Sports World : Fifa give Pogba deal the all-clear: Agnelli

Fifa give Pogba deal the all-clear: Agnelli

MILAN • Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has told the Serie A football club's shareholders that the Italian champions have been "completely acquitted" by Fifa in the transfer of Paul Pogba to Manchester United.

The world football governing body was investigating the French international's transfer to Old Trafford over suspicions that a payment to agent Mino Raiola could have breached third-party ownership rules.

United were cleared of any wrongdoing earlier, but Fifa was still probing their role in the £89.3 million (S$159.7 million) transfer last year.


Jedinak return a fillip for Socceroos

SYDNEY • Captain Mile Jedinak was yesterday named in an extended Australia football squad for next month's two-legged World Cup play-off against Honduras, with Bristol City defender Bailey Wright also returning from injury.

Aston Villa midfielder Jedinak missed the Socceroos' final qualifiers with a groin problem, which also kept him out of their Asian play-off with Syria, which they edged 3-2 on aggregate.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 26, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe