English FA chairman brands 'erroneous' FIFA report into World Cup corruption a 'joke'
English FA chairman brands 'erroneous' FIFA report into World Cup corruption a 'joke'

English Football Association (FA) chairman Greg Dyke has dubbed the FIFA report into World Cup corruption as pointless and a joke.

Australia defends World Cup bid from FIFA report
Australia defends World Cup bid from FIFA report

Football Federation Australia said Friday it was seeking further information from FIFA`s ethics committee over claims Australia used taxpayer money to buy votes for its 2022 World Cup bid.

Donald Sterling`s last bid to halt LA Clippers sale blocked by court

Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his final chance to block the $2 billion sale of the NBA team to former Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, when a California appeals court refused on Wednesday to halt the deal.

IOA sends expression of interest to host 2019 Asiad

Ending days of speculation, the Indian Olympic Association on Friday officially informed the Olympic Council of Asia its expression of interest to bid for the 2019 Asian Games after Vietnam capital Hanoi withdrew its hosting rights in April this year.

Qatar calls corruption reports deliberate attack

Qatar`s 2022 World Cup chiefs said Saturday that reports of corruption were a deliberate bid to undermine a FIFA inquiry into their bid.

FIFA investigator set to submit report on 2018, 2022 WC bids

FIFA investigator Michael Garcia will submit his report into alleged corruption regarding the bidding process and controversial awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar two weeks after the upcoming spectacle in Brazil.

FIFA keeps mum on Qatar

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke on Monday refused to comment on fresh allegations of corruption surrounding the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

AIFF invites bids for new I-League season

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Monday invited bids for new clubs and entities to participate in the 2014-15 season of the I-League.

Australia mulls fresh World Cup bid

Football Federation Australia said Monday it may re-submit its bid to host the 2022 World Cup, after fresh corruption allegations emerged surrounding Qatar`s controversial campaign to host the tournament.

Qatari paid millions for World Cup bid support

A British newspaper alleged on Sunday that a former top Qatari football official paid $5 million to get support for the emirate`s campaign to host the 2022 World Cup.

Albertini backs Rome`s bid for Euro 2020

Italian Football Association (FIGC) vice president Demetrio Albertini has voiced his support to Rome`s bid for Euro 2020.

Bidding begins for Rio 2016 Olympic Games projects

Brazil`s southeast city of Rio de Janeiro has opened bidding for two infrastructure projects in the lead-up to the 2016 Olympic Games, authorities said.

Commonwealth Games - Durban and Edmonton to bid for 2022

The Canadian city of Edmonton and the South African city of Durban have both formally indicated they plan to bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, officials said on Monday.

FIFA committee members interviewed by ethics chief

Members of FIFA`s executive committee are being interviewed by ethics chief Michael Garcia, who is investigating the decision to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar respectively.

Fabregas says Real `foolish` if bids 100 mln pounds for Bale

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has said that Real Madrid would be `foolish` to bid 100 million pounds for Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale.

Torres seeking `Chelsea future` talks with Mourinho amid `shock` Barca bid reports

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is reportedly seeking to have talks with new manager Jose Mourinho about his future in Stamford Bridge.

Real Madrid president hints at a record breaking 85-mln-pounds-bid for Bale

Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez has reportedly said that Tottenham Hotspurs` winger Gareth Bale is worth a world record pay of 85 million pounds that will even top the current record of the 80-million-pound-rated Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

`Madrid strong candidate to host 2020 Olympics`

Alejandro Blanco, the president of the Spanish Olympic Committee, has expressed confidence over Madrid`s bid as the host city for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Madrid presents dossier for 2020 Olympic Bid

The City of Madrid officially presented the dossier for its candidacy to host the 2020 Olympic Games to the press.

Afghan minister survives assassination bid

The minister was travelling from Baghlan to Kunduz province when one of the cars in his convoy hit a roadside bomb.