Confederations Cup

2018 FIFA World Cup: Russia in a rush to change Saint Petersburg pitch

2018 FIFA World Cup: Russia in a rush to change Saint Petersburg pitch

The state of the art 68,000-capacity stadium hosted this year`s Confederations Cup final, but the pitch was so cut up it was changed ahead of the tournament.

Dec 19, 2017, 00:02 AM IST
FIFA likely to replace Confederations Cup with new club competition

FIFA likely to replace Confederations Cup with new club competition

The Confederations Cup is held in the year before a World Cup and features the respective national team champions of each continent.

Oct 27, 2017, 18:29 PM IST
Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio gets six-game FIFA ban, misses Gold Cup

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio gets six-game FIFA ban, misses Gold Cup

The 56-year-old was found to have breached Article 49.1 a) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, warned about his behaviour and fined 5,000 Swiss francs ($5,183.50) on top of the ban.

Jul 07, 2017, 23:42 PM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Confederations Cup to meet his newborn twins, posts pic on Twitter

Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Confederations Cup to meet his newborn twins, posts pic on Twitter

Ronaldo, 32, is believed to have fathered the twins with a surrogate mother in the United States and already has a seven-year-old son, Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr, from a previous relationship.

Jun 29, 2017, 22:32 PM IST
Confederations Cup semi-final 2: Penalty kings Germany confident to see-off Mexico test

Confederations Cup semi-final 2: Penalty kings Germany confident to see-off Mexico test

Germany are the kings of the penalty shoot-out -- but the world champions hope to see off Mexico in Thursday`s Confederations Cup semi-final without needing dreaded spot kicks.

Jun 28, 2017, 19:46 PM IST
Chile out to curb Cristiano Ronaldo's goalscoring prowess in Confederations Cup semi-final against Portugal

Chile out to curb Cristiano Ronaldo's goalscoring prowess in Confederations Cup semi-final against Portugal

The 32-year-old Ronaldo converted a penalty in Saturday`s 4-0 thrashing of New Zealand to claim his 75th international goal.

Jun 27, 2017, 22:04 PM IST
Confederations Cup: Germany ease into semifinals with win over Cameroon

Confederations Cup: Germany ease into semifinals with win over Cameroon

The victory in Sochi meant Germany finished top of Group B ahead of Chile, who drew 1-1 with Australia in Moscow.

Jun 25, 2017, 23:29 PM IST
Confederations Cup: Chile draw 1-1 with Australia to reach semifinals

Confederations Cup: Chile draw 1-1 with Australia to reach semifinals

Chile will face European champions Portugal in the last four on Wednesday in Kazan as they came second in the group with five points.

Jun 25, 2017, 23:25 PM IST
Confederations Cup: Alexis Sanchez desperate to show Arsenal his worth in bid to seal semi-finals spot for Chile

Confederations Cup: Alexis Sanchez desperate to show Arsenal his worth in bid to seal semi-finals spot for Chile

Sanchez has a year left on his Gunners contract but is yet to sign a new deal with Arsenal and has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich.

Jun 25, 2017, 09:03 AM IST
Confederations Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo hits 75th international goal as Portugal reach semi-finals

Confederations Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo hits 75th international goal as Portugal reach semi-finals

Mexico eliminated Russia to join Portugal on seven points, with Fernando Santos' side to face the runners-up of Group B on Wednesday for a place in the July 2 final.

Jun 24, 2017, 23:11 PM IST
Confederations Cup: Alexis Sanchez makes history as Chile draw with Germany

Confederations Cup: Alexis Sanchez makes history as Chile draw with Germany

Chile boss Juan Antonio Pizzi started with an experienced side, including nine of the team which beat Argentina on penalties in the 2016 Copa America final.

Jun 23, 2017, 09:19 AM IST
Confederations Cup: Heavyweights Germany, Chile clash at Confed Cup in Group B

Confederations Cup: Heavyweights Germany, Chile clash at Confed Cup in Group B

For the eighth match-in-a-row and with first-choice Manuel Neuer recovering from foot surgery, Loew will change his goalkeeper with Barcelona`s Marc-Andre ter Stegen replacing Bernd Leno.

Jun 22, 2017, 12:17 PM IST
Video technology is the future of football, says FIFA president Gianni Infantino

Video technology is the future of football, says FIFA president Gianni Infantino

In April, Infantino said that the technology would be used at the 2018 World Cup after "very positive feedback".

Jun 20, 2017, 09:07 AM IST
FIFA Confederations Cup: Germany sweat in 3-2 win over Australia

FIFA Confederations Cup: Germany sweat in 3-2 win over Australia

Australia next face Cameroon, who lost 2-0 to Chile in their opening game, in Saint Petersburg with both teams needing a win in their bid to reach the semi-finals.

Jun 19, 2017, 22:55 PM IST
Confederations Cup: Not the result we wanted, rues Cristiano Ronaldo

Confederations Cup: Not the result we wanted, rues Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo reportedly wants to leave Real after being accused by Spanish prosecutors of defrauding the authorities of 14.7 million euros ($16.5m) in tax through offshore companies.

Jun 19, 2017, 10:01 AM IST
FIFA Confederations Cup 2017: Portugal, Mexico share the spoils after 2-2 draw

FIFA Confederations Cup 2017: Portugal, Mexico share the spoils after 2-2 draw

Ronaldo, 32, is reportedly furious over a tax probe into the off-shore accounts dealing with his image rights, and has reportedly vowed to leave Spain.

Jun 18, 2017, 23:05 PM IST
Hosts Russia see off New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener

Hosts Russia see off New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener

Russia, a record low 63rd in FIFA's world rankings, face Portugal on Wednesday and New Zealand play Mexico the same day.

Jun 17, 2017, 23:25 PM IST
Troubled Cristiano Ronaldo eyes more silver at Confederations Cup

Troubled Cristiano Ronaldo eyes more silver at Confederations Cup

Madrid sports media is awash with headlines suggesting Ronaldo wants out of the Spanish champions, despite only signing a new contract through to 2021 in November.

Jun 17, 2017, 20:24 PM IST

Russia faces first test for 2018 World Cup with Confederations Cup opener

World Cup holders Germany and the FIFA Confederations champions compete in the eight-team tournament which will put Russia`s ability to handle thousands of visiting and home fans under the spotlight.

Jun 17, 2017, 08:36 AM IST

Confederations Cup: Coach Joachim Loew looking to blood Germany's rising stars

With no Mueller or Gomez around, RB Leipzig`s Timo Werner, the Bundesliga`s top-scoring German forward last season with 21 goals, and Hoffenheim`s burly striker Sandro Wagner will have their chance to shine.

Jun 16, 2017, 11:46 AM IST

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