Jerome Valcke: Under investigation secretary general fired by FIFA
Jerome Valcke: Under investigation secretary general fired by FIFA

Valcke has been accused of aiding a scheme to sell 2014 World Cup tickets on the black market.

Sepp Blatter under fresh fire ahead of two-day FIFA Executive Committee meeting
Sepp Blatter under fresh fire ahead of two-day FIFA Executive Committee meeting

 From corruption investigations in the United States and Switzerland to the sudden suspension of his right-hand man, FIFA chief Sepp Blatter can expect a barrage of questions when he faces the media on Friday.

Jerome Valcke – Sepp Blatter's outspoken right-hand man
Jerome Valcke – Sepp Blatter's outspoken right-hand man

It was the latest in a string of accusations which finally cost him his role as FIFA number two - Jerome Valcke, former loyal right-hand man of president Joseph Blatter, has often made the headlines for the wrong reasons.

Lionel Messi not quitting international football: Sergio Aguero
Lionel Messi not quitting international football: Sergio Aguero

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero dismissed suggestions that teammate and captain Lionel Messi is considering retirement from international football.

Brazil politician proposes annual ''Goal to Germany'' day
Brazil politician proposes annual ''Goal to Germany'' day

A city councilman in one of Brazil`s biggest cities has tabled a proposal to create a `Goal to Germany` day every July to remember Brazil`s shocking World Cup defeat by Germany.

2016 Rio Olympics to have double security personnel of London games
2016 Rio Olympics to have double security personnel of London games

Rio de Janeiro will deploy double the number of security personnel for next year`s Olympic Games than were used in the 2012 London games, officials said Thursday.

Luis Suarez hopes FIFA committee admits 'error'
Luis Suarez hopes FIFA committee admits 'error'

Uruguay forward Luis Suarez is hoping at least one member of FIFa's disciplinary committee will admit they were wrong for imposing an "exaggerated" suspension on him for biting an Italian defender in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Chile image burnished after staging successful Copa America
Chile image burnished after staging successful Copa America

A well-organised soccer tournament where the stadiums were largely completed on time and the fans behaved -- Chile`s hosting of the Copa America has burnished its credentials as Latin America`s can-do country.

Brazil face familiar post-mortem after early Copa America exit
Brazil face familiar post-mortem after early Copa America exit

Brazil`s Copa America exit against Paraguay has plunged them into the doldrums again and sparked a well-worn debate about how to restore the national side to its former glory.

Many of Brazil's World Cup projects unfinished a year later
Many of Brazil's World Cup projects unfinished a year later

In terms of public works, the legacy of Brazil's turn as host of the 2014 World Cup remains very mixed, with some projects way behind schedule, some cancelled and others left on the drawing board, media outlets say.

Samir Nasri hits out at France coach Didier Deschamps
Samir Nasri hits out at France coach Didier Deschamps

Samir Nasri has lashed out at Didier Deschamps, saying the France coach did not "behave like a man" when he omitted the playmaker from the 2014 World Cup squad citing behaviour concerns.

Germany, Real Madrid for Laureus team of the year award
Germany, Real Madrid for Laureus team of the year award

Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning football team is pitted against European club football champions Real Madrid in the best team category for the 2015 Laureus awards, officials announced Wednesday.

Serie A strugglers Parma sign Silvestre Varela, Cristian Rodriguez
Serie A strugglers Parma sign Silvestre Varela, Cristian Rodriguez

Parma, joint bottom of Serie A alongside Cesena, have signed Uruguay midfielder Cristian Rodriguez and Portugal forward Silvestre Varela, both on loan, the club said on Tuesday.

Ballon D`Or: Joachim Loew rewarded for World Cup win with coach of year
Ballon D`Or: Joachim Loew rewarded for World Cup win with coach of year

Joachim Loew`s feat in guiding Germany to the 2014 World Cup trophy earned him the coach of the year award at the FIFA Ballon D`Or ceremony in Zurich on Monday.

I have learnt from World Cup pain: Neymar
I have learnt from World Cup pain: Neymar

 Brazil's star footballer Neymar said he has learnt important lessons from his 2014 FIFA World Cup heartbreak and he looks to the next year for redemption.

German footballer Marco Reus fined for driving without licence
German footballer Marco Reus fined for driving without licence

German football club Borussia Dortmund's winger Marco Reus has been fined more than half a million euros for repeatedly driving without a licence.

Rodriguez, Di Maria and Schweinsteiger on World XI short-list
Rodriguez, Di Maria and Schweinsteiger on World XI short-list

A short-list of 15 midfielders from whom three will be selected for a World XI was released by football`s World governing body FIFA on Friday.

James Rodriguez`s Colombia rally past USA as France settle for draw
James Rodriguez`s Colombia rally past USA as France settle for draw

Colombia, skippered by their youngest ever captain James Rodriguez, came from behind to beat the United States 2-1 in an international friendly Friday in London as France salvaged a 1-1 draw against Albania in Rennes.

Luis Suarez says painful to miss Copa America
Luis Suarez says painful to miss Copa America

Uruguay star striker Luis Suarez said being barred from playing in the 2015 Copa America was "very painful".

Belarus coach Georgy Kondratyev steps down
Belarus coach Georgy Kondratyev steps down

Georgy Kondratyev has left his position as head coach of the Belarus national team after failing to improve their fortunes, the Belarus Football Federation said on Monday.