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Other Sport 11 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

Thais eye World Cup

Ambitious Thailand believe they have enough young talent to qualify for the World Cup Finals within a decade and have hired a German fitness coach to help them achieve their goal.

Other Sport 10 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

FIFA Ethics panel to have World Cup bidding role

FIFA's newly formed Ethics Committee are to be given a role in future World Cup bidding procedures, according to a statement by the committee's chairman Sebastian Coe.

Other Sport 20 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Bahrain look for ‘new generation’ after exit

Bahrain's national team is heading for a major overhaul after being dumped out of the Asian Cup.

Other Sport 30 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Under-20 W-Cup fever takes hold in Canada

It's known as the Great White North, where sports fans are obsessed with ice hockey. But this summer, Canada is set to melt that frigid image as it hosts the Under-20 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament.

Other Sport 21 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Pele ‘loses’ his arms, replica of World Cup trophy stolen

Unknown attackers in Brazil broke off the two arms of a bronze statue of football legend Pele, Brazilian media reported on Tuesday.

Other Sport 13 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

Colombians withdraw bid to host W-Cup

Colombia have withdrawn their bid to host the 2014 World Cup leaving Brazil as the only candidate to stage the event, the Colombian Football Federation (FCF) said on Wednesday.

Other Sport 27 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

Brazilian Parreira out to relaunch Bafana Bafana

South Africa's new football coach Carlos Alberto Parreira arrived in Johannesburg yesterday to launch what is hoped will be a successful bid to become world beaters when they host the World Cup in 2010.

Other Sport 15 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Pato takes to big time like a duck to water

He may be only 17, but two goals in two games show the hype may have been justified for Internacional's Brazilian prodigy Alexandre 'The Duck' Pato.

Other Sport 25 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Collina's kit auctioned to help tsunami victims

A leading Maldivian newspaper is auctioning World Cup memorabilia of popular Italian football referee Pierluigi Collina to help tsunami victims in the Indian Ocean atoll nation.

Other Sport 16 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

SIC confident of good crowd due to aggressive tourism campaign

Next year is marked as Visit Malaysia Year 2007 and race promoters Sepang International Circuit (SIC) believe that the country's aggressive campaign to promote tourism will boost attendance to motor-racing events, especially for the Petronas Malaysian F1 Grand Prix.