Simeone not convinced by Barcelona's slump in form
Barcelona are still the best team in the world despite their recent troubles, Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said on Saturday as his team prepared to face the La Liga champions.
CAIRO African soccer leaders elected Guinea's Almamy Kabele Camara and Ghana's Kwesi Nyantakyi on Thursday to represent the continent on the expanded 36-member FIFA Council.
Camara, the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) second vice president, and Ghana Football Association president Nyantakyi will complete a seven-member African delegation at an Oct. 13-14 gathering of the FIFA Council in Zurich, chaired by President Gianni Infantino.
The meeting will include discussions to expand the 2026 World Cup to 40 teams.
Camara and Nyantakyi were voted in at an extraordinary general meeting of CAF in Cairo that was attended by Infantino. Their term will run until March 16 next year.
All 54 member associations of CAF had two votes in the election, with Camara coming out on top with 37.
Nyantakyi (31) edged out the Madagascan FA head, known simply as Ahmed, by a single vote.
(Reporting by Nick Said, editing by Pritha Sarkar)
LONDON Chelsea's processional march towards the Premier League title continued at Swansea City's expense on Saturday as last season's champions Leicester City dropped into the bottom three.
BERLIN Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick as the Bundesliga leaders mercilessly obliterated Hamburg SV 8-0 on Saturday to stay five points clear at the top and equal their opponents' heaviest league defeat.