Sports world: Footballer's false identity exposed

Al-Nasr's forward Wanderley (centre) celebrates his opening goal during the Asian Champions League quarter-final football match between Qatar's El-Jaish and UAE's Al-Nasr in Doha on Aug 24, 2016.
Al-Nasr's forward Wanderley (centre) celebrates his opening goal during the Asian Champions League quarter-final football match between Qatar's El-Jaish and UAE's Al-Nasr in Doha on Aug 24, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

Footballer's false identity exposed

KUALA LUMPUR • United Arab Emirates football club Al Nasr were forced to forfeit their Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League quarter-final first leg 3-0 yesterday after their Brazilian-born striker Wanderley was found to be playing under a false Indonesian passport.

Wanderley scored the opening goal in Al Nasr's 3-0 win over El Jaish of Qatar, but the AFC named him ineligible, effectively reversing the result ahead of next week's second leg.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


Aussie rugger dies following collapse

SYDNEY • An Australian rugby league player has died in hospital after collapsing following a tackle, police said.

Grant Cook, 28, a father of two, was playing for the Murwillumbah Mustangs in a regional New South Wales game against Casino on Sunday when he suffered the injury.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


Red Devils smash half-billion mark

LONDON • Manchester United have written off Bastian Schweinsteiger as a £6.7 million (S$12.1 million) player asset following Jose Mourinho's exclusion of the World Cup winner from his squad.

United also confirmed the widely expected news that they had become the first British football club to break the half-billion mark - £515.3 million - in revenue.

THE GUARDIAN


Cricketers to go for Bangladesh tour

DHAKA • Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) expect a strong England side to tour the country even though England's one-day captain Eoin Morgan and batsman Alex Hales withdrew due to security concerns.

The England and Wales Cricket Board's security delegation deemed that the South Asian country was safe for the five-week tour to proceed after concerns were raised following an attack by gunmen on a cafe in Dhaka which killed 22 people in July.

REUTERS

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 13, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe