Former Inter Milan, Roma and Real Madrid defender Walter Samuel has signed a one-year contract with Basel.
The 36-year-old Argentinian was a free agent after leaving Inter at the end of last season and, after rejecting an offer from Serie A club Sampdoria, he has opted to join the reigning Swiss champions.
Basel president Bernhard Heusler told the club's official website: "In Walter Samuel, Basel have signed a very experienced player with a great personality to boot.
"Once again, this is a tran...
NYON, Switzerland -- UEFA has punished Basel for fan hooliganism by ordering the Swiss club to play its home Europa League quarterfinal against Valencia in an empty stadium.
UEFA says a second stadium-closure order was deferred for a two-year probationary period.
Basel fans forced play to be stopped by throwing fireworks on the pitch during its 2-1 victory at Salzburg last Thursday.
The referee took the teams to the dressing rooms for several minutes during the first ha...