- Government minister takes over Russian football Updated: Sep-02-15 12:56 pm
MOSCOW - Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko took over control of the country's football association Wednesday ahead of the 2018 World Cup, with promises of government money for the sport.
- Things to know about the FIFA presidential election Updated: Aug-28-15 1:39 pm
MONACO - FIFA presidential contender Michel Platini would not talk about it Friday, but he is the front-runner in an election that is still six months off.
- Jedinak among 3 players ruled out of Socceroos match Updated: Aug-27-15 11:26 pm
SYDNEY - Mile Jedinak, Tomi Juric and Robbie Kruse have been ruled out of the Australia's 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Bangladesh and will be replaced by Italian-based attacker Chris Ikonomidis, striker Ben Halloran and midfielder Luke Brattan.
- Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk hired by Saudi Arabia Updated: Aug-25-15 11:38 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Bert van Marwijk, who coached the Netherlands to the 2010 World Cup final, has been hired by Saudi Arabia.
- Russia adds to World Cup budget after recent cuts Updated: Aug-24-15 10:09 am
MOSCOW - The Russian government proposed a 2-percent increase to its budget for the 2018 World Cup on Monday, reversing a trend of repeated cuts this year.
- Visa flap may sink World Cup qualifying match for Guam Updated: Aug-20-15 11:36 pm
HAGATNA, Guam - Visas for members of the Guam national soccer team to enter Iran have been delayed two weeks ahead of a qualifying match, leaving a Guam official to say political tensions between the U.S. and the Islamic republic shouldn't affect sports.
- FIFA, WCup sponsors talk in secret over corruption crisis Updated: Aug-20-15 4:34 pm
ZURICH - FIFA has met with some World Cup sponsors in a meeting they demanded after a corruption crisis rocked football's governing body.
- Russia proposes tough salary cap for football stars Updated: Aug-11-15 10:09 am
MOSCOW - Russian football bosses have called for star players' salaries to be capped at just $31,000 a month in a move which could change the face of football in the 2018 World Cup host nation.
- Japan disappoints with last-place finish in East Asian Cup Updated: Aug-09-15 10:29 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea winning its third East Asian Cup on Sunday was no surprise. Japan finishing bottom of the four-team competition that included China and North Korea was less expected.
- Russia trims World Cup budget again, cuts $2.4 million Updated: Aug-05-15 2:45 pm
MOSCOW - Russia has again cut its budget for the 2018 World Cup, in part by abandoning plans to build a new TV tower.