The Offside Daily – Chelsea player ban reduced, Manchester City still in with a chance and Ex Real Madrid star jailed.


10 of the biggest football stories of the day:

1. The Greek government has suspended all professional football in the country in a crackdown on fan violence.

2. Manuel Pellegrini believes the penalty miss by Lionel Messi gives his Manchester City side a chance at the Nou Camp.

3. FIFA says they will not pay clubs and leagues compensation for running the Qatar World Cup in November and December.

4. Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic has had his suspension by the Premier League reduced to two games.

5. Celtic have been fined by UEFA following crowd disturbances in their game against Dinamo Zagreb.

6. This fan was so bored at the Wigan game he watched the Champions League on his phone instead. (Mirror)

7. Barcelona’s Dani Alves took his frustration out on a water bottle after being substituted against Manchester City, subsequently hitting his knee on a railing. (Metro)

8. Italian World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro has been jailed for his role in a ‘planning abuse investigation.’ (Telegraph)

9. Hundreds of Feyenoord fans rampaged through the city of Rome in clashes with Italian riot police. (Financial Times)

10. Burglars have robbed Chorley FC again, this time causing £2,500 of damage. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Today’s Offside Daily is brought to you by Stuart Dick

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