Sports World: A new Euro league in the pipeline?

A new Euro league in the pipeline?

COPENHAGEN • FC Copenhagen director Anders Horsholt told a Danish tabloid yesterday that the club are in talks with major teams from Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Belgium and Scotland over forming a new multinational football league.

The new project could eventually lead to the clubs involved having to leave their national leagues.


Hamilton misses tyre test to rest sore foot

LONDON • Three-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has pulled out of a tyre test in Barcelona to rest a sore foot ahead of next week's US Grand Prix in Austin.

The Briton was originally due to test next season's Pirelli tyres with a modified 2015 "mule" car on Wednesday but team-mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg took on those duties instead.


Liniers told to fix crooked pitch

BUENOS AIRES • From above, the football pitch in Liniers - a working-class neighbourhood in Buenos Aires - looks like an elementary school pupil's first attempts at geometry. The touch-lines are parallel, but the goal-lines both slant disconcertingly, and one half is noticeably shorter than the other.

Yet for nearly 30 years, the fifth-division team have made the best of the pitch. Now, however, the Argentinian Football Association - after its officials saw aerial images of the pitch on Google Maps - has ordered the club to fix the field by Dec 15 - or risk permanent closure.


FAS to conduct U-10 Junior COE trials

The Football Association of Singapore will be conducting selection trials for next year's Under-10 Junior Centre of Excellence player intake.

Boys must be Singapore citizens who are born in 2007 to be eligible for the trials, which will be conducted in two rounds. Those who are successful in the first round on Nov 5 will be invited for the second round of selections the following day.

Participants can register from 7.30am to 8.30am at four venues: Hong Kah Secondary School, Tampines Secondary School, Naval Base Primary School and Ang Mo Kio Secondary School.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 14, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe