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Subrata Paul fails dope test: Senior Indian goalkeeper denies taking banned substance

Subrata Paul fails dope test: Senior Indian goalkeeper denies taking banned substance

The Sodepur lad, who has also won two Nehru Cups with India, can continue playing till his B sample report arrives but if he fails that one too, all points Shivajians got in matches he played will be docked. He turned out for North East United in the Indian Super League last year.

Kochi will complete preparation work by May 15: FIFA U-17 World Cup organisers

Kochi will complete preparation work by May 15: FIFA U-17 World Cup organisers

Tournament Director Javier Ceppi said, "The state government of Kerala has put massive human resources to make sure that all deadlines are met.

FIFA image damaging search for 2018 World Cup sponsors, claims hosts Russia

FIFA image damaging search for 2018 World Cup sponsors, claims hosts Russia

FIFA has been struggling to find major new sponsors since corruption scandals that ousted its head Sepp Blatter and dozens of other football officials erupted in 2015.

U-17 World Cup: FIFA 'evaluating' AIFF request to stage India matches in Delhi

U-17 World Cup: FIFA 'evaluating' AIFF request to stage India matches in Delhi

The FIFA team had said that New Delhi can host matches only till October 16.

U-17 World Cup: Sport Ministry wants India's matches in New Delhi; AIFF makes request to FIFA

U-17 World Cup: Sport Ministry wants India's matches in New Delhi; AIFF makes request to FIFA

The Under-17 World Cup will be held across six cities in the country from October 6-28.

FIFA announces $369 million loss with worse to come

FIFA announces $369 million loss with worse to come

FIFA relies overwhelmingly on the World Cup, held every four years, for its revenues.  

Former UEFA chief Michel Platini lashes out at Sepp Blatter

Former UEFA chief Michel Platini lashes out at Sepp Blatter

Platini and Blatter were banned from all football-related activities, initially for eight years, over a 2 million Swiss francs ($2.00 million) payment FIFA made to Platini in 2011, with Blatter’s approval, for work done a decade earlier.

New Argentine FA  president vows to get Lionel Messi ban reduced

New Argentine FA president vows to get Lionel Messi ban reduced

Messi was suspended on Tuesday after FIFA said he had "directed insulting words at an assistant referee" during their 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Chile on Thursday.

Lionel Messi: FIFA bans Argentine legend for four matches for abusing match official in a World Cup qualifying game

Lionel Messi: FIFA bans Argentine legend for four matches for abusing match official in a World Cup qualifying game

As stated in the FIFA statement, Messi may have used obscene language against one of the assistant referees; however, this incident was not recorded in the report of the match official who oversaw the game against Chile on Friday, reports Efe.

AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers: India take on Myanmar in campaign opener on Tuesday

AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers: India take on Myanmar in campaign opener on Tuesday

Though Myanmar are 40 spots below India (132nd) in the latest FIFA rankings, they have a better head-to-head record and Stephen Constantine's men will have to play out of their skins if they are to come out triumphant.

FIFA expresses satisfaction over Guwahati stadium for U-17 World Cup

FIFA expresses satisfaction over Guwahati stadium for U-17 World Cup

Addressing the media after the inspection, FIFA Head of Events Jaime Yarza was happy with the progress at the venue.

Football greats Diego Maradona, Pablo Aimar to visit India ahead of U-17 World Cup

Football greats Diego Maradona, Pablo Aimar to visit India ahead of U-17 World Cup

Argentine great Maradona and Aimar participated in the draw for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Korea on March 15.

India break 11-year-old jinx, beat Cambodia 3-2 in international football friendly

India break 11-year-old jinx, beat Cambodia 3-2 in international football friendly

Constantine expressed happiness at the win but said that his boys need to start quicker in an international match.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Indian colts to undergo rigorous preparation for showpiece tournament

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Indian colts to undergo rigorous preparation for showpiece tournament

The Indian U-17 team will play two matches against Mali next month as part of preparations for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup and efforts are also on to arrange games against Portugal and England during its exposure trip to Europe.

FIFA ethics chiefs Cornel Borbely, Hans-Joachim Eckert face uncertain future

FIFA ethics chiefs Cornel Borbely, Hans-Joachim Eckert face uncertain future

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, his right-hand man Jerome Valcke and former European soccer boss Michel Platini are among dozens who have been banned by the ethics committee in the last four years.

U-17 World Cup: FIFA team to arrive for last inspection visit on March 21

U-17 World Cup: FIFA team to arrive for last inspection visit on March 21

All the stadiums at the six cities have been renovated for the tournament to be held from October 6 to 28

U-17 World Cup: Indian coach confident of the team says the team can make an impact

U-17 World Cup: Indian coach confident of the team says the team can make an impact

If the boys stick to my philosophy and adopt to my pattern of plan they can create impact in the World Cup against stronger team - De Matos

FIFA U-17 World Cup: LOC launches volunteer programme for prestigious event

FIFA U-17 World Cup: LOC launches volunteer programme for prestigious event

The programme aims to reach out to people over 18 years, from a variety of backgrounds and involve them in the World Cup.
 

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino 'confident' of video officials at 2018 World Cup

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino 'confident' of video officials at 2018 World Cup

Speaking at Wembley Stadium after the Annual Meeting of IFAB, Infantino said all the referees likely to officiate in Russia next year had been tested with VAR technology.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: FIFA confirms Delhi will host U-17 Cup matches despite post-Diwali pollution

FIFA U-17 World Cup: FIFA confirms Delhi will host U-17 Cup matches despite post-Diwali pollution

Diwali will be celebrated on October 19 when the tournament moves to its advanced rounds.