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Other Sport 10 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Time for a ball in Germany

While the world awaits the World Cup draw, a new arrival will grace the stage at Leipzig.

Other Sport 18 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

AFC president excited at Australia's coming of age

Australia's dramatic qualification for the World Cup Finals is a major boost for Asian football and will help improve its profile, Asian Football Confederation (AFC) chief Mohammed Bin Hammam said.

Other Sport 16 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

More at stake for Aussies

The Australian players are on a bonus of more than A$100,000 (US$73,000) each to beat Uruguay here today and reach next year's World Cup Finals in Germany.

Other Sport 12 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Massage facilities on plane for Australians

Australia is leaving nothing to chance in preparing the national team for victory over Uruguay out-fitting a special charter plane with massage facilities to bring the players home from Montevideo.

Other Sport 10 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

FIFA switch referees following complaints

FIFA have agreed to swap the referees for two of this month's World Cup playoff matches following recent complaints in the Turkish media.

Other Sport 08 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

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.

Other Sport 06 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

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.

Other Sport 09 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

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.

Other Sport 29 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

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.

Other Sport 10 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

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).