Newly appointed German coach Nicolai Adam on Thursday said that he plans at least four foreign exposure trips for the football team as part of preparations for the 2017 Under-17 FIFA World Cup, to he hosted by the country.
Legendary Ruud Gullit does not endorse the criticism that Lionel Messi faces for not being able to guide his team to World Cup triumph as Dutch legend feels privileged to be able to watch the Argentine artist at work week after week.
Brazil won their eighth successive game since the World Cup as Roberto Firmino`s goal gave them a feisty 1-0 victory over Chile in a friendly at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Firmino, a 61st-minute substitute, burst clear after 73 minutes and expertly rounded Chile keeper Claudio Bravo before dispatching a simple finish into the empty goal. Brazil forward Neymar and Chilean Alexis Sanchez were the standout players for their sides but were often wasteful after dazzling build-up play in a full-blooded game that was punctuated by a host of fouls and heavy challenges.
Michael van Praag wants more teams from outside Europe in the World Cup and aims to implant more strict measures to combat match fixing, the FIFA presidential candidate stated during his presentation at the Olympic Stadium here.
FIFA have rejected suggestions that major sponsors were cutting their ties with the organisation because it was a "toxic brand", saying on Friday that they were in advanced negotiations with new sponsors eager to replace the old.
After a year of sometimes painful transition and an encouraging yet ultimately pointless World Cup campaign, Australia enter 2015 knowing that promise no longer counts for anything and only results matter.
AFF Suzuki Cup winning coach Kiatisak Senamuang pleaded for patience from Thai fans, who have been left talking up their chances of a first World Cup finals berth following their Southeast Asian title triumph.