English soccer

VIDEO: UK Police Say Russia Fans Were Armed For Fight

(AFP) – The head of Britain’s Euro 2016 policing operation on Sunday said Russian football fans attacked their English rivals wearing gum shields, martial arts gloves and carrying knives. Assistant chief constable Mark Roberts told Britain’s Guardian daily the clashes

England Football Fans

British Football Booms As Europe’s Leagues Languish Behind

(AFP) – English football’s financial might was demonstrated anew on Thursday as business analysts Deloitte revealed that England’s 92 professional clubs generated record £4 billion ($5.8 billion, 5.2 billion euros) revenues in 2014-15. Fired by the all-powerful Premier League, which

Football fans

Fear Of Islamist Attack Overshadow Euro 2016 As Countdown Launched

(AFP) – France is launching the final countdown to the European Championship finals where the star appeal of Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic risks being overshadowed by fears of a terrorist attack. Troops and extra police have been patrolling the

AFP
A police car is parked near the Eiffel tower, on March 22, 2016 in Paris.