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Xavi rules out retirement: I`m in better shape than ever

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 13:09

Barcelona ace Xavi says that he is in best shape of his life and is therefore not even entertaining the idea of hanging up his boots right now.

Walsh is right man to be men`s hockey coach: Harendra

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 21:50

Former India hockey coach Harendra Singh on Thursday came out in support of current coach Terry Walsh saying the ex-Australia forward was the right choice as the team had improved under him, but cautioned that further progress to medal status would be gradual.

Pellegrini hopes Russians learn from Toure abuse

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 00:07

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini hopes the punishment handed down to CSKA Moscow for the racist abuse of Yaya Toure will serve as a warning ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Now FIFA wants Russia to explain anti-gay law

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 15:01

World football governing body FIFA has asked 2018 World Cup host Russia for "clarifications and more details" about a new anti-gay law.

Russia want Capello to stay for 2018 World Cup

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 20:09

Russian Football Union (RFU) chief Nikolai Tolstykh wants Fabio Capello to remain as national team coach for the 2018 World Cup on Russian soil.

Worker dies in fall at 2018 World Cup stadium

Last Updated: Thursday, October 04, 2012, 16:13

A construction worker has fallen to his death at the site of a 2018 World Cup stadium, Russia`s Investigative Committee said.

FIFA pick 11 Russian cities to host 2018 World Cup

Last Updated: Sunday, September 30, 2012, 16:15

World football body FIFA and Russia jointly announced 11 cities to host the 2018 World Cup.

FIFA to announce 2018 World Cup host cities

Last Updated: Saturday, September 22, 2012, 12:07

Football`s world governing body (FIFA) has confirmed it would announce the host cities of the 2018 World Cup in Russia Sep 29.

FIFA allocates $699 mn for Russia 2018

Last Updated: Thursday, April 05, 2012, 09:06

FIFA has granted Russia a budget of $699 million to host the 2018 World Cup, a similar amount to that received by South Africa for the 2010 tournament.

Premier League chairman criticises FIFA over World Cup

Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 10:58

FIFA should specify regions where it would like to stage World Cups so that other nations do not waste money on bids, English Premier League chairman Dave Richards said on Wednesday as part of a general attack on soccer`s governing body.

Russia 2018 plans ahead of Brazil 2014: Blatter

Last Updated: Saturday, January 21, 2012, 09:19

Russia is already better prepared to host the 2018 World Cup than Brazil, which will stage the 32-team soccer extravaganza in 2014, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Friday.

FIFA chief Blatter accuses English of sour grapes

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 10:08

FIFA president Sepp Blatter accused the English of sour grapes over their lost bid to host the 2018 World Cup.