Bayern confirm dates for China tour

(Reuters) - Bayern Munich will face Valencia, Inter Milan and Guangzhou Evergrande on their pre-season tour of China in July, the German champions have announced. Pep Guardiola's side, ...

Van Praag drops bid for FIFA presidency

The Hague (AFP) - Dutch FIFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag on Thursday announced he was dropping his bid for the world football body's presidency, saying he will back Jordan's Prince Ali bin al Hussein instead against incumbent Sepp Blatter.

Victory or bust for Jordan's charming Prince Ali

By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - A quiet, steely, determination runs through Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, the Jordanian royal who has brought a breath of fresh air to FIFA politics sinc...

FIFA chief's Mideast peace bid fails

Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter saw his Mideast peace-making mission crumble on Wednesday after the Palestinians vowed to press efforts to have Israel suspended at the upcoming world football congress.

FIFA central to soccer's success despite scandals

LONDON (Reuters) - One of FIFA president Sepp Blatter's favourite lines is that his organisation boasts more members than the United Nations. The comparison may be slightly open to ques...

Hong Kong coach fires back in naturalised player row

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong coach Kim Pan-gon has told local players to quit moaning and work harder following rumbles of discontent about the number of foreigners in the squad for the start of th...

Indian starlet hails Zico after Brazil bow

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Taking the long and winding road from a cricket-mad country some 30 hours by car or train south of Delhi is neither a well-trodden nor the quickest route to soccer stardom.

Jeonbuk wary of returning Beijing striker Damjanovic

(Reuters) - K-League champions Jeonbuk Motors are all too aware of the threat posed by Beijing Guo'an striker Dejan Damjanovic ahead of the first leg of their AFC Champions League last 16 clash at hom...