FIFA

One Week Into FIFA Trial Uncovers Bribes, Death Threats, More Corruption

Hour after hour in a New York City courtroom, the schemes to corrupt world soccer are spilling out.<p>The millions of dollars in ''inducements'' to …

Corruption

Hudson-Wihongi striding towards world stage

• <b>Auckland City set for record ninth FIFA Club World Cup appearance</b>• <b><br>Midfielder Te Atawhai Hudson-Wihongi suffered injury on eve of Japan</b> …

Former Real Madrid star Pepe calls on Cristiano Ronaldo to 'come to Besiktas'

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was one of the sporting stunts of the summer, reaching over a billion people across social media and engaging football supporters like never before.<p>"Come to Besiktas" fans implored, taking to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram in their droves to call upon players around the world to join …

Soccer

Qatar vows to host "best" World Cup despite Saudi-led blockade

Qatar vows to host "best" World Cup despite Saudi-led blockade<p>This file photo taken on December 02, 2010 shows FIFA President Sepp Blatter holding up …

News (China)

Fifa contacts McLaren over doping claims in football

<b>Football's world governing body Fifa says it has been speaking to Dr Richard McLaren as part of an investigation into alleged doping.</b><p>McLaren produced a report which detailed a Russian state-sponsored doping programme involving more than 1,000 athletes across some 30 sports.<p>He listed 33 footballers …

Confederations Cup

Italy football chief Carlo Tavecchio resigns after failure to reach World Cup

By: AP | Rome |<p>Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio resigned from his post on Monday. (Source: Reuters)<p>Italian football …

Italy

Peru’s Soccer World Cup lessons for SA

2017-11-21 11:25<p>Augusto Palacios (Gallo Images)<p>Cape Town - Little wonder that Orlando Pirates director of development and former Bafana Bafana and …

Sport (South Africa)

Friendlies give Sampaoli and Argentina cause for concern

<b>Argentina boss has plenty of decisions to make ahead of next year's World Cup</b><p>Argentina’s World Cup campaign – their last with Lionel Messi and his supporting cast anywhere near their peak – is promising to be one of the highlights of Russia 2018, with plenty to hold the attention in both penalty …

Soccer

Huitema called up to Canadian women's national team for final match of 2017

Jordyn Huitema has been called up to Canada’s women’s national for their final match of 2017.<p>The 16-year-old Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite …

Vancouver Whitecaps

12 arrested in Thailand in soccer match-fixing investigation

BANGKOK (AP) — Football Association of Thailand president Somyot Poompanmuang says five players and two match officials from the top-flight national league are among 12 people arrested for alleged match-fixing.<p>Somyot held a news conference Tuesday with national police chief Chakthip Chaijinda to …

Sports

Marketing exec said he kept track of secret payments

A sports marketing executive has testified that he kept a secret ledger of payments made to South American soccer executives as part of contracts for …

Sports

Why A Tournament For NonWorld Cup Teams Will Not Work And What It Says About Modern Football

Club football might be the most consistently eyecatching part of todayrsquos beautiful game but when it comes to the World Cup finals everything …

American Soccer

FAI reports racist abuse of Ireland's Christie

2017-11-21 10:30<p>Cyrus Christie.(Getty Images)<p>Dublin - The Football Association of Ireland has referred racist abuse sent to Republic of Ireland …

Sport (South Africa)

Nigeria Absent As FIFA Releases List of Referees for 2018 World Cup

No Nigerian referee was listed among the 36 (referees and support referees) for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.<p>Those selected will attend a preparatory …

FIFA World Cup

Shiva Keshavan qualifies for his 6th Winter Olympics after achieving necessary points at Viessmann Luge World Cup

<b>New Delhi:</b> Indian luger Shiva Keshavan will make his sixth appearance at the Winter Olympics as he qualified for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games at …

Olympics

The 23-Year-Old Who Dresses African Soccer Teams

In divided African nations, soccer jerseys create national pride.<p>When South Sudan’s national men’s soccer team won its first ever international match in 2015, the team wasn’t dressed in Nike or Adidas or any of the other major international sportswear companies. Instead, uniforms for the world’s …

Africa

U.S. Pilots Dominate Air Race 1 World Cup

After a weekend of heart-pumping air racing at the U-Tapao Naval Air Base in Pattaya, Thailand, the American pilots dominated the Air Race 1 World …

Flying

FFA, Ange begin Socceroos talks

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has been lauded as "irreplaceable" and the greatest Australian boss in a generation ahead of crunch talks with FFA …

Sport (Australia)

U.S. Soccer might not hire a coach until after the World Cup

The U.S. Soccer Federation is not planning to hire a men’s national soccer team coach before the organization’s presidential election in February, …

Denver

Sjostrom Caps 2017 World Cup With $371K, Le Clos $328K

Prize money is given to the top 6 in each individual event:<p>Gold: $1500<br>• Silver: $1000<br>• Bronze: $500<br>• 4th: $400<br>• 5th: $300<br>• 6th: $200<p>Prize money is also given …

Swimming

Six Locations In Japan For 2018 Women's World Championships Announced

The first round of play will feature 24 teams from September 19 to October 4 that will be split into four groups of six teams. The second round will …

Volleyball

No rest for Alen Stajcic and Matildas as Asia Cup, World Cup and Olympics loom

Matildas coach Alen Stajcic is not one to rest on his laurels, nor will he take the recent success of his team for granted.

Sport (Australia)

Maradona to reunite with Lineker on stage at World Cup draw

Diego Maradona will be reunited on stage with World Cup rival Gary Lineker at the draw in Moscow next week.<p>FIFA says Maradona will represent …

Sports

Storylines Surrounding the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

Russia president Vladimir Putin holds the World Cup Trophy | © Kremlin Pool/Planet Pix via ZUMA Wire/REX/Shutterstock

Culture

FFA Cup Final 2017: Watch Sydney FC v Adelaide United live stream, blog, score updates, kick-off time

FOLLOW Sydney FC v Adelaide United in the 2017 FFA Cup Final in our live blog below from 7:30pm AEDT.<p>You can also watch the game on Fox Sports 501 …

Sport (Australia)

High noon for Lowy as opponents stand firm in joust for power

Lowy is seeking to push through a 9-4-1-1-1 reform model at Thursday week's annual general meeting - to be held on the same day that FIFA's deadline …

Africa:Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa Reach Final Round

[CAF] Familiar trio Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa have booked their places for the final round of the African qualifiers for the FIFA U-20 Women's …

Africa

World Cup Windup: Switzerland

Switzerland’s Dario Cologna celebrates third in at the top of the final climb in the last stage of the 2017 Tour de Ski on Sunday in Val di Fiemme, …

Cross-country Skiing

Singapore fencer Amita Berthier wins silver at Junior World Cup

SINGAPORE: In what has been a momentous year for Singaporean foil fencer Amita Berthier, the 16-year-old added another feather to her cap on Monday …

Olympics

Matildas to go all out attack against China, says Stajcic

But on balance, Stajcic might be tempted to badge 2017 as mission accomplished already.<p>The Australian women's national team will close their accounts …

Matildas