Soccer player Messi prison sentence lifted in exchange for fine

A Spanish court said on Friday it has exchanged a 21-month prison sentence handed to Soccer player Lionel Messi for tax fraud last July for a quarter-of-a-million-euro fine.

Soccer player Messi prison sentence lifted in exchange for fine

MADRID (Reuters) – A Spanish court said on Friday it has exchanged a 21-month prison sentence handed to Soccer player Lionel Messi for tax fraud last July for a quarter-of-a-million-euro fine. The Barcelona player and his father were found guilty by a Catalan court last year of three counts of tax fraud to the tune […]

Turkish Football Executives Rally Around Erdo?an

Turkish Football Executives Rally Around Erdo?an

Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has had a pretty rocky term since being elected President in 2014. During his first years in office, the former Prime Minister was heavily criticized for, among other things: censoring the press, lacking neutrality, and building a lavish “presidential palace” in Ankara. But all of this criticism really came to a head […]

NADO Groups Renew Calls For Russia To Be Banned From International Competition

NADO Groups Renew Calls For Russia To Be Banned From International Competition

During a special summit on January 10, the heads of 19 National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADO) came together in calling for Russia to be banned from international competition until a new anti-doping system can be put in place. The NADO groups laid out their position in a joint statement: “it is imperative that those responsible for […]

England Still Hasn’t Solved Football’s Anti-Gay Issues

England Still Hasn’t Solved Football’s Anti-Gay Issues

The Football Association (FA) is the body that governs men’s, women’s and youth football* in England. They’ve been responsible for regulating the sport for over 100 years. In it’s long history, the organization has been accused of many transgressions, but in the past few years they’ve been under almost constant scrutiny for their handling of […]