Sport Mohamed Salah, of Basel, holds off Chelsea's Frank Lampard during their Europa League semi final second leg at Stamford Bridge last May

Chelsea’s new signing accused of snubbing opposition before match

Andre Villas-Boas leaped to Gareth Bale's defence

Tottenham v Basle: Andre Villas-Boas wary of Basle experience ahead of Europa League tie

Sides meet at White Hart Lane in the quarter-final first leg

Switzerland defender Michel Morganella expelled from London 2012 following racist tweet

Switzerland defender Michel Morganella has been expelled from the London Olympics for directing an allegedly racist insult at South Koreans on Twitter.

Fifa’s president, Sepp Blatter, is greeted upon arrival in Kathmandu

Robin Scott-Elliot: A lot of Blatter blather but not much change

"Let the women play in more feminine clothes like in volleyball. They could ... have tighter shorts"

The Rangers manager, Ally McCoist, knows his squad faces severe cost-cutting measures to keep the financially beleaguered club alive

Rangers may not finish season as problems mount

Club will not play in Europe next season because they cannot meet the criteria

Sion docked 36 points

Sion yesterday described the decision of the Swiss Football Association (SFV) to dock them 36 points for fielding ineligible players as a "cowardly act".

Middleman: Nicolas Gaitan will cost United £30 million

United hope for a shock Champions' League lifeline

Basle could be kicked out after Fifa threaten Switzerland with world ban

Swiss hopes over Arsenal defender Djourou dashed

Johan Djourou will miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury, despite a statement to the contrary from the Swiss Football Association.

Busacca gets three-match ban for obscene hand gesture

World Cup referee Massimo Busacca was suspended for three Swiss league matches yesterday after making an obscene hand gesture to supporters during a match.

Czechs aim to show quality

The Czech Republic captain Tomas Ujfalusi is confident his team's class of 2008 have enough quality to make a serious impact at this year's European Championship despite the absence of some key players.

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