Luis Figo obtains necessary backing to challenge for FIFA job
Luis Figo obtains necessary backing to challenge for FIFA job

Former Portugal international Luis Figo confirmed on Friday he has obtained the backing letters of six national football associations, with five being the minimum, to challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

Arsene Wenger rules out more signings at Arsenal
Arsene Wenger rules out more signings at Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Friday ruled out further arrivals at the English football club before the transfer window closes Monday.

Chelsea`s Diego Costa gets three-game ban
Chelsea`s Diego Costa gets three-game ban

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been banned for three matches with immediate effect after being found guilty of a violent conduct charge, the Football Association announced Friday.

Marksman Ali Mabkhout fires UAE to third
Marksman Ali Mabkhout fires UAE to third

Ali Mabkhout put one hand on the Asian Cup top-scorer award on Friday as the United Arab Emirates came from behind to beat 10-man Iraq 3-2 in an entertaining third-place play-off.

Former Delhi state footballer Peter Gomes passes away
Former Delhi state footballer Peter Gomes passes away

Former Delhi state footballer Peter Gomes passed away on Friday following a sudden heart-attack at a city hospital.

I-League: Royal Wahingdoh look to upset Bengaluru FC
I-League: Royal Wahingdoh look to upset Bengaluru FC

On a high after three back-to- back wins, I-League debutant Royal Wahingdoh FC will look to upset defending champions Bengaluru FC in a round 4 I-League match on Saturday at the JN Stadium here.

Paul van Ass, Anthony Thornton to coach Indian hockey teams
Paul van Ass, Anthony Thornton to coach Indian hockey teams

Former Dutch national coach Paul van Ass and Anthony Thornton of New Zealand were Friday named the new coaches of the Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams, respectively.

Paul Pogba may leave Juventus in two years, says agent
Paul Pogba may leave Juventus in two years, says agent

French midfielder Paul Pogba may leave Juventus within the next two years, his agent said Friday.

Gerrard could manage Liverpool one day: Sturridge
Gerrard could manage Liverpool one day: Sturridge

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is convinced outgoing captain Steven Gerrard will one day become manager at the Anfield.

Gabriel Paulista ready to make Arsenal debut against Aston Villa: Arsene Wenger
Gabriel Paulista ready to make Arsenal debut against Aston Villa: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal`s new signing Gabriel Paulista could make his Premier League debut against Aston Villa but leading goalscorer Alexis Sanchez is not likely to be risked with a hamstring injury, manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday.

FIFPro to take legal action over rights for unpaid players
FIFPro to take legal action over rights for unpaid players

The world players` union FIFPro has said it will take legal action to ensure players who are not paid on time are free to look for a new club.

Gulf nations want Australia out of Asia: AFC chief
Gulf nations want Australia out of Asia: AFC chief

Asia`s football chief has admitted there is groundswell of opinion in the west of the continent that Australia`s membership of the confederation has not worked out and they should be kicked out.

Thai tuna tycoon nets Sheffield Wednesday after completing buyout
Thai tuna tycoon nets Sheffield Wednesday after completing buyout

Sheffield Wednesday, one of England`s oldest clubs who last played in the Premier League 15 years ago, have been taken over by a Thai consortium who are the world`s largest producers of tuna products.

David Ginola suggests doomed FIFA bid is over
David Ginola suggests doomed FIFA bid is over

David Ginola`s unlikely bid for the FIFA presidency appeared to end on Thursday when his campaign website said all financial donations would be returned.

Three red cards and Libertadores Cup has not even begun
Three red cards and Libertadores Cup has not even begun

The violence and misconduct that has often blighted the Libertadores Cup has reared its ugly head the week before the start of South America`s top club competition.

Heavyweights collide in blockbuster Asian final
Heavyweights collide in blockbuster Asian final

Free-scoring Australia will seek continental glory in the Asian Cup final on Saturday but South Korea could gatecrash the party in a hugely anticipated decider between two of the region`s toughest teams.

Hannover sign Valencia defender Joao Pereira
Hannover sign Valencia defender Joao Pereira

Hannover have reinforced their squad with the signing of defender Joao Pereira, the German football club confirmed.

Bayern's Ribery, Rafinha to miss Bundesliga restart
Bayern's Ribery, Rafinha to miss Bundesliga restart

Front-runners Bayern Munich suffered a double injury blow as Franck Ribery and Rafinha were sidelined for the upcoming matches, the German football giants announced in a statement.

Sepp Blatter joins FIFA election race without naming nominees
Sepp Blatter joins FIFA election race without naming nominees

Beating the entry deadline by hours on Thursday, Sepp Blatter formally joined a FIFA presidential contest he is widely expected to win.

Mattia Destro gets rousing reception on joining AC Milan from Roma
Mattia Destro gets rousing reception on joining AC Milan from Roma

Striker Mattia Destro joined struggling giants AC Milan from AS Roma on Thursday and was greeted by dozens of fans who created chaotic scenes at Milan central station.