FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup

China dismiss soccer head coach Perrin – reports

BEIJING (Reuters) - China have dismissed their French coach Alain Perrin after a disappointing World Cup qualifying campaign, local media reported on Friday.Sina Sports and China Radio International said Chinese Football Association officials met with Perrin on Thursday and...
Tabare Vazquez Uruguay Mauricio Macri Argentina

Argentina, Uruguay want to co-host 2030 World Cup

COLONIA, Uruguay (Reuters) - Argentina and neighbouring Uruguay will bid to co-host the 2030 World Cup, Argentine President Mauricio Macri said at a joint news conference on Thursday with Uruguayan leader Tabare Vazquez."We have decided that our best opportunity...
Jerome Valcke

FIFA ethics committee extends Valcke suspension

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA's ethics watchdog has extended Secretary General Jerome Valcke's suspension from world soccer as it prepares a ruling over accusations of corruption involving the sale of World Cup tickets.The French administrator has denied any wrongdoing in...

Ethics watchdog recommends nine-year ban for FIFA’s Valcke

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA's ethics watchdog has recommended a nine-year ban for secretary-general Jerome Valcke over alleged corruption involving the sale of World Cup tickets, among the dozens of scandals rocking soccer's crisis-plagued governing body.Cornel Borbely, chief investigator for...
Mourinho Chelsea manager

Top 5 worst title defences

How often have you seen champions perform shambolically the next season? Too often, isn't it. For some reason the winners of the previous season just cant recapture their old form and end up performing poorly . Many managers who are...

Scandal-hit Sepp Blatter named ‘Swiss of the Year’

ZURICH (Reuters) - Suspended world soccer chief Sepp Blatter was named "Swiss of the Year" on Thursday by a weekly magazine in his native Switzerland, on the same day he appeared before a FIFA ethics committee to face questioning...

One billion watched 2014 World Cup final on TV

LONDON (Reuters) - More than one billion television viewers watched last year's soccer World Cup final between Germany and Argentina in Brazil although audience figures for the tournament were slightly down because of adverse kickoff times, according to a...

Prosecutors seek Swiss help in German World Cup tax case

ZURICH (Reuters) - German prosecutors have asked Switzerland, home country of soccer world governing body FIFA, to help look into a suspicious payment linked to Germany's hosting of the 2006 World Cup, including by sifting through bank data.The Frankfurt...