USA senators urge FIFA not to let Russia host World Cup 2018
USA senators urge FIFA not to let Russia host World Cup 2018

A group of USA senators has written to the international soccer association FIFA, urging it to consider removing Russia as host of the 2018 FIFA World Cup because of its role in the Ukraine crisis and occupation of Crimea.

`I`m no money-grabber`, says Liverpool`s Raheem Sterling
`I`m no money-grabber`, says Liverpool`s Raheem Sterling

Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling rejected suggestions he was "money-grabbing" in an interview aired on Wednesday, after his talks over a new contract reportedly hit an impasse.

Italian game no longer reliant on tycoons: Chief
Italian game no longer reliant on tycoons: Chief

Italian football is no longer dependent on the whims of tycoons who have traditionally controlled the country`s biggest clubs, the head of the football federation (FIGC) told Reuters in an interview.

Turkish referee shows 15 red cards in football match
Turkish referee shows 15 red cards in football match

A total of 15 players were red carded by a Turkish referee to expel them from the ground for involvement in a brawl during an amateur league football match.

Lionel Messi foot injury a concern as La Liga resumes
Lionel Messi foot injury a concern as La Liga resumes

Lionel Messi is a major doubtful starter in FC Barcelona's return to La Liga action this weekend after Argentina coach Gerard Martino admitted that the striker was suffering from a foot injury.

UEFA take fight against TPO to European Commission
UEFA take fight against TPO to European Commission

UEFA and international players` union FIFPro have lodged a complaint with the European Commission questioning the legality of third-party player ownership, known as TPO, European football`s governing body announced on Wednesday.

UEFA open probe into Georgia, Irish and Poland incidents
UEFA open probe into Georgia, Irish and Poland incidents

UEFA have opened disciplinary procedures against the federations of Georgia, the Republic of Ireland and Poland after various incidents during the recent Euro 2016 qualifiers, European football`s governing body announced on Wednesday.

England`s Andros Townsend pleased to silence critics
England`s Andros Townsend pleased to silence critics

England substitute Andros Townsend declared that he had silenced his critics after his memorable goal earned Roy Hodgson`s side a 1-1 draw in their friendly with Italy in Turin.

Guus Hiddink ignores criticism, sets forward course
Guus Hiddink ignores criticism, sets forward course

Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink sought to put to rest the debate of his continued tenure in charge of the team as he savoured a 2-0 win over Spain in a friendly international on Tuesday.

Arsenal awaiting decision on Chelsea keeper Petr Cech
Arsenal awaiting decision on Chelsea keeper Petr Cech

English Premier League (EPL) side Arsenal are awaiting clarification regarding Petr Cech's future before making a move for the Chelsea goalkeeper.

Mats Hummels says made no promise to Louis van Gaal
Mats Hummels says made no promise to Louis van Gaal

Borussia Dortmund`s Mats Hummels has shot down reports of a deal with Manchester United coach Louis Van Gaal to join the Premier League club, saying they were invented.

Bayern Munich's David Alaba out for seven weeks​
Bayern Munich's David Alaba out for seven weeks​

Bayern Munich will be without versatile left-back David Alaba for the closing stages of the season after he was ruled out for around seven weeks with a torn knee ligament, the club said on Wednesday.​

10-man USA hold Swiss to a draw
10-man USA hold Swiss to a draw

Valentin Stocker`s goal 10 minutes from time secured Switzerland a 1-1 draw with the United States in Zurich on Tuesday although the hosts will be kicking themselves at not having won as their opponents played the last 22 minutes with just 10 men.

Netherlands too strong for lacklustre Spain
Netherlands too strong for lacklustre Spain

The Netherlands once again proved too good for an under-par Spain as goals from Stefan de Vrij and Davy Klaasen handed the hosts a 2-0 friendly win in Amsterdam on Tuesday.

Townsend steals Kane limelight as England hold Italy
Townsend steals Kane limelight as England hold Italy

Tottenham winger Andros Townsend came off the bench to steal the limelight from club-mate Harry Kane with a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw against Italy in Turin on Tuesday.

Cape Verde record historic win over Ronaldo-less Portugal
Cape Verde record historic win over Ronaldo-less Portugal

Cape Verde upset a weakened Portugal 2-0 in Estoril on Tuesday as seven days of international football friendlies involving African teams ended.

Argentina edges Ecuador 2-1 in friendly
Argentina edges Ecuador 2-1 in friendly

Javier Pastore scored in the 58th minute to give Argentina a 2-1 victory over Ecuador on Tuesday in an international football friendly.

Mexico edges Ecuador on Eduardo Herrera goal
Mexico edges Ecuador on Eduardo Herrera goal

Mexico striker Eduardo Herrera scored in the third minute to give "El Tri" a 1-0 victory over Paraguay on Tuesday in an international football friendly.

In the home stadium of American football`s Kansas City Chiefs, the Mexico side won their second match of a US tour.

Marouane Fellaini's goal earns Belgium 1-0 win over Israel
Marouane Fellaini's goal earns Belgium 1-0 win over Israel

Marouane Fellaini grabbed an early goal as 10-man Belgium survived Israel`s spirited second-half performance to earn a 1-0 win in Euro 2016 qualifying Group B in Jerusalem on Tuesday.

Tottenham Hotspur remove last obstacle to new stadium development plan
Tottenham Hotspur remove last obstacle to new stadium development plan

Tottenham Hotspur have removed the final obstacle blocking the building of a new 400 million pound ($592.84 million) 56,000-seater stadium by agreeing to buy the last parcel of land preventing the start of construction work.