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Brazil police prevent protest near Maracana stadium

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 06:41

Brazilian police used pepper spray to prevent some 200 protestors from getting near Rio de Janeiro`s Maracana stadium Sunday during the Argentina-Bosnia World Cup game.

Deja vu for Spain as World Cup defence begins

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 05:46

Spain will be lifted by a reminder of the glory of four years ago as the defence of their World Cup crown begins against 2010 finalists the Netherlands in Salvador on Friday in a standout Group B opener.

FIFA chief Blatter ready to run again despite opposition

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 05:31

FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Wednesday all but confirmed he would run for re-election despite criticism that the game and organisation have been tarnished by accusations of corruption during his long reign.

Italy`s Prandelli `to quit after 2014 World Cup`

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 18:06

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli is to step down following the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, according to reports in Italy on Wednesday.

Brazilian stadiums to spur growth in high-speed Internet

Last Updated: Saturday, May 04, 2013, 00:02

Brazil`s communications minister said Thursday that the 12 stadiums to be used for the 2014 soccer World Cup will serve as springboards to greater high-speed Internet access nationwide.

Russia expects a million visitors during World Cup

Last Updated: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 18:07

Russia will receive a million visitors during the 2018 World Cup, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.

Britain offers help to Brazil for World Cup, Olympics

Last Updated: Friday, August 17, 2012, 16:48

Britain has offered to help Brazil prepare for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.

Capello ``determined`` to lead Russia into 2014 World Cup finals

Last Updated: Friday, July 27, 2012, 17:35

Former England boss Fabio Capello is aiming to rebuild his reputation after he agreed to become the new coach for the Russian football team.

Akinfeyev becomes first ambassador for 2018 World Cup

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 19:57

CSKA Moscow goalkeeper Igor Akinfeyev has become the first ambassador of the 2018 soccer World Cup to be held in Russia, the local organising committee announced on Tuesday.

Most Brazil airports won`t be ready for Cup: Study

Last Updated: Friday, April 15, 2011, 09:18

Most Brazilian airports being upgraded for the 2014 soccer World Cup will not be ready on time.

Ex-players back Argentina to win World Cup

Last Updated: Saturday, May 08, 2010, 22:26

Former football internationals S S Narayan, Fortunato Franco and Brahmanand Shankawalkar on Saturday said Lionel Messi’s Argentina could go on to regain the World Cup in South Africa.

South African police pelted with missiles in World Cup drill

Last Updated: Thursday, April 15, 2010, 23:31

A screaming crowd pelted South African police with bottles and cans and threw petrol bombs on Thursday – just to make sure the riot squad is ready for trouble during June’s World Cup.