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FIFA warning to Nigeria over government interference

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 11:21

FIFA has expressed "great concern" at the Nigerian government`s decision to appoint a sole administrator for the country`s football federation.

Neymar ruled out of World Cup as Brazil face mighty Germans

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 11:15

Brazil`s talisman Neymar will miss the remaining action at home and most importantly in the most crucial stage of the show-piece FIFA World Cup 2014. Brazil overcame Colombian challenge in the quarter finals last night but their biggest challenge lies ahead now - Germany!

Germany out to end third place rut

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 10:56

Germany captain Philipp Lahm is desperate to avoid his side becoming the eternal third place team as they plot how to beat Brazil in the World Cup semi-final.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Germany win European powerhouse battle, move to semis

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 10:14

Mats Hummels` first half header proved decisive as Germany marched into the semifinals of the FIFA World Cup for a record fourth time in a row with a 1-0 win over fellow European giants France, here on Friday.

Valencia confirm Nuno as new coach

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 09:45

Spanish football club Valencia have named former Rio Ave coach Nuno Espiritu Santo as their new first team coach. Nuno becomes the club`s fifth coach in the last two years and replaces Juan Antonio.

I never meant to hurt Neymar, says Colombia`s Zuniga

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 09:23

Colombia defender Juan Zuniga said he did not deliberately try to hurt Brazil forward Neymar when he kneed him in the back on Friday, fracturing his vertebra and ruling the marquee player out of the rest of the World Cup.

Luiz stunner seals Brazil win over Colombia

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 04:00

A stunning second-half free kick from Brazil`s David Luiz sealed a 2-1 win over Colombia in a frantic World Cup quarter-final on Friday, keeping the hosts on track for a sixth world title.

Louis van Gaal`s era at United may begin with “kids” as back four

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 17:30

After a disastrous first season in the post Ferguson era, Manchester United are looking to commence the rebuilding process at Old Trafford without any delay. The club moved swiftly to anoint Louis van Gaal (LvG) as replacement for David Moyes, who had been sacked unceremoniously after just 10 months at the helm.

Suarez given credit for apology by Valcke

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 17:15

FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke has given disgraced Uruguayan star Luis Suarez credit for apologising over the biting incident that saw him expelled from the World Cup.

Match-fixer denies predicting World Cup result

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 17:08

A convicted match-fixer denied a report in a German magazine that he predicted the result and details of a World Cup football match.

Goalkeeper Howard refreshes World Cup record

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 17:03

Despite conceding two goals in the extra time, 35-year-old veteran goalkeeper Tim Howard from the United States was chosen the best player of the knockout match which Belgium won 2-1 and advanced to the World Cup quarter-finals

Obama congratulates US football team on their WC performance

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 16:54

US President Barack Obama has commended the National Football team for their performance and making the country proud in the World Cup tournament in Brazil, the White House has said.