DE BRUYNE SIDELINED BY GROIN INJURY
Manchester: Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne will miss the Champions League clash with Dinamo Zagreb with a groin injury that could also see him miss Sunday’s Premier League meeting with Wolves. “Kevin De Bruyne suffered a groin injury in the win over Everton and will miss tonight’s game against Dinamo Zagreb,” City said in a statement on Tuesday. De Bruyne missed the majority of last season due to two serious knee injuries. However, this latest setback is not expected to keep him out for long.
Former CONCACAF head Sanz given life ban: FIFA
London: Enrique Sanz, the former general secretary of North American soccer’s governing body CONCACAF, has been banned from any football-related activity for life after being found guilty of bribery, FIFA said on Tuesday. Sanz was found guilty of negotiating bribes in competitions organised by FIFA, CONCACAF, the Caribbean Football Union and the South American Football Confederation between 2012 and 2015.
“The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Enrique Sanz guilty of bribery in violation of the Code of Ethics,” FIFA said.
Soccer leagues, player unions team up on concussion protocol
Nyon: European soccer leagues and player unions are teaming up to improve how concussions are identified and treated during games.
The European Leagues group and FIFPro say they will make country-by-country agreements “over the course of the coming two seasons.’’ The plan comes as soccer’s rule-making body IFAB is being urged to explore the idea of temporary substitutes to replace players being assessed for a head injury. European Leagues and FIFPro want league rules to incorporate international standards of “concussion management procedures on the fiel.”