Football News

  • Give England 2018 World Cup, urges Lennart Johansson

    By Philip and O'Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Lennart Johansson, former president of European football's governing body UEFA, says the decision to award the World Cup to Russia and Qatar...

    May 28, 2015, 4:16 am
  • 'Bribery in bidding' for South Africa World Cup: Lynch

    New York (AFP) - Corrupt officials at world soccer's governing body FIFA took bribes during the process that awarded the 2010 World Cup to South Africa, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch alleged Wednesday.

    May 28, 2015, 4:10 am
  • Analysis - Undeterred by arrests, football boss Blatter plots another great escape

    By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter is a master of getting out from tight corners and his federation's initial reaction to Wednesday's extraordinary events ...

    May 28, 2015, 2:27 am
  • Heysel and the death of English hooliganism

    London (AFP) - The Heysel stadium disaster was one of the blackest days in English football history, but it also prepared the ground for the sport's spectacular rebirth in its ancestral home.

    May 28, 2015, 1:45 am
  • FIFA 2018/22 World Cup timeline

    Zurich (AFP) - The 2022 World Cup has been the subject of hot controversy from the moment late in 2010 that Qatar was given the nod by FIFA to host the event, with Wednesday's police raids in Zurich and Miami being the latest installments.

    May 28, 2015, 12:51 am
  • FA chief Dyke sees 'question mark' over FIFA election

    London (AFP) - England's Football Association chairman Greg Dyke on Wednesday questioned whether FIFA's presidential election should proceed following the arrests of seven of the world governing body's top officials in a corruption probe.

    May 28, 2015, 12:15 am
  • Barca forward Suarez back in training before Cup final

    MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has returned to training with his team mates, suggesting he will be able to play a part in Saturday's King's Cup final against Athletic Bilbao after tw...

    May 27, 2015, 11:06 pm
  • FIFA's Blatter and Valcke 'not involved in corruption probe'

    Zurich (AFP) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter is not involved in major corruption probes launched into world football's governing body and a presidential vote will go ahead Friday, his spokesman said.

    May 27, 2015, 11:06 pm
  • Football: U-17s learn from Doha defeats

    The Men’s U-17 side continued their build-up to the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Doha this week with two defeats against Qatar and Croatia.

    May 27, 2015, 7:59 pm