Qatar will put on `one of best World Cups`, says Emir
Qatar will put on `one of best World Cups`, says Emir

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, on Thursday said the Gulf state will put on one of the finest World Cups in history when it hosts the tournament in 2022.

ISL: Robert Pires begins training at FC Goa
ISL: Robert Pires begins training at FC Goa

Former French international and Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires, who has been signed on as FC Goa's marquee player for the inaugural Indian Super League, today stepped onto the ground at Tilak Maidan here for his first training session with the team.

Qatar will not host 2022 World Cup, says FIFA's Theo Zwanziger
Qatar will not host 2022 World Cup, says FIFA's Theo Zwanziger

The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Monday.

Asian Games buzz appears missing in host city
Asian Games buzz appears missing in host city

The buzz is strangely missing as Incheon gears up to host the Asian Games from Friday with hardly any banners or volunteers in sight to welcome the athletes and delegates for the event which cost a whopping USD 1.62 billion.

World`s top coaches reject the idea of 2018 World Cup boycott
World`s top coaches reject the idea of 2018 World Cup boycott

Coaches from some of the world`s top teams have played down chances of a sporting boycott of Vladimir Putin`s showpiece 2018 football World Cup as a penalty for stoking the crisis in Ukraine.

Paulo Bento parts company with Portugal
Paulo Bento parts company with Portugal

Portugal coach Paulo Bento has quit the national side by mutual consent, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) announced on Thursday.

Watching Usain Bolt's smooth bowling action amazed me:  Harbhajan Singh
Watching Usain Bolt's smooth bowling action amazed me: Harbhajan Singh

Getting a chance to interact with two global sporting legends in a space of two months is an experience in itself and Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh feels "blessed" to have interacted with Pele and now Usain Bolt.

Vladimir Putin says hopeful Russia won't lose right to host 2018 World Cup
Vladimir Putin says hopeful Russia won't lose right to host 2018 World Cup

 President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he hoped Russia would not lose the right to host the 2018 soccer World Cup following Western calls to stop the country staging the tournament.

U.S. keeper Tim Howard to take year off from international duty

U.S national team goalkeeper Tim Howard says he will take a year off from international duty in order to spend more time with his family.

Javier Mascherano backs Lionel Messi after World Cup disappointment

Javier Mascherano has backed his Argentina team mate Lionel Messi to respond to his World Cup disappointment on the pitch for Barcelona in the new season.

Goa MLAs will foot own bill for Brazil sojourn: Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday the MLAs who visited Brazil to watch the recent football World Cup would pay from their pockets.

Barca coach hopes Luis Suarez will play in friendly

Controversial Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez will probably play his first game for Barcelona in a friendly on Monday, coach Luis Enrique said Sunday, despite the player`s competitive ban for biting a World Cup opponent.

Another back operation for Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez

Uruguay World Cup coach Oscar Tabarez needs another back operation, the national football association (AUF) said on Tuesday.

Ladbrokes says had good FIFA World Cup after online woes

Bookmaker Ladbrokes said its first-half group operating profit fell by a third to 56.8 million pounds ($95.2 million) after it was hit by switching its online operations to a new platform, but said it had a good World Cup performance.

Miroslav Klose retires from international football

German striker Miroslav Klose, the all-time World Cup top scorer, announced his retirement from international football on Monday.

James Rodriguez set for Real Madrid bow in Super Cup

World Cup sensation James Rodriguez is in line to make his Real Madrid debut when the European champions tackle Europa League winners Sevilla in Tuesday`s all-Spanish UEFA Super Cup in Cardiff.

CAS start appeal into Luis Suarez`s biting ban

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) began its hearing on Friday into Uruguay forward Luis Suarez`s appeal against his ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in a World Cup match.

Germany`s World Cup winner Mario Goetze breaks silence

Germany`s World Cup hero Mario Goetze said he did not have time to think about what he was doing when he controlled the ball with his chest before sweeping a sweet volley past Argentina`s Sergio Romero in the final.

Spain`s Xavi Hernández quits internationals

Spain midfielder Xavi has retired from internationals at the age of 34, he said on Tuesday.

Russia to host ``highest-level`` FIFA World Cup

Russia vowed to hold its first FIFA World Cup in 2018 at the highest level possible.