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[…]

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[…]

PSG back to domestic duties after Champions League glory

PARIS (AP) — The accolades have been pouring in for Paris Saint-Germain after its dramatic qualification for the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Playing with 10 mean after Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s sending off, coach Laurent Blanc’s team twice rallied to draw 2-2 at Chelsea to go through on away goals. “Heroiques (Heroic)” sports daily L’Equipe wrote[…]

After Chelsea’s exit, English clubs face European humbling

LONDON (AP) — Exiting the Champions League was painful for Jose Mourinho but there was no sense of injustice. The Chelsea manager was uncharacteristically restrained, with no attempt to excuse an abject performance against a Paris Saint-Germain side reduced to 10 men for most of Wednesday’s game. Chelsea lacked defensive organization and attacking resolve against[…]