Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Rio’s mythic Maracana stadium, fallen into disrepair since taking centre stage at the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, is due to reopen next month. Left abandoned due to a political-legal dispute over upkeep Brazil’s legendary venue will stage its first game this year on March 8. Show More Summary
Buenos Aires (AFP) – Lionel Messi could not be happier than at Barcelona, and can crown his status as an all time great by winning the World Cup with Argentina, national coach Edgardo Bauza told AFP on Wednesday. “I can see just howShow More Summary
Africa will be looking to double the number of places it has at an expanded World Cup from 2026.
Johannesburg (AFP) – Africa wants 10 places in a proposed 48-nation World Cup, FIFA president Gianni Infantino was told in Johannesburg Wednesday. The Swiss-Italian was attending a two-day meeting of African national football association presidents behind closed doors. Show More Summary
The important US Men’s National Team World Cup qualifier against Panama in late March will be shown live on beIN SPORTS. No announcement has been made about the Spanish-language broadcast, but the English-language broadcast of the Tuesday March 28, 2017 match will be on beIN SPORTS for viewers in the United States. Show More Summary
New Delhi (AFP) – FIFA could pull Under-17 World Cup matches out of New Delhi because of concerns over air quality in the world’s most polluted capital city, the tournament director said. Javier Ceppi said that air quality in Delhi was...Show More Summary
Bangkok (AFP) – Thai football authorities said on Tuesday they would cancel the tickets of around 800 ‘ultras’ for three World Cup qualifiers after flares were set off at a December international. The Football Association of Thailand...Show More Summary
Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil In the build up to Arsenal’s FA Cup tie against Sutton United this week, it became apparent that Mesut Ozil wasn’t going to be involved. The German World Cup winner, who has attracted shedloads of criticism this season as he’s once again underperformed when the Gunners need him most, posted a couple […]
Brooks Lennon scored three goals to lead the United States over Haiti 4-1 and put the Americans in position to advance in qualifying for the Under-20 World Cup
Andy Murray is expected to return for the tie at Rouen's Palais des Sports, having sat out Britain's 3-2 victory over Canada in the World Group first round.
Moscow (AFP) – Russian football has put former Chelsea midfielder Alexei Smertin in charge of its investigations into racism as the country seeks to clean its image ahead of the World Cup next year. Smertin, also an ex-captain of the national team, has been named inspector on racism and discrimination. Show More Summary
With the Chinese Super League to start on March 3, retired Sun talks about the industry.
The 32-team World Cup is usually a global gold mine for FIFA and its sponsors, which pay up to $50 million to have their brands associated with the event. But so far, sponsors aren't flocking to align their brands with the 2018 World Cup in Moscow.
Grant Elliott channeled his 2015 World Cup semi-final heroics for Lahore Qalanders, hitting a six in the final over off Mohammad Sami to seal a one-wicket win over Islamabad United at Sharjah
"The budget disaster in Rio could be attributed to many factors, such as the fall in the oil prices, the expansion of the government payroll and the general recession. But there’s no doubt that reckless spending on the World Cup and the Olympics played a role. The city of Rio will be paying off the […]
Soccer’s biggest event is 16 months away and FIFA is finding that corporate sponsors are not flocking to sign up for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Bloomberg reports that thus far, FIFA has only signed one new sponsor, Wanda Group from China. Show More Summary
Sutton v Arsenal Arsenal will take part in one of the great FA Cup ties tonight, as they travel to Sutton for the fifth round of the oldest cup competition in the world. The FA Cup’s status has taken quite a beating in recent years, what with the Champions League and the race for top […]
Toni Kroos v 14-year-old Real Madrid star Toni Kroos lost a juggling competition with a 14-year-old boy on TV this weekend. Kroos battled a teenager in a skills challenge, which saw the German World Cup winner try to juggle a ball backwards up a flight of stairs. So what happened? The young by tackled the challenge […]
Golf is riddled with rules and etiquette that date back to the 15th century where players would whack a pebble around a natural course with sticks. Other than the pro-ams or Ryder Cup, the professional tournament formats have also stayed pretty constant over the years. Show More Summary