Football Notes: Bangu Players Injured In Fire In Rio
A fire broke out at the training center used by Brazilian football side Bangu on Monday, sending "at least two players to hospital with smoke inhalation but causing no serious injuries." The accident happened three days after 10 youth players from Brasileiro side Flamengo died. Bangu could "not be reached for comment about the blaze, which TV Globo said may have started in an air conditioning unit" (REUTERS, 2/11).
UEFA announced that in memory of late Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala, who died last week, a "minute's silence will be observed at all Champions League and Europa League games this week" (REUTERS, 2/12).
Former FA of Thailand President Worawi Makudi is "focusing on Thailand’s general election next month rather than a return to football" after he overturned a ban from the sport for unproven forgery (AP, 2/12).