• Qatar feels heat ahead of World Cup qualifier
    Qatar feels heat ahead of World Cup qualifier

    Qatar coach Jose Daniel Carreno admitted Wednesday his team is under pressure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the country's last chance to reach the finals before hosting the event four years …

  • Cahill to captain Australia in Jedinak absence

    (Reuters) - Veteran forward Tim Cahill will replace injured midfielder Mile Jedinak as Australia captain for Thursday's World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh in Perth. Jedinak, who skippered …

  • Australia coach backtracks in pay dispute row

    (Reuters) - Australia coach Ange Postecoglou has backtracked on critical comments and toed the party line of his employers Football Federation Australia (FFA) on a pay dispute that led to his players …

  • No pressure for Japan coach ahead of World Cup qualifiers

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Despite a disappointing start to his tenure as Japan coach, Vahid Halilhodzic has been told by the Japan football association that his job is not under threat ahead of …

  • FIFA slams brakes on Singapore FA polls

    FIFA has told Singapore's football association to put internal elections on hold over possible political interference. The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) said it has been in talks with the …

  • Australia coach fumes over distracting pay dispute

    (Reuters) - Australia players opted to boycott team activities on Tuesday over a long-running pay dispute, just 48 hours before their World Cup qualifier with Bangladesh, leaving head coach Ange …

  • Martinez opens Atletico account in 3-0 win at Sevilla

    Atletico Madrid's Jackson Martinez scored his first goal for the club when he came off the bench and curled in a superb effort to seal a hard-fought 3-0 victory at Sevilla in La Liga on Sunday. …

  • Valencia sign Tunisia defender Abdennour from Monaco

    Valencia have further bolstered their defence by agreeing to sign Tunisia centre back Aymen Abdennour from Monaco on a five-year contract, the La Liga club said on Sunday. Abdennour, 26, will be …

  • Kagawa, Honda to lead Japan against minnows

    Under-fire Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic called up big guns Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa on Thursday for the World Cup qualifiers against minnows Cambodia and Afghanistan. …

  • Clubless goalkeeper Kawashima dumped by Japan

    Long-standing Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima has been left our of the Samurai Blue squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Cambodia and Afghanistan after failing to secure a club …