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FIFA urges Russia to cut two World Cup host cities by Soccerly on Aug.19.2014

Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said Tuesday that world football's ruling body FIFA has recommended reducing the number of 2018 World Cup host cities."The existing conception of the 2018...

Neymar back in Brazil call up list by Juan Arango on Aug.19.2014

Dunga came out with his initial list and left people scratching their heads after reviewing his picks.  One thing is for sure, there are new faces and changes being made,...

Pekerman signs contract extension with Colombia by Soccerly on Aug.19.2014

The Colombian soccer federation says the 64-year-old Argentine signed the four-year deal following a successful World Cup campaign in Brazil that saw the team reach the quarterfinals.The...

India earn bragging rights by Soccerly on Aug.17.2014

India defeated Pakistan 1-0 on Sunday in an emotionally-charged opener to take the lead in a two-match football series, the first between the arch-rivals for nine years. The hosts hung on to...

FIFA and Barca officials due to meet again by Soccerly on Aug.17.2014

Barcelona officials are set to testify in Zurich on Tuesday to try to save the club from a two-window transfer ban, which FIFA imposed on the 'Azulgranas' for alleged breaches of the rules...

USMNT drops three spots in FIFA world rankings by Soccerly on Aug.14.2014

The United States landed at the 18th spot in the latest FIFA world rankings after dropping three spots. Spain moved up one place to seventh alongside Brazil in the only...

Antonio Conte named new Azzurri head coach by Marco D'Onofrio on Aug.14.2014

Italian clubs stirred up quite a bit of controversy earlier in the week, when they elected Carlo Tavecchio as the new president of the FIGC. The controversial figure had come under heavy fire in...

Eric Abidal retires from international football by Soccerly on Aug.14.2014

Defender Eric Abidal, who underwent a liver transplant in 2012, has become the latest French player to announce his retirement from international football.Abidal, 34, capped 67 times for his...

Ebola outbreak forces relocation of African Cup qualifiers  by Soccerly on Aug.13.2014

CAIRO (AP) — African Cup qualifiers scheduled to be played in Ebola-affected Guinea and Sierra Leone will be moved to other countries, the Confederation of African Football said on Wednesday.CAF...

Figueredo resigns as CONMEBOL president to become FIFA VP by Juan Arango on Aug.08.2014

CONMEBOL president Eugenio Figueredo went to the organization's offices in Asunción and announced that he would be stepping down from his position there in order to become the new vice-president...

Thousands sign petition in Italy against Carlo Tavecchio by Soccerly on Aug.07.2014

Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for scandal-plagued Carlo Tavecchio to step down as a candidate for president of the Italian football federation over his racist...

VIDEO | FIFA 15's new player faces and all EPL stadiums by Soccerly on Aug.07.2014

As the long awaited release date nears on September 23, FIFA has published a brand new trailer that explains the game's features with never before seen graphics that portray a hyper realism that...

Japan to face Brazil in October friendly by Soccerly on Aug.07.2014

Asian champions Japan will face Brazil in a friendly in Singapore on October 14, in a high-profile test for new coach Javier Aguirre, the Japan Football Association (JFA) said Thursday.The...

Spain's Xavi announces international retirement by Soccerly on Aug.05.2014

Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez announced Tuesday the end of a dazzling international football career crowned by La Roja's 2010 World Cup triumph and two European Championships."I have decided to...

Dutch soccer association proposes introduction of video referees by Ian Stewart Palmer on Aug.05.2014

KNVB, the Dutch soccer association, says it will be asking the International Football Association Board (IFAB) and FIFA to allow video referees to help out the on-pitch officials with calls in the...

Constantine CAN do well by Soccerly on Aug.03.2014

England-born Stephen Constantine extended his fairy-tale start as Rwanda coach by plotting the downfall of Congo Brazzaville in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) eliminator this weekend....

Bees stop play in cup match by Soccerly on Aug.02.2014

A swarm of bees caused a 12-minute delay during the first half of a South African cup match in Pretoria Saturday.The bees gathered on a microphone behind the goal Platinum Stars were defending in...

Messi & Blatter attend Julio Grondona's funeral in Buenos Aires by Soccerly on Aug.01.2014

Argentinian national team captain Lionel Messi and FIFA president Sepp Blatter said farewell to Julio Grondona, the former Argentinian football chief, at a funeral service which took place in the...

Qatar World Cup workers on 45p ($0.76) an hour by Soccerly on Jul.30.2014

Workers constructing a stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar are being paid as little as 45p ($0.76, 0.57 euros) an hour, British newspaper The Guardian reported on Wednesday.The newspaper said...

Football: a sport fighting for equality in a cricket crazed nation by Sirisha (Siri) Gade on Jul.29.2014

India has a suffocating love for cricket; India loves its football as well. It's just a lopsided love affair where cricket is the only sport that gets any recognition and funding.Anyone can easily...