North and South Korea face each other in a World Cup qualifier this week for their first ever competitive men’s match in Pyongyang, while talks on the North’s nuclear arsenal remain deadlocked.
Swiss federal prosecutors have filed fraud charges against three former senior German football officials over a suspect payment linked to the 2006 World Cup hosted by Germany, the Swiss Attorney General’s office said on yesterday.
Cambodia team are drawn in group C – alongside Iraq, Bahrain, Hong Kong and Iran.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eager to build his team around midfielder Paul Pogba despite media speculation linking the French World Cup winner with a move away from Old Trafford ahead of the new Premier League campaign.
Pakistan find themselves “alive and kicking” in the World Cup despite a disastrous start as coach Mickey Arthur warned his unpredictable team were still gunning for the semi-finals.
David Warner said he felt “just so grateful” to be playing for Australia after his run-laden return continued with a World Cup hundred against Bangladesh.
Asean leaders will be asked at the bloc’s summit today to green-light a bid to jointly host the Fifa World Cup in the next 15 years
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday defended not scheduling reserve days for group matches at the rain-marred World Cup and blamed the disruptions on “extremely unseasonable weather”.
South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris pleaded with fans at home to keep backing the team after a six-wicket loss to India on Wednesday saw the Proteas suffer a third defeat in as many matches at the World Cup.
Not even England’s most passionate supporters would suggest that winning this week’s Nations League Finals would compare with a World Cup triumph but after last year’s excitement, Gareth Southgate’s men are now eyeing football’s newest trophy.
Honda and Felix Dalmas left fans searching for answers over the squad.
England launch the World Cup today as favourites to bludgeon their way to victory for the first time but will fear a Virat Kohli-inspired India and a hungry Australia.
They have four World Cup winners medals between them but the J.League’s high-profile recent recruits, including Andres Iniesta and Fernando Torres, have struggled to make an impact this season.
The English weather will play a major role during the World Cup and teams from the Indian subcontinent stand to gain if hot and dry conditions prevail during the May 30-July 14 tournament, former captain Kevin Pietersen has said.
Chinese Football Association acting president hopes to host the Asian Cup in 2023.
Wales will be arriving in Japan later this year with the sole aim of bringing home the World Cup for the first time.
India are a class outfit but they will go into this year’s World Cup with a soft underbelly having failed to settle on a number four, former batsman Sanjay Manjrekar told Reuters in an interview.
Gatland believes newly-crowned Six Nations champions Wales can lift the World Cup.
Australia will welcome back Steve Smith and David Warner with “open arms” when their international bans expire and their inclusion will boost the team’s chances of winning this year’s World Cup, former leg-spinner Shane Warne has said.
There is no question of being complacent with security at this year’s World Cup.
India captain Virat Kohli is too busy counting the gains for his team’s World Cup campaign to mourn the setback in their dress rehearsal against Australia.
Ireland are “unbelievably frustrated” that a well prepared Six Nations campaign has not yielded the expected results, flyhalf Johnny Sexton said, as the team looks to rediscover top form in time for this year’s World Cup.
The Int’l Cricket Council is confident India and Pakistan match will go ahead.
Gordon Banks, the goalkeeper who helped England win the World Cup in 1966, died at the age of 81.
Continental superpower Japan will be out to secure a record-extending fifth Asian Cup title when they take on a young Qatar.
England must make the most of their “best opportunity” to win a World Cup, new director of cricket Ashley Giles has said.
India’s cricket board announces that the entire Twenty20 tournament will be held in the country from March 23.
FIFA should if possible increase the size of the football World Cup, Infantino said.
The tournament, dubbed the “greatest World Cup ever” by FIFA President Infantino.
Gareth Southgate praises his team after Sunday’s 2-1 victory against Croatia.