FIFA, UN to cooperate in fight against Ebola

FIFA, football's world governing body, said that it looks forward to cooperating with the UN to combat the Ebola virus outbreak that has killed over 2,000 in West Africa.

Unbelievable experience to watch football in stadium: Big B

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is in Brazil to watch the last leg of matches of the FIFA World Cup, says he is enjoying every bit of his experience and there is nothing like watching a match from inside a stadium.

Even electric shock can give you Neymar-like injury!

Even as an on-field spinal injury keeps Brazil`s star player Neymar Junior out of World Cup semifinal clash between Brazil and Germany Tuesday, experts say similar injuries are also common off the field.

Julian Assange cheers on Ecuador in World Cup

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange revealed today that he has been watching the World Cup from his confinement in the Ecuadoran embassy in London, rejecting his native Australia to support Ecuador.

FIFA World Cup mania: NASA astronauts watch matches in space

It seems FIFA World Cup mania has gripped not just fans on the Earth but also in the space.

Gauhar Khan supports Spain in FIFA WC 2014

Gauhar Khan has revealed that she is closely following the FIFA World Cup and Spain is her favorite team.

Lopez will not perform at FIFA World Cup opening ceremony

Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez will not perform at the FIFA World Cup opening ceremony. The 44-year-old `I Luh Ya Papi` hitmaker will not accompany Pitbull on the official World Cup song `We Are One` on June 12, reportedly.

Sao Paulo metro strike to continue Monday despite court ruling

Sao Paulo`s metro workers voted to stay off work for a fifth day on Monday even after a court declared the strike illegal, complicating preparations for the World Cup opening match.

Brazil ready to quell protests during World Cup

Brazil has stocked up on riot gear and is ready to deploy police and military forces to contain anti-government protests expected during the 32-nation World Cup soccer championship starting next month, authorities said on Friday.

Anti-World Cup protest puts Sao Paulo business district on edge

Several thousand demonstrators marched through an expensive business district of Brazil`s largest city on Thursday to protest against urban developments for the soccer World Cup that they say have left many homeless.

US Congress demands Russia withdraw, mulls Ukraine aid

The US Congress has demanded Russia immediately withdraw from Ukraine and urged US President Barack Obama to impose punitive economic sanctions on Moscow.

World Cup protests spark violence in Brazil

Demonstrators and police clashed in Sao Paulo on Saturday during the first in a planned series of anti-World Cup protests across Brazil called by radical activist group Anonymous.

UN urges FIFA to allow hijab headscarf

The United Nations has urged FIFA to allow Islamic women to wear a hijab headscarf while playing soccer.

Bin Hammam appeals FIFA lifetime ban

Former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam has appealed his lifetime ban from soccer for election bribery, saying Thursday his punishment was politically motivated.

More change needed at FIFA says corruption body

FIFA should limit terms for senior officials, set up an independent group to clear up anti-corruption allegations and "embrace transparency", says corruption watchdog Transparency International.

FIFA opens 16 Caribbean cases in bribery scandal

Delving further into a scandal that shook the sport, FIFA will investigate 16 Caribbean soccer leaders about a bribery scandal involving former presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam.

Six officials banned for life over friendlies

Six match officials have been banned for life over two friendlies played in Turkey this year in which seven penalties were awarded.

Fifa course opens in Goa

The FIFA Futuro III administration and management instructors refreshers course is continuation of the first course in Maldives early this year.

2014 World Cup to start on June 12, FIFA says

The 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil will start on June 12 with the final on July 13, FIFA`s secretary general Jerome Valcke said.

Japan demands FIFA explanation for bin Hammam ban

Japan`s football chief has demanded a detailed explanation from FIFA on its decision to ban AFC president Mohamed bin Hammam for corruption.