Football

Cameroon Football Federation and FIFA on collision course after President re-elected despite being in prison

By Duncan Mackay

Iya MohammedJune 27 - The Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) is risking being suspended by FIFA after they annulled the results of the election which saw Iya Mohammed re-elected as President, despite currently being under arrest. 

France celebrates the "art of football" with newly unveiled Euro 2016 logo

By James Crook

Euro 2016 logoJune 26 - The logo for UEFA Euro 2016 was unveiled today in Paris, with the theme of "celebrating the art of football" at its heart, as France looks to create "the perfect canvas for the beautiful game" in three years time.

Barcelona superstar Messi joins Aspire Academy campaign to fight malaria through football

By James Crook

messiJune 25 - Three-time FIFA Ballon D'or winner Lionel Messi has joined forces with Qatar's Aspire Academy in their campaign to fight malaria in Africa through football, and will travel to Senegal to show his support for the Football Combating Malaria campaign.

No contingency plans for 2014 World Cup hosting, says FIFA general secretary

By James Crook

171430002June 24 - FIFA secretary general Jérôme Valcke has insisted there are no alternative plans for hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, quashing suggestions that the tournament could be moved from the country under the pressure of protesters. 

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.
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