Football

Defiant Brazilian President calls for calm in national address as protest death toll rises

By James Crook

171087451June 22 - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has delivered a national address appealing for calm and offering resolution as the country endured another night of violence which led to a woman dying due to tear gas inhalation, continuing to cast a long shadow over the Confederations Cup which is currently taking place in the country.

FIFA back Brazil to carry on hosting Confederations Cup as riots escalate

By James Crook

braziloprotestsJune 21 - FIFA have moved to deny claims that the Confederations Cup, which got underway last weekend, could be cancelled due to ongoing protests in the South American country.

Chelsea sign record ten-year partnership deal with London 2012 sponsor Adidas

By James Crook

chelseaJune 21 - UEFA Europa League winners Chelsea have secured the biggest partnership deal in their history with Adidas, which will see the sports brand continue to be the official sponsor and sportswear supplier for the club over the next ten years.

Cayman Islands to host 2014 CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship

By James Crook

151498845June 19 - The Cayman Islands have been announced as the host for the 2014 Confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Women's Under-20 Championship.

Socceroos coach Osieck apologises for sexist slur

By Emily Goddard

Socceroos coach Holger Osieck during a post match press conference in MelbourneJune 12 - Australia's national football team coach Holger Osieck has apologised for a sexist joke he made, where he suggested "women should shut up in public", following Australia's 4-0 win over Jordan in last night's FIFA World Cup qualifier.

"It's not worth risking our lives" say Togo footballers as they pull out of Libya game

By James Crook

alaixys romao TogoJune 12 - Just days after Libya held their first match on home soil in over two years, Togolese footballers Alaixys Romao (pictured left) and Serge Gakpé have refused to travel for their country's World Cup qualifier this Friday (June 14) in Benghazi due to fears over their own safety.

FIFA insist Under-20 World Cup in Turkey will go ahead as riot troops storm Istanbul square

By Duncan Mackay

Istanbul burnt over vehicle June 11 2013June 11 - FIFA claim that this month's Under-20 World Cup in Turkey will go ahead despite riot police today storming Istanbul's Taksim Square, using tear gas and water cannons to scatter protesters demonstrating against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

FIFA vice-president supports Football For All in Vietnam with special donation of 3,000 footballs

By Tom Degun

Football For All in VietnamJune 8 - The Asian Football Development Project (AFDP) has lent its support to the Football For All in Vietnam (FFAV) through the donation of 3,000 footballs, which will be used in a number of grassroots activities across the country.

Four Canadian cities to host matches in FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup

By Duncan Mackay

FIFA Under-20 Womens World Cup emblemJune 2 - Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal and Toronto will be the host cities for the FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in Canada next year, it was announced today.
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