Football

US formally demands extradition of FIFA seven

BLATTER... I am not corrupt

GENEVA, Switzerland — The United States has demanded the extradition of seven FIFA officials detained in May setting off what could become a prolonged legal battle over the handling of the major corruption case. Swiss authorities said yesterday that the US embassy in Bern had sent an extradit ... Read More

England's Laura Bassett weeps after she scored an own-goal in the last minutes of the game giving Japan the win in their
semi-final match at the FIFA Women's World Cup at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada, on Wednesday.
(PHOTOS: AFP) The face of England's pain
LONDON, England (AFP) — England's football world reacted emotionally and rallied around defend ... Read More

Above: A member of Trinidad
& Tobago controls possession
of the ball during quarter-final
action against Barbados. St Lucia's Veterans kings of Guinness street football
THE Guinness Street Football Challenge Caribbean finals brought its curtains down in exciting fashio ... Read More

FBI agents take boxes with documents from the headquarters of the CONCACAF after a
raid yesterday in
Miami Beach, Florida. (PHOTO: AFP) CONCACAF hires firm to look into its operations
MIAMI, Florida — CONCACAF said today that it has hired the firm Alvarez & Marsal to make a ... Read More

Three western-based schools return to daCosta Cup

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, July 02, 2015    

Howard Haye (second left)
instructs the Cambridge High
daCosta Cup team during the
2013 season in a game
against Rusea’s High played at
Cambridge High. The school
will return to the daCosta Cup
competition in September.
(PHOTO: PAUL REID)

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — THREE western-based schools - Cambridge High, Hopewell High and Maud McLeod High - will return to the ISSA daCosta Cup schoolboys' football competition when the 2015 season begins on September 12. The trio have been away for periods ranging from one to three seasons and will be among 81 schools that are expected to seek a place in the December 3 final. Twenty-six schools from the county of Cornwall are down to take part in the competition, it was announced at the ... Read More

MBU resume training for CONCACAF League

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July 02, 2015    

Allan Ottey (centre) of MBU tries to get away from two Cavalier players in a Red Stripe Premier League
game played at WesPow Park in St James last year. (PHOTOS: PAUL REID)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — ORVILLE Powell, president of Montego Bay United (MBU) has described the schedule in the upcoming Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League as a "mixed bag". The lone Jamaican team in the competition will play its first two games away before ending with back-to-back home games at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Saying that the team, which returned to training this week after a hectic 2014-15 season, would have little rest between season, Powell added that playing their ... Read More

Under-23 Boyz vs Dominican Republic in pictures

Thursday, July 02, 2015    

Jamaica’s Haddad Khouri (left) dribbles away from the Dominican Republic’s Aneurys
Mateo during their CFU Under-23 Olympic qualifying game at the Estadia
Panamericano in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic on Sunday. Jamaica won 4-0.
(PHOTOS: BEVERLY KHOURI)

Jamaica's Haddad Khouri (left) dribbles away from the Dominican Republic's Aneurys Mateo durong their CFU Under-23 Olympic qualifying game at the Estadia Panamericano in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic on Sunday. Jamaica won 4-0. Jamaica's Haddad Khouri (left) prepares to go by the Dominican Republic's Louis Espinal, while the latter's teammate Jean Moscoso (right) prepares to join in the play. Jamaica's Junior Flemmings (right) gets away from the Dominican Republic's Aneurys Mateo. Romario ... Read More

US files formal extradition request for Webb among 7 FIFA officials   

Thursday, July 02, 2015 10:00 AM    

WARNER... all of
this stems from a
lost bid to host the
2022 World Cup.

GENEVA (AP) — The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe that has rocked soccer's world governing body. Switzerland's Federal Office of Justice said Thursday that the requests were received from the US embassy in Bern. The expected demands submitted late Wednesday met a 40-day deadline since the seven were detained early May 27 in raids on a luxury hotel in FIFA's home city. All seven ... Read More

Jones says T&T will be motivated for Gold Cup campaign

Thursday, July 02, 2015    

JONES... we have to be very motivated

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) —Trinidad and Tobago's skipper Kenwyne Jones expects his players to be fully motivated for their CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign, following a productive training camp here over the last week. The Soca Warriors were scheduled to leave the island yesterday for Fort Lauderdale, where they will undergo a six-day training camp, as they put the finishing touches on their preparation for the July 7-26 tournament in the United States. Jones, gearing up for his third Gold ... Read More

'Warn-er-ing'

Thursday, July 02, 2015    

WARNER... all I have to say to
them is bring it on

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Former FIFA vice-president Austin 'Jack' Warner has told the United States it will be a "long hot summer" as he defends himself against charges laid by law enforcement authorities in that country regarding his activities with the world football governing body. Warner, who is on TT$2.5 million (One TT dollar =US$0.16 cents) bail is due to re-appear in court here on July 9. Warner was charged with 12 offences related to racketeering, corruption and money lau ... Read More

PHOTO: Street ball kings

Thursday, July 02, 2015    

Andrew Anguin (left), acting brand manager of Guinness; Mitchell Watson (second left), marketing manager at Pepsi; and Guinness Brand Manager Sylvester Henry (right) share a photo opportunity with members of the St Lucia outfit who were crowned regional champions of the Guinness Street Football Challenge at the Kingston Waterfront on Sunday. St Lucia defeated Barbados 4-1. Street ball kings --> Read More

Chile beat Peru 2-1 to reach Copa America final

Wednesday, July 01, 2015    

Chile’s Eduardo Vargas (centre left) jumps for the ball with Peru’s Carlos Ascues
during a Copa America semi-final football match at the National Stadium in
Santiago, Chile, on Monday. (PHOTO: AP)

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Striker Eduardo Vargas scored twice to lead Chile to a 2-1 win over 10-man Peru in the semi-finals of the Copa America on Monday, keeping alive the hosts' hopes of winning the South American tournament for the first time. Vargas scored the winner with a long-range shot that found the upper corner in the 64th minute, sending the home-crowd favourites to their first Copa America final in 28 years. "I've been practising shots from outside the area, I was confident," Vargas ... Read More

Barbados kicked out of World Cup qualifying

Wednesday, July 01, 2015    

ZURICH, Switzerland (CMC) -- Barbados have been kicked out of the 2018 World Cup qualifying tournament, Football's governing body FIFA announced yesterday. Aruba have been given a reprieve and will now advance to the next round of CONCACAF qualifying after Barbados were found guilty of fielding an ineligible player. Hadan Holligan, who should have served a one-match ban on June 14 for receiving yellow cards in two previous games, played for Barbados in their second-leg match against Aruba. Ho ... Read More

Hart hails work ethic as T&T beef up Gold Cup preparation

Wednesday, July 01, 2015    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) -- Head coach Stephen Hart has praised Trinidad and Tobago's work ethic, as they continue to prepare for this month's CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States. The national side have been in camp for the last week and have been undergoing double sessions daily as they build up to the July 7-26 campaign. "They have been fantastic. The response has been very good. There has been absolutely no complaint," Hart said. "The work has been the equivalent of a pre-season so ... Read More



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