World Cup News
Luke Shaw's hopes of going to the 2014 Brazil World Cup have been handed a boost after the Southampton left back was named in Roy Hodgson's 30-man squad to face Denmark next week.
Friday, 28th February 2014 at 02:19am
Fifa have breathed a sigh of relief after it was announced that the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba will be finished before the 2014 Brazil World Cup kicks off in June.
Friday, 21st February 2014 at 07:13am
Brazil superstar Neymar could make his return from injury for Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semi-final second leg against Real Sociedad.
Wednesday, 12th February 2014 at 11:21am
Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder has been recalled to the Brazil squad for their upcoming friendly against South Africa but Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho has been omitted.
Wednesday, 12th February 2014 at 03:54am
The draw for the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil through up some interesting first round fixtures especially in groups B, D and G where some of football's heavyweights will collide.
Wednesday, 12th February 2014 at 03:42am
Football fans hoping to travel to Brazil to enjoy the 2014 world Cup are being urged to book their flights now before the draw for the World Cup group stage is made on December 6.
Thursday, 28th November 2013 at 12:36pm
With just over six months to go until the 2014 Brazil World Cup, anticipation is growing now the full field of teams that will participate is known.
Sunday, 24th November 2013 at 03:07am
After the last round of Fifa World Cup qualifying matches a total of 10 teams, including host nation Brazil, have confirmed they will be taking part in next year's football fiesta.
Thursday, 12th September 2013 at 03:47am
Tickets for the hugely anticipated Fifa 2014 Brazil World Cup went on sale on Tuesday, August 20 and within the first 24 hours an incredible 2.3 million had been applied for.
Thursday, 5th September 2013 at 09:24am
The long and anxious wait is all but over. On Tuesday, August 20 - less than 10 months until the 2014 Brazil World Cup kicks off - the first phase of tickets will go on sale for fans in Brazil and around the world.
Wednesday, 14th August 2013 at 09:34am
After a long wait, tickets for the Fifa 2014 Brazil World Cup were announced with football's governing body partially delivering on their promise of making them the "cheapest ever".
Monday, 5th August 2013 at 04:51am
Fifa have promised that tickets for next year's World Cup finals in Brazil will be the "cheapest ever".
Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 at 02:25am
Fifa has postponed its scheduled announcement of ticket prices for next year's 2014 finals in Brazil after more civil unrest on the streets of South America's biggest nation on Sunday.
Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 at 02:04am
Belgium took a large step towards qualification for the Fifa Brazil 2014 World Cup with a 2-1 home win against Serbia in Group A of the UEFA qualifying zone.
Saturday, 8th June 2013 at 04:04am
Japan became the first country outside of hosts Brazil to qualify for the Fifa 2014 Fifa World Cup after a 1-1 draw with Australia.
Saturday, 8th June 2013 at 03:44am
After three rounds of matches in the CONCACAF region Panama with five points are the surprise leaders in the race to qualify for Brazil 2014.
Thursday, 28th March 2013 at 06:36am
Despite defeat, Japan are closest to reaching the Brazil 2014 World Cup after the most recent round of qualifying matches in the Asian region.
Thursday, 28th March 2013 at 06:23am
Argentina have moved closer to securing their place at Brazil 2014 after picking up four points from their two most recent South American qualifying matches.
Thursday, 28th March 2013 at 06:00am
Match day five and six of the UEFA Qualifying region saw a number of teams take a significant step towards securing their places at Brazil 2014.
Thursday, 28th March 2013 at 05:29am
Fifa have announced that goalline technology will be used at the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil after a successful trial at last year's Club World Cup which was won by Brazilian side Internacional.
Thursday, 21st February 2013 at 12:39pm
Brazil continue their build up for the 2014 World Cup on home soil with a friendly match against England at Wembley stadium on Wednesday, February 6.
Monday, 4th February 2013 at 09:35am
Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar is a reported target for Premier giants Manchester United and Arsenal. The former Inter Milan stopper has been one of the few positives in what has been a poor season for the London club and his performances of late are believed to have caught the eyes of Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger.
Thursday, 24th January 2013 at 05:10am
Former World Cup winner Ronaldinho has been included in Luis Felipe Scolari's Brazil squad to face England at Wembley, the first he has named since returning to the job following the sacking of Mano Menezes.
Thursday, 24th January 2013 at 04:31am
Former World Cup winner and two-time World Player of the Year Ronaldinho is hoping to force his way into Luis Felipe Scolari's squad for the 2014 World Cup.
Sunday, 30th December 2012 at 15:41pm
Just days after Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff open the Castelao Arena in Fortaleza, the second stadium to be used at Brazil 2014 was opened as preparations gather pace.
Friday, 28th December 2012 at 03:11am
Following the sacking of previous manager Mano Menezes, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) have re-appointed former boss Luis Felipe Scolari.
Thursday, 6th December 2012 at 08:12am
Five-time World Cup winners Brazil have fired coach Mano Menezes in a bid to boost their chances of winning the 2014 Fifa World Cup on home soil.
Sunday, 25th November 2012 at 05:14am
In South America, the top three teams all won to establish a gap between them and the rest hoping for a place at Brazil 2014.
Tuesday, 16th October 2012 at 07:28am
Match day five of the third round of the North, Central America and Caribbean qualifying region saw all the main contenders for progression to the next phase of Brazil 2014 in action.
Tuesday, 16th October 2012 at 07:16am
New Zealand moved a step closer to a second successive World Cup Playoff after a 2-0 win away at bottom of the table Tahiti.
Tuesday, 16th October 2012 at 06:24am
Round three of European qualifying for the 2014 Brazil World Cup took place in stadiums across the continent on Friday as Europe's top teams took another positive step towards qualifying for the 2014 Brazil finals in two years time.
Tuesday, 16th October 2012 at 06:14am
Rising star Ganso has completed his move from Santos to Sao Paulo after agreeing a five-year deal with the Brazilian giants.
Friday, 21st September 2012 at 10:26am
Ever since 1966 and England's Leo the Lion, mascots have been an integral part of the Fifa World Cup, and that will be the case for Brazil 2014.
Thursday, 13th September 2012 at 09:31am
The Asian qualification zone returned to action last night with four games as Asia's top sides hoped to take another step towards qualifying for the 2014 Brazil World Cup.
Wednesday, 12th September 2012 at 11:47am
Brazilian superstar Neymar hit a hat trick as Brazil romped to an 8-0 victory against China as the Selecao returned to form in stunning fashion after a couple of poor performances.
Wednesday, 12th September 2012 at 11:08am
The South American qualifying zone saw another four matches take place as the region's top clubs resumed their battle for a place at Brazil 2014.
Wednesday, 12th September 2012 at 10:35am
Round two of the Oceania qualifying round took place yesterday with New Zealand taking another positive step towards reaching a playoff spot for a place at Brazil 2014.
Wednesday, 12th September 2012 at 09:56am
Match day four of the third round of the North, Central America and Caribbean qualifying region saw all the main contenders for progression to the next phase of Brazil 2014 in action.
Wednesday, 12th September 2012 at 09:40am
Round two of European qualifying for the 2014 Brazil World Cup took places in stadiums across the continent last night as teams looked to take another positive step towards qualifying for the finals in two years time.
Wednesday, 12th September 2012 at 09:06am
In the Oceania qualifying region, New Zealand and the Solomon Islands look to be the two teams most likely to battle it out for a playoff place at the 2014 Brazil World Cup after both teams recorded 2-0 wins in their third round opening matches.
Tuesday, 11th September 2012 at 05:15am
There were four matches played in the South American qualifying zone for the 2014 Brazil World Cup and Colombia recorded the biggest win, thumping Uruguay 4-0 in Barranquilla.
Tuesday, 11th September 2012 at 04:59am
Jamaica were the big winners in round three of the North, Central America and Caribbean qualifying region as the teams bid for a place at Brazil 2014.
Tuesday, 11th September 2012 at 04:38am
The road to Brazil 2014 for European nations got under way on Friday with qualifying starting a little over two months since the conclusion of Euro 2012.
Tuesday, 11th September 2012 at 03:47am
Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke paid yet another visit to Brazil to assess the progress beingmade by the host nation ahead of the 2014 Fifa World Cup.
Sunday, 2nd September 2012 at 06:22am
The opening group stage fixtures of Euro 2012 got underway last Friday in Poland and the Ukraine with co-host nation Poland facing Greece and Russia taking on 1976 winners the Czech Republic.
Wednesday, 13th June 2012 at 18:53pm
New England coach Roy Hodgson will travel to Brazil after Euro 2012 to check out three potential training camps for his England squad should they qualify for the 2014 Fifa World Cup.
Tuesday, 29th May 2012 at 11:07am
Brazilian internationals Neymar and Paulo Ganso were inspired move as they led Santos to an 8-0 victory over Bolivar in the Copa Libertadores Round of 16.
Friday, 11th May 2012 at 08:57am
Former Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson was named as the new England coach by the Football Association on Tuesday and handed a four-year contract that will cover the next three major international tournaments.
Friday, 4th May 2012 at 04:35am
BARCELONA, SPAIN: Brazil and Chelsea midfielder Ramires scored a stunning goal in first half injury time that helped the Blues eliminate Champions League holders Barcelona and progress to the Champions League final.
Wednesday, 25th April 2012 at 08:24am
WEMBLEY, LONDON: The draw for the London 2012 Olympic Games football tournament was made yesterday with hosts Great Britain's men's and women's teams handed tricky draws.
Wednesday, 25th April 2012 at 08:17am
Fifa and the 2014 Brazil World Local Organising Committee (LOC) have announced the location of 12 football 'Fan Fest' sites where fans without tickets can gather to enjoy what is set to be the biggest party of the year.
Wednesday, 25th April 2012 at 07:58am
Fifa President Sepp Blatter and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff are set to meet for talks today (March 16) to try and resolve the breakdown of the relationship between football's governing body and the 2014 World Cup hosts.
Friday, 16th March 2012 at 10:21am
Former Sao Paulo State Governor Jose Maria Marin has been named as the new chairman of the 2014 Fifa World Cup Brazil Organising Committee (LOC) following the resignation of Ricardo Teixeira on Monday.
Friday, 16th March 2012 at 08:41am
Brazil's Ricardo Teixeira resigned from his posts as president of the Brazilian Football Federation and head of the 2014 World Cup Organising Committee on Monday.
Friday, 16th March 2012 at 08:26am
Fifa President Sepp Blatter has requested talks with Dilma Rousseff, the President of Brazil, as the relationship between the upcoming World Cup hosts and Fifa shows no sign of being repaired.
Thursday, 8th March 2012 at 09:35am
Rising Brazil star Neymar scored three times as Santos beat fellow Brazilians Internacional in the Copa Libertadores in the group stage.
Thursday, 8th March 2012 at 07:37am
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Ramires has signed a new five-year contract with the club which will tie him to the London club until 2017.
Tuesday, 6th March 2012 at 05:13am
Jerome Valcke, the secretary-general of football's governing body Fifa, has issued an apology and his comments about the 2014 finals hosts' preparations.
Tuesday, 6th March 2012 at 05:00am
Former World Cup winning striker Bebeto has become the third man to join the Management Board Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.
Tuesday, 21st February 2012 at 09:07am
After riots at an Egyptian football match left more than 70 people dead and more than 1,000 injured, Fifa, football's world governing body, have demanded a full report into what took place.
Friday, 3rd February 2012 at 02:46am
In surely what must be the only FIFA policy in recent years to gain the support of the overwhelming majority of football fans, football's governing body have insisted that all stadiums at the Brazil World Cup sell beer.
Friday, 20th January 2012 at 08:29am
Former Argentina national coach Jose Pekerman is set to become the new coach of Colombia, the Colombian Football Federation has announced
Saturday, 14th January 2012 at 07:08am
Transparency International, a company that was advising Fifa - football's governing body - after 12 months of scandal, suspensions, bribery and accusations has severed all ties with the Zurich-based global organization.
Friday, 2nd December 2011 at 08:41am
As the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil draws ever closer excitement is already building in the country that gave the world the "beautiful game" as the venues and dates for matches were announced.
Friday, 2nd December 2011 at 08:28am
Teams, officials and fans face massive cross country journeys at the upcoming Brazil World Cup after 2014 organisers decided that countries must play their group stage matches in different cities.
Friday, 21st October 2011 at 17:30pm
Fifa President Sepp Blatter has asked an external ethics committee to investigate the collapse of former marketing partner International Sport and Leisure (ISL).
Friday, 21st October 2011 at 17:09pm
In a little under three years, 31 of the world's best football teams will join host nation Brazil for the 20th edition of the Fifa World Cup in what is likely to be a tournament quite unlike any that has gone before. If there are two things Brazilians love it is football and partying; the 2014 World Cup is going to give the hosts ample opportunity to both, especially if they win.
Monday, 1st August 2011 at 10:16am
All the Fifa nations hoping to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will know the extent of the task that awaits them after the qualifying groups are drawn at a ceremony in Rio de Janeiro later today (July 30).
Saturday, 30th July 2011 at 09:06am
Qatari national Mohammad Bin Hammam - the man largely credited with helping Qatar win the right to host the 2022 Fifa World Cup has been banned from football for life after being found guilty of attempted bribery.
Monday, 25th July 2011 at 10:38am
Two-time World Cup winners Uruguay made history on Sunday night when they won the Copa America for a record 15th time, beating Paraguay 3-0 in the final.
Monday, 25th July 2011 at 09:36am
Re-elected Fifa president Sepp Blatter has said that he will not initiate an investigation into Qatar's successful bid for the 2022 World Cup.
Wednesday, 8th June 2011 at 14:30pm
Fifa President Sepp Blatter has revealed that the voting system used to determine the hosts of future World Cups will now be changes and all 208 Fifa member nations will be given the chance to vote.
Wednesday, 1st June 2011 at 16:22pm
The English Football Association and its Scottish counterpart have called upon Fifa to delay the upcoming election on June 1.
Tuesday, 31st May 2011 at 16:37pm
Asian Football Federation (AFF) President Mohammad bin Hammam has withdrawn from the race to become Fifa president, leaving current incumbent Sepp Blatter unchallenged in his bid to secure a fourth successive term in office.
Monday, 30th May 2011 at 16:30pm
Fifa presidential candidate Mohammad bin Hammam and Fifa Vice President Jack Warner are two of four Fifa officials under investigation after more allegations of corruption were levelled at members of football's governing body.
Wednesday, 25th May 2011 at 17:32pm
On June 1, 207 of the 208 football associations under the Fifa umbrella will submit their votes for the candidate they wish to see as head of 'the beautiful game' for the next four years.
Wednesday, 25th May 2011 at 04:23am
62-year-old Fifa presidency candidate Mohammad bin Hammam has criticised the English Football Association's decision to abstain from voting in next month's election.
Tuesday, 24th May 2011 at 14:25pm
Fifa's secretary general Jrme Valcke has been forced to deny allegations that he attempted to persuade Fifa presidential candidate Mohammad bin Hammam to withdraw from the upcoming election on June 1.
Tuesday, 24th May 2011 at 14:00pm
The Football Association - the game's governing body in England - has announced that it will abstain from voting in June's Fifa presidency election.
Thursday, 19th May 2011 at 19:15pm
In an extraordinary three-hour British parliamentary session, Lord Triesman, one-time leader of the England 2018 World Cup bid, has alleged that four members of the Fifa Executive Committee (ExCo) asked him for incentives and honours in return for their support.
Friday, 13th May 2011 at 10:25am
Asian football confederation chief Mohamed Bin Hammam has confirmed as the sole challenger to current Fifa President Sepp Blatter at the upcoming presidential election on June 1.
Wednesday, 6th April 2011 at 05:29am
Mohammad Bin Hammam, the Asian Football Chief, has announced that he will stand against current incumbent Sepp Blatter in the Fifa presidential election in June.
Tuesday, 22nd March 2011 at 16:38pm
Thailand manager Bryan Robson is recovering in Bangkok after undergoing surgery on March 3 to remove a tumour from his throat.
Friday, 18th March 2011 at 09:56am
Brazilian football legend and three-time Fifa World Cup winner Pele has said he is considering getting involved in his country's preparations for the Fifa World Cup being staged in a little over three years time.
Thursday, 3rd March 2011 at 11:48am
The allocation of qualifying berths for the 2014 Brazil World Cup is being decided by football's governing body Fifa at a meeting at headquarters in Zurich.
Thursday, 3rd March 2011 at 11:23am
Brazilian striking superstar Ronaldo has announced his retirement from football at the age of 34.
Tuesday, 15th February 2011 at 09:06am
As the fallout of the decision made by the Fifa Executive Committee (ExCo) to stage the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar continues to grow, Fifa President Sepp Blatter has given the clearest indication yet that the finals will be staged in summer as originally planned.
Monday, 7th February 2011 at 09:04am
Chuck Blazer, a US representative on the Fifa Executive Committee (ExCo) which voted to host the 2022 Fifa World Cup Finals in Qatar in December, has hit out at those suggesting that the finals be moved to the winter to avoid exposing players to temperatures in excess of 50 degrees Celsius, arguing that the move could take up to 10 weeks out of the domestic football season.
Wednesday, 19th January 2011 at 11:04am
Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are thought to be considering a proposal to bid for the right to host to 2030 Fifa World Cup, the Singapore Football Association revealed on Monday.
Tuesday, 18th January 2011 at 08:24am
With little more than three years until the 2014 Fifa World Cup kicks off in Brazil, preparations for the tournament are expected to gather pace over the course of the next year.
Tuesday, 11th January 2011 at 09:43am
2002 World Cup winner Ronaldinho has joined Rio de Janeiro-based club Flamengo on a four-year deal after leaving seven-time European Champions AC Milan.
Tuesday, 11th January 2011 at 09:08am
Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi capped another remarkable year when he scooped the inaugural Fifa Ballon d'Or award at a lavish ceremony in Zurich.
Tuesday, 11th January 2011 at 07:38am
Inter Milan and Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o was last night crowned African Footballer of the Year for a record fourth time, beating Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba and Ghanaian Asamoah Gyan who plays for Sunderland to the title.
Tuesday, 21st December 2010 at 09:08am
High ranking members of football's governing body, Fifa, have mooted the possibility of the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar being played in winter to avoid exposing players, fans and officials to the soaring temperatures that the tiny gulf state experiences.
Sunday, 19th December 2010 at 05:40am
Russia and Qatar have won the right to host the 2018 and 2022 Fifa World Cups following a tense day of presentations and voting in Zurich.
Thursday, 2nd December 2010 at 16:18pm
Former PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona and Brazil superstar Romario gave a victory speech on Monday after taking a seat in the Brazilian lower congress having recently been voted in as a federal deputy in Rio de Janiero.
Wednesday, 1st December 2010 at 08:14am
The vote to decide the host nations for the 2018 and 2022 Fifa World Cups is set to be made in Zurich in just two days time and bid teams from all nations concerned are now in last minute efforts to convince voters of their respective credentials.
Tuesday, 30th November 2010 at 09:13am
Fifa President Sepp Blatter yesterday insisted that the England bid to host the 2018 World Cup finals had not been damaged by the allegations brought forward by the Sunday Times newspaper.
Saturday, 20th November 2010 at 08:21am
Two Fifa executives embroiled in the Sunday Times 'cash for votes' expose in October have been suspended for up to three years and fined by football's governing body following a month-long investigation initiated by Fifa President Sepp Blatter.
Saturday, 20th November 2010 at 08:05am
Current Copa America champions Brazil will face Paraguay, Ecuador and Venezuela in Group B of the 2011 Copa America which takes place in Argentina next summer following the draw made on Friday, November 12.
Saturday, 13th November 2010 at 19:37pm
England's bid to host the 2018 Fifa World Cup finals suffered a blow today as a result of the backlash caused by the Sunday Times' probe into the activities of two high ranking Fifa officials.
Thursday, 4th November 2010 at 13:22pm
Influential FC Phuket midfielder Camara Ahmed remains in the ICU of Bangkok Hospital Phuket, Thailand after suffering a heart attack during his side's vital 1-0 win against Chai Nat FC.
Thursday, 4th November 2010 at 08:48am
A cardiac arrest suffered by FC Phuket's Camara Ahmed midway through the second half of the Southern Sea Kirin's vital playoff clash against Chainat FC soured an absorbing encounter at Surakul Stadium on Saturday night.
Sunday, 31st October 2010 at 04:37am
Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) President Ricardo Teixeira travelled to Sao Paulo last week to meet with local officials including Alberto Goldman, the state governor; Gilberto Kassab, mayor of Sao Paulo; and Francisco Vidal Luna, coordinator of the Sao Paulo Organising Committee for the 2014 Fifa world Cup in Brazil.
Wednesday, 1st September 2010 at 02:25am
Fifa President Sepp Blatter looks set to secure an unprecedented fourth term as the head of football's governing body after Asian football chief Mohamed Bin Hammam, 61, ruled himself out of running for the position.
Monday, 30th August 2010 at 15:39pm
The Fifa World Cup bid inspection team started their four-day tour of England yesterday with a trip to Number 10 Downing Street for a gala reception where they met Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg who told the visiting party that the Conservative/Lib Dem coalition government feel that the England bid is unbeatable.
Tuesday, 24th August 2010 at 08:50am
The French Football Federation has banned Chelsea and France striker Nicolas Anelka from representing the French national football team for 18 matches after a disciplinary hearing into the events which took place at the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa.
Wednesday, 18th August 2010 at 17:42pm
Reigning Premier League champions Chelsea started the defence of their crown in the same vein of form as they finished the last campaign, effortlessly sweeping newly promoted West Bromich Albion aside 6-0 on their way to the top of the league.
Monday, 16th August 2010 at 10:25am
As he looks to blood the next generation of England players ahead of Euro 2012, national team coach Fabio Capello has said in a TV interview that he won't select former captain David Beckham for any further competitive matches.
Thursday, 12th August 2010 at 06:05am
Long-time opponent of goal-line technology Sepp Blatter, president of world governing body Fifa, has revealed that the issue will be discussed at the International Football Association Board (IFAB) meeting to be held in October, confirming earlier reports in July.
Thursday, 12th August 2010 at 05:37am
New Brazil coach Mano Menezes got his tenure as Brazil national football team coach off to a winning start as goals from Neymar and Alexandre Pato were enough to see off the United States in New Jersey.
Thursday, 12th August 2010 at 05:11am
Much maligned England manager Fabio Capello has named three uncapped players in his first England squad since the humiliating defeat suffered at the hands of Germany at the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa.
Tuesday, 10th August 2010 at 10:26am
Reigning Premier League champions Chelsea have made a move to sign Brazilian midfield star Ramires from Benfica.
Wednesday, 4th August 2010 at 09:34am
2010 Fifa World Cup Champions Spain and runners up the Netherlands have been fined by the games' governing body for ill discipline in the tournament's showcase final in Johannesburg on July 11.
Wednesday, 4th August 2010 at 08:58am
New Brazilian national football coach Mano Menezes has picked 11 uncapped players in his first squad which will take on the USA in New Jersey later this month.
Monday, 2nd August 2010 at 10:36am
Argentine football legend Diego Maradona's tenure as coach of the national side has come to an end after talks between the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and himself stalled.
Wednesday, 28th July 2010 at 09:11am
A brief look at some of the headlines from world football
Sunday, 25th July 2010 at 05:05am
The Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) has named Corinthians manager Mano Menezes as the next Brazil national team coach following the dismissal of Dunga after Brazil's quarter final exit at the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa.
Sunday, 25th July 2010 at 04:05am
With the controversy of Frank Lampard's disallowed goal still lingering in the minds of many football fans, the prospect of goalline technology becoming a reality in top-flight football moved a step closer when Fifa announced that two extra officials will be used in the 2010/11 Champions League.
Thursday, 22nd July 2010 at 14:06pm
In response to comments made by Fifa officials about the slow progress being made in Brazilian cities ahead of the 2014 World Cup, the Brazilian government has brought in new measures to ensure that preparations get back on schedule.
Tuesday, 20th July 2010 at 10:21am
Just four months ahead of the December 2 date for announcing which countries will win the right to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, Fifa officials have travelled to Japan to commence a tour of the nine countries involved in the bidding process.
Monday, 19th July 2010 at 10:08am
A goal from Barcelona star Andres Iniesta deep into extra time was enough to give Vincente Del Bosque's Spanish team a one nil win over the Netherlands and secure the Iberian nation's first ever world title.
Tuesday, 13th July 2010 at 10:25am
A single goal from Barcelona defender Carlos Puyol was enough to send Spain through to its first ever World Cup final and a meeting with the Netherlands at Soccer City on Sunday.
Thursday, 8th July 2010 at 10:42am
Joachim Loew's young Germany side scored four goals in a match for the third time in this World Cup as they blew away Diego Maradona's Argentina to seal their place in the semi final and created a rematch of the 2008 European Championship final against Spain.
Monday, 5th July 2010 at 10:09am
A solitary goal from Barcelona striker David Villa, his fourth of the tournament, was enough to send European Champions Spain through to a quarter final meeting with Paraguay and sent Iberian rivals Portugal home.
Wednesday, 30th June 2010 at 10:57am
Five-time world champions Brazil produced their best performance of the finals to date; overcoming South American rivals Chile at Ellis Park in Johannesburg by three goals to nil.
Tuesday, 29th June 2010 at 10:07am
A stunning performance from Joachim Loew's young German side tore Fabio Capello's England to pieces in Bloemfontein last night as the three-time world champions inflicted the Three Lions' heaviest World Cup finals defeat.
Monday, 28th June 2010 at 09:47am
Iberian Peninsula sides Spain and Portugal ignited their World Cup campaigns in South Africa last night with wins which could see the two teams avoid each other in the Round of 16.
Tuesday, 22nd June 2010 at 08:50am
Defending World Cup champions Italy were left reeling yesterday after they were held to a 1-1 draw at the hands of footballing minnows New Zealand.
Monday, 21st June 2010 at 10:23am
England's hopes of topping their World Cup group were dealt a blow last night following an abject performance against a disciplined but limited Algerian side.
Saturday, 19th June 2010 at 07:53am
Two second half goals from Mexico's Javier Hernandez and Cuauhtemoc Blanco were enough to take all three points in Polokwane and leave Raymond Domenech's side on the brink of elimination from the 2010 tournament just four years after finishing as runners-up to Italy.
Friday, 18th June 2010 at 09:56am
Switzerland produced the first big shock of the 2010 Fifa World Cup when a solitary strike from former Manchester City winger Gelson Fernandes was enough to give the Swiss a dream start in South Africa against tournament favourites Spain.
Thursday, 17th June 2010 at 09:53am
Inter Milan fullback Maicon demonstrated why he is considered the best right back in world football in Johannesburg last night with a piece of Brazilian magic to help Dunga's men overcome a stubborn Korea DPR side on their first finals appearance since 1966.
Wednesday, 16th June 2010 at 09:41am
Traditional slow starters and defending champions Italy began the defence of its title in familiar fashion as the Azzurri came from behind to draw 1-1 with South American side Paraguay in Cape Town thanks to a goal from Roma star Daniele De Rossi.
Tuesday, 15th June 2010 at 10:37am
Joachim Loew's Germany side got its World Cup campaign off to a flying start on Sunday as they ran out 4-0 winners over Australia who had Tim Cahill harshly dismissed for a clumsly second half challenge.
Monday, 14th June 2010 at 09:44am
Barcelona star Andres Iniesta could be a doubt for Spain's first World Cup match against Switzerland after the Spanish national team doctor revealed that the talented playmaker had suffered a thigh injury.
Thursday, 10th June 2010 at 12:07pm
With less than 48 hours to go until the opening match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa, football fans around the world are coming to terms with the loss of some of football's leading players from the global showpiece.
Thursday, 10th June 2010 at 12:04pm
Holland and Arsenal star Robin van Persie is hoping that Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben will make a swift return to the national side to help spearhead the Dutch World Cup campaign.
Wednesday, 9th June 2010 at 12:07pm
1984 and 2000 European champions France has won the right to host the 2016 European Championships, beating off rival bids from Italy and Turkey.
Sunday, 30th May 2010 at 05:09am
As Africa's first World Cup draws nearer and nearer, final preparations are well and truly underway before the teams leave for South Africa next month.
Monday, 5th April 2010 at 05:09am
Former Manchester United and France centre half Laurent Blanc will take charge of the French national team after the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, leaving his current position as manager of Bordeaux.
Monday, 1st February 2010 at 05:09am
As the latest round of qualifying has drawn to a close, a number of teams are edging ever closer towards qualifying for 2010's summer feast of football.
Wednesday, 6th January 2010 at 05:09am
The draw for the 2009 Confederations Cup has thrown up two decidedly different groups.
Tuesday, 5th January 2010 at 05:09am
Former World Footballer of the Year, George Weah, hopes that a successful hosting of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa will lead to more international events being held on the African continent.
Monday, 4th January 2010 at 05:09am
FIFA has announced that the winners for the right to host the 2018 World Cup Finals will be announced in December 2010.
Sunday, 3rd January 2010 at 05:09am
South American nation Peru has been suspended from playing international football due to a dispute between the Peruvian Football Association, the FPF, and the Peruvian government.
Saturday, 2nd January 2010 at 05:09am
In the latest FIFA Rankings, Paraguay were the big climbers, moving up 5 places to take their position inside the top 20 on the back of their impressive qualifying campaign to date. The other big mover was England, whose resurgence under coach Fabio Capello has seen them climb four places to sit in the top 10.
Friday, 1st January 2010 at 05:09am