Blatter says Fifa to rethink tropical noon starts

Blatter says Fifa to rethink tropical noon starts
FIFA could reconsider its controversial decision to schedule some of next year's World Cup matches at midday in tropical venues, the body's president Sepp Blatter suggested on Friday in an apparent U-turn.

Burkina complain to Fifa over player eligibility

Burkina complain to Fifa over player eligibility
The Burkina Faso Football Federation (FBF) has complained to Fifa over claims that Algeria used an ineligible player in the second leg of the World Cup play-off tie.

Appiah says Ghana can still do better

Appiah says Ghana can still do better
Ghanaian coach Kwesi Appiah says there is still room for his team to improve before the World Cup finals start in June next year.

Twelve die in Algerian celebrations

Twelve die in Algerian celebrations
Algerian authorities have said 12 people died and more than 200 were injured in celebrations after the country's football team qualified for next year's World Cup in Brazil.

Blatter says Qatar must change on labour rights

Blatter says Qatar must change on labour rights

FIFA president Sepp Blatter described the labour rights situation in 2022 World Cup host nation Qatar as unacceptable on Wednesday and agreed that the situation had to change.

France stun Ukraine to make history

France stun Ukraine to make history

France produced one of soccer's most famous comebacks on Tuesday to scrape into next year's World Cup finals via the playoffs while Portugal blazed through after Cristiano Ronaldo conjured up a sensational hat-trick.

Algeria complete World Cup line-up


Algeria recovered from defeat in Ouagadougou to reach the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil on away goals thanks to a 1-0 win over Burkina Faso, triumphing 3-3 on aggregate.

Tunisia question eligibility of two Cameroon players

Tunisia question eligibility of two Cameroon players
Tunisia have questioned the eligibility of two Cameroon players after being beaten 4-1 in their World Cup play-off.

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