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'New Pele' and Diego left out of Brazil squad

Two of Brazil#8217;s hottest teenage football prospects #8211; Robinho, hailed as the #8220;new Pele#8221;, and the dashing Diego #8211; will not be showcasing their silky skills at the Malaysia International Youth tournament scheduled at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on March 13 and 16.

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Alarm bells go off in Japan as the sun sets on Kashima and Shimuzu

The fall of Japanese clubs has raised alarm bells in the land of the rising sun as both Kashima Antlers and Shimizu S-Pulse were favoured at least to qualify for the semi finals of the US$3 million Asian Football Confederation (AFC)

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A spectacle to remember

If there is one thing the Germans are famous for, it's ruthless efficiency. And that's exactly they are applying as they prepare for the 2006 World Cup Finals, a tournament they want to famously host and win. STARSPORT'S ERIC SAMUEL was in Germany to see how things are going along.

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Asian football coaches learn Europeans' tactical acumen in course

The successes of South Korea and Japan in the 2002 FIFA World Cup were credited to the European coaches for their tactical acumen in getting the best out of their respective teams.

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FIFA World Cup inspectors head for Libya, Egypt

FIFA's World Cup inspectors will visit Libya and Egypt this month to complete their assessment of the five African candidates seeking to host the 2010 Finals, officials said Saturday.

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Pahang Sultan and Hamzah honoured for their achievements

Former Asian Football Confederation (AFC) presidents Sultan Ahmad Shah and Tan Sri Hamzah Haji Abu Samah were honoured for their achievements during the AFC 50th anniversary celebrations gala dinner in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

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Inaugural computer World Cup kicks off in Johannesburg

The FIFA World Cup got underway in Johannesburg yesterday and all the top players were scheduled to be there - in animation form at least.

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Peru, Uruguay and Colombia must win to keep alive their hopes

Peru, Uruguay and Colombia face a day of reckoning today, needing home wins to stay in touch with the pack in the South American World Cup qualifying group.

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Gathering of coaches yet another move to up Asian football

Asian football is on its way up with the many positive signs shown since the overwhelming success in the FIFA World Cup Finals hosted by South Korea and Japan in 2002.

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FIFA promise crackdown on pitch invasion

FIFA promised a crackdown on pitch invaders ahead of next year's World Cup after four separate incidents of the kind at this month's Confederations Cup.