Therese Sjogran to call it a day after World Cup
Therese Sjogran to call it a day after World Cup

Therese Sjogran, Sweden`s most-capped woman footballer, will bring down the curtain on her career after this year`s World Cup in Canada, she announced on Tuesday.

Coach Nicolai Adam plans four exposure trips before 2017 U-17 football WC
Coach Nicolai Adam plans four exposure trips before 2017 U-17 football WC

 Newly appointed German coach Nicolai Adam on Thursday said that he plans at least four foreign exposure trips for the football team as part of preparations for the 2017 Under-17 FIFA World Cup, to he hosted by the country.

Qatar floats idea of housing 12,000 football fans on ships
Qatar floats idea of housing 12,000 football fans on ships

Qatar plans to accomodate some 12,000 football fans on cruise ships during the World Cup in 2022, a spokesman for the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) said on Tuesday.

Felipe Scolari denies move to Chinese league
Felipe Scolari denies move to Chinese league

Brazil's 2002 football World Cup-winning manager Luiz Felipe Scolari denied a move to coach a Chinese football league team after his friend disclosed an offer he has received from China.

Li Na, Serena Williams in race for 2015 Laureus award
Li Na, Serena Williams in race for 2015 Laureus award

Retired Chinese tennis star Li Na is up against Serena Williams in a six-woman field for sportswoman of the year in the Laureus World Sports Awards.

It's a privilege to see Lionel  Messi play every week: Ruud Gullit
It's a privilege to see Lionel Messi play every week: Ruud Gullit

Legendary Ruud Gullit does not endorse the criticism that Lionel Messi faces for not being able to guide his team to World Cup triumph as Dutch legend feels privileged to be able to watch the Argentine artist at work week after week.

New Zealand eye World Cup joint host bid with Australia
New Zealand eye World Cup joint host bid with Australia

A potential bid from New Zealand to co-host the FIFA World Cup in 2026 or 2030 could prove "a pipe dream" but the ambitious country are pressing on with the bold plans, Martin Snedden told Reuters.

Brazil sink Chile to continue winning run
Brazil sink Chile to continue winning run

Brazil won their eighth successive game since the World Cup as Roberto Firmino`s goal gave them a feisty 1-0 victory over Chile in a friendly at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Firmino, a 61st-minute substitute, burst clear after 73 minutes and expertly rounded Chile keeper Claudio Bravo before dispatching a simple finish into the empty goal. Brazil forward Neymar and Chilean Alexis Sanchez were the standout players for their sides but were often wasteful after dazzling build-up play in a full-blooded game that was punctuated by a host of fouls and heavy challenges.

Portugal manager Fernando Santos wins misconduct appeal
Portugal manager Fernando Santos wins misconduct appeal

Portugal coach Fernando Santos on Monday had his ban for misconduct while in charge of Greece cut in half by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Germany, Real Madrid for Laureus team of the year award
Germany, Real Madrid for Laureus team of the year award

Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning football team is pitted against European club football champions Real Madrid in the best team category for the 2015 Laureus awards, officials announced Wednesday.

Michael Van Praag wants bigger FIFA World Cup
Michael Van Praag wants bigger FIFA World Cup

Michael van Praag wants more teams from outside Europe in the World Cup and aims to implant more strict measures to combat match fixing, the FIFA presidential candidate stated during his presentation at the Olympic Stadium here.

Iraq icon Mahmoud targets `dream` World Cup
Iraq icon Mahmoud targets `dream` World Cup

Iraq icon Younis Mahmoud dismissed speculation over his retirement and said he was targeting a "dream" World Cup spot after their Asian Cup campaign came crashing to a halt.

Jose Mourinho warns away Andre Schurrle suitors
Jose Mourinho warns away Andre Schurrle suitors

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday that it will take a "phenomenal" offer for him to sell out-of-favour German winger Andre Schurrle in January.

New sponsors ready to replace old, says beleaguered FIFA
New sponsors ready to replace old, says beleaguered FIFA

FIFA have rejected suggestions that major sponsors were cutting their ties with the organisation because it was a "toxic brand", saying on Friday that they were in advanced negotiations with new sponsors eager to replace the old.

Give World Cup to Australia, says Palestine boss
Give World Cup to Australia, says Palestine boss

Palestine coach Ahmad Alhasan on Monday showered praise on Asian Cup hosts Australia and said they should be allowed to hold the World Cup.

Is Luis Suarez heading back to England?
Is Luis Suarez heading back to England?

Controversial striker, Luis Suarez could make a surprise return to England after his limited success in Spain and the growing unrest in Barcelona ranks.

Javier Mascherano wishes to retire at River Plate
Javier Mascherano wishes to retire at River Plate

Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano wishes to end his career at his first club Atletico River Plate after his contract with Barcelona expires June 30, 2018.

Time to deliver for Socceroos on home soil
Time to deliver for Socceroos on home soil

 After a year of sometimes painful transition and an encouraging yet ultimately pointless World Cup campaign, Australia enter 2015 knowing that promise no longer counts for anything and only results matter.

Next World Cup too soon for ASEAN champions Thailand
Next World Cup too soon for ASEAN champions Thailand

 AFF Suzuki Cup winning coach Kiatisak Senamuang pleaded for patience from Thai fans, who have been left talking up their chances of a first World Cup finals berth following their Southeast Asian title triumph.

I have learnt from World Cup pain: Neymar
I have learnt from World Cup pain: Neymar

 Brazil's star footballer Neymar said he has learnt important lessons from his 2014 FIFA World Cup heartbreak and he looks to the next year for redemption.