Gold Cup 2019
By Andrew Warshaw at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City
June 26 – Guyana were 10 minutes away from departing their first ever Gold Cup with a priceless three-points tonight, only to concede an equaliser to Trinidad and Tobago in a 1-1 draw that sent the Caribbean rivals home winless.
By Duncan Mackay
November 27 – Jack Warner, the FIFA vice-president, has met the British and Australian Prime Ministers Gordon Brown (pictured) and Kevin Rudd to discuss the countries respective bids to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022.
By Duncan Mackay
November 28 – Sami Al Jaber (pictured), who played for Saudi Arabia in four consecutive World Cup finals, has joined Qatar’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup as an ambassador, it has been announced.
November 27 – Chilean club Rangers has dropped a court case that threatened the national team’s participation at next year’s World Cup.
November 27 – Uli Hoeness (pictured) has replaced Franz Beckenbauer as president of Bayern Munich, taking the top job after 30 years as general manager it was announced today.
November 27 – UEFA have unanimously backed a proposal to limit participation in future Olympic Games to players under the age of 21 which, if adopted, would keep players like Wayne Rooney and Lionel Messi (pictured) out of the London 2012 Games.
By Duncan Mackay in Johannesburg
November 27 – There will be a rush for tickets to watch the 2010 World Cup in South Africa after the draw has been made in Cape Town next week, the head of the local organising committee, predicted here today.
November 27 – Paul Gascoigne (pictured) today claimed that the North-East should have two venues involved in staging matches if England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup is successful.
November 27 – Raymond Kennedy (pictured), the President of the Ireland Football Association (IFA), has defended the decision to give former chief executive Howard Wells a six-figure payout following criticism from Northern Ireland’s Sports Minister Nelson McCausland.
November 26 – German car maker Audi has bought a 9.09 percent stake in Bayern Munich in a deal worth €90 million (£82 million), the club said today.
By Andrew Warshaw at Wembley
November 26 – England’s World Cup bid owes it to the competing cities for 2018 to put an end to all the squabbling and backbiting that has marred the campaign in recent weeks, according to bid chief executive Andy Anson (pictured third right).
By Andrew Warshaw
November 26 - England 2018 World Cup bid officials have ruled out the possibility of Liverpool being denied a hosting slot despite increasing problems over a new stadium in the city.
November 26 – A row between Major League Soccer (MLS) and the MLS Players Union could threaten the United States’ bid to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup and the participation of the American team at the tournament in South Africa next year, it has been claimed.
By Duncan Mackay
November 26 – England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup will today switch temporarily from the boardroom politics that are threatening to undermine the campaign when 15 cities from across the country will travel to Wembley Stadium to submit their cases to be included as part of the plans.
November 25 – John Delaney, the chief executive of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI), tonight claimed that FIFA President Sepp Blatter had deliberately avoided getting involved in the debate over Thierry Henry’s handball (pictured) because he did not having to make a tough decision.