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Other Sport 04 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Women's World Cup moved from China because of SARS outbreak

This year's women's World Cup will be moved from China on medical advice because of the outbreak of SARS in the country, football world governing body FIFA said Saturday.

Other Sport 04 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

FIFA oppose World Cup expansion

A majority of the members on FIFA's technical and football committees oppose a proposal to increase the number of teams taking part in the 2006 World Cup Finals in Germany, FIFA said in a statement on Friday.

Other Sport 03 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Turkmen stunt

All is set for Malaysia's big pre-Olympic first-leg match against Turkmenistan. There is just one catch #8211; the Turkmen are not coming.

Other Sport 02 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Turkmen scramble for flight

While national coach Allan Harris has everything under control for their pre-Olympic campaign and had a light workout with his boys Thursday evening, their opponents Turkmenistan were still trying to sort out the mess they have got themselves into.

Other Sport 01 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

South Africa launches bid to host World Cup football tournament

South Africa launched its bid to host the 2010 Soccer World Cup in Cape Town on Tuesday, with organisers vowing to do all they could to make sure an African country would host the coveted tournament for the first time.

Other Sport 01 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Top clubs want share of World Cup profits

Europe's elite clubs will demand about 20 percent of the profits from the 2006 World Cup in exchange for dropping opposition to other FIFA competitions such as the Club World Championship and Confederations Cup.

Other Sport 30 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

FIFA to drop golden goal in Champions League and UEFA Cup finals

UEFA are introducing a 'silver goal' rule for next month's Champions League and UEFA Cup finals, scrapping the 'golden goal' rule in extra time.

Other Sport 30 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Keeper Bosnich gets nine-month ban

Australian goalkeeper Mark Bosnich was given a nine-month suspension by the Football Association (FA) Tuesday after testing positive for cocaine.

Other Sport 27 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Futsal meet to be free of SARS

The local authorities concerned will ensure that the health and safety of all involved in the inaugural Kuala Lumpur World 5's Futsal tournament scheduled at the Bukit Jalil Indoor Stadium in Kuala Lumpur from June 3 to 8 would be free of the deadly illness Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Other Sport 25 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

FIFA in talks for 36-team World Cup

International Football Federation (FIFA) said on Wednesday they would meet next month to discuss increasing the number of teams at the 2006 World Cup from 32 to 36.