Football

Continental becomes 2015 Asian Cup sponsor amid rumours of end of World Cup partnership

By Emily Goddard
Continental has become the exclusive tyre partner and official sponsor of the 2015 Asian Cup ©Continental

Continental has become the exclusive tyre partner and official sponsor of the 2015 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup as news reports suggests the firm is to end its partnership with the FIFA World Cup.

We have nothing to hide over corruption claims, insists Qatar 2022 director

By Zjan Shirinian

Communications director Nasser Al Khater has defended Qatar's bid for the 2022 World Cup ©Getty ImagesQatar 2022's communications director has spoken for the first time about corruption allegations swirling around the awarding of the World Cup to the Middle Eastern country, insisting there is nothing to hide.

Blatter says number of Russia 2018 stadiums could be cut - to surprise of bid chief

By Zjan Shirinian

Sepp Blatter's comments have come as a susrprise to Russian Organising Committee chief executive officer Alexei Sorokin ©AFP/Getty ImagesFIFA President Sepp Blatter has cast doubt on Russia's stadium plan for the 2018 World Cup, saying the number of venues could be cut - to the surprise of the Organising Committee's chief.

Hundreds of thousands pack streets of Berlin to welcome home German World Cup heroes

By Gary Anderson

Hundreds of thousands have turned out in Berlin to welcome home the FIFA 2014 World Cup winners ©Getty Images More than 400,000 jubilant fans packed the streets of Berlin today to welcome home the Germany squad following the side's triumph at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Brazil 2014 hailed as first "truly mobile and social World Cup"

By Zjan Shirinian

The tournament has been hailed as the first truly social media World Cup ©AFP/Getty ImagesBrazil 2014 has been hailed as the first "truly mobile and social World Cup".

Match Hospitality chief executive branded a "fugitive" hands himself in to police

By Nick Butler

Ray Whelan has now handed himself in to Brazilian police after being branded a "fugitive" last week ©TwitterRay Whelan, the chief executive of Match Hospitality, which is at the centre of investigations into a ticketing scam at the FIFA World Cup, has handed himself into police days after being branded a "fugitive". 

Visas to be waived for fans in "unforgettable football feast" at Russia 2018, Putin promises

By Nick Butler

Vladimir Putin declared that supporters travelling to attend Russia 2018 will not require a visa ©Getty ImagesFans visiting Russia to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup will not require visas to enter the country, Vladimir Putin has announced in a Ceremony to mark the handing over of hosting rights from Brazil to the next host nation.

Götze scores FIFA World Cup winner for Germany after boss tells him "show you are better than Messi"

By Zjan Shirinian

Mario Götze scored the winner for Germany to win the country its first World Cup since 1990 ©FIFA via Getty ImagesGerman coach Joachim Löw told Mario Götze "show you are better than Messi" minutes before he scored the goal which saw his team win the FIFA World Cup for the first time in 24 years.

Adidas team to lift World Cup but rivals Nike hold slender goals lead

By David Owen

It will be an all Adidas final tomorrow when Germany play Argentina in the World Cup final for the third time ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe 2014 FIFA World Cup draws to a close in Brazil this weekend with an all-Nike third-place playoff, followed by an all-Adidas final.
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