Lazio have been fined 50,000 euros after their match against Napoli on Wednesday was temporarily halted following racist chants. The Rome club will also have to close three sections of the Stadio Olimpico ground for their next two Serie A home games. The match was stopped for three minutes in the second half after some fans aimed racist chants at Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. League leaders Napoli won 2-0. Senegal international Koulibaly, 24, praised referee Massimiliano Irrati for stopping the match.
The Argentina Football Association have been handing out bans to 15 players after a friendly between Gimnasia and Estudiantes erupted into a brawl. Rival players punched and kicked each other during Sunday’s abandoned match. Three Estudiantes players were banned for eight games, while three of the Gimnasia side were banned for five matches. Another nine players from both sides were suspended for between one and four games. The Argentine government had already punished 12 players for their involvement.
World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has still not decided if he will fight Wladimir Klitschko again and could quit boxing. Fury upset Klitschko to claim the WBA, IBF and WBO titles in November and is due to take on the Ukrainian in a rematch in May or June. I’m struggling to get motivated Fury told BBC. “I could walk away. I could just sail into the sunset unbeaten with all the belts and live a normal life.” He added: “All that I would be boxing for is money and I always thought to myself I never want to let sport become about money.” Continue reading →
DR Congo qualified for the final of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) by beating Guinea 5-4 on penalties. After an entertaining goalless 90 minutes Jonathan Bolingi scored what he thought was the winner in the first period of extra-time. But Guinea’s Ibrahima Sory Sankhon made it 1-1 in the final seconds of the game to send the tie to penalties. In the shootout Congo’s Ley Matampi saved from Mohamed Youla to send Florent Ibenge’s side to the final. The victory secures DR Congo’s place in Sunday’s final to decide the winners of CHAN 2016. They will face either Mali or Ivory Coast, who meet in Thursday’s semi-final.