But Uruguay showed immediately they were not there to make up the numbers and hit back via a mazy run from scrum-half Santiago Arata, one of the smallest players on the pitch, who evaded several tackles before touching down under the posts for an easy conversion. … [Read more...] about Minnows Uruguay Stun Fiji In Rugby World Cup’s First Shock
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McKee, who changed 12 players from the team that started against Australia, said Fiji had talked specifically about not taking Uruguay lightly. … [Read more...] about Minnows Uruguay Pull Off Historic Fiji Shock At Rugby World Cup
With results elsewhere going in their favour, Colombia knew that a draw with Peru would mean that they would finish fourth in their qualifying group and that they would therefore qualify automatically for the World Cup. That result would also mean that Peru would qualify for a play-off against New Zealand, after finishing fifth in the group. If either side had lost the match, Chile would have overtaken them to secure a place in Russia. … [Read more...] about World Cup Qualifying: Ethics, Controversy and Covered Mouths
This protection currently takes the form of the Owners’ and Directors’ Test (formerly the “Fit and Proper Persons Test”), which the Football Association’s website states is to ensure that “the owners, directors and officers of clubs in those leagues to meet standards greater than that required under law so as to protect the reputation and image of the game” and which applies to all clubs in the English Premier League (“EPL”), English Football League (“EFL”), and the top tiers of “non-league” football. … [Read more...] about Part Two – Common Ownership of Sports Teams and its Regulation in European Football
Article 57 is sufficiently broad as to encompass any conduct that “violates the principles of fair play” or any behaviour that is “unsporting in any other way”. It is hard to argue that Manolas’s behaviour is not unsporting or that it does not violate the principles of fair play, particularly in circumstances where such notions are not defined in the FIFA Disciplinary Code (or indeed anywhere else). Where the notions are not defined, it lies with FIFA to exercise its discretion and, in its view, Manolas’s conduct was unacceptable. … [Read more...] about Kostas Manolas – A Deliberate Yellow Card And Unsporting Conduct.