The United States and Bahrain under-19 men's national teams were involved in a violent brawl at the end of a match at the COTIF Tournament in Spain on Monday.
The United States were 3-1 down to the Gulf nation when the incident occurred. U.S. striker Pierre Da Silva fell to the ground after a challenge from one of the Bahrain defenders before a second Bahrain player kicked the ball into the forward's head, sparking the fracas.
Both Bahrain and U.S. benches emptied in the brawl, which lasted a number...
China completed a remarkable transformation in their 2018 World Cup AFC qualifying campaign after a 2-0 victory over Qatar saw them advance to the third round on the road to Russia.
Facing elimination if they failed to win in Xian, China brought the game to life just before the hour. Qatari goalkeeper Amine Lecomte saved from point-blank range but was helpless as the rebound was hit against the underside of the bar and bounced out.
The ball found its way to Huang Bowen, whose shot on the turn...
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The Socceroos went ahead through Massimo Luongo in the second minute, then Mile Jedinak slotted home a penalty in the 13th and went into the break at 2-0.
However, the floodgates opened in the second half as another penalty from Mark Milligan made it 3-0 in the 57th minute and Nathan Burns and Tomas Rogic both netted braces in the latter stages to put a gloss on the scoreline.
FIFA presidency candidate Sheikh Salman has denied the Bahrain FA under his control had prior suspicions of the scam that saw its national team play a fake Togo side in 2010.
Self-confessed and convicted match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal has been long linked with being behind the Sept. 7 fixture, and Sky News said it had obtained a letter purporting to show Perumal's involvement.
At the time, Sheikh Salman was president of the Bahrain FA (BFA).
A document from the BFA assistant general secretary to...