Sanchez red spoils Pekerman's plans

Colombia got off to a nightmare start when Carlos Sanchez was sent off after less than three minutes of their 2-1 defeat to Japan.Carlos Sanchez was shown the second-fastest red card in World Cup hi

Sweden 1 South Korea 0: Granqvist's VAR-assisted penalty settles tight game

Sweden needed a second-half penalty, given after a VAR consultation, to edge past South Korea and move joint top of Group F.Andreas Granqvist's VAR-assisted penalty handed Sweden a deserved 1-0 World

Lopetegui sacked by Spain on eve of World Cup kick-off after Real Madrid appointment

The move threatens to destabilise one of the most highly-rated teams in the tournament, with La Roja set to play Portugal on FridayJulen Lopetegui has been sacked as manager of Spain , after taking

US, Canada & Mexico to host 2026 World Cup

The three nations will share hosting duties, and secure qualification for each nation, meaning Canada will compete in their second ever tournamentThe United States, Canada and Mexico will host the 2

Salah flies to Russia but does not train with team

Mo Salah appeared with the rest of Egypt squad at a final training session in Cairo before flying to Russia on Sunday for the country's first World Cup appearance in 28 years.The 25-year-old has not

Rafael Nadal claims record-extending 11th French Open crown

Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem in straight sets, 6-4 6-3 6-2, to secure a record-extending 11th French Open title at Roland Garros.Nadal struck first in an enthralling opening set, breaking Thiem&r

Neymar strikes as Brazil ease past Austria

International friendly, Ernst Happel Stadion - Austria 0 Brazil 3 (Jesus 36', Neymar 63', Coutinho 69')Neymar, Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus were on the score-sheet as Brazil concluded their World Cup

Yoshida relishing Colombia rematch

Japan defender Maya Yoshida has a score to settle with Colombia when the two sides re-unite in their Group H opener at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. The pair met in their group concluder a

Moscow’s FIFA Fan Fest™ kicks off on 10 June

While the party in the stadiums is set to start on 14 June, the one in the FIFA Fan Fests will kick-off a bit earlier. The Moscow venue in Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills) will open its doors on Sund

One week to go: Infantino looks forward to World Cup

There is just one week to go until the kick-off of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Opening Match, when hosts Russia will face Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Teams and support

Parreira: The essence of the game is talent

Brazilian coaching legend Carlos Alberto Parreira will be leading FIFA's Technical Study Group at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Having been a part of every tournament since England 1966, th

Nishino announces provisional Japan squad

Newly-appointed head coach Akira Nishino announced his 23-man provisional Japan squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ at a press conference in Tokyo. Nishino named an experienced team, in

FIFA statement on the situation of the Saudi Arabian referee Fahad AL MIRDA

With reference to the current situation of the Saudi referee Mr. Fahad AL MIRDASI, the FIFA Referees Committee has considered that the conditions to be selected for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ ar

Home wins for Peru and Messi-inspired Argentina

Argentina and Peru kick-started their final preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ with morale-boosting home wins on Tuesday, while Panama had to settle for a scoreless draw against

Lionel Messi: I would swap Barcelona title for Argentina World Cup success

Lionel Messi is so desperate to win the World Cup with Argentina that he would trade success with Barcelona to triumph in Russia this summer. Messi, 30, has been on the losing side in four finals w

Super-sub Bale earns Real third straight UCL crown

Real Madrid won their third straight Champions League thanks to a moment of sublime brilliance from Gareth Bale and Loris Karius' errors.Gareth Bale came off the bench to score one of the great goal

Griezmann leads Atletico Madrid to Europa League Champion

  A brace from Antoine Griezmann powered Atletico Madrid to their third Europa League title with a 3-0 victory over Olympique Marseille on Wednesday night at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyo

Saudi Arabia investigates referee selected to officiate at World Cup

  The General Sport Authority in Saudi Arabia on Saturday stopped international referee, Fahad Al-Mirdasi, from officiating the final match of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup, the se