Cricket: South Africa forced to select injured Coloured player for World Cup

According to an Australian newspaper, the South African cricket team was forced to include an injured Coloured (mixed-race) player in their line-up for the Cricket World Cup in order to adhere to the government’s racial quotas for sports. This may … Read the rest

Dallaglio says England must beat South Africa at Twickenham

Lawrence Dallaglio says England must make a priority of beating South Africa and turning Twickenham into a fortress ahead of the World Cup.

The Red Rose legend issued his twin challenge as Stuart Lancaster claimed to already know 80 per … Read the rest

Racism in English football is ‘right in your face’

Racism in English football is overt according to Fifa’s vice-president Jeffrey Webb.

The head of Fifa’s anti-racism task force has said that discrimination in English football is “right in front of your face” and backed calls for the introduction of

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Racism in English football is overt according to Fifa’s vice-president Jeffrey Webb.

The head of Fifa’s anti-racism task force has said that discrimination in English football is “right in front of your face” and backed calls for the introduction of

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Bulgarian soccer fans fly ‘Yes to racism’ banner

Bulgaria’s Levski Sofia can expect another serious sanction after further crowd disturbances by their supporters. The Ultras of the Bulgarian club again unveiled pro-racism banners during their derby against the champion Ludogorets at Georgi Asparuhov stadium last weekend.

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Irish schoolboys walk off soccer field due to ‘racist abuse’

Carrigaline United U15s made a brave decision in a crucial league match – and they’ve been punished for it in a manner that seems, at least on the face of it, unimaginably harsh.

One of the team had been subjected … Read the rest

FIFA 2014: Monkey chants,bananas and homophobia

During a training session with the Spanish national team in 2004, the Spanish national coach Luis Aragonés was recorded by a Spanish TV crew referring to French soccerplayer Thierry Henry as a “black piece of s***” to José Antonio Reyes, … Read the rest

Spying on rivals with drones hits the World Cup

Spying on rivals has hit the World Cup on the tournament’s first day of matches.

After spotting a drone hovering over its practice yesterday, France’s team manager Didier Deschamps has called for an investigation into the possibility that the team … Read the rest

Schumi’s doctors to start waking him

schumiMichael Schumacher’s doctors will begin lowering his sedation level in order to start the process of waking him up, his agent said on Thursday.

The seven-times F1 world champion slammed his head on a rock while skiing off-piste in the … Read the rest

National black soccer team ‘unbearable bunch of useless losers’

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said het would neither withdraw nor apologise for his scathing comments about the national black soccer team.

Bafana Bafana are a “bunch of losers” and “unbearable, useless individuals”, he said earlier.

Mbalula said the whole country … Read the rest

Sprinboks invincible except for All Blacks

by Barnaby Chesterman

South Africa ended a long, hard season with a bruising victory over France in Paris on Saturday and in so doing reaffirmed the difference between the top two in the world and the rest.

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Soccer: France beats Ukraine 3-0 to qualify for World Cup

by Andy Scott

France produced a stunning performance to overturn a two-goal first-leg deficit and qualify for the World Cup finals on Tuesday, beating Ukraine 3-0 in Paris.

In front of a raucous crowd at the Stade de France, Les … Read the rest

Soccer: France, Portugal nervous ahead of World Cup match

france_soccerFrance and Portugal, two of Europe’s footballing heavyweights, face a fraught test of nerves on Tuesday with their places at the 2014 World Cup finals at stake.

France, the 1998 world champions, are 2-0 down to Ukraine after the first … Read the rest