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Other Sport 13 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

Host cities for 2014 World Cup will be known in May

FIFA will announce the 12 host cities for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil in May and not later this month as originally planned, world soccer's governing body said on Wednesday.

Other Sport 02 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australia officially join the World Cup race

Australia officially joined the race to host either the 2018 or 2022 World Cups yesterday.

Other Sport 01 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Football: Australia makes bid for 2018 World Cup

Australia have formally lodged their bid to host the 2018 or 2022 Fifa World Cup, Football Federation Australia (FFA) Chairman Frank Lowy said Sunday.

Other Sport 27 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM

FIFA wants to ensure crowds for 2010 World Cup

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP): With 500 days to go until the World Cup, organizers expressed confidence Monday that new stadiums would be ready but said more needs to be done to get fans excited and interested in buying tickets.

Other Sport 10 Dec 2008 | 12:00 AM

Australian government pledges funding for 2018 bid

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - The Australian government will commit 45.6 million Australian dollars ($30 million) to a World Cup 2018 bid.

Other Sport 14 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM

Dutch, Belgians to join forces for 2018 WC

The Dutch and Belgian football federations have joined forces to put up a combined candidature for the hosting of the 2018 football World Cup, the Dutch half of the partnership said on Wednesday.

Other Sport 07 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

FIFA remove sanction threat against Euro 2012 co-hosts

World football governing body FIFA have dropped their threat of sanctions against Euro 2012 co-hosts Poland after reaching an agreement with the country's government, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said yesterday.

Other Sport 03 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

FIFA warn Poland of World Cup suspension

The Polish government must reinstate the country's football association by Oct 6 or risk being suspended from World Cup qualifiers, world governing body FIFA said on Wednesday.

Other Sport 20 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

Aussie Lowy appointed to W-Cup committee

Football Federa­tion Australia (FFA) chairman Frank Lowy bhas been appointed to the FIFA World Cup Organising Committee, FFA said yesterday.

Other Sport 18 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

Blatter hails former South Africa president

Former South African president Nelson Mandela was hailed as the 'architect' behind his country's hosting of the 2010 World Cup Finals here on Tuesday as FIFA president Sepp Blatter presented him with a replica of the World Cup trophy.