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Ukraine, Russia presidents meet; protests persist
Researchers say the official noisemakers for next year's World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil will be significantly quieter than the vuvuzela (voo-voo-ZEHL'-uh) horns that caused so many headaches in 2010. The official noisemakers for next year's ...
Mandela, anti-apartheid icon, mourned world over
Corpus Christi Caller Times
FILE - In this May 15, 2004 file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela lifts the World Cup trophy in Zurich, Switzerland, after FIFA's executive committee announced that South Africa would host the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament ...
France outlasts Ukraine to reach World Cup
"We've suffered so much, there's been so much sadness," Ribery said. "This is wonderful, magnificent." In a match four years ago, 10,000 travelling Irish fans drowned out the home support. But there was no danger of that this time from Ukraine's ...
Oryza Quick Glance at World News
*An overhaul of the stadium that will host the opening of the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil will be ready less than two months before the event, Sepp Blatter, president of world soccer's organizing body Fifa, said on Thursday. *Deutsche Bank ...
Supershorts: Even a legend's gotta eat
New Zealand Herald
Brazilian soccer legend Pele (left) and US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps tuck into Subway sandwiches in Brazil. Photo / AP. What a dag - Wondered why Israel Dagg looked so ... The most popular Opposition figure, thanks to his sports-hero status and ...
Soccer-One-game ban on Ukraine supporters upheld by FIFA
Nov 27 (Reuters) - Ukraine must play their opening home qualifier for the 2018 World Cup behind closed doors after FIFA rejected their appeal against punishment for fans' racist behaviour. The world governing body imposed the sanction following Ukraine ...
Ukrainian, Russian Oligarchs Find Common Ground
And where the oligarchs in Russia and Ukraine may have conflicting interests in other economic sectors, their interests in the soccer world come much closer to converging, especially since the 2009 announcement that UEFA, European soccer's governing ...