Atletico defender Jemerson gets Brazil call

Atletico defender Jemerson gets Brazil call

Jemerson has made more than 100 appearances for Atletico Mineiro.

Uncapped defender Jemerson gets Brazil call

Uncapped defender Jemerson gets Brazil call

 Brazil coach Dunga has called up uncapped Atletico Mineiro defender Jemerson for the team's home World Cup qualifier against Peru in Salvador on November 17.

Brazil will try to hit us on counter, says Argentina coach

Brazil will try to hit us on counter, says Argentina coach

Brazil and Argentina face a crucial high-profile game on Thursday.

World Cup qualifier: Argentina train without Lionel Messi for Brazil game

World Cup qualifier: Argentina train without Lionel Messi for Brazil game

Argentina recalled striker Gonzalo Higuain last month for the upcoming games against Brazil and Colombia.

Ticket prices soar for Argentina vs Brazil World Cup qualifier

Ticket prices soar for Argentina vs Brazil World Cup qualifier

Argentina will face Brazil in River Plate's Monumental Stadium on Thursday November 12.

Indian football team stuck in Ashgabat due to bad weather

Indian football team stuck in Ashgabat due to bad weather

The Indian senior national football team got stranded in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan because of bad weather.

India drop 12 places to 167th in FIFA rankings

India drop 12 places to 167th in FIFA rankings

India have dropped 12 places to the 167th spot in the latest global football rankings, released on Thursday.

FIFA investigating Hong Kong over anthem jeers

FIFA investigating Hong Kong over anthem jeers

FIFA said Thursday it was investigating an incident where Hong Kong fans jeered the Chinese national anthem before a World Cup qualifier.

Tim Cahill to captain Australia in absence of injured Mile Jedinak

Tim Cahill to captain Australia in absence of injured Mile Jedinak

Veteran forward Tim Cahill will replace injured midfielder Mile Jedinak as Australia captain for Thursday`s World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh in Perth.

Japan romp to 4-0 friendly win over Iraq

Japan flattened Iraq 4-0 on Thursday, landing a crushing double blow inside the first 10 minutes of a friendly that offered the hosts little more than gentle target practice.

Defender Arnab Mondal appointed as India football team captain

Defender Arnab Mondal appointed as India football team captain

India's national football team coach Stephen Constantine on Wednesday appointed defender Arnab Mondal as the side's captain.

Eric Abidal announces retirement ''for personal reasons''

Eric Abidal announces retirement ''for personal reasons''

Former France defender Eric Abidal, who returned to playing after undergoing a liver transplant in April 2012, announced on Friday he was ending his career for `personal reasons`.

Asian Games: North Korea head south in search of gold

Asian Games: North Korea head south in search of gold

A series of extremely rare inter-Korean flights will bring several hundred North Korean athletes and officials south for this month`s Asian Games -- where Pyongyang hopes to make an equally rare international sporting mark.

South Africa recall Serero for Brazil match

South Africa recalled controversial midfielder Thulani Serero Friday for a March 5 Soweto friendly against 2014 World Cup hosts Brazil.

Kenya loses ODI status following defeat by Scotland in World Cup qualifier

The national cricket team of Kenya has lost their one-day international (ODI) status following their three-wicket defeat by Scotland in their World Cup qualifier in New Zealand on Thursday.

Ashley Cole ruled out of Poland qualifier

England left back Ashley Cole has been ruled out of Tuesday`s final World Cup qualifier against Poland after failing to recover from the rib injury which forced him to miss the win over Montenegro.

Colombia seal World Cup berth with fightback

Colombia pulled off an amazing fightback to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1998 on Friday, rallying from 3-0 down to snatch a 3-3 draw against 10-man Chile in a six-goal thriller.

Germany coach Loew says contract extension possible

Germany coach Joachim Loew is confident he will agree a contract extension past 2014, he said on Friday after his team booked a place in next year`s World Cup with a 3-0 win over Ireland.

FIFA revokes Bulgaria player suspension

FIFA revoked the provisional suspension of Bulgarian international Yordan Minev on Thursday only hours after announcing the defender failed a dope test at a World Cup qualifier away to Malta this month.

Lambert to start for England after Sturridge ruled out

Southampton striker Rickie Lambert will lead England`s attack in the World Cup qualifier against Moldova on Friday after Daniel Sturridge was ruled out through injury.