FIFA bans Nepal football chief for corruption

FIFA bans Nepal football chief for corruption

FIFA's ethics committee said Thapa had specifically been bribed over elections for the FIFA executive committee in 2009 and 2011.

I want to start against Argentina: Kaka

I want to start against Argentina: Kaka

Kaka states that he is here to fight for his place in the team.

Nepal footballers charged with treason over fixing: Report

Nepal footballers charged with treason over fixing: Report

The Nepal government has sought life imprisonment for the accused.

Nepal footballers charged with treason over match-fixing

Five Nepal five players are charged with treason over alleged match-fixing in World Cup qualifiers in 2011.

Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista earns Brazil call-up

Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista earns Brazil call-up

Paulista alongside Santos will play in the World Cup Qualifiers.

2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers: War-torn Syria eye glory against Japan

2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers: War-torn Syria eye glory against Japan

The Syrian football team could give their fans plenty to cheer about as they take on Japan in in Group E of their Asia World Cup Qualifying campaign.

FC Goa, Delhi Dynamos will miss Indian players

FC Goa and Delhi Dynamos will miss the services of some of their Indian players, who are selected for the two World Cup qualifiers, in Sunday's Indian Super League match. 

India gain a place to 155th in FIFA rankings

India gain a place to 155th in FIFA rankings

The Indian football team has climbed up a place to occupy 155th spot in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday.

Australia coach Postecoglou delighted to have Rogic, Kruse back for WC qualifiers

Australia coach Postecoglou delighted to have Rogic, Kruse back for WC qualifiers

With Australia`s forward line still lacking the required depth, Australia coach Ange Postecoglou was delighted to welcome back Tommy Rogic and Robbie Kruse from injury for next month`s World Cup qualifiers.

World Cup 2018 Qualifier: Minnows Guam stun India 2-1

World Cup 2018 Qualifier: Minnows Guam stun India 2-1

India suffered an embarrassing 1-2 defeat to tiny pacific island side Guam, ranked 33 places below them in the FIFA rankings, in their 2018 football World Cup qualifying group match here on Tuesday.

High altitude lifts Bhutan`s World Cup hopes

High altitude lifts Bhutan`s World Cup hopes

Bhutan`s amateurs are hoping the dizzying altitude of their Himalayan home games will give them an edge as they look to extend their World Cup fairytale.

Cricket World Cup: Shane Watson wary of danger from 'incredible' Pakistan

Cricket World Cup: Shane Watson wary of danger from 'incredible' Pakistan

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson expects Pakistan to come out firing in Friday's World Cup quarter-final, saying a knock-out situation usually brought out the best in them.

Chilly weather will not be a factor against Nepal, feels Indian football coach

Chilly weather will not be a factor against Nepal, feels Indian football coach

National football coach Stephen Constantine feels the chilly weather in the Nepali capital with the mercury dipping to 14 degrees Celsius wouldn't be a problem for the Indian team as they take on Nepal in the return leg of the World Cup Qualifiers here on March 17.

`World`s worst` Bhutan enjoy dream World Cup debut

`World`s worst` Bhutan enjoy dream World Cup debut

The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, the lowest-ranked team in international football, enjoyed a dream debut in the World Cup qualifiers Thursday by recording a shock 1-0 away victory over Sri Lanka.

Subrata Paul to lead India against Nepal in football World Cup prelims

Subrata Paul to lead India against Nepal in football World Cup prelims

Experienced goalkeeper Subrata Paul will be wearing the captain's armband as coach Stephen Constantine begins his second stint with the Indian football team with a match against Nepal in the first leg of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers first round here tomorrow.

Scotland, UAE remains atop Super Six table of WC qualifiers

Scotland and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) both recorded back-to-back victories to remain at the top of the Super Six table of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier New Zealand 2014 (CWCQ) here on Tuesday.

Venezuela manager Farias quits with World Cup dream over

Venezuela manager Cesar Farias resigned on Saturday after his failure to secure a first-ever World Cup qualification for the nation who missed out on next year`s finals.

Uruguay vow no let-up against Jordan

Uruguay will show no mercy to Jordan as they prepare to seal their World Cup qualifying berth here Wednesday after a first-leg thrashing of the Asian minnows which left them virtually assured of their ticket to Brazil.

Joachim Loew backs France to reach World Cup

Germany coach Joachim Loew said on Monday that he expects France to overcome the odds by prevailing in their World Cup qualifying play-off against Ukraine.

Cameroon reach seventh World Cup finals

Two second half goals from Jean Makoun saw Cameroon to a comfortable 4-1 win over Tunisia to book their place in the World Cup finals for an African record seventh time on Sunday.