Football in Brief: Ajax
Tuesday 23 November 2010
The Dutch club have suspended striker Luis Suarez for two league matches after he bit PSV Eindhoven's Otman Bakkal on the shoulder during their 0-0 draw on Saturday. The Uruguay striker, who was sent off in the World Cup for handball on the goal-line, also faces disciplinary action from the Dutch FA.
Captain Karl Henry is set to miss the next two months with a knee injury. The 28-year-old midfielder damaged medial knee ligaments against Blackpool on Saturday. "He's had a scan and I think there's a slight tear. It's a huge blow, especially with Dave Edwards out with a thigh strain," said manager Mick McCarthy.
Fabricio Coloccini insists he did not elbow Bolton's Johan Elmander on Saturday, but admitted he deserved his red card. The Argentine was sent off after catching the striker with a flailing arm. "It wasn't with my elbow, but it was a red card because it was my arm," he said. "The next time, I know I can't do it."
The Football Association has announced that a new award this season will recognise the team that achieves the most impressive giant-killing act in the FA Cup. The award is named after Ronnie Radford, whose goal for Hereford against Newcastle in 1972 brought about the FA Cup's most famous upset.
World Cup bid
England 2018 have sent envoys across the globe to try to secure support in next week's vote. The bid chairman, Geoff Thompson, and chief executive, Andy Anson, are being joined by Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, to woo the four Asian members of Fifa's 22-man executive committee.
Latest in Sport
Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Gabriel Paulista sent to Paris to speed up move; Luis Suarez bid planned; Gunners eye Daniele Rugani
Chelsea vs Liverpool match report: Branislav Ivanovic seals classic semi-final with extra-time header to send Blues to Wembley
Gabriel Paulista: Talented Brazilian could grow into world-class defender at Arsenal
Andy Murray vs Tomas Berydch: Murray cool over reunion with coach Dani Vallverdu at the Australian Open
Transfer news live: Gabriel Paulista to Arsenal CONFIRMED; Juan Cuadrado to Chelsea; Liverpool close in on £14m Ezequiel Lavezzi
- 1 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 3 Mystery man who gave mum heart-warming note on train 'wanted to put a smile on her face'
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures