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.

Lionel Messi in Argentina squad missing four suspended players

Argentina`s injured captain Lionel Messi has been named in a squad missing the suspended Javier Mascherano and Gonzalo Higuain for next month`s World Cup qualifier against South America`s bottom side Paraguay.

Ecuador 1-1 Argentina: Visitors survive Tricolor rally to earn point

Argentina were forced to dig deep as they toiled in the altitude of Quito, but a determined defensive effort saw Alejandro Sabella`s men hold on for a 1-1 draw away to Ecuador in Tuesday`s World Cup qualifier.

No proof of racist attack against Ferdinand brothers in WC qualifier: FA

The English Football Association (FA) is reportedly set to tell FIFA that they have no evidence of racist chanting by English fans during the World Cup qualifier of England against San Marino.

Fifa receive complaint over racist chants from England fans

Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) have sent a complaint to Fifa over alleged racist chants by England fans during their nation`s World Cup qualifier against San Marino on Friday.

Hodgson wary of `serious rivals` Ukraine

Roy Hodgson insists that Ukraine are still a threat to England’s World Cup qualification campaign.

Uganda names squad to defend ICC Africa T20 trophy

Uganda has named an 18-man squad that will defend its title when the International Cricket Council (ICC) Africa T20 tournament kicks off here Feb 23.

Germany 4-4 Sweden: Sweden comeback from four goals behind to stun Low's men

Germany threw away a four-goal lead as a late Sweden comeback saw them surrender all three points in a breathtaking 4-4 World Cup qualifier at the Olympiastadion.

Deschamps hails France resolve after late draw with Spain

France coach Didier Deschamps praised his side`s performance after securing a 1-1 draw against world champions Spain in Group I of World Cup qualifying on Tuesday evening.

France clashes will decide our fate: Del Bosque

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque believes Tuesday`s clash with Francewill be vital in deciding who progresses from Group I.

Ribery and Benzema can take France to the top: Deschamps

France coach Didier Deschamps has praised the quality of Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema, stressing his belief that the duo have the ability to take France "to the top".

Spain are the best team in history: Pedro

Spain forward Pedro has voiced his belief the current national side is the best in history, but has warned they face no easy task on Tuesday.

France are the team to beat: David Villa

David Villa is expecting a tough encounter when Spain take on France in their World Cup qualification clash on Tuesday.