International Soccer news

Jose Mourinho has revealed Diego Costa could make a soon-than-expected return to the Chelsea team for the showdown with Manchester United and that Loic Remy will be out for a short period.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 6:39 am
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has confirmed that Luis Suarez will play at least some part in Saturday's Clásico meeting with Real Madrid.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 6:31 am

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted his stuttering defence cannot be ignored, with the Reds keeping just one clean sheet in their last 18 games despite defensive reinforcements in the summer.

Posted: October 24, 2014, 6:05 am

As FIFA continues to help install Football Turf around the globe, there is also the requirement to help maintain them too, which is why regular maintenance seminars are held to help Member Associations.

Posted: October 24, 2014, 6:00 am
Rio Ferdinand has said that he is likely to retire from football at the end of the season, although he insists he will stay in the game in some capacity.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 5:42 am

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he would like to finish his career at the Santiago Bernanbeu.

Posted: October 24, 2014, 5:27 am
Juventus have announced that Paul Pogba has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until June 2019.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 4:07 am
Jane Ross, joint-top scorer in Europe's FIFA Women's World Cup qualifiers, speaks to about her career thus far and Scotland's upcoming Canada 2015 play-off against the Netherlands.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 2:17 am rounds up the main news and views from the recent visit of a FIFA delegation to run the rule over the host venues for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 2:05 am
Boca Juniors joined their great rivals River Plate in the quarter-finals of the Copa Sudamericana after finally dispatching ten-man Paraguayan side Capiata on penalties.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 11:29 pm reviews Asian qualifying for New Zealand 2015 with shocks aplenty led by Qatar and Myanmar securing passage to the world stage.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 10:26 pm
Two teams with little recent success in the CAF Champions League will contest the first leg of the continental final on Sunday, with AS Vita Club of Congo DR hosting Algeria's ES Setif and passage to the FIFA Club World Cup up for grabs.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 7:39 pm
This weekend's AFC Champions League final is a contest between the competition's newest team and the continent's most decorated side for the title of Asia's best football club.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 5:19 pm
Luis Suarez is set to make his long-awaited debut for Barcelona when the leaders travel to Real Madrid for the first Clasico of the season this weekend, with Lionel Messi hunting a La Liga goalscoring milestone.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 5:15 pm

Led by Harry Kane's hat-trick and Erik Lamela's brace, Tottenham Hotspur crushed Asteras Tripoli 5-1, while Napoli dropped their first points of the UEFA Europa League campaign as they went down 2-0 to Swiss side Young Boys on Thursday night.

Posted: October 23, 2014, 1:39 pm

ES Setif goalkeeper Sofiane Khedairia speaks to about the upcoming CAF Champions League final and his ambitions for the FIFA Club World Cup and with the Algerian national team.

Posted: October 23, 2014, 10:55 am

Speaking at the Union Chamber at Cambridge University, England manager Roy Hodgson mentioned working alongside captain Wayne Rooney and the relationship the duo have formed since he took the Three Lions' reins in 2012.

Posted: October 23, 2014, 10:25 am

Stoke City midfielder Glenn Whelan has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a fracture of the right leg, manager Mark Hughes said Thursday.

Posted: October 23, 2014, 10:13 am

Nuriddin Davronov first made a name for himself with Tajikistan at the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2007. Seven years later, the attacking midfielder is a footballing figurehead in his homeland.

Posted: October 23, 2014, 9:42 am

Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago has undergone successful surgery in Spain on Thursday to repair torn ligaments in his right knee, the German Bundesliga club confirmed.

Posted: October 23, 2014, 9:20 am
On the tenth anniversary of his passing, pays tribute to Bill Nicholson – a fine player and exceptional manager who broke barriers with his beloved Tottenham Hotspur.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 6:37 am
The role and training of the modern goalkeeper in light of Brazil 2014 and its impact on FIFA’s goalkeeping coaching methodology was at the core of the three-day seminar that concluded at the Home of FIFA.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 6:14 am
Per Mertesacker has discussed Arsenal's disappointing performance against Anderlecht and Germany's celebrations following their Brazil 2014 triumph.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 6:00 am
Andres Iniesta has stoked the fire ahead of El Clasico, with the Barcelona midfielder saying a win over Real Madrid would provide a substantial psychological boost for the Spanish La Liga leaders.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 5:49 am spoke with independent consultant Professor Eric Harrison, who travelled to Canada from 29 September to 8 October to assess all of the stadium and training pitches ahead of Canada 2015.

Posted: October 23, 2014, 5:07 am
Ignazio Abate has said that he wants to stay at AC Milan as his current contract nears its end.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 3:42 am
With Arsenal 2-0 down at Chelsea, 15 years ago today, Nwankwo Kanu produced a sublime hat-trick in the dying minutes to turn the game around. He recalls the game with
Posted: October 23, 2014, 3:23 am
Cristiano Ronaldo has discussed the upcoming Clásico meeting with Barcelona and reacted to last night's impressive 3-0 UEFA Champions League win at Liverpool.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 3:06 am
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has said that he is optimistic of his team's UEFA Champions League prospects despite a 1-0 defeat to Olympiacos.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 2:29 am
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has said that his team are "light years from perfection" despite a 4-0 win away to Galatasaray, and wants them to improve their domestic form.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 2:17 am
The top ten in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking was sufficiently stirred up outside of the podium places over the last month, with the continental qualifiers causing big names to climb and drop.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 1:50 am
Cruzeiro remain seven points clear at the top of the Campeonato after both they and second-placed Sao Paulo were held to draws.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 12:43 am
River Plate will face Estudiantes in the Copa Sudamericana quarter-finals after victories over Libertad and Penarol respectively.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 12:31 am
Real Salt Lake moved up to third in the Western Conference of Major League Soccer with a 2-0 win over struggling Chivas USA.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 12:17 am
Oceania’s qualifiers for Canada 2015 commence this week with New Zealand starting as warm favourites but Papua New Guinea, under experienced coach Gary Phillips, are aiming to make the most of local knowledge and spring a surprise.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 12:14 am
Bayern Munich return to Bundesliga business in a top-of-the-table clash at Borussia Monchengladbach with the Bavarians looking to maintain their imperious UEFA Champions League form.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 5:20 pm
Arsene Wenger heaped praise on Lukas Podolski after the German international came off the bench to seal a 2-1 win in a remarkable finish to Arsenal's UEFA Champions League clash with Anderlecht.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 5:05 pm
Brendan Rodgers conceded Liverpool had been taught a lesson after Real Madrid swept to an imperious 3-0 victory that left his side in severe danger of UEFA Champions League elimination.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 5:00 pm
Africa’s first two Canada 2015 participants have been determined with Cameroon creating a landmark achievement by qualifying for the first time, while Nigeria will maintain their record of featuring in every edition of the tournament.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 4:35 pm

Real Madrid's mesmerising first-half performance put Liverpool to the sword thanks to a Karim Benzema brace and a Cristiano Ronaldo goal, while Arsenal stunned Brussels with two late goals to secure a 2-1 victory over Anderlecht.

Posted: October 22, 2014, 3:02 pm

The United States Soccer Federation confirmed on Wednesday USA will face Colombia in an international friendly at Craven Cottage in London on 14 November.

Posted: October 22, 2014, 1:53 pm

Leaders Urawa Reds and Gamba Osaka both dropped points as nerves continued to fray in the Japanese J.League title race while Tokushima Vortis were relegated after just one season in the top flight.

Posted: October 22, 2014, 8:16 am

We speak to Peru coach Pablo Bengoechea about his personal development from player to coach, his hopes for the 2015 Copa America and his verdict on Peruvian players.

Posted: October 22, 2014, 7:58 am

As we edge towards the second online qualification season for the FIWC 2015, we would like to remind all our gamers to always honour the spirit of Fair Play when competing in the world's largest gaming tournament.

Posted: October 22, 2014, 7:55 am
Alex Ferguson has said the "formidable" Louis van Gaal is the right man to return Manchester United to winning ways once again.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 7:29 am
Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has said that Jurgen Klopp's position at the club is "not up for discussion".
Posted: October 22, 2014, 6:04 am
After returning from a six month lay-off, Rayo Vallecano defender Antonio Amaya is set for another six weeks out with a fractured metatarsal.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 5:39 am
After a record-breaking night for Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano, the Brazilian has said he wants to end his career with the Ukrainian side.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 4:42 am
Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone has been shortlisted by the Spanish Football League (LFP) for the coach of the year award.The Argentinian, who won the honour after the 2012-13 campaign, is up against
Posted: October 22, 2014, 4:36 am
Cagliari midfielder Daniele Dessena has signed a one-year contract extension which will keep him with the Serie A side until at least June 2017.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 3:38 am
Pep Guardiola watched his Bayern Munich side annihilate Roma 7-1 with a breathtaking display of attacking football - and then demanded they improve.The German champions scored five first-half goals to
Posted: October 22, 2014, 3:10 am

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