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Football 19 Jun 2014 | 5:07 AM

Analysis - It's easy: give it to Robben and Van Persie

FORTALEZA Brazil (Reuters) - Australia pushed the Netherlands to the limit in their thrilling World Cup clash on Wednesday but failed to get anything from the game because while they had one world class striker the Dutch had two.

Football 15 Jul 2014 | 2:57 AM

Analysis - Attention to detail, milkshakes fire German glory

BERLIN (Reuters) - The omens were not good.

Other Sport 01 Sep 2014 | 10:27 PM

Modest, inner-city Games concept for Berlin, Hamburg

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Berlin and Hamburg, eager to launch a summer Olympics candidacy, have proposed modest, inner-city concepts for the Olympics with the country to decide in the coming months if and which city will bid for the 2024 Games.

Football 14 Sep 2014 | 5:11 AM

It's a puzzle for beaten Liverpool without missing pieces

LIVERPOOL (Reuters) - Liverpool's 1-0 defeat by Aston Villa on Saturday was more than an early season setback – it raised the question of whether they have the strength in depth to cope with the dual challenge ahead of them this term.

Wrestling 16 Sep 2014 | 12:52 PM

North Korea hails world champion Yang

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has feted wrestler Yang Kyong Il at a reception to celebrate his gold medal at the world championships in Tashkent and said his success had been built on the "wise leadership and deep loving care" of leader Kim Jong Un.

Football 16 Sep 2014 | 8:57 PM

Champagne hopes to bring football's inequality into focus

BERNE (Reuters) - FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne wants to tackle the many problems that lie behind football's glittering facade and which, until now, have been rarely discussed by football's governing body.

Football 08 Oct 2014 | 8:37 AM

Neutral venues for Bulgarian clubs whose fans misbehave

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgarian clubs whose supporters cause trouble will be forced to play at neutral venues instead of behind closed doors, the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) said on Tuesday.

Football 13 Oct 2014 | 3:37 AM

Rooney closes on scoring record with winner in Estonia

TALLINN (Reuters) - Wayne Rooney struck with a 74th-minute free kick to give England a 1-0 win over 10-man Estonia in a Euro 2016 Group E qualifier on Sunday and move to within six goals of Bobby Charlton's record tally of 49.

Football 19 Nov 2014 | 8:32 AM

FIFA lodges Swiss criminal complaint over World Cup bids

ZURICH (Reuters) - World soccer's governing body FIFA lodged a criminal complaint in Switzerland on Tuesday against unidentified people over the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, but stood by its conclusion that any wrongdoing was not enough to jeopardise the winning Russian and Qatari bids.

Football 23 Nov 2014 | 5:47 AM

Sombre Wenger bemoans Arsenal's lack of efficiency

LONDON (Reuters) - A subdued and sombre Arsene Wenger was left to rue Arsenal's lack of efficiency after his team lost 2-1 at home to Manchester United on Saturday in a game they dominated.