The old saying goes that if you can't beat them, join them. And the adage has struck a chord with Brazil's football federation (CBF) in the aftermath of the national team's 7-1 World Cup semifinal defeat to Germany in July last year.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged his country`s allies to consider boycotting the 2018 soccer World Cup in Russia if Moscow does not pull all its troops out of his territory, in a German newspaper interview published on Monday.
Japan fired their national coach Javier Aguirre on Tuesday because of fears the Mexican`s alleged involvement in an ongoing match-fixing case could effect the team`s bid to qualify for the next World Cup.
After 55 years without continental soccer success and on the back of a dire World Cup campaign in Brazil, all the talk in South Korea has been of a "Time for Change" in the buildup to the Asian Cup in January.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.