Russian diplomat slams call to boycott 2018 FIFA World Cup

Moscow, March 30 : A call to boycott the 2018 football World Cup is part of a campaign to contain Russia, spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said. The Russian diplomat on Wednesday commented on a statement by Deputy Chairman of the German ruling CDU/CSU party Michael Fuchs who said earlier that “a […]

Bayern Munich after Real Madrid forward James Rodriguez: Report

Madrid, March 11 : Bayern Munich chief coach Carlo Ancelotti reportedly wants to sign Real Madrid’s Colombian forward James Rodriguez, who is struggling for playing time at the capital club here. James starred in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and soon joined the Madrid giants who were then coached by Italian Ancelotti. While James had […]

FIFA acts against ex-Costa Rica, Guatemala chiefs

Madrid, Feb 16 : The FIFA ethics committee has decided to take legal action against the former presidents of the Costa Rican and Guatemalan football federations. According to FIFA, Cornel Borbely, Chairman of the Investigatory Chamber of the Ethics Committee, completed the investigations into alleged illegal payments Costa Rica’s Eduardo Li and Guatemala’s Brayan Jimenez […]

No takers fpr Rio’s iconic Maracana stadium

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 4 : Just months after the Olympics, a dispute over the management of the Maracana stadium has erupted between the state and the city’s football federation, a media report said on Saturday. The building was damaged by looters on Junuary 10, and has since lain empty as clubs and authorities argued […]

Mexico, US to play protest football tourney against border wall

Mexico City, Feb 1 : Mexican and US football teams will play a tournament in protest of the wall that US President Donald Trump plans to build along the border of the two nations, a media reported said on Wednesday. Mexican sports daily Medio Tiempo said on Tuesday on its website that no date has […]