CLUB WORLD CUP

  • Sergio Ramos caps 'best year' with Club World Cup award 6 days ago

    Decorated Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has dubbed 2014 "the best year of my life" after playing a key role for the Spanish giants as they swept to four titles including a record-extending 10th European crown. A no-nonsense centre back whose strength in the air regularly yields goals, Ramos scooped the...
  • India will bid for Club World Cup: AIFF president December 20, 2014

    Mumbai: India has not yet given up on its plans to host a Club World Cup in the near future, according to AIFF president Praful Patel, who asserted that the country's football scene would soon develop "qualitatively and quantitatively". Patel on Saturday chaired the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) Annual General...
  • Real Madrid coast into Club World Cup final December 17, 2014

    Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale scored to help Real Madrid coast past Mexico's Cruz Azul 4-0 on Tuesday for a place in this weekend's Club World Cup final against Argentina's San Lorenzo or New Zealand's Auckland City. Sergio Ramos scored in the 15th minute and Benzema in the 36th. Bale added...
  • India not bidding for 2015 and 2016 FIFA Club World Cups November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: India has pulled out of mounting a bid for 2015 and 2016 FIFA Club World Cups, according to All India Football Federation officials. A decision on the host city of the 2015 and 2016 editions of Club World Cup will be taken in Morocco next month. Morocco has hosted the...
  • India may get to host FIFA Club World Cup October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst the ISL fever prevalent among the country's football fans, an ambitious India are also eyeing to host the glamorous FIFA Club World Cup. "We will decide in the FIFA Executive Committee meeting in December in Morocco for 2015-16, 2017-18 Club World Cup," said FIFA Secretary-General Jerome Valcke at...
  • AIFF need to guarantee 25 million USD for FIFA Club World Cup May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has got down to tapping sponsors to raise a whopping 25 million USD as FIFA guarantee for bid to host the Club World Cup backtoback in 2015 and 2016. Interestingly, India is hosting the FIFA Under17 World Cup a year later in 2017...
  • Japan joins India in race to host FIFA Club World Cup May 9, 2014

    In the race to host the FIFA Club World Cup in 2015 and 2016, India will face tough competition from Japan as the Asian heavyweight has also expressed interest in organising the prestigious tournaments. All India Football Federation president Praful Patel on Thursday met FIFA President Sepp Blatter, secretary general Jerome...
  • German giants Bayern Munich win Club World Cup December 22, 2013

    Marrakech: Bayern Munich capped the greatest year in club history by beating Raja Casablanca 20 to win its third Club World Cup on Saturday. The European champions added a record fifth title to their trophy cabinet at the tournament of continental champions to go with the Champions League, Bundesliga, German...
  • Bayern make light work of Guangzhou at Club World Cup December 18, 2013

    Munich: Bayern Munich made predictably light work of Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande, dispatching the Chinese side 30 in their Club World Cup semifinal and hitting the woodwork five times on Tuesday. Guangzhou, coached by Italy World Cup winner Marcello Lippi, held out for 40 minutes, gifted the European champions two soft...
  • Bayern Munich, Mineiro get direct entry to Club World Cup semis December 12, 2013

    Agadir, Morocco: South American champions Atletico Mineiro from Brazil and European champions Bayern Munich have directly been slotted in the semifinals of the FIFA Club World Cup, which kicked off here on Wednesday. In the opening playoff match on Wednesday, hosts Raja Casablanca beat Oceania champions Auckland City 21, reports Xinhua. Quarterfinals: Casablanca...
  • Raja score late to beat Auckland at Club World Cup December 12, 2013

    Agadir, (Morocco): Raja Casablanca scored late into stoppage time to beat Auckland City 21 in the opening match of the annual Club World Cup in Morocco on Wednesday. Abdelilah Hafidi tapped home the winner in the 2nd minute of added time to ensure the host club a winning start at the...
  • Goalline technology to debut in Africa December 11, 2013

    Agadir (Morocco): Goalline technology (GLT) will make its debut in Africa in the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup here. GoalControl GmbH was selected for the tournament as part of a tender process after the world's football governing body FIFA invited all four FIFAlicenced GLT providers to submit their proposals, reports Xinhua. The...
  • India to bid for 2015 and 2016 Club World Cup football December 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Upbeat after India was awarded the 2017 Under17 FIFA World Cup's hosting rights, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is all set to bid for the 2015 and 2016 editions of the Club World Championships. India won the hosting rights for the 2017 U17 World Cup beating off competition...
  • Ronaldinho recovering fast, on course for Club World Cup November 9, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Ronaldinho's thigh injury has improved quicker than expected and his club Atletico Mineiro now say he is likely to play in the Club World Cup in Morocco in December. The former Barcelona midfielder trained on Friday and coach Cuca told reporters he could return to action against Fluminense in...
  • Injured Ronaldinho could miss Club World Cup September 28, 2013

    London: Ronaldinho is in a race against time to be fit for the Club World Cup in December after suffering a serious groin injury, South American champions Atletico Mineiro said on Friday. The Brazilian team's doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said the former Barcelona and AC Milan playmaker had felt pain in his...
  • FIH mulling to introduce club World Cup in India: Negre February 7, 2013

    New Delhi: After football and cricket, hockey is the latest sport which is set to introduce a world championship of clubs with the International Hockey Federation (FIH) mulling a Club World Cup to be held in India from next year. Inspired by the success of the inaugural Hockey India League...
  • Pressure mounts as Chelsea fritter away another trophy December 17, 2012

    London: Losing one trophy could be regarded as misfortune but frittering away four in as many months is starting to look like carelessness of the highest order for Chelsea. Beaten in the Community Shield and UEFA Super Cup before becoming the first holders eliminated from the Champions League at the...
  • Corinthians beat Chelsea 10 to win the Club World Cup December 16, 2012

    Yokohama: Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero scored in the 69th minute Sunday to give Corinthians a 10 victory over Chelsea in the final of the Club World Cup. After the Brazilian team withstood steady pressure from Chelsea, Paulinho broke into the box and laid it off to Danilo, whose shot...
  • Goalline technology here to stay, says FIFA president December 15, 2012

    Tokyo: After unsuccessful tests of goalline technology in 2005 and 2007, FIFA promised on Saturday that future World Cups would be free of any more shocking Frank Lampard moments. Soccer's world governing body are using two systems, HawkEye and GoalRef, at the Club World Cup in Japan, with one of...
  • Benitez focused on Chelsea's Club World Cup final against Corinthians December 15, 2012

    Yokohama: Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez said he is unconcerned about his future with the team ahead of Sunday's Club World Cup final against Corinthians of Brazil. The Spaniard spoke before Chelsea's final training session on Saturday and said he was only focused on the upcoming contest. Benitez took over last...
  • Chelsea continue to improve under Benitez December 14, 2012

    Yokohama: After taking four games to register a victory under Rafael Benitez, the Chelsea squad appears to be warming to the Spaniard's meticulous methods with a run of three consecutive wins. By racking up 12 goals in the process, five of them scored by a resurgent Fernando Torres, Chelsea's 31 win...
  • This could be my last season at Chelsea, says Lampard December 14, 2012

    Yokohama: Chelsea's veteran midfielder Frank Lampard wants to play on for two or three more years but says this campaign could be his last at Stamford Bridge. The 34yearold England international's contract comes to an end this season and talks have yet to take place on a new deal. "Nothing has been...
  • Chelsea beat Monterrey to reach the Club World Cup final December 13, 2012

    Yokohama: Chelsea reached the Club World Cup final by scoring twice in the first three minutes of the second half to beat Monterrey 31 on Thursday. The Champions League winner will face Copa Libertadores champ Corinthians in the final on Sunday. Corinthians edged Egypt's AlAhly 10 in the other semifinal...
  • Chelsea players mobbed at Japanese Starbucks December 11, 2012

    Yokohama, Japan: Millionaire Chelsea players Petr Cech and Paulo Ferreira popped into a Starbucks for coffee after training at the Club World Cup in Japan on Tuesday and were mobbed as they waited in line. Defender Ferreira purchased a 'Yokohama Starbucks' coffee mug as a souvenir but goalkeeper Cech opted to...
  • UEFA President Platini sticks to his guns on technology December 11, 2012

    Kuala Lumpur: UEFA President Michel Platini remains ardently opposed to the use of goalline technology, which is being employed by FIFA for the first time at the Club World Cup, and said on Tuesday the money would be better spent developing the game. The technology was employed in Thursday's...
  • Monterrey eyeing upset against Chelsea in Club World Cup December 9, 2012

    Toyota, Japan: Argentine forward Cesar Delgado scored twice for Mexico's Monterrey in a 31 win over South Koreans Ulsan Hyundai on Sunday to set up a Club World Cup semifinal against European champions Chelsea. African champions AlAhly beat Japan's Sanfrecce Hiroshima 21 in blizzardlike conditions in the second quarterfinal and will...
  • FIFA set to introduce goalline technology December 5, 2012

    Tokyo: FIFA will introduce goalline technology for the first time at the Club World Cup in an effort to accurately judge when balls cross the goal line. The magneticfieldbased system of GoalRef will be used at Yokohama Stadium while Toyota Stadium will be equipped with the camerabased HawkEye system. The...
  • Chelsea looking to rebound at Club World Cup December 5, 2012

    Yokohama: European champion Chelsea will welcome a chance to rebound from a disappointing showing in both the Premier and Champions Leagues when it travels to Japan for the Club World Cup starting on Thursday. Chelsea coach Rafa Benitez is enduring a difficult return to the Premier League after two years, with...
  • Ulsan Hyundai cruise to Asian Champions League title November 10, 2012

    South Koreans Ulsan Hyundai cruised to their first Asian Champions League title as they outclassed Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia 30 in the final on Saturday to qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup. Captain Kwak Taehwi opened the scoring in the 13th minute with Brazilian forward Rafinha (68th) and midfielder...
  • Chelsea not thinking about Club WC: Oscar September 6, 2012

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil midfielder Oscar says his Chelsea teammates are not yet thinking about a possible showdown with Brazil's Corinthians in December's FIFA Club World Cup final. The 10day tournament in Japan will pit the champions of each of FIFA's continental confederations against one another, reports Xinhua. "Chelsea is involved in...