Football

Copa America to be held in United States in 2016 in historic sign of Pan-American unity

By Nick Butler

The likes of Lionel Messi could feature on US soil at the Copa America in 2016 ©Getty ImagesThe United States has been announced as the host nation for the 2016 Copa America in a special centenary event in which the world's oldest football tournament will take place outside of South America for the first time.

Argentina to adopt new 30-team top flight league

By Paul Osborne

A new 30-team football league has been approved in Argentina ©LatinContent/Getty ImagesThe Argentine Football Association (AFA) has voted to introduce a new 30-team top flight league from 2015 onwards, during an Executive Committee meeting in Ezeiza.

Caribbean Football Union launches historic Women's Caribbean Cup

Emily Goddard

The Caribbean Football Union is to launch its historic Women's Caribbean Cup in May ©CFUApril 30 - The Caribbean Football Union (CFU) has revealed it will launch its historic Women's Caribbean Cup next month.

Exclusive: FIFA decision to send World Cup doping samples to Switzerland will cost $250,000

By David Owen

Samples will be sent thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean to Switzerland to be analysed ©Getty ImagesApril 29 - FIFA will run up $250,000 (£148,000/€181,000) in extra costs as a result of having to send samples from this summer's World Cup across the Atlantic for analysis, the chairman of the body's Medical Committee has acknowledged, as he set out plans for the most extensive anti-doping controls ever at international football's flagship tournament.

Morocco 2015 extended by one day as draw made for qualifying rounds

By Gary Anderson

April 27 - Reigning champions Nigeria will be looking to defend their Africa Cup of Nations title at Morocco 2015 ©Getty ImagesThe 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco has been extended by one day with the final set for Rabat on February 8, while the draw for the qualifying tournament has been made today at Confederation of African Football (CAF) headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

Probe into 2018 and 2022 World Cup corruption allegations should be speeded up urges Valcke

By Zjan Shirinian

Jérôme Valcke wants a conclusion to the Ethics Committee's investigation ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 26 - A probe into allegations over the bid process for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups should be completed before this summer's tournament, the governing body's secretary general has urged

Fans to get early chance to buy tickets for FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup

By Gary Anderson

April 26 - Fans have the chance to purchase tickets for Canada 2014 during a pre-sale period for Visa card holders ©FIFAVisa is set to launch a pre-sale period on Monday (April 28) which will give Visa card holders the chance to buy tickets for the 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup.

London and Munich go head-to-head to host Euro 2020 final, as 19 bids submitted

By Zjan Shirinian

The Allianz Arena in Munich or Wembley Stadium in London will play host to the Euro 2020 final ©Getty ImagesApril 26 - Nineteen cities are bidding for one of 13 hosting slots for Euro 2020, with London and Munich going head-to-head to stage the final.

FIFA World Cup not "at risk" after man killed in Rio riots

By Zjan Shirinian

A member of Brazil's special forces police team takes position during a violent protest in Rio de Janeiro ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 25 - FIFA secretary general Jérôme Valcke has insisted the World Cup is not "at risk" after a man was shot dead in violent clashes close to the iconic Copacabana Beach.
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