Football in Serbia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27491/all en Soccer-Red Star banish Jovanovic over late night drinking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/soccer-red-star-banish-jovanovic-over-late-night-drinking <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BELGRADE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Serbian first division side Red Star Belgrade have scrapped defender Milan Jovanovic from the first team after he was caught drinking during their winter break, coach Aleksandar Jankovic said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"Jovanovic was designated to lead by example as one of the key players in the second half of the season but he has committed an intolerable breach of conduct and is hence banished from the senior team," Jankovic told the club's official website (<a href="http://www.crvenazvezdafk.com" title="www.crvenazvezdafk.com">www.crvenazvezdafk.com</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/soccer-red-star-banish-jovanovic-over-late-night-drinking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Serbia Football in Yugoslavia Sport in Europe Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:00:04 +0000 5738322 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Red Star players cannot pay basic bills, says coach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/soccer-red-star-players-cannot-pay-basic-bills-says-coach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Zoran Milosavljevic</p> <p>BELGRADE, March 5 (Reuters) - Players at debt-ridden former European Cup winners Red Star Belgrade are so deprived of their incomes they are unable to pay for food and rent, the club's under-fire coach Aleksandar Jankovic has said.</p> <p>Red Star, who won Europe's flagship club competition in 1991, fell five points behind champions and Serbian league leaders Partizan Belgrade after a tepid 1-1 draw at 10-man city rivals Rad on Sunday, prompting a board meeting on Monday with Jankovic only just keeping his job.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/soccer-red-star-players-cannot-pay-basic-bills-says-coach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Serbia Football in Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:31:20 +0000 5773789 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Partizan beat BSK to go eight points clear in Serbia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/soccer-partizan-beat-bsk-go-eight-points-clear-serbia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Zoran Milosavljevic</p> <p>BELGRADE, March 6 (Reuters) - Serbian league leaders Partizan Belgrade stayed firmly on course to clinch a record sixth successive league title after a 4-0 win at struggling neighbours BSK Borca on Wednesday sent them eight points clear of bitter city foes Red Star.</p> <p>Partizan, who had their game against BSK postponed last week because of a waterlogged pitch, took full advantage of crisis-hit Red Star's slip-up on Sunday when they were held to a tepid 1-1 draw at Rad Belgrade.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/soccer-partizan-beat-bsk-go-eight-points-clear-serbia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Serbia Labor Sport in Serbia Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 14:30:09 +0000 5775009 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Stalemate hinders Roma and Udinese Euro hopes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/football-stalemate-hinders-roma-and-udinese-euro-hopes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Udinese and Roma cancelled each other out to prevent either making any headway in their quest for European football next season as they drew 1-1 in Udine.</p> <p>Roma remain three points behind bitter city rivals Lazio, who have a game in hand, in the race for the final European qualification slot while Udinese are another three points further back.</p> <p>Argentine youngster Erik Lamela had opened the scoring on 20 minutes for the visitors, slotting into the empty net after Udinese goalkeeper Zeljko Brkic tipped Alessandro Florenzi's effort onto the woodwork.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/football-stalemate-hinders-roma-and-udinese-euro-hopes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Italy Football in Serbia AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 23:16:30 +0000 5778447 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Red Star Belgrade turn to Sa Pinto http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/football-red-star-belgrade-turn-sa-pinto <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Red Star Belgrade have appointed Portuguese coach Ricardo Sa Pinto in a bid to turn thier disappointing season around, the Serbian club announced on Tuesday.</p> <p>After a series of poor results, the club parted company with Aleksandar Jankovic by mutual consent.</p> <p>Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Radnicki Nis has left Red Star 11 points adrift of league leaders and bitter rivals Partizan Belgrade and they are all but out of the title race.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/football-red-star-belgrade-turn-sa-pinto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Serbia Football in Yugoslavia Sa Pinto AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 09:46:09 +0000 5787524 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Djuric double ends woeful Scotland's World Cup hopes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/football-djuric-double-ends-woeful-scotlands-world-cup-hopes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Filip Djuricic scored a second half double here on Tuesday as Serbia beat Scotland 2-0 and extinguished their extremely faint hopes of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup finals.</p> <p>Gordon Strachan's side headed to Serbia firmly rooted to the bottom of Group A with no wins and just two points from five games but still with an extremely slim mathematical chance of World Cup qualification.</p> <p>However, Djuricic struck twice in five second half minutes to kill off any hopes as Scotland slipped to their fourth straight defeat in Group A.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/football-djuric-double-ends-woeful-scotlands-world-cup-hopes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Serbia Football in the United Kingdom AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:00:59 +0000 5794748 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Vidic thirsty for FA Cup success http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/football-vidic-thirsty-fa-cup-success <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic says he is eager to taste success in the FA Cup for the first time, ahead of his side's quarter-final replay at Chelsea on Monday.</p> <p>Vidic was on the losing team when United lost to Chelsea in the first final at the new Wembley Stadium in 2007 and has also seen his side fall to Everton and Manchester City in the semi-finals.</p> <p>However, with United 15 points clear in the Premier League, the Serbian has set his sights on the only domestic trophy that is still to elude him in his seven-year spell at Old Trafford.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/football-vidic-thirsty-fa-cup-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Serbia Nemanja Vidić Nemanja Vidic AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 13:33:58 +0000 5798064 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Suarez apologises for biting Ivanovic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130421/football-suarez-apologises-biting-ivanovic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Liverpool striker Luis Suarez on Sunday apologised for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during the sides' 2-2 Premier League draw at Anfield.</p> <p>The incident occurred mid-way through the second half, with Liverpool trailing 2-1 following a tussle in the penalty area.</p> <p>"I'm sad for what happened this afternoon, I apologize (to) Ivanovic and all (the) football world for my inexcusable behaviour. I'm so sorry about it!!," the controversial Uruguayan said on his Twitter account.</p> <p>cw/dj </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Association football Football in Serbia Sports AFP Sun, 21 Apr 2013 20:31:32 +0000 5821797 at http://www.globalpost.com Liverpool fine Suarez for bite but won't sack him http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130422/liverpool-fine-suarez-bite-wont-sack-him <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Liverpool have fined Uruguay striker Luis Suarez an undisclosed amount for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic at the weekend but will not sack him, the Premier League club said on Monday.</p> <p>Suarez, the league's top scorer with 23 goals, has been widely condemned for his behaviour in Sunday's 2-2 draw and is expected to get a lengthy ban from the Football Association but Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre said the club would stand by him.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130422/liverpool-fine-suarez-bite-wont-sack-him" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Serbia Football in the United Kingdom Liverpool F.C. Luis Suarez Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:15:38 +0000 5822186 at http://www.globalpost.com Footbal: Ivanovic won't press Suarez bite charges - police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/footbal-ivanovic-wont-press-suarez-bite-charges-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has told police he does not wish to make a complaint after being bitten by Liverpool's Luis Suarez.</p> <p>Ivanovic recoiled in agony when Uruguay striker Suarez bit him on the right arm during Sunday's 2-2 draw at Anfield.</p> <p>But Suarez apologised to Ivanovic in a phone call on Sunday evening and the Serbia international was quick to play down the incident when asked if he wished to press charges following complaints to Merseyside Police.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/footbal-ivanovic-wont-press-suarez-bite-charges-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Serbia Luis Suarez Sports AFP Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:32:56 +0000 5822215 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: FA charge Suarez with violent conduct over bite http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/football-fa-charge-suarez-violent-conduct-over-bite <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was charged with violent conduct by the Football Association on Monday after he bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.</p> <p>The FA warned that the standard punishment of three matches "is clearly insufficient in these circumstances" and gave Suarez until 1700 GMT on Tuesday to respond to the charge before a disciplinary committee is convened.</p> <p>gj/pi</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Association football Football in Serbia Luis Suarez Sports AFP Mon, 22 Apr 2013 17:31:46 +0000 5822468 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: FA ban Suarez for 10 games for biting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/football-fa-ban-suarez-10-games-biting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been suspended for 10 matches for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic in last weekend's English Premier League match at Anfield, the Football Association said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"A three-person Independent Regulatory Commission today upheld The FA's claim that a suspension of three matches was clearly insufficient and the player will serve a further seven first-team matches in addition to the standard three," the FA said on its website thefa.com.</p> <p>"The suspension begins with immediate effect," it added.</p> <p>bur/phz/nr</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Association football Football in Serbia Sports Technology AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:31:11 +0000 5824144 at http://www.globalpost.com Suarez accepts 10-game ban and seeks forgiveness http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/suarez-banned-10-games-after-biting-ivanovic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Martyn Herman</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has asked for forgiveness after accepting a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in last weekend's Premier League match.</p> <p>The Uruguayan international had until Friday lunchtime to contest an FA Regulatory Commission's decision to add seven games to the usual three for a violent conduct charge but opted against it.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/suarez-banned-10-games-after-biting-ivanovic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in Serbia Football in the Netherlands Football in the United Kingdom Human behavior Luis Suarez Luis Suárez Religion Sport in Europe Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:45:36 +0000 5824152 at http://www.globalpost.com Fbl: Serbia champions Partizan sack coach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130429/fbl-serbia-champions-partizan-sack-coach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Serbia's defending champions Partizan on Monday sacked coach Vladimir Vermezovic in a late bid to halt a series of poor results.</p> <p>Former Partizan player and the club's youth coach Teleoptik, Vuk Rasovic was appointed as his replacement with five matches of the season remaining.</p> <p>After a defeat and two draws, Partizan, seeking a sixth successive title, have seen their 11-point advantage over Red Star Belgrade reduced to just two points.</p> <p>str-ks/nr</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Association football Football in Serbia Sport in Europe AFP Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:45:29 +0000 5827876 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Fans arrested over Serbia derby incidents http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130519/football-fans-arrested-over-serbia-derby-incidents <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Serbian police said they had arrested 104 football fans after fighting broke out around a national championship derby between Belgrade rivals Red Star and Partizan.</p> <p>The arrested, who included some 20 Bosnian nationals, four Russians and one Greek, are accused of taking part in several fights in various Belgrade neighbourhoods, notably in the suburbs, both before and after Saturday's match.</p> <p>A bus transporting Partizan Belgrade players was stoned but no one was hurt, police said.</p> <p>The match itself, which Partizan Belgrade won 1-0, ended without major incidents.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130519/football-fans-arrested-over-serbia-derby-incidents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Serbia Sport in Europe Sports AFP Sun, 19 May 2013 09:15:58 +0000 5841271 at http://www.globalpost.com