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FIFA rejects Brazil's Silva plea, Neymar probe

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 22:42

FIFA disciplinary chiefs issued a double snub to World Cup hosts Brazil on Monday, rejecting an appeal for captain Thiago Silva`s semi-final suspension to be overturned and dismissing calls for retrospective action against Colombia defender Juan Camilo Zuniga.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Costa Rica vs England - As it happened...

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 00:07

Costa Rica take on England in the World Cup Group D game at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte.

Van Gaal accuses FIFA of dirty tricks, claims WC fixture lists favours Brazil

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 04:14

Netherlands boss Louis van Gall has reportedly accused FIFA of dirty tricks claiming that the World Cup fixture list favours possible last-16 opponents Brazil.

Ganso disappointed over not being in World Cup squad

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 10:26

Rio de Janeiro: Paulo Henrique Ganso expressed his disappointment at missing Brazil`s World Cup squad after scoring both goals in Sao Paulo`s 2-0 victory over Flamengo. Ganso has not played for Brazil`s national team since the 2012 London Olympics. The former Santos prodigy showed Sunday why he was once rated among Brazil`s most promising talents before being hit by injury. Having started a probing run from his own half, Ganso needed just one touch before netting with a low finish fol

Jerome Valcke keeps heat on Brazil for 2014 World Cup venues

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 09:17

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke kept the heat on Brazil on Monday, saying his visits to World Cup venues were a means of keeping up the "pressure" for the country to be ready for next June.

No match-fixing in World Cup qualifiers: FIFA

Last Updated: Saturday, April 06, 2013, 22:10

Football`s world governing body FIFA said no match-fixing was found in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, with more than 500 matches played so far.

Ganso driven by World Cup dream

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013, 18:05

Injury-ravaged midfielder Paulo Henrique Ganso has said he was driven by a desire to earn an international recall for Brazil`s 2014 World Cup campaign on home soil.

3 Cuban soccer players defect to Canada before FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier

Last Updated: Sunday, October 14, 2012, 14:47

Toronto Soccer`s governing body has said the three Cuban soccer players who disappeared before a World Cup qualifier against Canada have defected.

FIFA to rule on Zambia`s protest this month

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 04, 2012, 21:57

Zambian football`s governing body has said world governing body FIFA will adjudicate over its protest on Sudan`s fielding an ineligible player in a 2014 World Cup qualifier earlier this month.

FIFA invests 20 million dollars for green World Cup

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 15:39

FIFA will invest USD20 million in green initiatives as part of its sustainability strategy for the 2014 World Cup.

Blatter, Brazil promise cooperation after spat

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 07, 2012, 09:50

Sepp Blatter and Brazil`s sports minister pledged to mend relations on Tuesday after the FIFA president personally apologised for disparaging remarks made by a top official about the country`s slow progress in preparing for the 2014 World Cup.

FIFA bans Iraq from playing at home

Last Updated: Friday, September 23, 2011, 15:57

Iraq will have to play all their home qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup and next year`s London Olympics at a neutral venue due to fears over security.