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WC fans will need special identity cards for matches

Fans at next year's World Cup and this year's Confederations Cup in Russia will need special identity cards before they can watch matches, soccer's governing body said Thursday.

February 5, 2017
February 5, 2017

Match dates revealed for ICC Women's World Cup 2017

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has today revealed the match dates for this summer’s ICC Women’s World Cup in England and Wales.

January 27, 2017
January 27, 2017

Chinese clubs more than double spending on int. transfers

Chinese soccer clubs spent over $450 million on international transfers last year, around 2-1/2 times more than the year before, according to a FIFA subsidiary report released on Friday.

January 24, 2017
January 24, 2017

Dowling -- an old friend of Bangladesh cricket

There are a number of avid promoters of Bangladesh cricket and former New Zealand captain Graham Dowling is one of them. He was one of the three-man ICC inspection team that visited Bangladesh in...

January 23, 2017
January 23, 2017

Aussie 1987 WC heroes awarded

The first Australia squad to win the World Cup in 1987 were presented with medals during the innings break at the fourth one-day international against Pakistan in Sydney on Sunday.

January 22, 2017
January 22, 2017

1987 CWC winners receive medals 30 years later

The International Cricket Council (ICC) joined forces with Cricket Australia (CA) on Sunday to recognise Australia’s World Cup winners of 1987.

January 16, 2017
January 16, 2017

Adebayor returns to international stage with Togo

Togo's Emmanuel Adebayor returns to a major footballing stage for the first time since the striker's spell at Crystal Palace ended last season when he leads his country out at the African...

January 12, 2017
January 12, 2017

Asian fringe ready for World Cup expansion

FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams will be a catalyst to soccer's growth in countries hovering on the fringe of the showpiece tournament, according to Japan Football...

January 10, 2017
January 10, 2017

FIFA agrees to expand World Cup to 48 teams

FIFA has voted to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from its current 32, brushing aside concerns that the expansion would lower the overall standard of the tournament, and make it too long and...

January 10, 2017
January 10, 2017

Deep division as FIFA decides on expanded World Cup

FIFA's governing council is set to decide on Tuesday whether to expand the World Cup, a controversial idea that has created deep divisions among global football's most powerful camps.

January 10, 2017
January 10, 2017

Maradona backs 48-team WC

Diego Maradona on Monday backed controversial plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams, a day before world football's powerful governing council faces a key decision on the issue.