FIFA President Gianni infantino speaks during the 45th UEFA Congress in Montreux, Switzerland, on Tuesday. Associated Press
The withdrawal by Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, just two days after the league's unveiling, followed a furious reaction from fans, officials and politicians.
Some games carry class connotations. Golf, tennis and even cricket are generally considered an elite preserve while football is looked upon as more working class. Anyone can play football, and unlike golf or tennis, you do not need any dress code: just your feet, even if they are bare.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino says he is not in favour of sanctions against the 12 clubs that tried to launch a European Super League, preferring ‘dialogue’ on football reform. The plan to create a closed competition was ‘unacceptable’ and ‘unimaginable’,
Manchester City and Chelsea will play off for the biggest prize in European club football later this month, but there is plenty on the line for both clubs when they meet in a prelude to the Champions League final on Saturday. City can wrap up a fifth Premier League
Team Manager Joxean Matxin Fernandez (Spa) will lead the squad alongside Sports Directors Andrej Hauptman (Slo), Simone Pedrazzini (Swi) and Marco Marcato (Ita).
Indian women will play a three ODI series in the captaincy of the Harmanpreet Kaur against Sri Lanka’s 19-member squad, which is being led by Chamari Athapaththu.
A dominant England has swept New Zealand 3-0 in the Test series with an aggressive seven-wicket victory in the third and final Test match on Monday.