Eyeing U-17 WC, AIFF to hold first U-15 tourney next year
Eyeing U-17 WC, AIFF to hold first U-15 tourney next year

Aiming to prepare a strong squad for the Under-17 World Cup in 2017, the All India Football Federation today said that the inaugural edition of the proposed AIFF U-15 tournament for I-League clubs will be held next year.

FIFA may see World Cup corruption report
FIFA may see World Cup corruption report

Details of the investigation into allegations of widespread corruption in the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups could be made available to FIFA, the governing body said Thursday.

Sepp Blatter hits back at demands to publish World Cup report
Sepp Blatter hits back at demands to publish World Cup report

FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Wednesday rejected demands to publish the potentially explosive report into long-standing allegations of corruption surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids.

Get your mind off World Cup ceremonies, Joachim Loew tells Germans
Get your mind off World Cup ceremonies, Joachim Loew tells Germans

 Germany have seen a dip in form since winning the World Cup in July and a 4-0 Euro 2016 qualifying win over Gibraltar on Friday was proof the players need to get their mind off the awards and start playing again, coach Joachim Loew said.

India not bidding for 2015 and 2016 FIFA Club World Cups
India not bidding for 2015 and 2016 FIFA Club World Cups

 India has pulled out of mounting a bid for 2015 and 2016 FIFA Club World Cups, according to All India Football Federation officials. A decision on the host city of the 2015 and 2016 editions of Club World Cup will be taken in Morocco next month.

FIFA's ethics judge gives all-clear to 2018, 2022 World Cup bids
FIFA's ethics judge gives all-clear to 2018, 2022 World Cup bids

The soccer World Cups of 2018 and 2022 are set go ahead in Russia and Qatar as planned after FIFA`s ethics committee said on Thursday it could find no grounds for reopening the controversial bidding process.

My ''Clasico'' comeback is fate, says Barca's Luis Suarez
My ''Clasico'' comeback is fate, says Barca's Luis Suarez

 Luis Suarez is likely to play his first competitive game for Barcelona in La Liga`s "Clasico" against Real Madrid later this month and he says it is no coincidence his four-month biting ban expires the day before one of biggest fixtures in world soccer.

Dirk Kuyt calls times on Netherlands
Dirk Kuyt calls times on Netherlands

Dutch international forward Dirk Kuyt announced on Friday he was calling time on his career with the Oranje after a decade playing for the national side.

World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez starting to make Real Madrid mark
World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez starting to make Real Madrid mark

Expectations were unsurprisingly sky high when Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez joined Real Madrid from Monaco after top scoring with six goals at the 2014 World Cup.

Indonesia set to be awarded 2018 Asian Games: OCA
Indonesia set to be awarded 2018 Asian Games: OCA

Indonesia is poised to be selected as the host of the next Asian Games in 2018 after Vietnam withdrew because of financial concerns, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) told Reuters on Wednesday.

Javier Mascherano backs Lionel Messi after World Cup disappointment

Javier Mascherano has backed his Argentina team mate Lionel Messi to respond to his World Cup disappointment on the pitch for Barcelona in the new season.

Booming Bundesliga to ride World Cup wave into 2014/15

The booming Bundesliga can expect another bumper season in 2014/15 with the world`s attention focussed firmly on Germany following their World Cup victory in Brazil.

Germany riding crest of wave as Bundesliga begins

The new Bundesliga season gets underway this weekend with German football riding the crest of a wave following the national team`s triumph at the World Cup in Brazil last month.

Miroslav Klose retires from international football

German striker Miroslav Klose, the all-time World Cup top scorer, announced his retirement from international football on Monday.

Keep 2018 World Cup standard high despite money crunch: Dmitry Medvedev

Despite financial limitations, Russia must organise the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the same high standards as set during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday.

CAS start appeal into Luis Suarez`s biting ban

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) began its hearing on Friday into Uruguay forward Luis Suarez`s appeal against his ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in a World Cup match.

Neymar trains for first time with Barca since fracturing vertebra during WC

Barcelona striker Neymar has trained for the first time since a vertebra in his back got fractured during Brazil`s World Cup quarterfinal against Colombia.

Germany`s World Cup winner Mario Goetze breaks silence

Germany`s World Cup hero Mario Goetze said he did not have time to think about what he was doing when he controlled the ball with his chest before sweeping a sweet volley past Argentina`s Sergio Romero in the final.

Neymar back injury healing `satisfactorily`

Neymar`s injured back is healing "satisfactorily" although there is no specific date for the Brazil forward to return to training, his club Barcelona said on Tuesday.

World Cup party over but summer of soccer set to rock US

The World Cup party may be over but the summer of soccer is just heating up in the United States as fans prepare for a European invasion by the sport`s glamour clubs looking to expand their brand.