Copa America 2016 games lure 24 US hopefuls
Copa America 2016 games lure 24 US hopefuls

Two dozen US cities want to host matches in the 2016 Centennial Copa America tournament, the first time the event will be staged outside South America, USA Soccer announced Thursday.

Keylor Navas, Abby Wambach win CONCACAF Players of Year awards
Keylor Navas, Abby Wambach win CONCACAF Players of Year awards

Costa Rica`s World Cup goalkeeper Keylor Navas and United States women`s team striker Abby Wambach were named CONCACAF`s Players of the Year for 2014 on Tuesday.

Separated by deportation, couple wed at US-Mexico border

A couple separated by deportation have realised their dream of getting married in a religious ceremony at a fence dividing the cities of Tijuana in Mexico and San Diego in the US.

India scores high on Happy Planet Index

India has scored high on the 'Happy Planet Index', an interesting light-coded map of 151 countries which ranks nations on life indicators rather than wealth and highlights their disparities in the levels of contentment.

Luis Suarez scores against Costa Rica, will miss Chile friendly
Luis Suarez scores against Costa Rica, will miss Chile friendly

Luis Suarez scored an equaliser and was just wide with what could have been a spectacular winner as Uruguay were held to a 3-3 draw by Costa Rica in a friendly.

4.3 magnitude quake shakes Costa Rican capital

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Costa Rican capital of San Jose early Saturday morning, with no initial reports of casualties or damage.

Amazon Cup: Cricket fever catching up in Colombia
Amazon Cup: Cricket fever catching up in Colombia

Cricket in Colombia is reportedly growing at a slow but steady pace although it still remains basically a niche sport.

Giorgos Karagounis to work with Claudio Ranieri in Greek team
Giorgos Karagounis to work with Claudio Ranieri in Greek team

Recently retired Greece international captain Giorgos Karagounis was handed a new role on Friday where he is set to work alongside coach Claudio Ranieri, the Greek football federation said.

Australia down Saudi Arabia to end barren run
Australia down Saudi Arabia to end barren run

 Australia defeated Saudi Arabia 3-2 in a hard-fought friendly on Monday to secure their first victory in almost a year.

Evian sign Costa Rica midfielder Yeltsin Tejeda

Costa Rica midfielder Yeltsin Tejeda has joined struggling Ligue 1 side Evian from Deportivo Saprissa for an undisclosed fee, the French club announced on Friday.

Plenty of challenges for Antonio Conte with Italy

Unloved even in their own country, Italy`s national team clearly need a radical overhaul and, if anyone can do it, then it is the steely-willed Antonio Conte who was named as their new coach on Thursday.

Spain gain a place in FIFA rankings

Spain move up one place to seventh alongside Brazil in the latest FIFA world rankings in the only movement in the top 10.

England`s Roy Hodgson had ``dark moments``, never considered quitting

Roy Hodgson suffered "dark moments" but did not think of resigning as England manager following his team`s disappointing group-stage exit at this year`s World Cup in Brazil.

Keeper Diego Lopez to join AC Milan from Real Madrid, Filippo Inzaghi confirms

AC Milan have agreed to sign Spanish goalkeeper Diego Lopez from Real Madrid, the Italian Serie A club`s coach Filippo Inzaghi said on Saturday.

Keylor Navas ready to fight starting spot at Real Madrid

Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas is ready to fight with Iker Casillas and Diego Lopez for a place in the Real Madrid starting lineup after sealing what he called his "dream" move from Levante.

Former Greece coach Fernando Santos banned for eight games

Former Greece coach Fernando Santos has been banned for eight competitive international matches after he was sent off at the end of the World Cup match against Costa Rica, FIFA said on Monday. 

Real lure Costa Rica keeper Navas from Levante

Real Madrid have agreed to sign highly-rated Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who shone at the World Cup, from La Liga rivals Levante on a six-year contract, the European champions said.

Pinto calls time as Costa Rica coach

Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto announced on Thursday that he was parting company with the Central American side after a break down in talks with the national federation.

Steven Gerrard leaves England with tears for souvenirs

As Steven Gerrard soaked up thunderous applause from England`s supporters at full-time in Belo Horizonte, he looked surprised and relieved by the generous response to his team`s dismal World Cup campaign.

Mexico climbs to No.18 in FIFA ranking

Mexico climbed up two spots to No.18 in the latest world rankings released by football`s world governing body, FIFA.