Calls made by several foreign politicians to take the 2018 FIFA World Cup hosting rights away from Russia have no chance at success, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said Thursday.
According to reports, FIFA started to sell tickets for the Confederations Cup Russia 2017 as part of the last-minute sales phase.
While many were enjoying the annual tradition of sharing chocolate eggs on Easter Sunday, supporters of the Danish association football (soccer) club Brøndby pelted FC Copenhagen, the visiting team, with dead rats.
Russia will provide a proper level of security on the streets and in public places during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the country, Vladimir Markin, the head of the Russian Football Union’s security committee, said Monday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, amid preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, has signed a federal law that will toughen administrative responsibility for football fans and introduce penalties for gross violations of rules of conduct during sporting events.
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has opened disciplinary proceedings against French Olympique Lyonnais football club and Turkish Besiktas JK over the violence that flared up during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final match in Lyon, UEFA said in a statement Friday.
Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova on Friday blamed the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for failing to make her aware of meldonium becoming a banned substance for athletes.
The energizing world of big-time football is often marred by ugly scenes of violent scuffles between fans, just like this week’s riots in Madrid and Lyon.
The United States, Canada and Mexico will join forces in a bid to host he 2026 World Cup in all three states, US media reports said.
With the lead-up to the 2018 Football World Cup in Russia soured by widespread fears about Russian football hooligans allegedly going to cause trouble, Sputnik sked Brazilian football aficionados about what they think about this.
According to reports, International Association of Athletics Federations, said on Monday it had suffered a cyberattack that may have compromised athletes' Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) applications kept on the organization's servers.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed having knowledge of Jamaican athletes' clenbuterol-containing doping samples at the 2008 Beijing Games; at the time it considered the banned drug's presence too small.
IOC's Medical and Scientific Director Richard Budgett, who ordered the doping control laboratories to re-check the probes, did not allow the laboratories to officially confirm the results of the positive doping of Jamaican athletes from Beijing 2008 Olympics tests without a request from IOC, according to a documentary by German ARD broadcaster.
FIFA has completed its internal investigation into US and Swiss allegations of bribery among the football governing body's top officials, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said Friday.
With the 2018 World Cup drawing nearer each day, Chinese football fans are already readying for a trip to Russia to enjoy football’s premiere event which happens once every four years.
The International Olympic Committee said Thursday it was sanctioning four Russian athletes for failing anti-doping tests at the 2012 Olympics following a sample reanalysis.
Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev had signed a ruling defining aimed at combating doping abuse in sport within the country.
Berlin is not discussing the boycott of 2018 Football World Championship that will be hosted by Russia, German Foreign Ministry's Spokesman Martin Schaefer said Wednesday.
During a prestigious tennis tournament in Miami, American fans verbally abused Russian tennis player Svetlana Kuznetsova.
FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee barred Lionel Messi from the World Cup qualifier in Bolivia for insulting an assistant referee.
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