Gladbach’s Marcus Thuram handed six-match ban for spitting at opponent

Borussia Mönchengladbach’s forward Marcus Thuram has been banned for six games and fined €40,000 (£36,370) for spitting in the face of the Hoffenheim defender Stefan Posch during Saturday’s Bundesliga game. German football’s governing body, the DFB, announced the sanctions against Thuram on Monday. “Five of the six matches are to be served directly in Bundesliga […]

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What Marcus Rashford’s campaign for hungry children tells us about the footballer – and Britain

In April, when Matt Hancock suggested that Premier League footballers should “play their part” in helping ease the financial crisis caused by the pandemic, what he meant was that they should accept sweeping cuts to their salaries. You know, just like MPs didn’t. What the health secretary could not have imagined was that one footballer […]

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Fifa lodges ‘criminal mismanagement’ complaint against Sepp Blatter

Fifa has issued a complaint of “criminal mismanagement” against its former president Sepp Blatter. The complaint, which has been sent to the Zurich prosecutor, relates to the involvement of Blatter and other former officials at the world governing body in the Fifa museum project in the Swiss city. Blatter vehemently denies wrongdoing. “The accusations are […]

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