A header by Paul Pogba and a Joseph Yobo own goal sent France through to the World Cup quarter-finals as the French beat African champions Nigeria, 2-0, in Brasilia on Monday. France will play either Germany or Algeria in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. Nigeria, bidding to reach the last eight for the first time, […]
Pakistani soccer team is ranked 159th worldwide and has not qualified for the World Cup. However, the country plays a crucial role in organizing the 2014 World Cup. The official ball of the competition, where the eyes will be for a month, is manufactured in a factory located deep in the Punjab.
SAO PAULO: With just over a week to go before the World Cup kicks off, Brazil is racing to get its stadiums, airports, roads and phone networks ready before hundreds of thousands of soccer fans descend on the country. Airports in nearly all 12 host cities are swarmed with construction workers laying parking lots, installing […]
GENEVA: Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi remains the world’s most valuable footballer, even though his crown slipped this season, a market study showed on Wednesday. In its annual report on the player market, the Swiss-based CIES Football Observatory put Messi’s value at 216 million euros ($294 million). Even though Messi’s lower performance levels slashed […]
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama coach Nick Saban will make nearly $7 million a year through 2022. The vote by the Alabama system trustees’ compensation committee made Saban’s new deal official nearly seven months after the university announced the agreement. The 62-year-old Saban will make $6.5 million in base pay and “talent fee” plus a $400,000 […]
As football’s reputation continues to be dragged through the mud following accusations of bribery during the FIFA World Cup bidding process, the man charged with repairing the sport’s image revealed he is close to concluding his investigation. New York lawyer Michael Garcia, who is set to meet Qatari officials in Oman following allegations of wrongdoing, […]
A bomb blast targeting a football match in northeastern Nigeria killed at least 40 people on Sunday, police sources said. The attack took place in the town of Mubi, which has seen previous attacks by Boko Haram Islamists. “There has been a bomb explosion at a football field this evening and so far more than […]
Chelsea and PSG both announced the deal in separate statements late Friday, but did not disclose financial details. The British press is full of speculation as to his transfer fee, with it reported to be between 40 million pounds ($67 million) and 50 million pounds ($84 million) depending on incentives, which would be a record […]