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Tough for Kolkata, Mumbai to meet Under-17 World Cup standards: AIFF

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 04:29

All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel Monday dropped hints that Kolkata and Mumbai may lose out on hosting 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup matches if infrastructure is not upgraded immediately to meet international standards.

Swedish FA sparks gender row after Svensson car gift

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 09:37

The Swedish Football Association has caused a storm by giving Anders Svensson a car to mark his record 146 caps while his female counterpart walked away empty-handed.

Hodgson eager to tackle England penalty jinx

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 11:12

England manager Roy Hodgson says he is willing to think outside the box in a bid to end the national team`s record of penalty shoot-out heartache at major international tournaments.

Greg Dyke marks FA anniversary by pledging to fight racism

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 10:01

English Football Association chairman Greg Dyke marked the governing body`s 150th anniversary by pledging to help stamp out the evil of racism.

Sepp Blatter wants `racism` teams kicked out

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 09:57

FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants tougher sanctions over racism in football with teams kicked out of tournaments and points deducted.

Jose Mourinho hit with FA charge after Cardiff clash

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 09:01

Jose Mourinho was charged with improper conduct by the Football Association on Monday after being sent to the stands during Chelsea`s 4-1 win over Cardiff.

Linesman hit by flare in Villa-Spurs game

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 10:35

Two men were arrested after an assistant referee was struck by a flare thrown from the stands during Tottenham Hotspur`s 2-0 Premier League win at Aston Villa on Sunday.

Zambian national team`s head coach quits

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 13:08

Zambian national football team`s head coach Herve Renard has quit his job after being offered a coaching job by French team FC Sochaux, the country`s football governing body said on Monday.

Botswana sack football coach Stanley Tshosane

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 13:05

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) on Monday confirmed the sacking of national team coach Stanley Tshosane.

Buckingham Palace hosts first football match

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 09:12

Buckingham Palace held its first official football match to mark FA`s 150th anniversary on Monday.

Qatar chief Hassan al-Thawadi rejects calls to move 2022 FIFA World Cup

Last Updated: Saturday, September 14, 2013, 11:18

After Football Association chairman Greg Dyke said that the 2022 Qatar World Cup would have to move location if a suitable time to play in Qatar could not be agreed, the head of the tournament has rejected calls for it to be awarded to another country.

Football Association issues warning over `Yid` chants

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 09:05

The Football Association, the governing body of the game in England, has warned that any fans chanting the word "Yid" could face criminal charges.