Juventus playmaker Sebastian Giovinco has signed a Major League Soccer contract and will join Toronto FC this summer, the club announced on Monday.
Details of the contract were not announced, though the Toronto Sun reported that Giovinco had lined up a five-year deal worth more than $7 million a year. If the contract figure is accurate, Giovinco's total compensation could allow him to surpass Orlando City's Kaka as the highest-paid player in MLS.
Kaka has a base salary of $6.6 million...
Goal-line technology (GLT) will arrive in Italy's Serie A from the start of next season after a task force appointed by the Italian Football Association (FIGC) ratified plans for its introduction.
FIGC president Carlo Tavecchio said last month that he was in favour of GLT -- which is already being used in the Premier League and will shortly be introduced in the Bundesliga -- also being used in the Italian game.
After a meeting of the task force set up to discuss the introduction of GLT on Wednesday,...
ZURICH -- A piece of the original World Cup trophy has been found and will be displayed in the new FIFA museum.
A staff member found the stone base of the Jules Rimet trophy last month in basement storage at FIFA headquarters, museum creative director David Ausseil said Tuesday.
"It's like finding an Egyptian mummy," Ausseil told The Associated Press. "You can't put a price tag on it because it's family jewels."
The base is a 10-centimeter tall, octagonal piece of blue semi-precious lapis lazuli...
The president of the Italian Referees' Association (AIA) Marcello Nicchi says referee Paolo Tagliavento and his assistants will not be suspended following Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis' accusations in the aftermath of Sunday's 3-1 defeat to Juventus that the officials were "disingenuous or incompetent."
De Laurentiis took to Twitter to criticise referee Paolo Tagliavento and his team over supposedly preferential treatment for Juve, and called for the officials to be suspended.
But AIA president...