombian officials say evidence is growing that the plane ran out of fuel. He has just undergone surgery on his leg and doctors say he will return to football," he said. Many of the victims were players and staff of Chapecoense, who were due to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana against Medellin team Atletico Nacional.
Sports World News of Saturday, 3 December 2016Source: CNNChelsea 'paid for sex abuse victim's silence'Chelsea is currently top of the English soccer's Premier League. The child sex abuse scandal that has rocked the English football world has taken a new twist after a former player accused one of the world's biggest clubs of buying his silence. This will include providing the FA with any relevant information arising out of the club's investigation." A hotline set up to help victims of the child sex abuse scandal rocking English football has received 860 calls for help in its first week. England's Football Association launched an internal investigation into allegations of abuse last Sunday after more than 20 players came forward alleging abuse in their youth, according to England's Professional Footballers Association (PFA).
Sports World News of Friday, 2 December 2016Source: BBCChelsea FC 'paid me £50,000 over abuse'Former Chelsea footballer, Gary JohnsonA former Chelsea footballer claims the club paid him £50,000 to keep quiet about allegations of sexual abuse by a former chief scout. Gary Johnson told the Mirror he had been abused as a youth player by Eddie Heath, who is now dead. The latest allegations about sexual abuse in football comes as police say about 350 victims have now reported historical incidents within UK football clubs. In a statement Chelsea said: "Chelsea Football Club has retained an external law firm to carry out an investigation concerning an individual employed by the club in the 1970s, who is now deceased. 800 callersThere are now 17 forces looking into allegations of historical child sexual abuse in football.
Sports World News of Friday, 2 December 2016Source: SportskeedaFIFA Puskas awards: Top 3 announcedThe ceremony will be held on Jan 9The final 3 contenders for the FIFA Puskas award have been announced after fans’ votes came in this week, narrowing the contest down from the initial ten choices. The final round of voting is now open on FIFA.com where you can vote for you favourite goal out of the three. The Corinthians midfielder, Marlone, scored an acrobatic strike that left fans ecstatic in their Copa Libertadores game against Chilean team Cobresal. Malaysia’s first ever FIFA Puskás Award nominee in the country’s history, Mohd Subri makes up the final three with his strike from distance that is now called the new ‘physics-defying’ effort after Roberto Carlos’ famous free-kick against France. The voting will now resume as fans from across the world choose which of these three players will win the award.
Sports World News of Fri, 2 Dec 20160Leicester signings not to blame for poor form - RanieriClaudio Ranieri, Leicester City ManagerLeicester City manager Claudio Ranieri is refusing to blame his team's signings for the poor defence of their Premier League title. The champions are 14th in the table after 13 top-flight matches, only two points clear of the relegation zone despite having spent big-money ahead of the 2016-17 season. Islam Slimani, Ahmed Musa and Nampalys Mendy all arrived at the King Power Stadium for eight-figure fees, but the club's best performances have been reserved for the Champions League, where they have already qualified for the last 16. "The recruitment is very good and I'm very happy," Ranieri told reporters ahead of Saturday's away game against Sunderland. "But it's not always certain when you bring in new players that they start very well.
Sports World News of Fri, 2 Dec 20160Manchester United braced for £20m Schneiderlin bidsMorgan Schneiderline (right) is interesting Everton and West BromManchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderline is interesting Everton and West Brom, with the Daily Telegraph reporting that £20 million bids are being readied. The France international is out of favour at Old Trafford and a January move would make sense, even if the Red Devils are forced to take a hit on a player they paid £24m for in 2015. ADVERTISEMENTSchneiderlin has found himself behind the likes of record signing Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera under Jose Mourinho, while Marouane Fellaini and Bastian Schweinsteiger also appear to be ahead of him in the pecking order. At 27 years of age he needs to find regular football and it could be that he is reunited with former Southampton boss Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park in the new year, or he decides to head for The Hawthorns.
Sports World News of Friday, 2 December 2016Source: BBCSilences to be held for ChapecoenseFifa requested that all players wear black armbands in remembrance. A minute's silence will be held before every football match this weekend in memory of the Chapecoense players and staff who died on Monday. Football's world governing body Fifa also requested that all players wear black armbands in remembrance. Periods of silence will also be held before next week's Champions League and Europa League matches. Three of Brazil's leading clubs have said they will offer players to Chapecoense.