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Other Sport 04 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

New Zealand prepare their top line-up for Confederations Cup

New Zealand will take their strongest squad to the Confederations Cup in France this month.

Other Sport 31 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Brazilians hail AC Milan’s ‘Saint Dida’

The Brazilian media praised AC Milan goalkeeper Dida on Thursday after he saved three penalties during the Champions League final shootout against Juventus on Wednesday.

Other Sport 25 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

S. Africa in World Cup boost from England match

South Africa lost the friendly 2-1 against England, but the country#8217;s football bosses say the fact the match took place #8211; and with no trouble #8211; helps prove it can host Africa#8217;s first World Cup in 2010.

Other Sport 23 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

UEFA boss slams Platini plan

Michel Platini's plan to scrap the Champions League and UEFA Cup and replace them with one 256-team knockout competition was dismissed as ill-thought out and destructive by UEFA president Lennart Johansson on Wednesday.

Other Sport 23 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

UEFA keen on 36 teams for World Cup in Germany

The president of European football's governing body Lennart Johansson said here he was in favour of the 2006 World Cup in Germany being increased from 32 to 36 teams.

Other Sport 23 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Maradona joins the chorus, too

Football legend Diego Maradona has said that former French ace Michel Platini is not a fit candidate for the presidency of world football's governing body, FIFA, Italian media reported Wednesday.

Other Sport 22 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Now, for some football

The friendly football international between South Africa and England today promises to be quite an event judged by the build-up.

Other Sport 22 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

UEFA in favour of 36-team World Cup

UEFA president Lennart Johansson is in favour of expanding the World Cup Finals to 36 teams in 2006, as long as the tournament can be organised logically with four extra finalists.

Other Sport 14 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ukraine has statue and meet for Lobanovskyi

Ukraine honored coaching great Valeriy Lobanovskyi by unveiling a bronze statue and opening a football tournament to coincide with the first anniversary this week of his death.

Other Sport 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Roberto Carlos handed three-match ban for pushing referee

Brazil and Real Madrid defender Roberto Carlos has been banned for three international matches for pushing a referee, FIFA said on Friday.