How footballers cheat on the pitch to win matches

MILAN (AP) — Cheating is rife in football and players get up to many dirty tricks in their attempts to win a match at any cost. Calls are growing for video technology to be introduced to help referees reach the correct decision, although many methods cunning players use to dupe officials will still slip under[…]

Column: In Chelsea-PSG, an argument against video technology

PARIS (AP) — Referees, hang in there. Help is surely on its way. Sooner or later, football will see, must see, that the only way to preserve the authority and reputations of its match officials is to give them real-time access to the same video technology now used to painfully dissect them. But make no[…]

‘No time to cry’: Premier League now only focus for Chelsea

LONDON (AP) — With no distractions from cup competitions, Chelsea’s path to the Premier League title is clear with 11 games to go — starting on Sunday against Southampton. The Blues were eliminated from the Champions League on Wednesday, less than two weeks after winning the League Cup. “The same players, they have to go[…]

UEFA to review Ibrahimovic’s red card next week

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Champions League ban for a red card as Paris Saint-Germain eliminated Chelsea will be reviewed next week. UEFA says its disciplinary panel will study the case at its March 19 meeting. All red-card offenses in UEFA matches are reviewed to possibly extend mandatory one-match bans. Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho[…]