Mexico: Half-Time Brawl Between Club America And Pumas Fans Brings Abrupt End To Legends Charity Match (Video)

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By Joseph Viney

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A mass brawl between supporters put paid to a legends game out in California in an incident that seriously stretched the meaning of the word "friendly".

In a contest designed to raise awareness, support and a little cash for the United Soccer Talents Foundation, heavyweightMexican teams Club America and Pumas staged an exhibition match that soon descended into something Vince McMahon and his oily boys would be proud of.

Brazilian Game Goes From Minor Foul To Multi-Man Brawl, Riot Police, Tear Gas And Stadium Evacuation In Matter Of Minutes (Video)

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As if to encapsulate the wild west streak that still permeates the Braziliandomestic game, Sunday evening's lower league match between Gama and Brasiliense escalated from a minor infringement in the midfield to a full-scale stadium evacuation in amatter of minutes.

It all began when two players ended up on the floor after contesting a straightforward header down on the touchline.

Full Scale Riot Between Ecuadorian League Players Leads to Abandonment

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Ligue de Portoviejo and Barcelona SC's game in Ecuador had to be abandoned with just 7 minute left on the clock and the visitors leading 1-0 when a collision between two opposing players sparked a mass brawl.

And while the Barcelona keeper Damien Lanza wasn't the instigator his actions of punching an opposing player did nothing to defuse the matter.

Tony Hibbert scores, Everton fans riot

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Everton stalwart Tony Hibbert has played more than 300 games for the club, but has never scored a goal. The right-back's legendary goal-shyness led to chants and banners of "If Hibbert Scores, We Riot" around Goodison Park for the last few seasons. But Hibbert finally broke his duck as he prepared to start his 13th [.

Euro 2012 Riot – Russian Fans Attacking Stewards Wroclaw – Russia v Czech Republic

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Shocking scenes in Wroclaw as Russian supporters attack stewards after the 4-1 win for Russia vs Czech Republic 08/05/2012.

Caxias Striker Vanderlei Bitten By Police Dog While Quibbling Over Controversial Goal (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Over in the Brazilian ftop flight, Caxias striker Vanderlei was assaulted by a canine's canines at the weekend after being bitten on the leg by a police dog.

Having conceded a goal against Novo Hamburg, Vanderlei and his teammates swarmed the referee and his assistant overturned their decision to chalk off the goal and allow Paulinho Macaiba's opener to stand.

‘He’s A Disgrace, He Shouldn’t Play For Liverpool Again’ – Sir Alex Gives Suarez Both Barrels (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Sir Alex Ferguson didn't hold back in his assessment of Luis Suarez in his post-match interview with the BBC:

"Suarez is a disgrace to Liverpool Football Club. He should not be allowed to play for Liverpool again. He could have caused a riot.


Egypt court uphold death sentences over football riot

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Cairo (AFP) – An Egyptian court upheld Monday death sentences against 10 people convicted over rioting that claimed 74 lives at a stadium in Port Said in 2012, judicial and security officials said.

The ruling by the Court of Cassation, which is final, excluded an 11th defendant who remains at large after his death penalty was also confirmed in June 2015 by another court.

Egypt court uphold death sentences over football riot

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Cairo (AFP) – An Egyptian court upheld Monday death sentences against 10 people convicted over rioting that claimed 74 lives at a stadium in Port Said in 2012, judicial and security officials said.

The ruling by the Court of Cassation, which is final, excluded an 11th defendant who remains at large after his death penalty was also confirmed in June 2015 by another court.


Queens Park Rangers Tinker With Asian Tour

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17/7 v Sabah Select (Likas Stadium, Kota Kinabulu)
20/7 v Kelantan (Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam)
23/7 v Persebaya (Bung Tomo Stadium, Surabaya)

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The game in Surabaya is a new addition to their tour. I wonder if they are aware of the riot that happened recently at a Persebaya game?

Don’t FAC(it)up

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We are still a few days away from the Leeds game and I don't want to step on what will surely be another (auto paste here) splendid pre match from the master himself. But without wishing to step on toes I want to get some thoughts off my chest.

Having spent most of Christmas and New Year struggling to find the back of net I have started to change my mind about the importance of this game and who should be playing.

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Ronaldo Sends Dutch Home From Euros

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Cristiano Ronaldo was back to his brilliant best as Portugal beat Holland 2-1 to send the 2010 World Cup finalists home after they failed to win a game at Euro 2012. The win helped Portugal finish second in the "Group of Death, and they will now play the Czech Republic in the quarter-finals next week, while Germany, who beat Denmark 2-1 will play Greece in their quarter-final tie.

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This isn't going to be overly analytical of the game, THFC1882 is about to go on it's Christmas holidays! Before that though we take a brief look at Tottenham Hotspur versus Chelsea from The Lane.

On the balance of play both sides will have been satisfied with a point.

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Lionel Messi’s superb winner to finish off a hat trick in friendly against Brazil

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While the Euro 2012 Group of Death lived up to its name for mostly unintended reasons, Brazil and Argentina played out a frantic friendly in New Jersey and Lionel Messi once again proved worthy of a dictionary full of superlatives.

Being a friendly, the match obviously didn't carry any tangible importance and included some players who probably wouldn't be out there if it did, but there simply is no such thing as a Brazil v Argentina match that isn't Apocalyptic in tone.

Lionel Messi makes Champions League history with five goals against Leverkusen

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Barcelona ran riot in the Champions League tonight, coming out 7-1 winners against Bayer Leverkusen at the Nou Camp, giving them an aggregate score of 10-2 and a place in the quarter finals.

Five of the goals were scored by Lionel Messi, who is so good this season that he is making the majority of human beings feel utterly unaccomplished by comparison.

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Turn A Blind Eye

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Following the riot after Persipura's 1-0 home defeat by Persija, which saw the visiting team forced to leave the stadium three hours after the game ended by boat, the Indonesia Super League in their wisdom have seen fit to impose no sanction on the home team.

This is of course bollocks and double standards.

The Departed: The 2011 Revs, Where'd They Go?

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A total of thirteen players from the 2011 New England Revolution are not back for the 2012 season. If you just awoke from your off-season soccer hibernation you must be wondering where they all went. Many have moved on to other clubs, some are currently unemployed. Using the world wide web I did some light research to figure out where our friends are now and how they're doing.

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European Championship Stories: 1984 – Le Veritable Roi Michel

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They've been playing for one hundred and nineteen minutes on this balmy Mediterranean evening at le Stade Velodrome in Marseille and nothing, so far, has been able to separate the two teams. France, who sailed through the group stages of the 1984 European Championships, have surprisingly met their match in Portugal, who, prior to this summer, have not reached the finals of a major tournament since the 1966 World Cup.

Bradley 'totally committed' to Egypt job

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The recent upheaval following a club match in Egypt that left 74 people dead and more than a thousand others injured could have easily convinced Bob Bradley to pack up his things and return to the comfort of the United States.

Instead, the former U.S. national team coach and current Egypt national team coach reportedly remains committed to his job while doing his part in the rebuilding of a nation.


Arsenal a tale of three substitutes

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What an excellent day of football we all had yesterday, starting with the controversial Manchester United, Liverpool match at Old Trafford , and a result that went our way with Liverpool losing 2-1.

I am not so sure about all the Suarez, Evra hype though as it is obvious that there is bad blood between the two of them, but to the credit of Evra he was willing to shake Suarez's hand before the match, but Suarez refused.

Fergie: Disgraceful Suarez Should Never Play For Liverpool Again

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Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that after refusing to shake Patrice Evra's hand ahead of kick-off, Luis Suarez should not be allowed to play for Liverpool again.

"I could not believe it, I just could not believe it," Ferguson said. "He's a disgrace to Liverpool Football Club, that certain player should not be allowed to play for Liverpool again.

Friday’s Bet of the day: Liverpool not to run riot over League One Oldham

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Goal: Friday's Bet of the day: Liverpool not to run riot over League One Oldham

As a hectic fixture schedule comes to an end and the League One side boasting a solid defence, top tipster Adam Bate thinks this one won't be a walkover for Kenny Dalglish's men

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Good to see Liverpool register a home win again after three draws at Anfield, thanks to a Luis Suarez header on 47 minutes.
It was a game where Liverpool threatened to run riot only for the goalkeeping of Chezney to keep it at 1-0.

Kenny Dalglish said after the game that Liverpool played fantastic football but he would like to see them score an awful lot more goals.

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Bradley serves as model of strength during tragedy in Egypt

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Bob Bradley has always been a tremendous example for his players and leader as a soccer coach. Now, in the wake of a terrible tragedy, he is asked to do the same for a nation.

Bradley insisted Monday that he is "totally committed" to coaching Egypt's national soccer team despite the turmoil in the country following the riot at a game last week that left more than 70 dead.

Major Link Soccer: Bob Bradley Marches In Protest, Red Bulls Still Think They're Tax Exempt

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I hate to start these things on a down note, but today I feel I have too. As most know, Wednesday in Port Said Egypt a riot broke out at a Egyptian Premier League match. At the least 74 people lost their lives midweek and hundreds were injured after a match between Al-Masry and Al-Ahly.

Former USMNT boss and current Egyptian National Team coach Bob Bradley watched the events unfold on TV as he was getting ready to attend another match that day.

Why SCAF Is To Blame

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Since its founding in 1907, Al Ahly S.C. has been known as ‘the people's club,' representing resistance against the many forms of colonialism that have long plagued the African continent. Initially the first sporting club to allow Egyptians to join, Al Ahly remains the most popular of Egyptian teams, wearing to this day the red kits that honour the pre-colonial Egyptian flag.

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74 killed and over hundreds were injured when politics mixed with football in violent fashion last night in Port Said... I'm not quite sure what to say about this as it's one of the most insane things I've ever seen, so below is what the Daily Mail wrote about the incident. After Al-Masry beat Al-Ahly, [.

Dozens of People Killed as Al-Masry & Al-Ahly Fans Flood Pitch in Egypt

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Tragic news is coming out of Egypt following today's match between Al-Masry and Al-Ahly in Port Said, Egypt. After Al-Masry won the match, 3-1, its fans invaded the pitch, forcing Al-Ahly players to flee to the locker room, where they became trapped. Apparently, Al-Ahly Ultras took to the pitch too, and the long, violent history between the two clubs was extended.

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HTIOT Interview Series: Sherjill MacDonald

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If you have been a long time reader of HTIOT, you have seen an occasional interview pop up on the site. We did a few interviews with various people and players involved with the Chicago Riot of MISL. And I personally had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Fire legend Peter Wilt. Interviews are always a way to have a little fun and find out more about the person on the other end of the conversation.

LOVS: Harrisburg City Islanders In Talks To Host Bolton Wanderers In Friendly

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A report put out by a site in SB Nation's soccer community said that the Bolton Wanderers may play a friendly in Harrisburg this summer.

Lion of Vienna Suite was informed that the Wanderers and the Harrisburg City Islanders, the Philadelphia Union's USL-PRO affiliate, were discussing a deal to have the recently relegated English side travel to Pennsylvania in July.

Analysis & player ratings: Union 0-1 DC

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Zero points never looked so good.

While the Union failed to emerge victorious in the one place that matters most, the scoreboard, they trumped visiting DC United in every other statistical category. In his first match since taking over for Peter Nowak, John Hackworth saw his side complete 90 more passes than their opponents, controlling the match and creating quality chances.

DTotD: 12 red cards in kick-happy Brazilian brawl

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Votuporanguense beat Fernandopolis 2-1 in a Brazilian fourth division match that ended with a brawl and 12 red cards. The unrest began when the winning side's striker was taken down by Fernandopolis' goalkeeper on a one v one. The keeper was shown the first red, then the everyone got angry.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic mocks Pep Guardiola after the Champions League quarterfinal first leg

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Knock knock, Pep.

Who's there? Zlatan.

Zlatan who? I am Zlatan. And your chin looks like a Greek person's elbow.

How do you like that Pep? I don't mean my joke about your elbow chin -- that's genius, so of course you don't like it -- I mean the fact that I held your band of hormone-infused munchkins scoreless for the first time in their last 30 Champions League matches.

Africa Cup Of Nations: Underway & Underwhelming

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Another editorial meeting has sadly ended in a fist fight, but never fear, folks! Before the riot vans arrived and broke up the scratching, hissing, potty mouthed messed rolling around the office floor, we managed to agree on bringing you intermittent news of the Africa Cup Of Nations.

This will include, but not be limited to, pictures of semi-naked players, breaking short tent news, and, if the bail money can be collected in time, the occasional result too.

Comets Sign Bato

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Sporting KC were not the only local team to announce a new signing today. The Missouri Comets also added a new player today, as they announced the signing of former Chicago Riot forward, Bato Radoncic. He's spent time in the US minor leagues and indoor games, mainly around the Milwaukee and Chicago area during his time here.