• FIFA takes action against England and Scotland for wearing poppies

    FIFA takes action against England and Scotland for wearing poppies

    England and Scotland are the subject of FIFA disciplinary proceedings after controversially wearing armbands with poppies on them during last Friday’s World Cup qualifier.

    Both nations were warned that doing so could break rules on making ‘political statements’.

    Wayne Rooney to be stripped of England captaincy by Gareth Southgate after boozy antics

    Despite that, both England and Scotland went ahead with showing their respects during the game, which fell on Armistice Day.

    There are an array of possible sanctions that the nations could face […]

  • Violence breaks out in England’s victory over Scotland at Wembley

    Violence breaks out in England’s victory over Scotland at Wembley

    Fans were pictured fighting at Wembley as England faced Scotland in a World Cup qualifier on Friday.

    One man in the home end was pictured covered in blood and being given attention by stewards after the brawl had been broken up during England’s 3-0 victory.

    The Daily Telegraph reported that there had earlier been violence among supporters gathered at London’s Trafalgar Square for Armistice Day, with two men arrested and several injured.

    Despite the incidents, the Metropolitan Police’s football unit praised the atmosphere […]

  • England 3-0 Scotland: Southgate’s Three Lions east past toothless Scotland

    England 3-0 Scotland: Southgate’s Three Lions east past toothless Scotland

    Headers from Sturridge, Lallana and Cahill gave the interim England boss the points at Wembley on Friday evening.

    England remain top of World Cup qualifying Group F thanks to a 3-0 victory over Scotland at Wembley on Friday.

    Goals from Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Gary Cahill secured three points for Gareth Southgate’s side, despite a rather unconvincing display from the hosts for much of the encounter.

    Pre-match talk had been dominated by a dispute with FIFA over their refusal to allow the […]

  • FIFA ban England and Scotland from wearing poppies in World Cup qualifier

    FIFA ban England and Scotland from wearing poppies in World Cup qualifier

    FIFA have continued their firm stance of not allowing England and Scotland from having poppies on their jerseys at next week’s massive World Cup qualifier at Wembley.

    With the Group F game falling on Armistice Day, football’s governing body have ruled out the symbol of memorial, suggesting that it carries a political statement, that is forbidden under the FIFA rule where no political, religious or commercial messages can be seen on shirts.

    This is not the first time FIFA have given a […]

  • Ireland and Scotland may leave Britain – Amb. Keshi

    Ireland and Scotland may leave Britain – Amb. Keshi

    Former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Joe Keshi, said that though the outcome of Brexit referendum portends uncertainties for the future of Britain, he urged Nigerian leaders to learn from it by taking various ethnic agitations in the country very seriously.

    Keshi said the referendum which is taking Britain out of the European Union has also spurred Scotland and Ireland to renew moves to gain independence from the United Kingdom, especially the former which has gathered over […]