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Countdown to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil: Day 54
New York Times
The Indian federation decided not to send its team. And four years later its registration to participate in the ... as one of the last bastions the game has yet to conquer. India is No. 157 in FIFA's latest world rankings even though it has a soccer ...
Vietnam club make last 16 despite match-fixing admission
REUTERS - Vissai Ninh Binh, who quit the Vietnam top flight over a match-fixing scandal in the AFC Cup, took advantage of a slow moving investigation into the matter to book a place in last 16 of the tournament as Group G winners on Tuesday. Earlier ...
Stars embrace soccer through Indian Super League
Times of India
NEW DELHI: Football joined the bandwagon of professional sporting leagues in India when the eight franchisees of All India Football Federation's Indian Super League (ISL) were announced on Sunday. The promoters of the ISL, IMG Reliance and ... Along ...
Ushering in India's 'Golden Age' of football with ISL
This is why nations vie for the chance to host the Olympics or the World Cup; it is as much for the 'feel-good factor' as any tangible economic benefit or demonstration of infrastructure or clout. It is a 'soft' way of showing that a nation has ...
Mauritania advance, Appou still eyes world record
There were also reported concerns about the funding of the trip to the Indian Ocean island with the sports ministry rescuing the cash-strapped football federation. The failure of Mauritius to score means striker Kersley Appou, who turns 44 Thursday ...
IMG Reliance bagged the rights for all domestic football for 15 years from the All-India Football Federation, or AIFF, two years ago for $150 million. ISL is owned 70 .... Thus, India has bagged the rights to host the under-17 World Cup in 2017. That ...
Soccer: Australia women's coach sacked before AFC Cup defence
Daily News & Analysis
Football Federation Australia announced the decision on Thursday following an internal review into de Reus's coaching methods. The players' union, Professional Footballers Australia, had also raised issues about the environment within the Matildas' camp.
Far From Home, English Coaches Find Success
New York Times
The high point of Guam's soccer history was there in black and white in February when it was ranked by FIFA as the 160th best team in the world out of 208, just two behind Indonesia and six behind India. Not bad for a tiny nation with a population of ...
Uruguay soccer leaders quit in fan violence crisis
Times of India
After all five leaders of the federation's executive committee quit Monday, the country's leading newspaper, El Pais, raised the question of whether the development could threaten Uruguay's participation in the World Cup, which begins June 13 in Brazil.
Zidane wanted to coach France after Euro 2012
AP Former French soccer player Zinedine Zidane. File Photo. TOPICS. sport · soccer. Midfield great Zinedine Zidane offered to coach the national team two years ago but was turned down by the president of the French Football Federation. Noel Le Graet ...