Mexico’s Confederations Cup win over New Zealand on Wednesday night was marred by ugly scenes as players from both sides got involved in a mass brawl in injury time. The melee began when Mexico captain Diego Reyes pulled back on Michael Boxall, who then lunged toward Hector Herrera, before the rest of the players got involved. Pushes, punches and pokes were traded but more controversy followed afterward when Bakary Gassama, the Gambian referee, reviewed the incident using VAR but decided to issue just a yellow card to the three players involved in the initial stages.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Late buses and busy roads are messing up Cameroon’s pre-match plans in Russia. “The traffic in Moscow is a disaster,” Cameroon coach Hugo Broos told The Associated Press on Wednesday after a news conference in St. Petersburg which was also delayed by transport issues at the Confederations Cup. The mandatory session with international media started 30 minutes late at the stadium where Cameroon plays Australia on Thursday.
(CNN)It could be an everyday scene: a teenager on a football field, in his club's colors, boots hanging over his shoulder -- but this is no ordinary young footballer and the picture hasn't been captured by your average photographer. Arshia is an Iranian asylum seeker who lives in Liverpool and the picture of the schoolboy in the blue and black kit of his club Kingsley United has won a photography award held by Spanish football giants Barcelona. Kingsley United, which describes itself as Liverpool's most diverse football club on its Twitter feed, is based in Toxteth, an inner city area where former Liverpool FC stars Robbie Fowler and Howard Gayle were born.