A FIFA task force examining dates for the Qatar World Cup has recommended the Gulf state hosts a shorter tournament, staged over the cooler months of November and December 2022.
The Brazilian government will ensure security in the FIFA World Cup which will take place in 12 Brazilian cities in June, President Dilma Rousseff said.
Brazil`s Neymar has been included on a six-man shortlist for the FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Ball award.
Mexico`s national team and coach were lambasted by the local press following the squad`s 0-2 loss to Brazil and subsequent elimination from the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.
Second-half substitute Sebastian Giovinco scored a dramatic 86th-minute winner here as Italy defeated Japan 4-3 in a pulsating FIFA Confederations Cup Group A match.
Spain and Uruguay raise the Group B curtain at Recife`s Arena Pernambuco Sunday in a fixture laden with European-based stars. The less-fancied Tahiti and Nigeria open their campaign the following day at Belo Horizonte`s Mineirao.
Daniel Alves is adamant Brazil are on track to recapture their status as a football power ahead of the FIFA Confederations Cup later this month.
A sublime 83rd-minute volley from Paulinho earned Brazil a 2-2 draw against England in the first match at the revamped Maracana stadium.
Though Brazil`s friendly match against England to re-inaugurate the iconic Maracana stadium ended in a 2-2 draw, the home team had good reason to be satisfied, striker Fred said.
Some of Brazil`s stadiums which will host the FIFA Confederations Cup in June are facing problems, two weeks before the beginning of the tourney.
World football`s governing body FIFA has made available an extra 42,308 tickets to the general public for June`s Confederations Cup in Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro`s state government insists that Maracana Stadium remains on target to be ready for FIFA Confederations Cup in June.
Pele will join Friday`s clear-the-air meeting between FIFA president Sepp Blatter and Brazil President Dilma Rousseff, soccer`s world governing body said on Wednesday.
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