Jul 24, 2015

Fox eyes World Cup studio in Moscow

David Neal looks ahead to the World Cup in less than three years and envisions Fox broadcasting from its own studio in the middle of Moscow’s Red Square. “I think for an American audience, you really have got to have something from Red Square. ...

Jul 12, 2015

Tashima says CONMEBOL has no proof of payment from Japan

The South American football confederation (CONMEBOL) has no record showing it received any payment from Japan during the bid for the 2002 World Cup hosting rights as alleged by a report from Spain, Japan Football Association vice president Kozo Tashima said on Sunday. “They ...

Jul 2, 2015

Injured Uchida to miss most of World Cup qualifying

Schalke is expecting Atsuto Uchida to miss the first half of the Bundesliga season according to Kicker magazine on Thursday, which would rule out the Japan defender for most of the second-round World Cup qualifiers. Uchida had surgery on his right knee this close ...

Jun 22, 2015

JFA says search finds no record of World Cup payment

Japan found no record of any payment made to the South American confederation (CONMEBOL) during its bid for the 2002 World Cup hosting rights as alleged by a recent report from Spain, Japan Football Association president Kuniya Daini said Monday. Citing a former CONMEBOL ...

JFA chief Daini denies Japan paid for 2002 World Cup vote

Jun 21, 2015

JFA chief Daini denies Japan paid for 2002 World Cup vote

Japan Football Association chief Kuniya Daini has denied a report that claims Japan paid the South American federation (CONMEBOL) $1.5 million after it secured the rights to co-host the 2002 World Cup with South Korea. “I don’t think (that happened),” Daini told reporters at ...

White has Guam on move in 2018 qualifying

Jun 18, 2015

White has Guam on move in 2018 qualifying

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For a man who grew up on a council estate in Southampton, England, Gary White has come a long, long way. The current national team manager of Guam’s soccer team is making headlines around the soccer world for all the right reasons. The past ...

Halilhodzic warns Japan not to fall into Singapore 'trap'

Jun 15, 2015

Halilhodzic warns Japan not to fall into Singapore 'trap'

Japan manager Vahid Halilhodzic has warned his team not to take Singapore lightly in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier — or face the prospect of being embarrassed like France at the weekend. France was beaten 1-0 by Albania in a friendly on Saturday, a team ...

FIFA postpones 2026 World Cup bidding amid turmoil

Jun 10, 2015

FIFA postpones 2026 World Cup bidding amid turmoil

FIFA announced Wednesday that it had suspended the bidding process to host the 2026 World Cup amid the uproar surrounding corruption probes at the organization. “It was decided to place the administrative process on hold for the 2026 FIFA World Cup bidding due to ...