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Other Sport 28 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

W-Cup candidates to hand over bid books

The six African countries bidding to host the 2010 World Cup Finals face their second deadline in Zurich on Tuesday when they hand over their bid documents to FIFA.

Other Sport 25 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Female Maradona: China must do more

With the opening-day jitters out of the way, Sun Wen says people can expect a completely different Chinese team in their next match against Australia.

Other Sport 24 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rojas finally gets dreaded Sao Paulo baptism

It is almost considered to be a baptism for coaches of underachieving Brazilian club Sao Paulo and Roberto Rojas's turn finally came on Sunday night.

Other Sport 24 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Former referees charged with match-fixing

Israeli prosecutors have filed charges against 13 people, including two ex-referees and two ex-linesmen, following a lengthy police investigation into alleged match-fixing.

Other Sport 21 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

FIFA market US$250m bond to cover W-Cup risks

FIFA have begun marketing a US$250mil bond to cover the risk of the 2006 World Cup Finals in Germany being cancelled, a source close to the deal said on Friday.

Other Sport 21 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

FIFA paid US$1m to move women’s W-Cup

Football's world governing body FIFA have paid China US$1mil as compensation for losing the 2003 women's World Cup, a top FIFA official said on Friday.

Other Sport 19 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

No sense of euphoria for women’s World Cup in US

Even if an entire team of triumphant players rip off their shirts in celebration over the next three weeks, there will be no such thing as over-exposure in the eyes of the anxious organisers of the fourth women's World Cup.

Other Sport 14 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Beckham’s shoes part of the display in 2006 World Cup programme launch

Promising to link culture, friendship and football, Germany launched its 2006 World Cup programme yesterday with a gospel choir, break dance group and David Beckham's football shoe.

Other Sport 14 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Norwegians and Brazilians start as favourites in Women’s World Cup

The Women's World Cup begins next Saturday. Will anyone pay attention?

Other Sport 09 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

AFC take steps to lift standard of women’s game

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) are taking steps to further improve the standard of women's football in the region.