A video of a soccer match between South Korea and Uzbekistan U-22 category has gone viral due to its violent nature.
French publication Le Parisien published a report detailing the event stating, “In a match during The King’s Cup, an instance took place where the fact that ‘soccer is played with one’s feet’ seemed to have been forgotten.” During a match between the under-22 national teams, a player from Uzbekistan retaliated to a tackle with three punch to a Korean player, while another imitated a “kung-fu kick” against another player. The incident further dubbed the Uzbekistan team to be the most violent team in the world.
British online tabloidMirror Online, on the other hand, posted a video of the incident and revealed that, “The Uzbekistan national team proved that they are the most violent soccer team in the world.”
In a statement, a representative from the Uzbekistan team apologized saying, “We would like to first say that there is no conflict with the Korea Football Association. We talked on the phone with Korea Football Association with regards to the unethical and shocking incident that took place and we have reprimanded the national team and the coaching staff. There will be repercussions and we will do what is necessary to keep the relationship between us and Korea Football Association amiable.”
Chelsea’s John Terry has been banned for three matches for his dismissal in the Champions League semi-final.
UEFA have confirmed the Blues captain will miss Chelsea’s next two European matches following his red card in the semi-final second leg against Barcelona.
The defender sat out Chelsea’s victory over Bayern Munich in the final, as he served a mandatory one-match ban. UEFA’s disciplinary panel added two more games to the suspension, after ruling Terry was guilty of violent conduct when he struck his knee into the back of Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez in the April 24 clash.
The centre-back is now ineligible for the Super Cup match against Europa League winners Atletico Madrid in August, as well as Chelsea’s first Champions League group-stage game in September. Terry and Chelsea have three days to decide whether to appeal against the decision.
Meanwhile, midfielder Juan Mata has vowed to improve next season despite shining for the Blues since joining the club last summer.
Mata, 24, moved to Stamford Bridge from Valencia last year and was a pivotal part of the side which ended the season with success in both the FA Cup and Champions League under interim manager Roberto Di Matteo.
He said: “My focus is to continue improving. I am young as a footballer and I have to improve my game and my statistics over the next year, this is what I will try to do. You cannot rest on what you have achieved, you must look to the future and hope for more success.”
He said: “Lifting the Champions League was an unbelievable experience – the biggest club trophy you can win – and, for me, winning the Player of the Year trophy makes me feel very happy, proud and grateful.” According to, The London Standard.
According to CNN, A 23-year-old English Premier League soccer player was in intensive care Sunday after suffering cardiac arrest during a game in London, his club said.
The match between top-flight teams Bolton and Tottenham was called off after Fabrice Muamba, a Bolton midfielder, collapsed on the pitch before halftime. Medics came onto the field to try to revive him while fans and players looked on in shock.
Muamba was taken to the Heart Attack Center at The London Chest Hospital, where he was in critical condition in intensive care, according to his club, Bolton Wanderers.
It said Muamba received “prolonged resuscitation” on the ground and en route to the hospital, where his heart eventually started working.
“As is normal medical practice, Fabrice remains anesthetized in intensive care and will be for at least 24 hours,” the club said in a statement. “His condition continues to be closely monitored by the cardiac specialists at the hospital.”
Muamba, who is from the Democratic Republic of Congo and has represented England at under-21 level, fell to the ground in the 41st minute with no other players near him.
Referee Howard Webb consulted both teams before calling off the match at Tottenham’s home ground in London, which was a quarterfinal tie in England’s prestigious knockout competition, the FA Cup.
A member of CNN World Sport’s London staff was at the match at White Hart Lane and described the situation.
“We were situated on the halfway line. … Fabrice Muamba just hit the deck out of nowhere,” assistant producer Zayn Nabbi said by phone.
“We realized quite quickly that this was serious because the medical staff all rushed on and they were waved onto the field by the Tottenham players. From what we saw they were trying to resuscitate Fabrice Muamba.”
Bolton Wanderers announced Sunday that its match with Aston Villa, scheduled for Tuesday evening, was postponed after talks with the club and the Premier League. Bolton thanked them both for their support and understanding.
Muamba’s peers have been quick to show their support on micro-blogging website Twitter.
“For all those asking, I know as much as you do,” wrote clubmate Stuart Holden, a U.S. international. “Waiting anxiously for updates from teammates. Fab is a fighter! prayforMuamba.”
Tottenham’s Rafael van der Vaart wrote: “Terrible what happened with Muamba during the game. We’re all praying for him.”
The last player to die after collapsing in a match in Britain was Motherwell’s Phil O’Donnell, who suffered heart failure during a 2007 game against Scottish rivals Dundee United and passed away on the way to hospital.
The most high-profile such tragedy was when Cameroon international Marc-Vivian Foe collapsed during a Confederations Cup semifinal against Colombia in 2003 and died in hospital.
There have been two similar incidents more recently in Spain, involving Sevilla’s Antonio Puerta in 2007 and Espanyol’s Daniel Jarque in 2009.
Muamba grew up in Kinshasa, the capital of what was then known as Zaire. After moving to the UK in 1999 he began his football career with Premier League club Arsenal in 2005 but did not make a first-team appearance in the top division and was loaned out to Birmingham.
He signed a permanent deal with the Midlands club in 2007 before moving to Bolton a year later for a fee of £5 million ($8 million).
English Football Association chairman David Bernstein paid tribute to Muamba, who played for his country at most age-group levels.
“Fabrice has played 33 times for England Under-21s, captaining Stuart Pearce’s side during this time, and is a player — and more importantly — a person we care greatly for,” Bernstein said.
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore praised those at the game for the way they reacted to the situation.
“We would like to praise the players, match officials, coaching staff and medical teams of both clubs at White Hart Lane for their swift actions in attending Fabrice,” Scudamore said in a statement.
“The League would also like to commend the compassion shown by the fans of Bolton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur.”
Those sentiments were echoed by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, who in a club statement, thanked both sets of fans for their support and behavior.
Levy said: “Too often we read the negatives about football and yet last night, at a time of intense emergency and uncertainty, we saw the true humanity and empathy of the footballing family.”
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Posted: Tuesday December 20, 2011 @4:49 pm PST
Topic: Luis Suarez -Patrice Evra
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is accused of making racial slurs toward Manchester United’s Patrice Evra during a soccer game on October 15, 2011, a Premier League match. Evra claims Suarez made several racial remarks.
Evra is from Senegal says the cameras support his claim. The British media says he may have used the word “negrito”; however, the director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Politics at the University of California Los Angeles, Mark Sawyer says, negrito is not considered a racial slur in Latin America and Sawyer concludes with “It’s often a term of endearment,”
Suarez is suspended for 8 matches, fined £40,000 which is $63,000 US dollars while the incident is being investagated. Football Association said, Suarez has 14 days to appeal.
I don’t see what the problem is however Soccer player Thierry Henry was tossed from a game for what is called “Violent Conduct” from patting an opponent Timbers Adam Moffat on the head they called that a ( Red Card) Moffat shoved Thierry, Moffat was given a ( Yellow Card) and Thierry was given a red card and ejected out of the game. Thierry is a top scorer. The two had made up and had moved on when they were carded.
SAN FRANCISCO_ 5 Star Hunk Of May, 2011 David Beckham was in a car crash on the Los Angeles 405 Freeway, Beckham rear ended a stalled vehicle in the carpool lane. Beckham and his son Brooklyn was not injured, the man in the stalled car was taken to a nearby hospital.