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Uruguay asks to change start time of World Cup opener against Australia

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay: Uruguay wants to start Saturday's opening leg of a World Cup qualifying match against Australia hours earlier than scheduled, federation officials said Monday, but neither FIFA nor the Australians have given their approval.

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Aussies warn fans going for playoff

The Australian government has issued a travel warning to fans planning to cheer their team at the World Cup football qualifier in Uruguay: maintain a low profile and stay out of trouble.

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Beckham sees red but England keep their dreams alive

England skipper David Beckham was sent off as Sven-Goran Eriksson's men beat Austria 1-0 to take a nervy step closer to the World Cup finals yesterday.

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Beware of Internet ‘phishing’ scam, warn FIFA

FIFA warned on Tuesday that their name was being abused in an Internet scam involving 'phishing', the illegal use of account holders' details, obtained and generally used online.

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World Cup draw to be a huge event

The final group draw for the 2006 World Cup, to be made in Leipzig on Dec 9, is expected to pull in a record 300 million viewers worldwide according to the German organising committee (OK).

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FIFA promise crackdown on pitch invasion

FIFA promised a crackdown on pitch invaders ahead of next year's World Cup after four separate incidents of the kind at this month's Confederations Cup.

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Gathering of coaches yet another move to up Asian football

Asian football is on its way up with the many positive signs shown since the overwhelming success in the FIFA World Cup Finals hosted by South Korea and Japan in 2002.

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Peru, Uruguay and Colombia must win to keep alive their hopes

Peru, Uruguay and Colombia face a day of reckoning today, needing home wins to stay in touch with the pack in the South American World Cup qualifying group.

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Inaugural computer World Cup kicks off in Johannesburg

The FIFA World Cup got underway in Johannesburg yesterday and all the top players were scheduled to be there - in animation form at least.

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Pahang Sultan and Hamzah honoured for their achievements

Former Asian Football Confederation (AFC) presidents Sultan Ahmad Shah and Tan Sri Hamzah Haji Abu Samah were honoured for their achievements during the AFC 50th anniversary celebrations gala dinner in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.