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Green cards to reward good behaviour? Serie B to roll out new initiative

Agence France-Presse   |  September 4, 2015

They may be more used to issuing warnings and penalties, but referees in Italy's Serie B division are set to make professional football history by rewarding players for sportsmanship.


Friday cover: Perfect 10 — UAE make light work of Malaysia in 2018 World Cup qualifier

Matt Smith   |  September 4, 2015

The UAE national football team make their way onto The National Sport front page on Friday, September 4 after thrashing Malaysia 10-0 in their 2018 World Cup qualifying match.


Thursday cover: Ismail Al Hammadi an unsung, indispensable part of UAE’s World Cup drive

The National Staff   |  September 3, 2015

The National's Sport cover for the Thursday, September 3 issue, featuring Ismail Al Hammadi, whom Ali Khaled identifies as the key player in the UAE's World Cup qualifying campaign.


Wednesday cover: Last laugh for Man United in messy De Gea business

Kevin Jeffers   |  September 2, 2015

The National's Sport cover for the Wednesday, September 2 issue, featuring David de Gea as the fallout from his transfer saga dominated a relatively quiet day.


Tuesday cover: Open and shut for Ana Ivanovic and Kei Nishikori

Matt Smith   |  September 1, 2015

The National's Sport cover for the Tuesday, September 1 issue, featuring Ana Ivanovic as she made a shock first round exit from the US Open.


Monday cover: Malfunctioning Man United pounced on by Swansea City

Matt Smith   |  August 31, 2015

The National's Sport cover for the Monday, August 31 issue, featuring Bafetimbi Gomis as Swansea City defeated Manchester United in the Premier League.


Sunday cover: Chelsea’s problems coming into Crystal clear focus

Matt Smith   |  August 30, 2015

The National's Sport cover for the Sunday, August 30 issue, featuring Thibaut Courtois and reeling Chelsea after a shock home defeat to Crystal Palace.


Saturday cover: Raheem Sterling’s balancing act for Manchester City

The National staff   |  August 29, 2015

Raheem Sterling adorns The National Sport cover on Saturday, August 29 as Greg Lea explains why the England forward's early form for Manchester City shows encouraging signs.


Friday cover: CNCF’s haven for Vietnam’s street kids through sport

The National staff   |  August 28, 2015

Paul Radley's trip to Vietnam to uncover the work being done by the Christine Noble Children's Foundation takes pride of place at The National Sport front page on Friday, August 28.


Thursday cover: Belgium proves just the trick for Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney

Matt Smith   |  August 27, 2015

The National's Sport cover for the Thursday, August 27 issue, featuring Wayne Rooney as Manchester United surged into the Champions League group stage.