Football

UAE unveil 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup emblem

By James Crook

UAE2013logo060313March 9 - The official emblem for the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup has been unveiled in Abu Dhabi as the United Arab Emirates prepares to host the largest football tournament ever to be held in the country in late October and November this year.

USSF President to go head-to-head with Mexican chief to replace Blazer on FIFA Executive Committee

By Duncan Mackay

Sunil GulatiMarch 6 - Sunil Gulati, President of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), will battle with Justino Compean, head of the Mexican Football Federation (FMF), to replace Chuck Blazer on FIFA's ruling Executive Committee.

South African FA crisis rumbles on as match-fixing probe ordered

By James Crook

160556603March 6 - The crisis-hit South African Football Association (SAFA) is set for more unwelcome attention after President of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) Gideon Sam ordered a probe into alleged match fixing in the South African national team's warm-up games before the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Accuse me of being corrupt and I'll sue, warns AFC Presidential candidate

By Duncan Mackay

Worawi Makudi head and shoulders next to ballMarch 6 - Thailand's Worawi Makudi has threatened to take legal action against anyone who brings up past allegations of corruption against him during the election campaign for the Presidency of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Anouma CAF Presidency appeal thrown out leaving path clear for Hayatou

By James Crook

Issa Hayatou 050313March 5 - Veteran Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Issa Hayatou will run unopposed in the next election after would-be rival Jacques Anouma had his case to run dismissed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Caretaker head Zhang decides against running for Asian Football Confederation Presidency

By James Crook

ZhangJilon040313March 4 - Acting Asian Football Confederation (AFC) head Zhang Jilong has decided not to run for the permanent AFC Presidency, leaving four other candidates in the running to take over Mohammed Bin Hammam's former role.

Beckham "honoured" to be appointed Chinese football ambassador

By James Crook

160432828March 4 - David Beckham has claimed he is "honoured" to have been appointed as a global ambassador for Chinese football today, with the British icon to help promote the game in the world's most populous nation.

Qatar 2022 could be moved to the winter over heat fears, FIFA admit

By Duncan Mackay

Qatar 2022 stadiumMarch 2 - FIFA has for the first time - publicly, at least - acknowledged that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar may have to be moved to the winter because of the health risk of playing in the intense heat in the Middle East country during the summer could pose.

FIFA looks for new Women’s Under-17 World Cup host as Costa Rica withdraws

By James Crook

154064818February 28 - FIFA has announced it is searching for a new host for its Women's Under-17 World Cup next year after stadium development and construction in the planned location of Costa Rica fell well behind schedule.
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