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 By Ian Holyman

'Teddy Bear Toss' causes delay to kick-off of match in Belgium

Belgian fans held up a league game at the weekend with a pitch invasion that was all in a good cause.

For the second successive season, Charleroi's 'Storm Ultras 2001' supporters group enjoyed a "Nounours Party" ("Teddy Bear Party"), hurling hundreds of cuddly toys on the pitch just before Friday's 1-1 draw with Ostende.

The toys, which caused kick-off to be delayed a few minutes while they were cleared, will be distributed to underprivileged children in the Belgian city.

The goodwill holiday gesture...

Royal Antwerp fans injure Charleroi's Cristian Benavente with smoke bomb

Cristian Benavente
Cristian Benavente bagged a brace for Charleroi in their 3-1 win over Royal Antwerp.

A football player was injured by a smoke bomb thrown by rival fans during Sporting Charleroi's 3-1 win at Royal Antwerp in the Belgian League on Sunday.

Cristian Benavente dropped to the ground after being struck on the shoulder by an extinguished smoke bomb as he celebrated scoring his second goal, which had put Charleroi 2-1 up in the 28th minute.

The 23-year-old Peru midfielder had run over to the away fans near the goal.

Antwerp coach Laszlo Boloni says Benavente "could have found some other...

 By Ian Holyman

Lassana Diarra to be paid €6m by FIFA, Belgian FA after winning court case

A Belgian court has ruled FIFA and the Royal Belgian Football Association (KBVB) share the blame for Lassana Diarra's transfer to Charleroi falling through in 2015 and must now pay the midfielder €6 million.

The court in Charleroi ruled FIFA had infringed EU law concerning the freedom of movement by stating that any club that signed Diarra could be jointly liable with the Frenchman to pay the €10m fine he owes Lokomotiv Moscow. 

The former Arsenal, Chelsea and Real Madrid man was...