First 2016 Rio Olympic Games tickets go on sale
First 2016 Rio Olympic Games tickets go on sale

Tickets for the Rio Olympics went on sale Tuesday with the first batch of a total 7.5 million being made available online to thousands of fans who had pre-registered via the official web portal.

Sri Lankan Vernon Fernando loses appeal against life ban
Sri Lankan Vernon Fernando loses appeal against life ban

Former FIFA heavyweight Vernon Manilal Fernando saw his days in the sport ended definitively on Monday as he lost his appeal to The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to have a life ban overturned.

Qatar 2022 World Cup may not need cooling systems
Qatar 2022 World Cup may not need cooling systems

A winter World Cup in Qatar may not require cooling systems to lower temperatures in the stadiums as proposed in the bid for a summer tournament, said an executive from the Gulf state`s 2022 organising committee.

Germany lead last women`s rankings before FIFA World Cup
Germany lead last women`s rankings before FIFA World Cup

Germany leads the last FIFA women football rankings before the World Cup starts in June but the gap has been narrowed by the United States and France.

I-League: Leaders Mohun Bagan seek dominance in Kolkata derby
I-League: Leaders Mohun Bagan seek dominance in Kolkata derby

Table toppers Mohun Bagan would be keen to extend their dominance in the I-League football competition when they meet traditional rivals East Bengal in the return leg of the Kolkata derby at the Salt Lake stadium on Saturday.

Sepp Blatter rivals slam FIFA leadership
Sepp Blatter rivals slam FIFA leadership

Sepp Blatter on Tuesday listened as his rivals for the FIFA presidency accused his leadership of being authoritarian, not spending enough of its wealth and tarnishing the world body`s image.

Michel Platini triumphs at UEFA, launches attack on Sepp Blatter
Michel Platini triumphs at UEFA, launches attack on Sepp Blatter

Football legend Michel Platini on Tuesday scored a hat-trick of victories for the presidency of UEFA and made an immediate attack on Sepp Blatter`s leadership of world body FIFA.

Luis Figo says Sepp Blatter win will be four years lost
Luis Figo says Sepp Blatter win will be four years lost

Portuguese football legend Luis Figo, who is challenging for the FIFA presidency, said Monday that a new victory for incumbent Sepp Blatter would mean four lost years.

Michael van Praag unhappy TV debate with Sepp Blatter is off
Michael van Praag unhappy TV debate with Sepp Blatter is off

FIFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag said on Monday he was "very disappointed" a television debate with the other challengers had been abandoned because incumbent Sepp Blatter refused to take part.

Winter World Cup in 2022 is `best solution`: Joachim Loew
Winter World Cup in 2022 is `best solution`: Joachim Loew

Germany coach Joachim Loew believes playing the 2022 World Cup in November and December is the "best solution" for the players, but lamented the probable absence of public viewing areas in Europe.

David Gill to take English FA's fight against Sepp Blatter into FIFA Exco
David Gill to take English FA's fight against Sepp Blatter into FIFA Exco

Former Manchester United chief executive David Gill will become one of the "awkward squad" asking the difficult questions if he is elected as Britain`s FIFA vice-president, English FA chairman Greg Dyke said.

European leagues threaten legal action over Qatar World Cup
European leagues threaten legal action over Qatar World Cup

Europe`s top leagues could launch legal action against FIFA for the sporting and economic damage caused by moving the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, according to the French league president Frederic Thiriez.

Spanish League president criticises 2022 World Cup dates
Spanish League president criticises 2022 World Cup dates

Spanish Football League president Javier Tebas has strongly criticised the decision announced by FIFA this week to play the final of the 2022 World Cup on December 18.

FIFA announces $2 billion revenue for 2014
FIFA announces $2 billion revenue for 2014

FIFA raked in more than $2 billion in revenue in 2014 while its rainy day cash reserves rose to $1.523 billion, soccer`s governing body said in its annual financial report on Friday. 

My 17 years as president is my manifesto, says Sepp Blatter
My 17 years as president is my manifesto, says Sepp Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter will not be publishing a manifesto in his bid for re-election, saying on Friday that he wanted to be judged on his 17 years in charge of soccer`s governing body.

Michel Platini happy with 2018 World Cup final date
Michel Platini happy with 2018 World Cup final date

UEFA president Michel Platini said Friday that the decision to play the 2022 Qatar World Cup final on December 18 suits Europeans as it comes before Christmas.

FIFA triples World Cup player compensation
FIFA triples World Cup player compensation

FIFA said Friday it will pay more than $415 million for players who take part in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, with most of the cash going to top European clubs.

2022 Qatar World Cup final on December 18, says FIFA
2022 Qatar World Cup final on December 18, says FIFA

FIFA`s executive committee on Thursday decided that the final of the controversial 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held on December 18, a top official said.

FIFA meets to decide 2022 World Cup dates
FIFA meets to decide 2022 World Cup dates

FIFA`s executive committee started a two-day meeting on Thursday to decide the dates of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which will be the first held in winter.

Heat stays on Qatar despite winter World Cup
Heat stays on Qatar despite winter World Cup

FIFA`s decision to hold the 2022 World Cup in winter takes some heat off Qatar but the Gulf state still faces major challenges in the next seven years.