Paolo Tagliavento has retired from refereeing and admits his biggest mistake was Sulley Muntari’s ‘ghost goal’ during Milan-Juventus in 2012.
Daniel Alexander "Danny" Jordaan was on Saturday, May 26 re-elected as South Africa Football Association (SAFA) president for a five-year term. Jordaan was the only person who vied for the enviable position after former referee Ace Ngcobo withdrew from the vote. According to SAFA he polled 234 of 246 votes cast at the SAFA congress on Saturday, 2018 in Johannesburg. This is the second time Jordaan has been elected unopposed as SAFA president.
Liverpool have agreed to sign Monaco midfielder Fabinho in a deal that could be worth more than £40m.
The Brazil international, 24, will join the Champions League finalists on 1 July for around £39m (45m euros).
A further £4m (5m euros) could be added in performance-related bonus payments and Fabinho’s arrival will likely be followed by the departure of Emre Can.
“This is something that I always wanted – this is a giant of a team,” said Fabinho. “I am really excited.”
‘He can play six, eight and two – this is cool’
Fabinho has spent spells playing as a right-back but has excelled in defensive midfield and is viewed as a replacement for Can, who is out of contract this summer and has repeatedly been linked with Juventus.
Manager Jurgen Klopp said: “He has ability and mentality to play at the highest level in a number of positions. He can play ‘six’, ‘eight’ and ‘two’. This is cool.”
The Brazilian, whose deal will begin on 1 July, said the club’s infrastructure looked “exceptional”.
“A football club of this size coming after my services, I didn’t have to think that much about coming over,” added Fabinho.
“I will try to create my own history at this football club. Hopefully, on a personal level, I’m able to win titles with this club.”